Masterclass with Succession's Susan Soon He Stanton


WhenSaturday, 9 March 2024
From10.00am – 12.30pm
WhereKingsland, Tāmaki Makaurau


Join Succession writer Susan Soon He Stanton for an intimate conversation about her career and how working across different forms has informed her craft. Open to writers working across both stage and screen, this session will include a range of exercises focusing on areas like developing character and crafting dialogue.

This workshop is limited to 10 people.


Susan Soon He Stanton is a writer for theatre, film, and television from ‘Aiea, Hawai‘i. She has worked on all four seasons of HBO’s Succession as a writer/producer, for which she has received multiple awards, including an Emmy, Writers Guild of America, and a Peabody Award.

Her television work includes Amazon’s Dead Ringers and Modern Love, BBC’s Conversations with Friends, adapted from the novel by Sally Rooney, and HBO’s The Baby.

In film, she co-wrote the award-winning feature Brooklyn Love Stories and her film Dress won the audience award at the Hawaii International Film Festival.

Her plays have been produced internationally and regionally and include We, The Invisibles, Today is My Birthday, and Moana Jr. (book) for Disney Theatrical Group. Her new ending of Puccini's unfinished Turandot, will premiere in 2024 at Washington National Opera.

Susan is a two-time Sundance Institute’s Theater Lab Resident Playwright and has taught playwriting at UT Austin’s MFA Program, SUNY Purchase, New York University, and Yale University. She holds a BFA from NYU Tisch’s Dramatic Writing program and an MFA from Yale School of Drama, where she received the Audrey Woods Fellowship and the Eugene O’Neill Memorial Scholarship.