A.C. Smith is a scriptwriter and songwriter. Originally raised in Colorado, she has lived in London since 2007.
As a playwright, she has won awards from the Royal Shakespeare Company and Soho Theatre, and been shortlisted for the Verity Bargate Award and Adrian Pagan Award. Her work has been performed at venues including Soho Theatre, RADA, Southwark Playhouse, Theatre503, HighTide Festival, Pleasance Theatre, The Space, the King's Head and the Tristan Bates Theatre. She has also collaborated as writer/dramaturg with physical theatre/dance companies Theatre Re, Ciemulator Dance Theatre, and Jorge Crecis.
As a lyricist and bookwriter for musical theatre, she has been shortlisted for the Kevin Spacey Foundation Artists of Choice Awards and the Perfect Pitch Award, and her songs (written with Bella Barlow) have been performed on JemmThree Radio and for HRH's 90th birthday celebration at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. They have completed site-specific commissions for Janie Dee at the Globe Theatre (London Festival of Cabaret) and Chelsea Old Church, and their songs have been performed at St James Studio, Arts Theatre Upstairs, HighTide RE:act, The Pheasantry, Aldeburgh Festival, and Theatre Royal Stratford East (Musical Theatre Tuesdays). In 2015, Barlow & Smith recorded their debut EP at the Cowshed Studio with producer Ian Shaw.
From 2012-15, she was a Development Executive at First Born Films, working on new feature film projects. She has worked for RADA as Resident Writer of the RADA Elders Company, and Head of Academic Studies (2009-12), and is currently a Playwriting Tutor on the MA Text & Performance.
A.C. holds BA from Harvard and an MA from RADA/King's College London, and has participated in writing development programs with the Royal Court, Criterion Theatre, Book Music & Lyrics, Theatre Royal Stratford East, and the Royal Opera House. She is Co-Founder and Director of the London Playwrights' Blog (www.londonplaywrightsblog.com).