Stef Smith

WRITER

Stef Smith is a multi award-winning writer working to international acclaim.

Work for stage includes: Antigone (commissioned by Guildhall School of Music & Drama, first produced by London Academy of Music & Drama);  The Pack (Wonder Fools’ ‘Positive Stories for Negative Times’); The New TomorrowHow To Build A Nation (Young Vic);  Nora: A Doll’s House (Glasgow Citizen’s Theatre & Young Vic Theatre); Enough, Girl In The Machine, Swallow (Traverse Theatre); The Song Project, Human Animals (Royal Court); Acts Of Resistance (Headlong / Bristol Old Vic);  Remote (National Theatre Connections Festival);  Smoke (And Mirrors) (Traverse Theatre & Dot Istanbul for Theatre Uncut); Back To Back To Back (Cardboard Citizens); Cured (Glasgay! Festival); Grey Matter (The Lemon Tree, Aberdeen); Woman Of The Year (Oran Mor, Glasgow) And Falling/Flying (Tron, Glasgow).

Audio/Digital work includes: The Deadlift (Earwig, Tron Theatre); The Present (NTS); Love Letter To Europe (Underbelly); Tea And Symmetry (BBC Radio).

For screen: Stef took part in the BBC Drama Writers Room in 2020. Her Digital Drama Short pilot Float was released on BBC iPlayer in October 2019 and was subsequently commissioned for a full season, which was released in 2021, produced by Black Camel Pictures. Float was invited to Series Mania in 2022 (Lille) and won the prize for Best Series of the Shorts Format Competition. Stef also won the award for Best Writer at Series Fest 2022 (Denver).

Stef has won three Scotsman Fringe First Awards for Roadkill, Swallow and Enough.

Roadkill also won an Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, a Herald Angel Award, the Amnesty Freedom of Expression Award, a Fringe First Award, a Total Theatre Award for Innovation, and the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe Prize.

Swallow opened to widespread critical acclaim, and also won the Scottish Arts Club Theatre Award.

Girl in the Machine won the 2019 Science and Theatre Drama Award in Germany.

Stef was shortlisted for the 2020 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize for  Nora: A Doll’s House.

Stef is currently under commission to the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh; Leeds Playhouse; Royal Exchange Theatre and is on attachment at the National Theatre Studio. She is also developing her first feature film and working on a number of projects for television.

She is an Associate Artist at Playwrights’ Studio, Scotland.

AWARDS

OLIVIER AWARDS

ROADKILL – Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre (2011)

SCOTSMAN FRINGE FIRST AWARDS

ROADKILL (2011)

SWALLOW (2015)

ENOUGH (2019)

EDINBURGH INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL FRINGE PRIZE

ROADKILL (2011)

SCOTTISH ARTS CLUB THEATRE AWARD

SWALLOW (2015)

HERALD ANGEL AWARD

OUTRIDERS (2017)

ROADKILL (2011) 

AMNESTY FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AWARD

ROADKILL (2011) 

TOTAL THEATRE AWARD

ROADKILL – Award for Innovation (2011)

SCIENCE AND THEATRE DRAMA AWARD

GIRL IN THE MACHINE (2019)

SERIES FEST AWARD

FLOAT – Best Writer (2021) 

SERIES MANIA AWARD

FLOAT – Best Series (Short Format Competition) (2021)