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The Theatre of Law: Suzie Miller and Heather Mitchell on Ruth Bader Ginsburg

18 October 2023
6.30pm – 7.30pm AEDT
Law Theatre (G04), Law & Justice Building, UNSW Kensington
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Suzie Miller | Heather Mitchell | Jo Dyer

From being the second woman appointed to the US Supreme Court until her passing, Ruth Bader Ginsburg fought fiercely to change the way we think about human rights and the judiciary system. Her inspiring legal journey was underscored by her tireless advocacy for gender equality and justice, and provides the backdrop for an evening of conversation about the Sydney Theatre Company work, RBG: Of Many, One.  

Step into the captivating world of theatre and law as we bring together three remarkable women – playwright and legal luminary, Suzie Miller, and acclaimed actor Heather Mitchell in conversation with producer Jo Dyer – who have left an indelible mark on the stage and beyond.  

Join us for an intimate dialogue as Miller and Mitchell draw back the curtain on the alchemy that gave life to the mesmerising RBG. An engaging conversation that unites their unique perspectives, unveiling the delicate interplay of literary finesse and theatrical brilliance. 

Presented by UNSW Law & Justice, UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture and Sydney Theatre Company
 



LIVE EVENT & VENUE INFORMATION

The Law Theatre (G04), Law & Justice Building is located at UNSW Sydney's Kensington Campus. Please note this is a live event only, and will not be available via livestream.
 



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ACCESS

Wheelchair Access
The Law Theatre (G04) is located in the Law & Justice Building at UNSW Sydney's Kensington campus. The closest accessible drop-off point to the Law Theatre is at the rear of the building, with access via Gate 2, High Street. Vehicles can drop off patrons directly adjacent to the Science and Engineering Building, which is located just opposite. More information on getting there can be found via our interactive accessibility map available here.

Assisted Listening
The Law Theatre (G04) has a hearing loop. Patrons wishing to utilise this need to simply switch their hearing aid to the T (Telecoil) setting to pick up on the wireless signal. 

Auslan & Captioning 
Auslan interpreting services and/or live captioning can be provided for selected talks upon request. 

Contact
To book and discuss access services, please call UNSW Events on 02 9065 0485 or email events@unsw.edu.au.
 



PUBLIC TRANSPORT & PARKING

The Law Theatre (G04) is easily accessible via public transport and the closest light rail stop is UNSW Anzac Parade (L3 line). For more information please call the Transport Infoline on 131 500 or visit transportnsw.info.

Free parking is also available from 5.30pm in the Western Campus Car Park. For access to free parking, event patrons must park in the UNSW Permit Holder bays. The Western Campus Car Park is located here, on Anzac Parade next to NIDA. This car park can be accessed via Western Campus Drive through Day Avenue. 

Paid casual and visitor parking is offered via the CellOPark App and ‘pay by plate meters’ in all other UNSW car parks. For more information head here.
 


 



CONTACT 

For all other enquiries, please call UNSW Events on 02 9065 0485 or email events@unsw.edu.au.

UNSW Events is happy to receive phone calls via the National Relay Service. TTY users, phone 133 677, then ask for 02 9065 0485. Speak and Listen users, phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 02 9065 0485. For more information on all other relay calls visit here.

Speakers
Suzie Miller

Suzie Miller

Suzie Miller is a contemporary international playwright, screenwriter, novelist and librettist, drawn to complex human stories often exploring injustice. Miller’s plays have been produced in over 40 productions around the world and won multiple prestigious awards. Her drama Prima Facie won the 2020 AWGIE for Drama; the 2020 David Williamson Award for Outstanding Theatre Writing; the 2020 prestigious Major AWGIE; and the Griffin Award 2018. It has now been translated in 20+ languages. Most recently Prima Facie enjoyed extraordinary acclaim marking Miller’s West End debut produced by Empire Street Productions and starring Jodie Comer winning the 2023 Olivier Awards for Best New Play and Best Actress, and the Onstage Awards 2023 for Best New Play and Best Actress. The production transferred to Broadway in 2023 and won a 2023 Tony for Best Actress. Two new commissioned plays of Miller’s premiered in 2022: Anna K, for Malthouse Theatre; and RBG: Of Many, One for Sydney Theatre Company; and in 2023 Jailbaby at Griffin Theatre. Miller’s first novel, Prima Facie, has just been published in Australia with rights sold around the world including the UK and  America. Suzie holds a Bachelor of Laws, Master of Arts and Master of Laws from UNSW Sydney, and Honours Degree in Science, and a PhD in theatre and maths.  

Heather Mitchell

Heather Mitchell

Heather Mitchell is one of Australia’s most acclaimed actors. With a career spanning four decades she has performed in hundreds of theatre, film and television productions. She has won awards both here in Australia, and in the US. Her acting credits include the soon to be released Ricky Stanicky starring Zac Efron, and Stan Original film Jones Family Christmas. Other credits include Gold Diggers, Love Me, Upright, The Unusual Suspects, Rake, A Place to Call Home, Spellbinder, Palm Beach and The Great Gatsby. Heather recently received the Sydney Theatre Award for her performance in the Sydney Theatre Company’s RBG: Of Many, One by Suzie Miller and the Silver Logie for Love Me season 1. She is on the Board of the Sydney Theatre Company and a Director on the Foundation Board. Her book Everything and Nothing was published by Allen & Unwin in 2003. She was awarded an AM in the 2019 Australia Day honours.  

Jo Dyer

Jo Dyer

Jo Dyer is a writer and literary curator, and producer of film and theatre. Through her production company Soft Tread Enterprises, she has created and presented theatre projects across Australia, Europe, the US and India in venues including the Sydney Opera House, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the National Centre for Performing Arts in Mumbai and the legendary Tropicana in Las Vegas. She has held significant roles in the Australian cultural industry, including as Director of Adelaide Writers’ Week, CEO of Sydney Writers’ Festival, General Manager of Bangarra Dance Theatre and Executive Producer of Sydney Theatre Company. Jo is also a two-time AACTA nominee for Best Film for her debut film, Lucky Miles (Michael James Rowland) (2007) and Girl Asleep (Rosemary Myers) (2016). Her films have screened in cinemas and at Festivals and won awards worldwide, most notably at the Berlin International Film Festival. Jo is a regular contributor to the Chaser’s The Shot and her first book, Burning Down the House: Deconstructing Modern Politics, was published in February 2022 by Monash University Publishing.