Amy Neilson Smith

Amy Neilson Smith, actress, published poet and playwright, has been favourably reviewed in many five star ratings in the national papers, including critics such as Michael Billington/ Guardian and trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Has worked for ITV, BBC, The Peter Hall Company, The Orange Tree Theatre, Trafalgar Studios in the West End, The National Theatre Studio, Hat trick/The Diorama Theatre, Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Dome Theatre, The Komedia and The Finborough. Amy is a member of the board/committee at The Orange Tree Theatre.

Amy's poetry has been published by Indigo Dreams Publishing, - charity writing for MacMillan Cancer; for this project her work alongside Carol Ann Duffy, Maya Angelou and Leonard Cohen, was shortlisted for The Pighog Press Poetry Prize and has been reviewed in The Playerist Literary Magazine, After Glow Art House and interviewed on the radio. Other publications include Artemis, Ariadne’s Thread, The Playerist Literary Magazine, The Bath Burp, Baskalier Publishing and Loose Muse (Agnes Oaks). Amy is a performance poet on the Brighton and London poetry circuits, including at the erotic Velvet Tongue, has been an invited featured poet at Shuffle - Poetry Cafe, The Yard Hackney, The Poetry Café, Bermondsey Street Festival, The Royal Festival Hall/Poetry Library, Until the Lights Go Out, Platform 1, Poetry in the Basement - Poetry Cafe, Sweet Thursday and Amy hosts at her own event Platform 1 in Covent Garden as well as performing at live arts events, festivals and galleries. Amy is appointed associate of the new poetry company iOpen poets (Arts Council) - who recently performed at The Brighton Festival, Dome Theatre in The Poetry Army/ collaboration with Heathcote Williams. She was the featured second voice with Graham Buchan at The Poetry Cafe in Canal - a two man show for poetry with two voices, featuring some of her own work.  Amy has just been invited to The Orange Tree Theatre Writer's Collective and had her first short play The Knot produced at the theatre; a modern adaptation of Morella by Edgar Allen Poe.  She is currently writing her debut 'poetry play' exploring the voices of four women and their flight into sexual freedom after a history of rape and abuse and is applying for funding with Women's Aid for the project.

Spotlight Link for Acting CV and voice clips

Performance Poetry Review

Link to the poetry performance review recently published in After Glow Art House from my featured set at Velvet Tongue (Ernesto Seralze).

Performance Poetry Review

Playerist Literary Magazine/ Write Out Loud , Martin Slidel

‘ Amy Neilson Smith caused a blast with her brazen and beautiful rhymes.’


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