Adam Szudrich is a ‘Bartie’ award-winning writer whose work has been performed Off-Broadway, Off-West End & off in the middle of nowhere. His plays have been selected for 100+ international festivals and received 47 awards. Rosa & Leo won Best International Play @ The International Festival of Ten-Minute Plays and the critics’ choice award at the Atlanta Fringe Festival. A night of his plays was staged over 2 weeks in Manila and reviewed as a “delectable morsel of theatre“
One Night Stan / Fran
Selected for 40+ international festivals and voted the “Audience’s Favourite Play” at the world largest short play competition Short and Sweet Sydney (AUSTRALIA), “Best Play” at Short and Sweet Hollywood (USA), “People’s Choice Award” at the White Show The InspiraTO Festival (CANADA), “Audience’s Favourite Play” at The Night Before The Morning After (USA) and winner of 5 awards at Short and Sweet Manila (PHILIPPINES) including “Best Overall Production”, “Audience’s Favourite Play” & “Best Playwright”.
“Oh, this was perfection. The writing was excellent, the direction gentle but perfect and the acting brilliant. There was a lovely lyrical quality to the three stories, told as interweaving monologues, that just worked perfectly. The twists at the end of the story were nicely timed and performed, leaving me, for one, really wanting to know what happened next when the lights went down. Awesome” London Theatre
“Delightful and well worthy of getting a standing ovation, and of course easily garnered the longest applause from the Opening Night audience” Sydney Arts Guide
“Szudrich’s play is blessed with wit, style, a solid premise, and a stunningly layered performance by Kim Saunders as an older woman on the prowl” Huffington Post
Selected for 30+ international festivals and winner of the Bartie Award for “Best Writing” (USA), “Best Drama” at Theatri Vasles (FRANCE), “Best Writing” at Short & Sweet Hollywood (USA), “Best Script” at Stage Door Productions One Act Festival (USA), “Best Play – Judges Choice” & “Best Play – Audience Choice” at 15th Annual Aery Theatre Company One-Act Festival (USA), “Audience Favourite Play” at Lane Cove Theatre Company (AUSTRALIA) and winner of 5 awards at Short and New Zealand (NEW ZEALAND) including “Best Script” and the “Judges Choice for Best Production”.
Watch an interview on American TV about Slow Dating here.
“You know how sometimes an actor is described as being a triple threat – the perfect type of actor – well, without a shadow of a doubt Slow Dating is the triple threat of the play world. This play has it all, an awesome script, a superb actor and fantastic direction” Londontheatre1
“A rhapsodic tour de force so passionate and emotionally close to the bone it prompted one audience member to reflexively exclaim, “Bravo!” when she finished Mr. Szudrich’s beautifully written, heart-breaking yet liberating soliloquy about a 70-something woman looking for a dignified way to move on with her life as her lifetime mate is nearing the end of his”. Broadway World
“Slow Dating both made me laugh out loud and broke my heart” Picuki
Rosa & Leo
Winner of 3 awards at the Atlanta Fringe Festival including “Best Writing” and the “Critics’ Choice”. Awarded “Best International Play” @ The International Festival of Ten-Minute Plays. Winner of 6 awards at Launch, Playwrights’ Round Table, including “Best Written Play” & “Best Overall Play”. Voted “Best Play” at the Newmarket International festival of one act plays.
“Exquisitely crafted look at the lives of two characters who endured the unthinkable encompasses the big issues: betrayal, loyalty, forgiveness, love” Orlando Sentinel
“Superb crowd-pleasing, and very entertaining. The best of the best on Opening Night” Sydney Arts Guide
“The play’s gut-wrenching love story moved audience members to tears” Raze the Space
Selected for Left Edge Theatre’s short play festival (USA), Hindsight 2021 (USA) and Ensemble Theatre of Chattanooga, Lights Up (USA)
“Pitch-perfect narration, puppetry, animation, and dance to tell the visually entrancing story of the stinkiest thing in the world and its relationship with a child.” North Bay Stage and Screen
Minnesota Fringe Festival (USA), voted four and half stars by audiences over 7 performances.
Selected for the People’s Choice Finals @ Short and Sweet Sydney and festivals across UK, Ireland & UAE.
“A beautiful Irish folk tale with a dark twist at the end” LisaThatcher.com
Received 4 awards at Short and Sweet Malaysia including “Best Script” and the top award “The Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Creative Excellence Award”. Gala Finalist at Short and Sweet Sydney and voted as one of the ‘Audience Favourites’ and ‘Gala Finalist’ at Short and Sweet Dubai.
“Stand out comedy” What’s on Sydney.
Writer, Lyricist, Co-Composer
Played to sold out audiences at The Seymour Centre (AUSTRALIA) and performed at The Blood Moon Theatre (AUSTRALIA).
“The precisely crafted story was gritty, raw, honest and laugh out loud hilarious” Mogul.
“Bachelor Gal is a beautifully written and very insightful piece of theatre” Weekend Notes.
Featured in festivals across Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Dubai, and the Philippines. It was voted into the Gala finals of five of these six competitions. It was also voted as the number one audience favourite play at the largest short play competition in the world and selected for the Wildcard Finals at Short and Sweet Sydney.
“Adam Szudrich finds a fresh perspective on sexual politics as he asks us to consider the hapless husbands of black widow spiders” New Zealand Herald.
Selected for productions in the UK, Australia, Phillipines, Dubai & Canada
Two Psychics Meet on Tinder
Selected for productions in the UK, USA, Australia, Phillipines & Dubai.
“Sure-fire comedy dating hit of the night” Sydney Arts Guide.
Writer & A Couple of Other Things
Made for $6.25 on a bedroom floor, Love Locked was the first script Adam wrote many, many years ago. Rediscovered in 2016, it’s the story of a key called Ernie who can’t find a lock to belong to.
You can watch it HERE.
Writer, Director and Producer
Adam works for INS and writes, directs and produces videos for the private and public sectors. He’s the Learning & Development manager where his training programs have been recognised at the Australian Learning Impact Awards & the Australian Institute of Training and Development.
Learn more about Adam’s corporate work at ins.com.au on LinkedIn