Andy Smith has been making theatre and performance professionally since 2003 (operating and presenting work between 2003 and 2013 under the name a smith). In this time he has been involved in creating a large body of solo works for theatre. These pieces are characteristically simple and accessible in form, but unafraid to approach and address big and complex subjects. His most recent solo projects are all that is solid melts into air (2011) and commonwealth (2012), which since 2013 have toured as a double bill under the collective title two from a smith. More information on these projects can be found below. Along with Karl James, Andy is also the co-director of the award winning plays An Oak Tree, ENGLAND and The Author by Tim Crouch. Most recently, this collaboration has produced what happens to the hope at the end of the evening (2013), a commission for The Almeida Theatre, as well as the world premiere of Tim's latest play Adler & Gibb at The Royal Court in 2014. In 2014 Andy completed an AHRC funded practice-as-research PhD at Lancaster University, where he has also taught courses in theatre practice, performance composition, and contemporary European theatre. His latest project, The Preston Bill, has been commissioned by Fuel as part of their project New Theatre in Your Neighbourhood, which aims to find better ways to tour work and develop audiences around the UK. The piece will receive its premiere at The New Continental in Preston in October 2015 before touring, with a number of work-in-development performances taking place before that.