Ollie Smith is a contemporary performance maker and interdisciplinary artist based in the UK.

He lives in Nottingham. He is a Lecturer in Drama & Theatre at the University of Lincoln, specialising in collaborative devised theatre, media and new technologies, and live art practices. He collaborates as a performer, director, writer and dramaturg, most regularly making work as a partner of LaPelle’s Factory (since 2014) and as half of Pinchbeck & Smith (since 2010). He makes work for studios, midscale stages and galleries, and for non-theatre sites and spaces, and has toured nationally and internationally. He works cross-discipline, his practice exploring themes of self and persona, relationships and (mis)communication, social contracts and isolation. His wider research interests include phenomenology, cinema, sound art, horror and postdramatic approaches to text and image. He has been making work since graduating from Bretton Hall’s Acting programme with first-class honours in 2007, receiving his first professional commission from greenroom/hÅb (Manchester) the following year. He worked as Company Coordinator at Reckless Sleepers (2008-2010) and as Producer for Theatre Writing Partnership (2011-2012). He is a Technician and Producer for S.H.E.D (Social Higher Education Depot). He sits on the Board of Directors for Polite Rebellion/The Grief Series. LaPelle’s Factory is an Associate Company of Derby Theatre and an alumni Associate Company of In Good Company.