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Lindsey Colbourne left a comment for Louise Osborn
"Hi Lou, I just wanted to thank you again for your inspiration and support during (and before, and after!) my Waleslab R&D week. We couldn't have done it without you! I hope the experiment of working as a 'full time' dramaturg on…"
May 2
Louise Osborn replied to Mike Salmon's discussion Casting Call: Cosy (research & development) in the group Actors
"Hi Michael - I'd very much like to be considered for this casting. (Rose/Camille?) The subject matter interests me a lot - it's stuff I've been researching/thinking about for some time now. I resumed acting last year after some years…"
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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
Apr 17
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Mother Courage and Her Children

MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDRENby Bertolt Brechtin a translation by John Willettrevised by Ed ThomasDirector: John E McGrathComposer & Musical Director: Dafydd JamesNational Theatre Wales returns to its birthplace in the south Wales valleys for the first production in its fifth season - a bold, anarchic  new version of Bertolt Brecht’s 1939 anti-war play performed in and around the Merthyr Labour Club. Hinterland creator Ed Thomas returns to the stage to adapt, NTW artistic director John…See More
Apr 17
Connor Allen left a comment for Louise Osborn
"Thank you Louise All the best with the mentoring and hopefully we'll get the chance to work together soon x"
Mar 23
Louise Osborn left a comment for Connor Allen
"Hi Connor Many thanks for your message - and yes, of course I remember meeting you at the Sherman, with Beth.  I'm not currently in production with anything - I seem to be working for lots of other people at the moment, mostly in the role…"
Mar 23
Lindsey Colbourne left a comment for Louise Osborn
"Hi Louise, I'm so pleased it sounds interesting! I'm down in Cardiff to watch/learn from the development of the NTW Assembly, so I'm very flexible and meeting on Friday morning would be great. My email is lindsey.colbourne@me.com and…"
Mar 6
Louise Osborn left a comment for Lindsey Colbourne
"Hi Lindsay - yes hoping I'll be able to offer some dramaturgical support to your fascinating sounding project. I'm afraid I'm away in London next week until Thursday afternoon. Might you be available on Friday? I have to go to work in…"
Mar 6
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Production Week for Maudie's Rooms

The old customs and immigration house in Bute Street is in the process of transformation, ready for Maudie's Rooms which opens this Friday.... a two week run, but tickets selling very fast...book now if you want a chance to catch it. Fantastic creative team!
Apr 7, 2014
Louise Osborn commented on Matt Ball's group WalesLab
"Hi Simon - just wanted to check that you received the submission for next Wales Lab rounds  - the 'Our Mothers' project?  I think the next 'deadline' might be coming up? Also, hope you get to come see Maudie's…"
Mar 17, 2014
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Mar 17, 2014
Louise Osborn left a comment for Tim Price
"Hi Tim - just wanted to express my interest in and support for The Writer's Studio idea. Please keep me posted regarding developments and let me know if there's anything I can do to help. Also please come to see my production over Easter…"
Mar 6, 2014
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The Roar Ensemble in Co.Production with Sherman Cymru at Sherman Cymru

February 7, 2014 all day
Following a very successful development last Summer, this Easter Holidays the Roar Ensemble are delighted to be mounting their site-specific full production of MAUDIE'S ROOMS in Butetown.  In collaboration with Sherman Cymru, this is an immersive and sumptuous site-specific adventure, with a strong driving narrative for family audiences.Artistic Director, Louise Osborn, is looking to enhance her cast this time round.  We are seeking a Male Actor to join our fabulous current creative…See More
Feb 7, 2014
Louise Osborn commented on Louise Osborn's blog post AUDITION OPPORTUNITY FOR FULL PRODUCTION OF MAUDIE'S ROOMS - the Roar Ensemble and Sherman Cymru
"Because no critics have seen it yet - it was only in development! Hopefully next time round when we'll be inviting press x"
Jan 15, 2014
Greg Cullen commented on Louise Osborn's blog post AUDITION OPPORTUNITY FOR FULL PRODUCTION OF MAUDIE'S ROOMS - the Roar Ensemble and Sherman Cymru
"How this production wasn't nominated for "Best Design" in the Theatre Awards is beyond me."
Jan 15, 2014
Louise Osborn commented on Louise Osborn's blog post AUDITION OPPORTUNITY FOR FULL PRODUCTION OF MAUDIE'S ROOMS - the Roar Ensemble and Sherman Cymru
"Spot the deliberate spelling mistakes..."
Jan 14, 2014

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What I do:
Writer/Director/Workshop Leader I have been working in Welsh Theatre since 1982. Originally trained as an Actress in London, I began directing when at Theatr Powys, where I became Artistic Director, staying for 11 years. Have since worked freelance as Writer/Director in TV and Theatre. From 2006 - 10 was Associate Director with Hijinx Theatre, working on new plays and script development.
A little more about me:
Currently under commission with Sherman Cymru developing a new play MAUDIE'S ROOMS. Also working in collaboration with Cardiff University/ Sherman Cymru/ W.N.O towards a project exploring ageing - and anti-ageing science. Have recently directed a rehearsed reading of a new play SUPERNOVA by a young writer Dave Lee Smith, who I've been developing along with N.T.W. Recently also directed IDEAS EXCHANGE for the Butetown Assembly/ N.T.W.
Location:
Cardiff
Projects I’m working on:
Wales Lab - Our Mothers Were Sisters
Forget- me - not Choir and Welsh National Opera - Writer/ Libretto for new Song Cycle DEMENSTORIA.
MAUDIE'S ROOMS - with my new Company The Roar Ensemble. A/C funding for Full Production this EASTER
TRAINING PROGRAMME for JUKEBOX COLLECTIVE
YAS Tutor with RWCMD
MENTOR for Script Cafe and Pontardawe Arts Centre

Louise Osborn's Blog

Production Week for Maudie's Rooms

The old customs and immigration house in Bute Street is in the process of transformation, ready for Maudie's Rooms which opens this Friday.... a two week run, but tickets selling very fast...book now if you want a chance to catch it. Fantastic creative team!

