photoStef Smith studied Drama and Theatre Arts at Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh. Most recently she has also recently completed the Royal Court Theatre (London)’s inaugural National Writers Programme.

Credits include: Roadkill (Pachamama Productions), Falling / Flying (Tron Theatre, Glasgow), Tea and Symmetry (BBC Radio Scotland), The Silence of Bees (The Arches, Glasgow) and one piece in the collection: Theatre Uncut (The Traverse, Edinburgh). Awards include: 2012 Lawrence Olivier Award, the Amnesty Award for Freedom of Expression for Roadkill and 2011 New Playwrights’ Award by the Playwrights’ Studio Scotland.

Stef has also been a writer on attachment with the National Theatre of Scotland and has also worked extensively as assistant director for David Leddy / Fire Exit.

“My ambitions for Team Effort! include finding new ways to collaborate with artists outwith my medium, and cross-pollinating ideas for new projects. As a playwright, I experiment with form and difficult subject matter. Team Effort! will allow me to push my craft further without the pressure of a commission. It will also allow me to pull apart my process and look at how I might push it further.”