Courtney has a BA in Theatre from Victoria University and a Masters in Script Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters. Her play The First Time won highly commended in Playmarket's Playwrights b4 25 in 2016 and was shortlisted in Plays for the Young 2017. The same year The First Time debuted at BATS Theatre followed by seasons at The Little Theatre, Lower Hutt and Circa Theatre with rave reviews. Her script 72 Cambridge Terrace was runner-up in Playwrights b4 25 in 2017 and The Number 23 was also shortlisted in Plays for the Young the same year.
She's interested in creating honest and thought provoking New Zealand stories.