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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. 

 

 

Website: http://nationaltheatrewales.org/about#team
Location: International
Members: 872
Latest Activity: on Tuesday

Help Shape The Future

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?

Take a look at our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ntwteam/

You can contact us on team@nationaltheatrewales.org

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Comment by Devinda De Silva on March 21, 2012 at 15:26

A reminder that the leadership training is this Saturday (24th) in Chapter, from 11-3. If you have confirmed your place & cant make it, please let me know asap.

Looking forward to seeing you all

Comment by Kelly Jones on March 19, 2012 at 18:50

Hey Team

The second Stories of the Streetz night is on the 27th March in Milgi Lounge In the Yurt 7pm- We have 5 more amazing tales from 5 more exciting areas of our lovely city please do come along and have a look at the group for more details :)

http://community.nationaltheatrewales.org/group/stories-of-the-stre...

Kelly x

Comment by Devinda De Silva on March 16, 2012 at 12:23

Hi all. Following on from the amazing work of our NTW17 Communications TEAM we are now looking for people to help us promote The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning. You'll work with our Communications Department, our Promoter and me to come up with ways to help spread the word about the show.

It could be a pop up shopspoken word night or a social event (see below)  - we are keen to listen to any ideas you have. Its being held in Haverfordwest, Connah's Quay and Cardiff, so if you have a knowledge of any of these areas we'd welcome your help.

There's no set time commitment. What we are looking for most is people with good ideas and the ability to carry them out with support from NTW.

If you are interested, please get in touch.

Comment by Devinda De Silva on March 8, 2012 at 14:34

NTW17 Social Night

Comment by abdul shayek on March 7, 2012 at 12:39

National Theatre Wales

Assistant Producer for Assembly

National Theatre Wales are offering an emerging producer with a strong sense of community at the heart of their work, a development opportunity on the new Assembly projects.

We are looking for an individual from across Wales, who will assist in the producing of 3 Assembly events.  The individual will have an interest in developing an in-depth understanding, knowledge & aptitude for working with local communities and producing creative, innovative & bespoke participatory projects in a variety of communities across Wales.

The role will be approximately 5 days a month however there will be dates where week long commitments will be required.

Salary: Expenses only.

Deadline for applications: 12:00hrs at 23rd March 2012

For more information contact:

 

devindadesilva@nationaltheatrewales.org

 

or


abdulshayek@nationaltheatrewales.org

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

m

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

http://www.dial419forlove.co.uk/

 

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

 

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