Stef Smith
Stef Smith

2020 Finalist

Nora: A Doll’s House

Synopsis: ‘You’ve lies in the whites of your eyes, Nora. What have you done…?’
Nora is the perfect wife and mother. She is dutiful, beautiful and everything is always in its right place. But when a secret from her past comes back to haunt her, her life rapidly unravels. Over the course of three days, Nora must fight to protect herself and her family or risk losing everything.

Cast Breakdown: 3 M / 2 F

Set/Costume Requirements: ‘The writer suggests that on stage there are two doors – one leading to the outside world, one leading to the rest of the house. There should be some chairs for people to sit on, there might also be a Christmas tree. […] All and any suggestions to the set, design, movement, entrances and exits are meant merely as helpful guidance. Imagine it as you wish.’


Agent: Davina Shah, TEAM

Bio: 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 Project (Royal Court); Acts Of Resistance (Headlong / Bristol Old Vic); Love Letter To Europe (Underbelly); How To Build A Nation (Young Vic); Human Animals(Royal Court);Remote(National Theatre Connections Festival);Tea AndSymmetry(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) AndFalling/Flying(Tron, Glasgow).

Stef has won three Scotsman Fringe First Awards for Roadkill, Swallow and Enough. Roadkill 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.

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

Stef is currently under commission to Leeds Playhouse, National Theatre of Scotland and the Royal Exchange Theatre. She is also an Associate Artist at the Traverse Theatre and Leeds Playhouse.