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Simon Coates commented on National Theatre Wales's group National Theatre Wales TEAM
"Be our next Emerging Director!! We are looking for an Emerging Director to work with us and Common Wealth on our next production - We're Still Here. Deadline is 26 May. Here's the…"
May 22
Simon Coates commented on National Theatre Wales's group Creatives
"Be our next Emerging Director!! We are looking for an Emerging Director to work with us and Common Wealth on our next production - We're Still Here. Deadline is 26 May. Here's the…"
May 22
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Artists, Creatives, Designers of the South Asian diaspora - introducing ‘Sisters’!

(Sgrôliwch i lawr i weld hwn yn Gymraeg)We are looking to connect with female performers, artists, creatives and designers whose cultural roots and histories are intrinsically linked and connected to the Indian Sub-continent to help us with an initial phase of research into  ‘Sisters’, a brand new collaborative project between NTW and Junoon Theatre in Mumbai. The project will be an…See More
May 18
Simon Coates posted a blog post

Be our next Emerging Director!

Pictured: Evie Manning, Rachel Trezise, Rhiannon White. Source: Dimitris LegakisThe Emerging Director position is an opportunity for artists interested in working closely with more experienced lead artists/ directors, gaining close-up experience of their practice and inside knowledge of the creative processes…See More
May 15
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We are looking for an Community Engagement Associate to work with us on 'Sisters'!

(Sgrôliwch i lawr i weld hwn yn Gymraeg) Community Engagement Associate - 'Sisters' Job Description:National Theatre Wales are seeking an individual with experience of community engagement within an arts context to support all areas of our outreach work for ‘Sisters’, a new collaborative project between National Theatre Wales and Junoon Theatre (Mumbai). The Community Engagement Associate will work closely with members of the National Theatre Wales core team, to ensure wide ranging…See More
May 12
Lawrence Quilty left a comment for Simon Coates
"Hi Simon. I’ve recently joined the network and as per the instructions on the website was getting in touch to let you know I’m here. I’ve uploaded a couple of short plays to my profile as writing samples, but the script I’d…"
Apr 24
Simon Coates posted a blog post

10 reasons to apply…Artists' Playground

With less than three whole days before we close Artists’ Playground to applications, I thought it was about time I told you my top 10 reasons to apply…Here goes:You'll grow your (international) networks - you'll meet interesting people who will…See More
Mar 29
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EPIC Commissions! - Artangle Everywhere

Love this!Artangel EverywhereArtangel 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 place in the UK: …See More
Mar 6
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"
Mar 3
Gemma Prangle commented on Simon Coates's blog post ARTIST CALL: International performance residency
"Hi Simon - ooooooooh this sounds really exciting! The link for more information doesn't seem to work? Thanks Gemma"
Mar 3
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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
Mar 1
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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!
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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

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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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@simon_ntw

Simon Coates's Blog

Artists, Creatives, Designers of the South Asian diaspora - introducing ‘Sisters’!

(Sgrôliwch i lawr i weld hwn yn Gymraeg)

We are looking to connect with female performers, artists, creatives and designers whose cultural roots and histories are intrinsically linked and connected to the Indian Sub-continent to help us with an initial phase of research into  ‘Sisters’, a brand new collaborative project between NTW and Junoon Theatre in…

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Posted on May 18, 2017 at 8:30

Be our next Emerging Director!

Pictured: Evie Manning, Rachel Trezise, Rhiannon White.

Source: Dimitris Legakis

The Emerging Director position is an opportunity for artists interested in working closely…

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Posted on May 15, 2017 at 11:00

We are looking for an Community Engagement Associate to work with us on 'Sisters'!

(Sgrôliwch i lawr i weld hwn yn Gymraeg)



Community Engagement Associate - 'Sisters'

 

Job Description:

National Theatre Wales are seeking an individual with experience of community engagement within an arts context to support all areas of our outreach work for ‘Sisters’, a new collaborative project between National Theatre Wales and Junoon Theatre (Mumbai).

 

The Community Engagement Associate will work…

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Posted on May 12, 2017 at 16:00

10 reasons to apply…Artists' Playground

With less than three whole days before we close Artists’ Playground to applications, I thought it was about time I told you my top 10 reasons to apply……

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Posted on March 29, 2017 at 11:00

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At 17:51 on April 24, 2017, Lawrence Quilty said…

Hi Simon. I’ve recently joined the network and as per the instructions on the website was getting in touch to let you know I’m here. I’ve uploaded a couple of short plays to my profile as writing samples, but the script I’d really like to share with you is a recently completed full length period piece about the infamous political advisor and mystic Grigori Rasputin during the last days of Imperial Russia. I know the guidance is to send just twenty pages, so I’m happy to cut out the opening section and send it to ideas@nationaltheatrewales.org. Alternatively, I could send the full piece just in case you felt compelled to read past the twenty page point. I was just wondering what you’d prefer? Thanks for your time, Lawrence.

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

 
 
 

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