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My TEAM Journey

My TEAM JourneyOne of the problems (and also the joys) of being a TEAM member is that the concept of TEAM is very hard to 'pitch' or describe to another person. TEAM is a fantastic thing - and as many readers will know I can enthuse at length - but a strangers next question will often be: 'So, what is TEAM?' And then I'm stumped. It is so many different things to so many different and diverse people - and as Chair of TEAM Panel, I feel that it is my job to champion and celebrate this. But in…See More
Apr 19
Anna Lewis commented on Tom Wentworth's blog post Critical Chinwag Review - Light Waves Dark Skies
"Really interesting piece, I had a lot of the same thoughts as you!"
Dec 8, 2016
Tom Wentworth added a discussion to the group CRITICAL CHINWAG
Dec 8, 2016
Tom Wentworth posted a blog post

Critical Chinwag Review - Light Waves Dark Skies

I was delighted to host the Critical Chinwag for We Made This' production of Light Waves Dark Skies, especially as it was originally supported by WalesLab. The piece has really developed under Matt Ball's direction but is very much a collaborative piece, made through devising.The play is centred around the idea of light. Light in the extreme (such as the stars), light in the everyday (such a torch or lights in the home) and light in the minutiae (light from screens such as the iPad that I'm…See More
Dec 8, 2016
rachel rosen commented on Tom Wentworth's blog post Hello from the Chair of TEAM Panel
"hi Tom, I'm A North Wales outpost member of TEAM, looking forward to meeting you at some point and seeing what new stuff TEAM has planned at our end of the country!"
Nov 16, 2016
Devinda De Silva commented on Tom Wentworth's blog post Hello from the Chair of TEAM Panel
"Here's to the year ahead Tom! Great to have you as our first Chair of TEAM Panel."
Nov 7, 2016
Tom Wentworth posted a blog post

Hello from the Chair of TEAM Panel

Hello!Welcome to my first blog (of many, I hope!) as Chair of TEAM Panel.TEAM Panel is a group of TEAM members - from all sorts of artistic disciplines and a diverse range of backgrounds - who together help to shape the way that TEAM is run and how it plays its part within National Theatre Wales. It's very exciting to be part of such an energetic and enthusiastic group of individuals who all very much enjoy being part of TEAM.I am a playwright and have been a TEAM member since the beginning and…See More
Nov 7, 2016
Tom Wentworth added a discussion to the group CRITICAL CHINWAG
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Critical Chinwag - LIGHT WAVES DARK SKIES - 30th NOVEMBER at CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE

Hello! It's that time again... Yes, it's Critical Chinwag! So do come and join me for TEAM's always popular social and review event.This time I'm very excited to be hosting the Critical Chinwag for We Made This' production Light Waves Dark Skies.Light Waves Dark Skies is a new work by We Made This, exploring the beauty and power of light and water, and our place in the universe amongst the stars.Two parents pack up their lives and drive away from the roaring sea that stole their child. To…See More
Nov 5, 2016
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CRITICAL CHINWAG

Critical Chinwag is a new review & social night by me (Hi, I’m Bud by the way!) and NTW TEAM. See More
Nov 5, 2016
Tom Wentworth posted a blog post

Critical Chinwag - LIGHT WAVES DARK SKIES - 30th NOVEMBER - CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE

Hello! It's that time again... Yes, it's Critical Chinwag! So do come and join me for TEAM's always popular social and review event.This time I'm very excited to be hosting the Critical Chinwag for We Made This' production Light Waves Dark Skies.Light Waves Dark Skies is a new work by We Made This, exploring the beauty and power of light and water, and our place in the universe amongst the stars.Two parents pack up their lives and drive away from the roaring sea that stole their child. To…See More
Nov 5, 2016
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Cosy at Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre

March 8, 2016 at 8pm to March 12, 2016 at 10pm
AWARD-WINNING WRITER KAITE O’REILLY TACKLES THE LAST GREAT TABOO IN NEW PLAY, COSYTHIS DARKLY COMIC NEW WORK COMBINES AN UNFLINCHING EXAMINATION OF OUR ATTITUDES TO YOUTH, AGEING AND DEATH, WITH AN OFTEN HILARIOUS AND MOVING ENCOUNTER BETWEEN THREE GENERATIONS OF WOMENThis March at Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre, an all-female, all-Welsh cast including Sharon Morgan will perform Kaite O’Reilly’s new play Cosy; a provocative, brutally honest but at times laugh-out-loud work that asks big…See More
Feb 29, 2016
Tom Wentworth posted a blog post