Posted on April 7, 2014 at 20:47

AUDITION OPPORTUNITY FOR FULL PRODUCTION OF MAUDIE'S ROOMS - the Roar Ensemble and Sherman Cymru

Theatre Company the Roar Ensemble in collaboration with Sherman Cymru are delighted to be mounting their full production of Maudie's Rooms in Butetown this Spring.  A sumptuous site-specific adventure for all the family, MAUDIE'S ROOMS was hugely successful with audiences during it's development run last…

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Posted on January 14, 2014 at 14:06 — 4 Comments

Last few remaining tickets for first production from exciting new company - MAUDIE'S ROOMS by Roar Ensemble

New theatre Company The Roar Ensemble in Co-production with Sherman Cymru is proud to announce it's inaugural production of Maudie's Rooms.

A site specific narrative theatre piece for Family Audiences (8 years plus) Maudie's Rooms is a sumptuously rich experiential theatrical adventure... a little bit scarey, and very thrilling! 

Set in an old Boarding House in Bute Street...…

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Posted on July 18, 2013 at 23:14

Our Mothers Were Sisters - WALES LAB

WALES LAB:  Our Mother's Were Sisters.

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Our Mothers were Sisters, Wella Corria, Laila Mohamed Mason &…

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Posted on April 16, 2013 at 11:12 — 1 Comment

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At 11:26 on May 2, 2015, Lindsey Colbourne said…

Hi Lou, I just wanted to thank you again for your inspiration and support during (and before, and after!) my Waleslab R&D week. We couldn't have done it without you! I hope the experiment of working as a 'full time' dramaturg on the project leads to it happening again and again in the future!

I've blogged your poem, because it really shows I think, how the process benefits from the 'inside-outside' eye that you provided :http://community.nationaltheatrewales.org/profiles/blogs/digging-down-r-d-week-before-the-sharing-a-reflection-on-process

diolch yn fawr iawn, iawn

Lindsey

At 14:26 on March 23, 2015, Connor Allen said…
Thank you Louise

All the best with the mentoring and hopefully we'll get the chance to work together soon x
At 20:55 on March 6, 2015, Lindsey Colbourne said…

Hi Louise, I'm so pleased it sounds interesting! I'm down in Cardiff to watch/learn from the development of the NTW Assembly, so I'm very flexible and meeting on Friday morning would be great. My email is lindsey.colbourne@me.com and my mobile 07850 945511.

At 23:27 on January 27, 2013, Miranda Ballin said…

Many congrats Louise on being shortlisted so lovely to see your name there xxx

At 21:36 on November 24, 2011, carmen medway-stephens said…

Thanks Louise, Finishing 2nd draft and editing editing ......its liberating!!! Can't wait to experiment with it now during the week's residency. Very happy with the casting. Best Wishes

At 7:49 on November 20, 2009, Peter Cox MBE said…
Hi Lou (really enjoyed the show last night. Whole audience did. Very positive responses.)

Just posted this on the NTW site:

Saw the Hijinx Gulliver show last night in Llandrindod Wells. What a very good show. Funny. Entertaining. Moving. Great performances. Lovely concept and writing. Strong and imaginative direction. Excellent design and lighting. A great adventure and a fascinating journey into the human psyche and soul going via madness, creativity, politics, satire, love, paranoia, anxiety and the power of the imagination - all presented with consummate theatrical wit and confidence. A really good night out.
At 11:22 on October 11, 2009, Russell Clough said…
Hey Lou,

Things are all good here! Im Doing a fringe play in chiwick at the moment The government Inpector at the moment. Then off to milford To do pinochio in November. Typical. Had no work for 2 years then got 3 job offers all at once - was a difficult choise. Hopefully I'll be able to come and see Plum. Speak soon! Russ
At 21:26 on September 28, 2009, Carl Jonathan Arthur Davies said…
Hi Lou
Just want to say a huge thank you for everything! I think you have used the set really well Its so nice to see a director using the set to the max. I love what you have done with the show. thank you for being so calm in this very compact process. its been a pleasure working and I hope to work with you more closely again in the future. Much love and the best of luck for the rest of the year xxxxx Big Love Mr c
At 10:11 on September 24, 2009, Ian Staples said…
Hi Lou
Sunflowered is a play by Alex Vlahos. We did a rehearsed reading of it at the springboard festival this year. It's a really nice piece. I'll try and get to the show on the 3rd. Hopefully see you then. x
At 9:06 on August 30, 2009, Iwan Brioc said…
Hello Louise, thanks for your interest. There's a kind of holding site for The Republic - www.troti.org and some rough theoretical stuff on the Cynefin website www.cynefin.org. The next show in Wales will be at the Conwy Feast in October, though it's more site specific promenade than Labyrinth (Town Wall walk). In Portugal at the moment looking for a location to set up the first 'Republic'. Trust that you are still breaking the mold...all the best, Iwan
 
 
 

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