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I am a theatre-maker based in Lancaster, and a Lecturer in Theatre Practice (part-time) at The University of Manchester.


I make work that tries to reflect on, address and think towards notions of socio-political action and change. Most recently this includes the plays The Preston Bill (2015) and SUMMIT (2018), as well as the performance work COMMONISM (2018), a collaboration with the Norwegian artist Amund Sjølie Sveen. As well as this, at the moment I'm also developing a wider project called plays for the people. Rather than be performed by actors for an audience, these plays are for groups of people to meet and read together. Each play aims to present ideas, questions and dilemmas that encourage discussion between participants. A page of this website is specifically dedicated to this project, and can be found by clicking on the tab above.

I have collaborated with Tim Crouch since 2004, co-directing (along with Karl James) a number of plays including An Oak Tree, The Author and most recently Truth's A Dog Must To KennelTim and I also co-wrote and performed what happens to the hope at the end of the evening together in 2013. You can find more information about all that work here.

For now, thanks for visiting my website. 

Andy Smith

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