Stef Smith


2 John Kings Court
67 St Johns Grove
N19 5QR

Telephone: 0207 281 6811



Playwrights' Studio

Associate Playwright

Stef Smith

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

Work includes: Enough, Girl In The Machine, Swallow  (Traverse Theatre); Nora: A Doll's House (Glasgow Citizen's Theatre); The Song ProjectHuman Animals (Royal Court); Acts Of Resistance (Headlong / Bristol Old Vic); Love Letter To Europe (Underbelly); How To Build A Nation (Young Vic); Remote  (National Theatre Connections Festival); Tea And Symmetry (BBC Radio); 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).

Stef has won three Scotsman Fringe First Awards for RoadkillSwallow  and EnoughRoadkill  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. 

Recently Stef took part in the BBC Drama Writers Room and her Digital Drama Short pilot FLOAT  was released on BBC iPlayer in October 2019.

Stef is currently under commission to the Lyceum Theatre, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Leeds Playhouse, National Theatre of Scotland, Royal Exchange Theatre and is on attachment at the National Theatre Studio. She is also an Associate Artist at the Traverse Theatre, Leeds Playhouse and Playwrights' Studio, Scotland.

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