National Theatre Wales TEAM


National Theatre Wales TEAM

National Theatre Wales TEAM is an open invitation - a chance for you to join in, contribute, and help us generate some magic. Whether you are new to the arts or a veteran culture vulture, TEAM welcomes you and your curiosity, enthusiasm and imagination.


TEAM is a network that encompasses a whole range of individuals, from arts professionals, dedicated enthusiasts and those curious ones dipping their toe in for the first time. 



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Members: 868
Latest Activity: Nov 24

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Once you are part of this growing network, you get the chance to take part in our creative activities, get special ticket offers for our shows, and opportunities to assist on our productions.

If you’ve got an idea that you want to share, a creative project that needs an outside eye to glance over it, or you are looking for some guidance from a supportive arts community you have come to the right place.

TEAM can offer you training to help you lead a project with confidence, set up a community group or craft a performance piece.

We invite you to post your events, ideas and opportunities here. Let’s get the word out, shall we?

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Comment by Natalie Stone on March 6, 2012 at 17:08

TEAM Drama Workshops for Children held in Prestatyn

Anna and I of Empty Pocket Theatre were recently part of a TEAM member collaboration which generated a new creative project. We were very fortunate to have met Jan through the TEAM leadership initiative and she invited Empty Pocket Theatre to Prestatyn, North Wales to meet all of the young acting talent, some of which were fresh from the Film Awards red carpet. We were very excited to put our TEAM leadership training into action though a new outlet, and to have the opportunity to share our enthusiasm for theatre.


In Empty Pocket we are inspired by new writing and new ideas. We enjoy using improvisation in rehearsals, as it’s our experience that it generates unpredictable and productive work. Theatre is a world where anything is possible and we wanted to share that with the children in Prestatyn through encouraging their boundless imaginations. The workshops were our crash course in building characters and we went in to the room at the Scala Arts Centre not knowing where we might end up or what kinds of characters we might meet!


We ran a couple of two hour drama workshops for 8-11 and 12-15 year olds during February. First we wanted to encourage the children to try out all sorts of characters through adopting different types of physicality. There was a range of characters that emerged from posh men to evil witches to explorers. Then we gave our new characters different settings and sent them on holiday. We asked for a freeze-frame postcard for us where the children used their characters to respond to their new environment.


For the final project the children kept their character and location but advertised different crazy types of accommodation in groups. It was amazing to see the range of ideas and variety in performance when they showed back their work. We had an alien egg spaceship with two very posh slow-motion ski instructors, a shed in the jungle with its own zoo and skate park, and a haunted house which set your shoes on fire. There was a lovely contrast between one character in the haunted house who was terrified and one who was completely relaxed. We had a few evil characters which were very popular: a witch who had poisoned the gummy bears on her gingerbread house and ended up killing off all the characters, and a man with a shady past who was promoting a very dodgy bouncy castle. After asking the children about their favourite performances, we were able to discuss how and why it is engaging to watch developed characters.


At the end of the class we asked the children what they enjoyed, what they didn’t enjoy and what they would like to do in the future. We were overwhelmed when most of the children responded that they had enjoyed everything. Some of the children commented that they wished the class had been longer so that they could spend longer trying out different characters before choosing one to develop. Many of the older age category were also interested in creative writing and said they would be interested in workshops in this field as well if we came back. We were privileged enough to get to see some of one of the films a few of the children had been working on that they had written, and acted in themselves. We were very impressed with the motivation and achievements at such young ages and would love to get the chance to come back to teach more workshops in acting and also creative writing.


Overall we have learnt a lot form this experience and hope that we were able to give children an opportunity to use their imaginations and get involved in drama. Many of the children wanted to be actors and we hope that we could have played a part in igniting their interest further. It was sad to hear that recently a drama club at one of the local schools had stopped. For this workshop, we would want to spend longer trying out different characters, particularly with the younger children. In the future, we would try to cover less and take more time over one task as the children were very focused and strongly invested in the process of creating their characters and delivering great performances.

Comment by Mathilde Lopez on March 5, 2012 at 16:16

Hello Team,
I am directing/devising a show with George  Orange from tomorrow to 16th March at the Wmc and Not Fit State Circus space.
George for those who don't know him, is an amazing clown, circus performer and actor and the show is about the Moon, loneliness and ...the audience.
It will be part of Incubator the WMC emerging artists' scheme on 3rd May.

It promises to be exciting and I'd love to have an assistant director to help me through out these coming 10 days and support Georges 29th, 30th April and 1st and 2nd before the actual presentation particularly on the 3 last days when I'll be away.
I am aware that this is very last minute and you might not be able to start tomorrow but please do contact me today or as soon as if you are interested.
Talk soon


Comment by Devinda De Silva on March 1, 2012 at 14:04

From the pop-up shop yesterday evening

Comment by Kelly Jones on March 1, 2012 at 12:02

Want to be involved in a interactive participatory Theatre Project?

 Dial 419 for Love is looking for people to sign up to be apart of this exciting project funded by Wales Lab. The project looks at the dark side of romance and you will be given the opportunity to play either the Love victim, the love scammer or just a voyeur. to find out more please click the link below or get in touch


Comment by Devinda De Silva on February 29, 2012 at 15:21

Hi all. The National Assembly for Wales is undertaking an enquiry into participation into the arts with a focus on how budget cuts are effecting certain groups of people.

Here is the link to a short questionnaire - tell them what you think

Comment by Kimberley Epton on February 29, 2012 at 13:29

Hi everyone,

I would like to inform you of a new and exciting NTW group called One Year On.

We are a group of friends who are recalling the impact that The Passion play has had on the Port Talbot community. As The Passion enters into its one year anniversary our enthusiasm for the production hasn't dwindled. Follow our progress by visiting the 'One Year On' NTW community group, as we reminisce with the residents of Port Talbot, performers, fans and a few of the 10,000 strong audience members who witnessed The Teacher's sacrifice on Port Talbot's beachfront. Keep viewing the group as we post photos, videos and blogs of the legacy left behind by The Passion.

Comment by Anna Poole on February 28, 2012 at 17:37

Hello everyone.

This week I am running a pop-up shop along with three other TEAM members and I was wondering if anybody else wanted to get involved in the goings on....

The shop is there to promote A Provincial Life but we are also having a few activities in the week that some of you may be interested in.

On Saturday there will be a Meyerhold workshop run by Claudio Laurini from 12pm - 2pm. I am looking for 10 volunteers to come along and join in. It will be movement based and high in energy so get your joggers at the ready if you want to be invovled. Let me know if you do either on here or by e-mailing me on ...

Sunday we are having poetry and performance from 12.30pm the theme is 'ideals' and if you would like to share a piece let me know or just come along if you are free.

Comment by Devinda De Silva on February 27, 2012 at 15:03

Hello TEAM. If anyone would like to come along to see a dress rehearsal of A Provincial Life on the 1st March, please get in touch. There will only be a couple of spaces available, so to be fair they'll be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Comment by Devinda De Silva on February 24, 2012 at 12:35

NTW workshop with the Criccieth Starlight Players, February 2012

Comment by Matt Ball on February 24, 2012 at 10:21

Hello TEAM,

does anyone know of a boxing or wrestling club in their area (not Cardiff)?

If so could you send me a message.




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