Keira Smith

Theatre Director

Hi, I'm Keira, a Highlands-based  Theatre Director Writer Producer Artist

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About Me

Since Graduating in 2020 from the University of the Highlands and Islands in Scotland, I have worked with organisations such as the Highland Youth Arts Hub and Highland Pride producing and directing my own writing.

I am experienced in performing, directing and writing for the stage. My interests lie in queer, site-specific performance and verbatim theatre and the cross-section where theatre meets activism.

My goal is to make theatre accessible to all and I work towards de-centralising the arts industry in Scotland.


One of the ways in which I work towards achieving my goal is via a growing company I co-founded – Vivid Roots Collective. The company focuses on improving accessibility to work in the arts sector for emerging artists in the Highlands.

As the creative director for HYSTERIA, I support the company in defining the role of associate artist for current and future productions.

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I was one of the young artists involved in the Resurgence Project in 2021 with Scottish Youth Theatre.

The project involved interactive and immersive performance-based experiences, using art as a device to drive conversations for social change, driven by a belief that art has the power to approach socio-political ideas from a human perspective. The aim was to touch on sensitive subjects; not to preach or demonise a particular viewpoint, but to empower nuanced conversations.

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I’ve also worked as an Assistant Director with Dogstar Theatre Company in taking their 2022 show Nightlands to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

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More recently, I worked with the Surrogate Productions’ tour of Who Killed My Father, working in audience and artist engagement when it came to Eden Court Theatre in May 2023.

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