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Natasha Simone commented on Simon Coates's blog post ARTIST CALL: International performance residency
"This looks great Simon, would I be able to share it on the Glyndwr University Theatre,Television and Performance course page, would be great for the 3rd years!"
Mar 3
Simon Coates commented on Simon Coates's blog post ARTIST CALL: International performance residency
"Ok, link should be back up and running again now. Also here there: http://www.nationaltheatrewales.org/artists-playground"
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"Hi Simon - ooooooooh this sounds really exciting! The link for more information doesn't seem to work? Thanks Gemma"
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ARTIST CALL: International performance residency

11 – 22 September 2017HWACHEON, South Korea After well over a year in planning, I’m super excited to be able to announce a call for artists to join us on our first international artist development residency – ‘ARTISTS’ PLAYGROUND: TUTBAT’ in Collaboration with the fantastic …See More
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ARTIST CALL: International performance residency

11 – 22 September 2017HWACHEON, South Korea After well over a year in planning, I’m super excited to be able to announce a call for artists to join us on our first international artist development residency – ‘ARTISTS’ PLAYGROUND: TUTBAT’ in Collaboration with the fantastic …See More
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Lifted by Beauty: Adventures in Dreaming at Rhyl / Y Rhyl

March 31, 2017 at 6pm to April 2, 2017 at 6pm
Rhyl is a town of many tales; a treasure trove of stories. Drawing upon Rhyl and its people as inspiration, Lifted by Beauty: Adventures in Dreaming is a voyage of discovery and memory, a collision of the past and the present; celebrating a place and a people on the cusp of change and transformation. This is an experience that will lead you on a walkabout, taking in the surprising places and spaces of Rhyl. Together we can imagine and dream. Mae’r Rhyl yn dref llawn straeon; trysorfa o…See More
Feb 27
Simon Coates commented on Ali Zay's blog post The Art Of Cultural Exchange!
"!!! Amazing. Nice one Ali."
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Theatre Bristol: What Works Wales?

A message from our friend at Theatre Bristol:'Theatre Bristol has been commissioned by the Arts Council of Wales to research and report on how shared producing resources in Wales could give everyone a better deal. We may have already spoken to you at the Creative Gathering or at meetings in Cardiff, Swansea, Snowdonia National Park and Carmarthen but there may be more you want to say - and we'd love to hear any additional thoughts.If we have not managed to meet you yet, we would LOVE to hear…See More
Dec 12, 2016
Simon Coates commented on Marc Blaidd's blog post Director needed for collaboration (Arts Council of Wales application)
"Hi Marc - good luck with your application. It sounds like a fun piece. There's a 'Creative' group on the Community that you could get in touch with. THat's where the Director's tend to hang out. You could also approach…"
Nov 30, 2016
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JMK Call Out - DIRECTORS

For applicantsThe JMK Young Director Award 2017Applications for the JMK Award 2017 will be accepted between Wednesday 28th December 2016 and 12 noon on Monday 9th January 2017.For the JMK Award 2017 applicants were asked to choose from a new list of plays. To request a copy of the list please email jo@jmktrust.org.Applicants:• Must be not more than 30 years of age on 1st January 2017• Must not have directed more than two professional productions. We define a…See More
Nov 16, 2016
Simon Coates commented on Matt Ball's group WalesLab
"The Jerwood Foundation are trying to find out how much it costs to get started in the arts and creative sector, looking at the past 10 years. They've put together a super short and simple questionnaire (it to me literally 1 min)…"
Oct 4, 2016
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"The Jerwood Foundation are trying to find out how much it costs to get started in the arts and creative sector, looking at the past 10 years. They've put together a super short and simple questionnaire (it to me literally 1 min)…"
Oct 4, 2016
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"The Jerwood Foundation are trying to find out how much it costs to get started in the arts and creative sector, looking at the past 10 years. They've put together a super short and simple questionnaire (it to me literally 1 min)…"
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How much does it cost to get a job in the Arts?

