about a smith
Andy Smith has been making theatre and performance as a smith since 2003, creating a body of work that is characteristically simple and accessible in form but unafraid to approach and address big and complex subjects. His most recent solo projects are all that is solid melts into air (2011) and commonwealth (2012). More information on these projects can be found below.
Along with Karl James he is the co-director of the award winning plays An Oak Tree, ENGLAND and The Author by Tim Crouch. More information about these plays can be found by visiting the website of Tim Crouch Theatre here.
He is currently an AHRC scholar undertaking a practice-as-research PhD at Lancaster University, where he also teaches applied theatre practice and performance composition in the Theatre Studies department.
Next public performances
2 from a smith, a double bill of all that is solid melts into air and commonwealth at The Nuffield Theatre, Live at LICA, on Thursday 7th February 2013. More information will be posted soon.
all that is solid melts into air is a work for theatre spaces about how we change the world. Commissioned by and co-produced with BIT Teatergarasjen, Bergen and Black Box Teater, Oslo, the work was performed for the first time in Bergen on the 5th of February 2011, and has since been performed in Oslo, Stamsund, Manchester, Dublin, Leeds and Newcastle. A short video excerpt of the work can be found here.
some other end beginning is a short work for theatre spaces commissioned by Live at LICA as part of the project An exquisite corpse for 2012. This year long project will see 12 artists from around the world respond to a fragment of each others work handed on to the next as in the game of consequences. You can read more about the ongoing project here.
commonwealth is a new work for theatre spaces that tells a story of a group of people meeting in a theatre to listen to a story. It was commissioned by Gateshead International Festival of Theatre 2012 (GIFT), and developed at PILOT (Birmingham). A vimeo recording of the Gateshead performance can be found by clicking here.
contact a smith
If you have any questions or would like a dvd of all that is solid melts into air please do not hesitate to get in touch with me. You can do this by sending an email to email@example.com or by calling +44 (0)7941053719
Hope to see you somewhere down the road.