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National Theatre Wales TEAM

An Official National Theatre Wales Group

TEAM is for anyone who is interested in being part of National Theatre Wales, getting involved in theatre or meeting new people. Join the group now to hear about any forthcoming meetings and opportunities.

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Website: http://nationaltheatrewales.org/about#team
Location: Wales wide
Members: 844
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Help Shape The Future

We're always keen to support new projects and events around Wales. These could be one-offs or more long-term. We'd like to get people involved in the arts (it doesn't have to be about theatre), develop skills and leaders, and encourage involvement from a wide range of people. So if you have an idea that fits in with any of these we'd like to hear from you.

You can contact us on team@nationaltheatrewales.org

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Comment by Ben Tinniswood on June 20, 2016 at 14:17

Community is not a dirty word”

I wrote those words in my notebook whilst en route to the Acta Community Theatre Festival in Bristol last week.

There can be connotations of the words “Community Theatre” that are less than helpful. As a working professional in Theatre I've frequently come across assumptions that Community work is somehow lesser than the “High Art” of Professionals putting plays on stages. Indeed, there's even talk of some organisations using “Community Engagement” just as a cynical ticking of a box in order to attract more funding.I'm very pleased to report that National Theatre Wales is not one of them. As a TEAM Panel Member I see first hand how central to NTW the Communities of Wales are.

It was both refreshing & encouraging to see the Community celebrated in style at the Acta festival. With workshops running throughout the day giving us a chance to connect with other practitioners, share ideas & expand our horizons.

One person in a discussion I participated in defined Community work as “Locally Sourced”. I quite like that. Theatre that gives the people of a specific community the opportunity to use their authentic voice authored by & performed by the people excites me. This is activism, empowering people to validate themselves, affirm their beliefs by speaking out, This in turn, if the beliefs are sound can help empower others. This can lead to change, away from a problem to a solution.

For this change to really happen requires more than patting each other on the back for a good show done. Change requires a commitment to the work, spreading the word, watching the ripples turn to waves.

Encouragingly enough, Acta's Festival was more than a local thing. Practitioners & performers had come from across Europe. The connections we made were the same: The desire to empower ourselves & others to make work affecting social change. The themes are universal, the practice excitingly different.

Attending “The People's Platform” in North Merthyr the next day reminded me that Community in action really is an empowering thing.

As we sat around our table at the Penydarren Social Club, debating the questions put to us by the cast I realised something… “People want places to gather, a chance to discuss, define & resolve issues concerning the Community. Everyone these days sits at home with their computer & TV on, front door locked, people don't talk to each other anymore”… As we sat in this packed out Social Club, strangers & neighbours chatting, debating, sharing ideas.

Events like “The People's Platform” are very inspiring & provide a vital spark of debate. It doesn't even have to be a large scale event like these that starts the fire, I'm sure there are smaller scale TEAM initiatives that could get people talking. I, for one, would love to hear about them. The trick is to keep going.

TEAM is National Theatre Wales' Community – Let's keep using it to make a difference.

Comment by Jacqui Onions on June 17, 2016 at 17:42

29 - 30 June, 7.15pm

Wales Millennium Centre

A Dream Play (Moomsteatern)

Half price tickets for TEAM members

As part of Hijinx Unity Festival, Sweden's Moomsteatern make their first visit to Wales to premiere their adaptation of August Strindberg's A Dream Play, creating a fantastic, surreal universe where the daughter of the god Indra descends to Earth to live a human life. Their performances are visually stunning, haunting and beautiful. Hijinx would like to offer TEAM members half price tickets. These can be purchased online, in person or over the phone from Wales Millennium Centre, quoting the code Unity Dream.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

https://www.wmc.org.uk/Productions/2016-2017/unity/Moomsteatern/

Comment by Anna Poole on June 17, 2016 at 15:43

Please note we can only offer 1 ticket per TEAM member.  

Warm wishes, 

Anna 

Comment by Anna Poole on June 17, 2016 at 9:41

Wonderman TEAM preview invite

Gagglebabble and National Theatre Wales have teamed up to create Wonderman, which will be heading to Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  There will be a preview in Cardiff before heading on up to the Scottish capital and TEAM members are invited to come along! 

When: 28th July at 5pm

Where: Tram Shed, Grangetown

What is it about: Wonderman is a unique gig-theatre take on Roald Dahl’s short stories for adults, combining a sizzling hot score of original live music, macabre characters, soaring imaginings and thrilling twists and turns, all injected with a wicked sense of dark humour. A celebration of the wonder of one of Britain’s best loved storytellers for his centenary year.

Prepare to expect the unexpected!

Tickets are limited so act quickly by emailing team@nationaltheatrewales.org to put your name down for a complimentary ticket. 

Comment by Isabelle Paige on June 16, 2016 at 10:37

Cardiff Fringe Theatre Festival opens on Monday! More details here...

http://community.nationaltheatrewales.org/events/cardiff-fringe-the...

Comment by Bethan Morgan on June 15, 2016 at 19:11

Hi TEAM,

Mercury Theatre Wales would like to invite you to a sharing of the work we have been creating during our Domestic Abuse Research and Development project. This sharing is sponsored by AM Julie Morgan and will take place in the Neuadd of the National Assembly Building in Cardiff Bay on Friday the 17th of June between 14:45 and 16:00. 

The aim of the project is to explore this important topic using the stories gathered from members of Rhondda Cynnon Taf Womens Aid and help those suffering from these crimes find their voice. Later this year we are aiming to fund a touring production that will grow from this work. It’s important to us that we gather feedback and opinions on what’s created in these early stages in order that we make the best work possible.

If you'd like to attend please let us know by emailing 
info@mercurytheatrewales.co.uk 

Comment by Buddug James Jones on June 15, 2016 at 16:35

Hi all!

National Theatre Wales are looking for a group of men to be involved in an epic huge event taking place this summer.
If your male, 16-41 then look here- 
http://community.nationaltheatrewales.org/…/performing-oppo…

It's be a great opportunity to develop skills in ensemble work and understanding of large scale work.

Deadline to apply is TUESDAY!

Thanks
Bud x

Comment by Anna Poole on June 7, 2016 at 10:42

Common Wealth Theatre and writer Kelly Jones have been collaborating with the people of Merthyr to create The Peoples Platform - come along to Penydarren Social Club to celebrate and hear the stories from the community.  Tickets are free but limited.  You can find out more information here.  

Comment by Jacqui Onions on June 3, 2016 at 12:27

Hi everyone! Hijinx are looking for volunteers to help out at Hijinx Unity Festival. From publicity to design, stewarding to front of house, we need help with a bit of everything! You can find out more here - http://community.nationaltheatrewales.org/profiles/blogs/volunteers... and drop me a line if you'd like to be involved.

Comment by Lisa Wells-Turner on May 31, 2016 at 18:43

Hello again.  Just a reminder about NTW TEAM Workout & Skill Swap this Sunday.  If you have a project you want to work on, or are looking for something to get involved in, do come along.  We have a 'City of the Unexpected' theme this time round and it should be a blast!  More information here ...

 

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