a smith

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.  Most recently, this collaboration produced a commission for The Almeida Theatre, what happens to the hope at the end of the evening.  More information about these plays, as well as information about booking performances of what happens to the hope... can be found by visiting the website of Tim Crouch Theatre here.

Andy is currently an AHRC scholar undertaking a practice-as-research PhD at Lancaster University, where he also teaches applied theatre practice, performance composition, and contemporary european theatre.

Next public performances

No public performances are currently in the diary, but hopefully will be soon. 

current works 

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.

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.  

Additional video extracts of these and other pieces can be found by visiting here and here. 

contact a smith 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with me. 

You can do this by sending an email to asmithemail@btinternet.com or by calling +44 (0)7941053719

Hope to see you somewhere down the road. 

a smith