The Jerwood Foundation are trying to find out how much it costs to get started in the arts and creative sector, looking at the past 10 years.They've put together a super short and simple questionnaire (it to me literally 1 min) -https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WJCBartsincomeSee More
Oct 4, 2016
Simon Coates left a comment for Trudi-Rose Edwards
"Hi Trudi-Rose Thanks for your comment. Great to hear you have taken the plunge and joined the writers group. Hopefully you'll find some interesting threads in there. We'll be having a look through the ideas that have been sent to us in…"
Sep 30, 2016
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"Hello Simon, My name is Trudi-Rose, I've just joined the community and Writers group, really excited to have joined! I've been writing for several years; novels, plays even a screenplay I've been working on, however only recently have…"
Sep 29, 2016

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What I do:
Head of Creative Development at National Theatre Wales
A little more about me:
I'm a producer, supporting artists to make/discover/present new pieces of performances for audience in Wales. As Head of Creative Development at National Theatre Wales, I'm responsible for overseeing the development of artists and new ideas Feel free to ask me about what I do in more detail...

I was previously working at Wales Millennium Centre as an Associate Producer where I was responsible for the Incubator Project, the Centre's Creative Development project. Also programming in the Weston Studio and running a lot of the Centre's community projects. Immediately before that I was Assistant Director in a small rural receiving house in deep dark Wiltshire.

My background is in devised theatre and choreographic practices; I trained at Dartington College of Arts and went on to produce a number of performances merging theatre, dance and various written and found texts (I should probably make it clear that I am definitely not a dancer, or writer!)
Location:
Wales
Projects I’m working on:
I'm working on loads of WalesLab projects - you can find out more about them by looking on the WalesLab Group

Please get in touch if you are making performance, thinking about it or know someone who is..
Im very nosey.
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EPIC Commissions! - Artangle Everywhere

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Artangel Everywhere

Artangel Everywhere is an open call for new ideas.

Over the past two decades, through a number of open calls, Artangel has invited UK-based artists to share ambitious ideas to transform the cultural landscape. The resulting commissions have been ground-breaking works in performance, film, installation, and radio, each situated in an unexpected…

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Posted on March 6, 2017 at 12:21

ARTIST CALL: International performance residency

11 – 22 September 2017

HWACHEON, South Korea

 

After well over a year in planning, I’m super excited to be able to announce a call for artists to join us on our first international artist development residency –…

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Posted on March 1, 2017 at 12:00 — 3 Comments

Theatre Bristol: What Works Wales?

A message from our friend at Theatre Bristol:
'Theatre Bristol has been commissioned by the Arts Council of Wales to research and report on how shared producing resources in Wales could give everyone a better deal. We may have already spoken to you at the Creative Gathering or at meetings in Cardiff, Swansea, Snowdonia National Park and Carmarthen but there may be more you want to say - and we'd love to hear any additional thoughts.
If we have not managed to meet you…
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Posted on December 12, 2016 at 22:00

JMK Call Out - DIRECTORS

For applicants

The JMK Young Director Award 2017

Applications for the JMK Award 2017 will be accepted between Wednesday 28th December 2016 and 12 noon on Monday 9th January 2017.

For the JMK Award 2017 applicants were asked to choose from a new list of plays. To request a copy of the list please email jo@jmktrust.org.

Applicants:

• Must…

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Posted on November 16, 2016 at 10:37

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At 18:32 on September 29, 2016, Trudi-Rose Edwards said…

Hello Simon,

My name is Trudi-Rose, I've just joined the community and Writers group, really excited to have joined! I've been writing for several years; novels, plays even a screenplay I've been working on, however only recently have I been able to devote more time to my writing now that I've finished university. I'm going to send some of my most recent work (a play) to the ideas email address so hopefully you'll get a chance to have a look at that some time soon.

Really excited to be here and looking forward to getting involved in the community

Thanks

Trudi-Rose

At 10:37 on December 17, 2015, Stuart H. Bawler said…

Hi Simon.

I have just added my event at the WMC and would like to offer yourself or another Creative Associate 2 complimentary tickets. I would be interested to hear what NTW thinks of our work: Ultra-Violet Circus/Puppet/Dance/Illusion

Below is a description:

Hummadruz, The Black Light Theatre of Wales presents the Ultimate Psychedelic Trip: Gustav Holst's "The Planets". Hummadruz looks to the heavens and presents a multi-coloured voyage through the Cosmos in a Space Fantasia.

