My name is Roland Smith, and I am a theatremaker.

ROLAND_headshot copyI am co-artistic director of a theatre company called Theatre Delicatessen, and the huge majority of the work that I am involved in takes place there.

This is my personal site, where I tend to collect ideas and thoughts that I am interested in.

These include my thoughts on theatre and performance, but in essence it is a loose collection of thoughts and musings on my own practice interspersed with personal reflections on my experiences.

“To speak of these things and to try to understand their nature and, having understood it, to try slowly and humbly and constantly to express, to press out again, from the gross earth or what it brings forth, from sound and shape and colour which are the prison gates of our soul, an image of the beauty we have come to understand—that is art.”

― James Joyce, A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man