Father to Nate. Husband to Lorna. Theatremaker. Wordsmith. Detroit Tigers Fan.

Roland Smith is a founding member a of Theatre Deli.

Recent projects for Theatre Delicatessen include Happiness Engineers (Barbican OpenFest), Home (Hikapee) and Shelter Me (Circumference).

For Theatre Delicatessen, Roland has directed Henry V (35 Marylebone High Street; Latitude Festival) conceived and directed Pedal Pusher (295 Regent Street; Edinburgh Festival Fringe; Tobacco Factory, Bristol; Norsk Litturfestival, Elle and the Cabaret of the Cavendish Club and Fanshen (both 295 Regent Street).

Prior to this, Roland was awarded the RSC “Buzz Goodbody” Award for his revival of David Hare’s The Absence of War (NSDF and Venue 45).

Writing includes 40 Days of Rain, created for Camden People’s Theatre ‘Calm Down Dear’ festival (CPT; Exeter Bike Shed), Desert/Island/Man (ROAR at the Latchmere), …between two points... (Lion and Unicorn) and To Close and Kill (Latchmere) which was was described by What’s On as "a thrilling piece of theatre …devastating analysis”.

Film and television includes Script Editor on Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist (New Black Films) and writer/director on short film The One.

Roland teaches directing at the National Centre for Circus Arts and is Visiting Professional for Rose Bruford Design BA, focussing on site specific and immersive theatre design.