Residential Writing Week: Playwriting
Process, practice and play
Al Smith’s recent plays include Rare Earth Mettle and Harrogate (both for the Royal Court), Diary of a Madman (Traverse & Gate Theatre) and Radio (Arcola, for Audible). For Harrogate he was nominated for Most Promising Playwright by the Evening Standard. He has written many plays for BBC Radio 4 including Life Lines for which he has won the BBC Audio Drama Awards for Best Series three times and a Gold ARIA. He writes regularly for television and is a recipient of the Wellcome Trust Screenwriting Prize.