Assembly 2013/2014/2015


Assembly 2013/2014/2015

We are inviting proposals from across Wales from anyone who has an idea on what subject the next National Theatre Wales Assembly should explore, and where it can take place. The date is set for March 29th 2014.

Assembly is a rousing performance/debate event that responds to local or global issues in a creative setting with time during the performance for the audience to debate and react.

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What are your thoughts about NTW Assembly and how it can develop? 5 Replies

Hi, i am the new Creative Associate at National Theatre Wales and I am responsible for the Assembly programe for the next two years. I have a few Ideas about how Assembly can develop but I wondered…Continue

Started by Gavin Porter. Last reply by Paul Jenkins Jul 22, 2013.

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Comment by Gavin Porter on March 26, 2014 at 19:50

For those who are unable to make to Cardigan this Saturday night 7pm - 9pm you can what the performances and join the debate online, follow the link below:  

Comment by Paul Jenkins on March 19, 2014 at 20:29
Cardigan! Sorry!! Tho those damn drones will be all over if somebody don't stop 'em.
Comment by Paul Jenkins on March 17, 2014 at 15:58

Hi Gavin,

really interesting to see the Assembly work on drones happening in Carmarthen. I wrote a play on the subject (remote warfare/gaming) produced at the Birmingham Rep back in 2010 and did a fair bit of research on drones myself. Found lots of air force/army recruitment advertising stressing the links/crossover of gaming and drones on the battlefield - transferrable skills essentially. I don't know if it would be any use but here's a link to a review and the script:

Hope to make it along ... let me know if you'd like me to send you a copy of the script.

Comment by Gavin Porter on March 11, 2014 at 14:59

'Who controls The Drones In My Sky?'. Since this subject has been chosen for the next Assembly i have began to research the subject and what a subject it is. 


What is a Drone?

Can we stop Drone development?

Should we stop Drone development?

Is the ubiqutus use of Drones inevitable?


I have been asking myself all of these questions and more.


Here is a good video that looks at Drones in the U.S



Comment by Gavin Porter on March 7, 2014 at 14:13

Congratulations to Small World Theatre who's proposal 'Who Controls The Drones In My Sky?' was the chosen subject for the next Assembly

Comment by Gavin Porter on January 5, 2014 at 20:39

We you like to collaborate with NTW on our next Assembly?

We are inviting proposals from across Wales from anyone who has an idea on what subject the next National Theatre Wales Assembly should explore, and where it can take place. The date is set for March 29th 2014.

If you would like to collaborate with National Theatre Wales on an exciting and innovative project that looks at local or global issues in a creative way, we would like to hear from you.

We are excepting proposals from across Wales from anyone who has an idea for the next Assembly, this can be an individual, a community group or voluntary organisation or people working in the creative sector, we'd love to hear from anyone. The deadline for proposals is no later than 5pm on 2nd February 2014.

Proposals will then be shortlisted and the shortlist will be put to a public vote.

We are particularly interested in hearing ideas that have a local and national/global relevance.

If you have any questions or would like to meet up for a chat or talk over the phone then please get in touch with me. my email is and my mobile number is 07889757662 





Comment by Gavin Porter on October 25, 2013 at 11:52

Treorchy filmmaker Hugh Griffiths has been asking people 'What is the soul of the Rhondda?'

What is the Soul of the Rhondda? from National Theatre Wales on Vimeo.

Comment by Gavin Porter on October 17, 2013 at 15:48

So the Rhondda Assembly is only ten days away and things are really beginning to take shape. We have assembled an amazing crew of different artists who, over the next week or so, will be shaping the Assembly. This Assembly will be a development of those before it, because we have access to a whole building we have decided to use different spaces to explore different questions. This will also be the first Assembly that will be live streamed on the internet, this will allow people from across the web to watch and have an input into the event.

So far the people we have involved are:

Sion Tomos Owen

Kyle Legall

Matthew Thomas Britton

Chris Young

Thomas Williams

Angharad Lee

Nerea Martinez de Lecea

Hugh Griffiths

Terry Chinn



This is a free event but dont forget to book your tickets here.

Comment by Gavin Porter on September 20, 2013 at 10:49

I've been asking people what question does the Rhondda Valleys most want to Ask?

So far people have said:
'Where CAN the Rhondda Valleys sit in the cultural and economic landscape of Wales?' 

'Can the Rhondda Valleys escape the past and Fashion a viable future?' 

'What are our opportunities?'

'Do we matter/does the Rhondda matter?'

What would your question be?

Comment by Gavin Porter on September 16, 2013 at 13:06



National Theatre Wales are partnering with one of The Netherlands' leading theatre companies working in site-specific theatre: PeerGrouP. Together we will be offering a 5-day artist development residency looking at the approach, in-depth methodologies and ethos of this forward-thinking company. Artists will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in PeerGrouP’s unique practice and find ways to apply it to their own work.

PeerGrouP say:
"Instead of focusing on what to make in situ, we focus on how to make in situ. How does an artist develop a creative/artistic process, which really connects to and is specific for the site where you're working? These workshops are a way to learn to look at a location with new eyes, but also at your own way of creating work." 

We are looking for 8 artists from Wales, working in any discipline with a performance element to their practice, to join PeerGrouP in Powys between 13th and 16th November. Your travel to and from the residency will be provided as well as accommodation for the duration. 

To apply please send an expression of interest (text or video link) outlining:

  • Who you are
  • What you do
  • Why you would like to be involved
  • Links to where we can find your work online

Email Gavin Porter by 12 noon on 27 September.


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