Adam Brace 1980-2023
It is with deep sadness we announce that our much-loved friend, colleague and client Adam Brace died on Saturday 29th April.
Adam was a director, co-creator, dramaturg, script editor and writer. He was a unique talent of our time, working with artists all over the world across theatre, comedy and performance. With enormous range and variety, his work won many accolades and awards, though he was fiercely proud of all of his shows and the artists he worked with. He loved working with them, and everyone loved working with him.
As a playwright Adam’s canvas was large. He leaves two powerful, resonant full-length plays, STOVEPIPE (HighTide/ Bush/ National) and THEY DRINK IT IN THE CONGO (Almeida) both published by Faber & Faber and a short play, MIDNIGHT YOUR TIME, written for Diana Quick and HighTide, that was revived by the Donmar in 2020 as one of the highlights of ‘lock-down’ online theatre.
From 2016 he worked as Soho Theatre’s Dramaturg and then Associate Director, where he found his gear as a director and a collaborator. His creative generosity, laconic joyfulness – his ‘Braceness’ – lives on in his collaborators and their work.
Adam was a vital part of Soho Theatre at every level, and it’s hard to imagine the company, or the work on its stages, without him. He will be missed by his many friends, colleagues and collaborators. Our thoughts and love are with them, and particularly his partner Becca, his mum and step-dad Nikki and Nigel, and his brothers Tim and Alex.
Adam was 43 and died after a short illness. There will be an event in his memory with further details to follow.
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