About the Author

Tim Crouch

In the last seven years, Tim Crouch has established himself as ‘one of the smartest artists making theatre in Britain now’ (Kulturflash, UK). He is an internationally renowned playwright and performer. His first play, My Arm, premiered in 2003 and was awarded the European Prix Italia in 2004. It has toured internationally with runs at BAC in London the Public Theater in New York. His second play, An Oak Tree opened at the Edinburgh Festival in 2005, broke box office records during its run at London’s Soho Theatre and won a Special Citation OBIE when it ran Off-Broadway in 2006/07. A play that requires a different second actor every time it is performed, An Oak Tree has played over 250 times in 15 countries with 250 different actors. Tim won best male performer for An Oak Tree at the Brighton Festival in 2006.

Tim’s ground-breaking play for art galleries, ENGLAND, won three major awards when it opened at the Edinburgh Festival in 2007 and has since toured throughout the USA, Asia and Europe. In 2009 the New York Times called it ‘the most absorbing production at this year’s Under the Radar festival.’ His latest play, The Author, opened at London’s Royal Court Theatre in September 2009 and will tour this coming summer and Fall.

Tim has written a series of plays for younger audiences including Shopping For Shoes, which won the Arts Council England award for Children’s Playwriting in 2007. He has worked as an actor in theatre, film and television for over twenty years. He is an Artistic Associate of the Franklin Stage Company in New York and is an Education Associate at the National Theatre, London.