Susan trained in the American Academy of Dramatic Art, New York & Act One Studios, Chicago and worked for several years in London. She made her Dublin debut in Jan ’16 playing Tekla in Strindberg’s Creditors with Ronan Leahy, directed by Aoife Spillane-Hinks. This was followed by Paul Kennedy’s The Best Place for Love, described as “a fascinating piece of theatre – terrifically served by Susan Bracken as the bereft and betrayed Audrey clinging to her dignity”, Emer O’Kelly, Sunday Independent. She worked again with Aoife Spillane-Hinks, playing Goneril to Jonathan White’s King Lear at the O’Reilly Theatre.
Highlights of her career in London include; playing Liz in the London premiere of Mark O’Rowe’s From Both Hips at The Old Red Lion Theatre, TimeOut Critic’s Choice for Allan Swift’s Bodyclock at The White Bear Theatre, Ellen in Richard Brockman’s Informed Consent at the Jermyn Street Theatre and Elena in Chekhov’s The Bear at the King’s Head Theatre. Other roles include Rosalind in As You Like It and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing in two sell-out Shakespeare seasons (Bard at the Bridewell) at The Bridewell Theatre.