Miss Susan Gray

Supervised by

  • Adam Roberts First/primary/lead supervisor


Personal profile

Susan Gray was a student of the Creative Writing and Practice Based Research programme, focusing on the act of staging Science Fiction in the Theatre. This dramatic representation of Science Fiction has been overshadowed by the mediums of Prose, Film and TV, and the thesis highlights why this is so - responding to these gaps creatively and critically.

Educational background

She completed her BA English and Creative Writing at Brunel University in 2008 with a 2:1 and more recently finished her MA Creative and Professional Writing at Brunel with Merit in 2011. 

Other work

Her one act Sci-Fi play, A Christmas Gift, was produced and performed at the Old Red Lion Theatre in December 2012. Her one act plays En Passant and Narcissus and Echo: A Bathroom Myth were performed respectively in November and December, 2012. She directed an extract from her full length play Cuckoos and Chrysalides in August 2013 and her play Newshound in November 2013. She wrote and directed a short SF play, The Reality Test, in April 2014. Her full length play Terra Firma was staged as a rehearsed reading at the Etcetera Theatre in Feb and will be fully produced for the Camden Fringe in August 2014.

She has also performed Spoken Word at venues such as the Free Word Centre, the Poetry Cafe, the Good Ship and at the Edinburgh Free Fringe Festival (the latter of which was performed as part of the Roundhouse Poetry Collective). She has edited the creative writing magazine Enigma Creative Writing www.enigmacw.co.uk, in which she has had a short story and poem published. Her poetry collection, Energy (Or the Art of Keeping it Together) was published in June 2016.

She co-organised Stage the Future - the first convention on Science Fiction and Theatre - with Christos Callow Jr. The second Stage the Future conference took in March 2015.

She has taught Science Fiction creative writing workshops in schools and has given talks on the Scientific Romance, Science and Science Fiction Theatre, the works of Adam Roberts and Worldbuilding. She has started the new theatre company Stars or Mars, which has put on the plays Terra Firma, SUM and Cuckoos and Chrysalides. Her monologue collection Notes from Other Worlds was published by Playdead Press in 2014. In 2016, she taught seminars on the Introduction to Playwriting module at Brunel University.

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