Gustav Holst’s astrological take on The Planets has inspired seven stories that will transport you to an Underwater Kingdom, the Elastic Rainbow Planet, the Dawn of Time and the outer reaches of our Solar System.
Hummadruz are The Black Light Theatre of Wales and we use our unique style of performance to animate the musical score: Ultra-Violet Circus, Dance, Puppetry and Illusion.

The company, who have previously taken on pieces from the likes of Rick Wakeman, Led Zeppelin and Eat Static ar...e bringing life to the classical suite based on the astrological forces of the planets above. The show toured nationally throughout Wales in 2014 but has now been radically reworked to be staged at the Wales Millennium Centre.
Hummadruz will make you smile, gasp and cry at their interpretations of each of Holst’s original themes, from Mars’ The Bringer of War to Jupiter the Bringer of Jollity.

“Make sure you make time to go see this incredible combination of classical and modern performance.” Buzz Magazine 2014.

Featuring the recording of Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker Orchestra.

www.hummadruz.co.uk

Do get in touch if yourself or a colleague would like to come!

Cheers, Stu

At 13:21 on June 23, 2015, Geraint Cardy said…

Simon,

Hi, it's Geraint Cardy. I am an actor/writer recently moved back to Cardiff from London.

I met John Mcgrath at a reading recently and he was going to come to a one man piece I am currently working on called OUT OF SOUNDS.  He unfortunately then said he couldn't make it but was going to send someone else along. (In the end I had to cancel the piece for personal reasons, but that's besides the point as regards this email). In my emails with John  I asked, as I am new to the area, if it would be possible to meet someone for five/ten minutes to get a feel of how the NTW worked and also the scene in Wales, eg. some advice of where might be best for my piece and what avenues to chase. One thing I thought of, is that I have been told that the NTW does a lot of site specific projects, something that could, I think work for my piece. He said he would forward my emails on to yourself.    

I won't go on about Out of Sounds here, or myself, we could end up with War and Peace but I wondered if you had the email from John and if there was any chance of 5/10 mins of your time  at some point. One can do a lot of research but 10 mins with someone who knows the scene can help an enormous amount.

You can answer me on the NTW website or email me on gcardy64@gmail.com.

Thanks

Geraint

                            

At 11:15 on March 9, 2015, Rob Keeley said…

Hi Simon, I've just joined the community and Writers group.  Good to meet you.  My name is Rob Keeley and I'm a dramatist, novelist and short story writer keen to write for theatre.  I'm about to send a sample of work to the "ideas" e-mail address so more details there!  I'm based in Merseyside but would be delighted to chat online any time!  My profile on here and my website (www.robkeeley.co.uk) give more details on what I'm up to as a writer at the moment.

 

Thanks

 

Rob

At 9:28 on January 8, 2015, Rachel-Helena Walsh said…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mr Simon Coates! x

At 16:18 on November 25, 2014, Yvonne Murphy said…

Hi Simon

Just thinking there must be some future female Theatre Producers/Directors out there after some work experience  and you might know who they are?

Best

Yvonne

At 10:05 on October 4, 2014, Justin Teddy Cliffe said…

Hi Simon!

Thought I'd post an invite to you for a Comedy Cabaret night and a couple of other events we've got on the go for ComedyPort next week.

http://community.nationaltheatrewales.org/events/trash-comedyport

At 19:43 on August 13, 2014, Osian Rhys said…

Hi, 

Could you send me some details on welshlab?

Thank you,

Osian

At 14:26 on August 5, 2014, Ray Thomas said…

Hi, Simon

Can I please refer you to my post dated 25 April - re. "Everyman Theatre Lab - 'The Melting Pot'"? Any progress or further information, please? Ray Thomas

At 14:24 on August 5, 2014, Ray Thomas said…

Hello, Simon

Hope that all is well. I would like to invite you to attend "The Thunder & Lightning Man - Andrew Crosse", a devised piece which I am presenting as my M.A Drama Major Production: 7.30 pm - Friday 12 & Saturday 13 September 2014 - The Theatre, in The Atrium. Audience numbers will be limited, so I would be grateful if you could please RSVP and let me know how many tickets you will need. Many thanks. Ray Thomas. Contact: 

raythomas48@hotmail.com

 
 
 

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