Adam Z. Robinson is a writer of theatre, short fiction and film.
He is currently working with musician Ben Styles (formerly of Backyards) on a new storytelling project. The Book of Darkness & Light is a series of ghostly stories set to live violin music. After performing to over 1,500 people on Light Night Leeds in October 2015, the show received funding from Arts Council England to tour in autumn/winter 2016. After appearing at the Off Beat Festival in Oxford this June, the show will visit eighteen venues from September including libraries, theatres and arts spaces. The show is being produced by LittleMighty.
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Adam is currently working on a new play, Bailiffs, the research and development phase of which is being supported by Arts Council England. (See the videos from the research and development phase on the ‘Current Projects‘ page).
Adam’s short film The Split, directed by Ed Rigg (Passenger, No Smoking) and starring Edward Hogg (Indian Summers, Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell, Bunny and the Bull) premiered at the Manchester Film Festival 2015. The film also appeared at several other film festivals in 2015, including the Cambridge Film Festival and the London Short Film Festival in January 2016. Visit The Split‘s Facebook page here.
His play Conscientious is toured the UK in autumn 2014. The play, directed by Alex Chisholm and performed by Rachel Ashwanden, was developed as part of the Summer Sublets residency at the West Yorkshire Playhouse and was supported by the Arts Council England. For more information visit: http://conscientioustheatre.wordpress.com/
He is author of several other stage productions, including Little Red (Edinburgh Fringe 2008) and Bad House (co-written with Lucy Arnold, NSDF 2010). In 2011 his radio play The Gibbet was longlisted for the BBC’s Alfred Bradley Bursary Award.
In May 2013, Adam was selected by Dead Ink publications as one of 20 “top writers under 40 in Leeds”. Two of his short stories ‘Gifted’ and ‘Connivance’ are published in the LS13 anthology of literature.
In 2013, Go On My Son, a comedy short co-written and co-directed by Adam (with Nick Coupe) and supported by the Roundhouse, was released. Showcased alongside Mark Grist’s Girls Who Read, the film was viewed over 20,000 in its first week of release.
In 2014, Adam was part of a three month placement in Madrid, working as an artist as part of BEAM’s ‘Arts Across Borders’ project. During his time there he wrote, directed and shot the indie art film Sueño con una tarde de verano.
Adam is also a photographer. You can find out more about his photography work at: www.pikchures.com.
He lives in Leeds.
Director Ed Rigg and Adam Z. Robinson on the red carpet at the Manchester Film Festival.
Photo: Tom Fraud Photography
The Book of Darkness & Light
Photo: Jon Foxley-Evans