Courtney has a BA in Theatre from Victoria University and is currently studying her Masters in Script Writing at the International Institute of Modern Letters. Her play The First Time won highly commended in Playmarket's Playwrights b425 in 2016 and was shortlisted in Plays for the Young 2017. In 2017, The First Time had a successful debut at BATS theatre followed by seasons at The Little Theatre and Circa Theatre with rave reviews. Her script 72 Cambridge Terrace was runner up in Playwrights b425 in 2017 and her script The Number 23 was also shortlisted in plays for the young 2017.
She's interested in creating honest and thought provoking work centered around New Zealand stories.