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"Currently preparing Ed Thomas's -brilliantly relevant House of America for production at the Brockley Jack Theatre in London."
Apr 24
James O'Donnell joined National Theatre Wales's group

Before I Leave

Here you can keep up to date with Before I Leave, plus be one of the first to see our I'll Sing this Song digital resource.See Before I Leave at Sherman Theatre, Cardiff from Friday 27 May - Saturday 11 JuneFind out more about the show hereSee More
Jan 7
James O'Donnell joined Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish's group


The second show in National Theatre Wales' Year of Surprises... This large-scale, site-specific production performed in an ancient woodland near Usk, Monmouthshire, will give audiences a vivid glimpse into life – and death – in the trenches and battlefields of the Somme.Inspired by Welsh writer Owen Sheers’ poem Mametz Wood, it will draw on written material by the poets who fought in or witnessed one of the war’s bloodiest conflicts - the Battle of Mametz Wood, in which 4,000 of the the 38th…See More
May 15, 2014
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Jan 14, 2014
James O'Donnell added a discussion to the group Actors

Casting for paid background work

Hi all,I was asked to pass this on to you all. I hope you all get a couple of days work out of it. Feel free to pass on to any other actor you know.All the best.Jim O'Donnell********We are recruiting in South Wales for the production listed below as well as building a permanent resource. If you have any connections in the South Wales area then could you please be so kind as to send on this email and spread the word.With Thanks,The Casting Network Team. ********The Casting Network Film &…See More
Sep 20, 2012
James O'Donnell joined National Theatre Wales's group


An Official National Theatre Wales GroupActors who want to hear about news and opportunities at National Theatre Wales, and keep in touch with each other.Curated by Mawgaine.View the National Theatre Wales Casting Policy…See More
Sep 20, 2012
James O'Donnell joined Sarah Jane Leigh's group

Early Days of a Better Nation

Join this group to get up to date information about Coney's research and development performance in Cardiff:The revolution is over. It is time to start shaping your new nation.   What are the rules we want to live by? Who leads us? Why are we a country at all? Early Days of a Better Nation is about the opportunity to start again. A theatrical exploration of the nature and limitations of democracy, which may - or may not-  unravel into a political game of unintended consequences. This is an…See More
Aug 24, 2012
James O'Donnell joined Simon Harris's group


LucidLucid exists to inspire and produce theatre that is clear-sighted, revelatory and original. Currently, its focus is in two main areas:to act as a catalyst and resource for artist developmentto be a producer of innovative and distinctive theatre projectsSimon HarrisSimon Harris is a freelance theatre director and dramatist. Originally training at RADA, Simon established Thin Language Theatre Company…See More
Jun 20, 2012
James O'Donnell commented on Mike Brookes's blog post twenty five thousand words, spoken one at a time
"I think it's a testament to the great work that the NTW have in the pipeline that so many wonderful actors turn up for a reading. This is a very exciting project!!!"
Oct 13, 2011
roger evans left a comment for James O'Donnell
"that be ronan the dog. from the moba. museum of bad art!!! have u never been."
Sep 2, 2011
James O'Donnell left a comment for roger evans
"What THAT in your picture?!!!"
Sep 2, 2011
James O'Donnell left a comment for Matt the Hat
"And thank you for accepting. "
Sep 1, 2011
Matt the Hat left a comment for James O'Donnell
"Hey James thanks for the add"
Aug 24, 2011
James O'Donnell joined National Theatre Wales's group


An Official National Theatre Wales GroupDirectors, designers, choreographers, composers, production people... A group for everyone who is interested in Creative Production at National Theatre Wales.See More
Aug 23, 2011
James O'Donnell joined Ellie Carter's group

Dirty Protest

Dirty Protest are dedicated to producing, developing and promoting new writing and the writers of Wales. We create exciting inclusive new theatre experiences to thrill audiences and extend the reach of new writing across Wales. We put gigs on in pubs, kebab shops, forests...We are currently touring Katherine Chandler's award-winning play Parallel Lines to theatres across Wales. Dirty Protest are Matthew Bulgo, Ellie Carter, Claire Hill, Catherine Paskell & Tim Price.  See More
Aug 23, 2011
James O'Donnell joined Robert Harper's group

Plays We Want To Read

With so many wonderful scripts out there, it's not possible to own them all so that one can read them. So, I thought we could pass requests about plays we want to read on here. If someone has a copy you can arrange to lend it by post or in personSee More
Aug 23, 2011

Profile Information

What I do:
I am a Theatre director from London who is fanatical about Wales. I believe in the power of theatre to change people's lives and I direct this change.
A little more about me:
I am a former actor member of the Royal Shakespeare Company and since changing to become a director I have specialised in new writing, particularly American new writing. I adapt Russian plays for the Acting Gymnasium/Charm Offensive and I look for plays that are about characters on the fringes of society and stories that make the ordinary extraordinary. I am interested in showing classic stories with a Welsh twist which I hope to explore more in 2015.
Projects I’m working on:
Laundry & Bourbon by James McLure. The 30th One Act Festival at the Lost theatre. 31st May @ 7.30pm
African Americana by Aurin Squire as part of the ObamAmerica festival at the Theatre 503. 10th -14th June @ 7.45pm
My own adaptation of The Cherry Orchard as part of the Camden Fringe festival in August.
Kafka vs Kafka at the Etcetera Theatre Camden in November.
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At 15:09 on September 2, 2011, roger evans said…

that be ronan the dog. from the moba. museum of bad art!!!

have u never been.

At 22:43 on August 24, 2011, Matt the Hat said…
Hey James thanks for the add

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