Authors

Ronn Smith

Ronn Smith is a writer, theatre director and professional fundraiser. He is the author of nearly 150 feature articles and essays about theatre, film and television design.

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Stef Smith

Stef Smith is a playwright whose work includes: Enough (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 2019); Nora : A Doll's House (Citizens Theatre, Glasgow, 2019; revived at Young Vic, London, 2020); Girl in the Machine (Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, 2017); Human Animals (Royal Court Theatre, London, 2016); Swallow (Traverse Theatre, 2015); Remote (NT Connections 2015); And The Beat Goes On (Random Accomplice/Horsecross); Cured (The Arches, Glasgow); Woman of the Year (Òran Mór); Grey Matter (Lemon Tree, Aberdeen); Falling/Flying (Tron, Glasgow); Roadkill (Edinburgh Festival Fringe, 2010 & 2011).

Awards include: Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre, Critics Award for Theatre in Scotland for Best New Production, Amnesty International Expression of Freedom Award, Herald Angel Award, Total Theatre Award for Innovation, The Scotsman Fringe First Award (Roadkill); Scottish Arts Club Theatre Award for Drama, The Scotsman Fringe First Award (Swallow).

She has been awarded the New Playwright Award by Playwrights Studio, Scotland. Stef was a member of the Royal Court National Writers Group in 2013. She is an Associate Artist at the Traverse Theatre.

Stef Smith
Remote
Swallow
Human Animals
Girl in the Machine
Nora : A Doll's House
Enough
Nora : A Doll's House

Ciara Elizabeth Smyth

Ciara Elizabeth Smyth is an Irish actress, playwright, and director. Her plays include: Sauce (Dublin Fringe Festival, 2019) and All Honey (New Theatre, Dublin, 2016; Dublin Fringe Festival, 2017; winner of the 2017 Fishamble New Writing Award).

SAUCE and All honey: Two Plays
SAUCE
All honey

Laila Soliman

Laila Soliman is an independent Egyptian theatre director and playwright, living and working in Cairo. She graduated from the American University in Cairo in 2004 with a degree in Theatre and Arabic Literature and in 2010 she wrote and directed the first Arabic adaptation of Frank Wedekind's Spring Awakening, staged in Egypt.

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Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim (1930–2021) was a celebrated American composer and lyricist, one of the most important figures in 20th-century musical theatre.

Sondheim started his theatre career by writing the lyrics for West Side Story (1957) and Gypsy (1959) before becoming a composer and lyricist. Sondheim's best-known works include A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1962), Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (1979), Merrily We Roll Along (1981), Sunday in the Park with George (1984), and Into the Woods (1987).

He won many awards including eight Tony Awards (including a Lifetime Achievement Tony in 2008), eight Grammy Awards, an Olivier Award, an Academy Award, a Pulitzer Prize, and the 2015 Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Stephen Sondheim
Into the Woods
Pacific Overtures
Assassins
Gypsy
Passion
Company
Getting Away With Murder
Follies
Road Show
Sunday in the Park with George
A Little Night Music
Sweeney Todd

Katherine Soper

Katherine Soper is a playwright whose plays include the Bruntwood Prize-winning Wish List (Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester, 2016, and Royal Court, London, 2017),

Other work includes The Small Hours (National Theatre Connections, 2019) and Star Jelly (RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park, 2016).

She was named Best Writer in the inaugural Stage Debut Awards in 2017 for her play Wish List.

Katherine Soper
Wish List
The Small Hours

Hayley Squires

Hayley Squires is an actor and playwright.

Her writing credits include Vera, Vera, Vera (Royal Court, 2012), The Educator (BBC Radio 3, 2013) Glitterland (Lyric Hammersmith’s Secret Theatre 2014/2015) and VSO9 (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama / Royal Court Theatre, and Gate Theatre, London).

Hayley Squires
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