NTW TEAM DISCOUNT: COSY BY KAITE 'O REILLY

ARE YOU A NTW TEAM MEMBER? WE'VE GOT A SPECIAL DISCOUNT FOR YOU - TICKETS ON ALL PERFORMANCES FOR JUST £7!WHAT'S COSY ABOUT?THIS DARKLY COMIC NEW WORK COMBINES AN UNFLINCHING EXAMINATION OF OUR ATTITUDES TO YOUTH, AGEING AND DEATH, WITH AN OFTEN HILARIOUS AND MOVING ENCOUNTER BETWEEN THREE GENERATIONS OF WOMEN.COSY is a provocative, brutally honest but at times laugh-out-loud work that asks big questions about how – and when – our lives draw to a close.“It's like I've disappeared. I walk down…See More
Feb 23, 2016
Catrin Rogers is attending Tom Wentworth's event
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Cosy at Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre

March 8, 2016 at 8pm to March 12, 2016 at 10pm
AWARD-WINNING WRITER KAITE O’REILLY TACKLES THE LAST GREAT TABOO IN NEW PLAY, COSYTHIS DARKLY COMIC NEW WORK COMBINES AN UNFLINCHING EXAMINATION OF OUR ATTITUDES TO YOUTH, AGEING AND DEATH, WITH AN OFTEN HILARIOUS AND MOVING ENCOUNTER BETWEEN THREE GENERATIONS OF WOMENThis March at Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre, an all-female, all-Welsh cast including Sharon Morgan will perform Kaite O’Reilly’s new play Cosy; a provocative, brutally honest but at times laugh-out-loud work that asks big…See More
Feb 20, 2016
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Cosy at Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre

March 8, 2016 at 8pm to March 12, 2016 at 10pm
AWARD-WINNING WRITER KAITE O’REILLY TACKLES THE LAST GREAT TABOO IN NEW PLAY, COSYTHIS DARKLY COMIC NEW WORK COMBINES AN UNFLINCHING EXAMINATION OF OUR ATTITUDES TO YOUTH, AGEING AND DEATH, WITH AN OFTEN HILARIOUS AND MOVING ENCOUNTER BETWEEN THREE GENERATIONS OF WOMENThis March at Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre, an all-female, all-Welsh cast including Sharon Morgan will perform Kaite O’Reilly’s new play Cosy; a provocative, brutally honest but at times laugh-out-loud work that asks big…See More
Feb 18, 2016
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Cosy at Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre

March 8, 2016 at 8pm to March 12, 2016 at 10pm
AWARD-WINNING WRITER KAITE O’REILLY TACKLES THE LAST GREAT TABOO IN NEW PLAY, COSYTHIS DARKLY COMIC NEW WORK COMBINES AN UNFLINCHING EXAMINATION OF OUR ATTITUDES TO YOUTH, AGEING AND DEATH, WITH AN OFTEN HILARIOUS AND MOVING ENCOUNTER BETWEEN THREE GENERATIONS OF WOMENThis March at Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre, an all-female, all-Welsh cast including Sharon Morgan will perform Kaite O’Reilly’s new play Cosy; a provocative, brutally honest but at times laugh-out-loud work that asks big…See More
Feb 17, 2016
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Cosy at Weston Studio, Wales Millennium Centre

March 8, 2016 at 8pm to March 12, 2016 at 10pm
AWARD-WINNING WRITER KAITE O’REILLY TACKLES THE LAST GREAT TABOO IN NEW PLAY, COSYTHIS DARKLY COMIC NEW WORK COMBINES AN UNFLINCHING EXAMINATION OF OUR ATTITUDES TO YOUTH, AGEING AND DEATH, WITH AN OFTEN HILARIOUS AND MOVING ENCOUNTER BETWEEN THREE GENERATIONS OF WOMENThis March at Cardiff’s Wales Millennium Centre, an all-female, all-Welsh cast including Sharon Morgan will perform Kaite O’Reilly’s new play Cosy; a provocative, brutally honest but at times laugh-out-loud work that asks big…See More
Feb 1, 2016

Profile Information

What I do:
Writer/Radio Producer/Script Editor & Chair of TEAM Panel
A little more about me:
I'm a writer working in theatre, radio and television. Recent credits include Bee Happy (Old Red Lion), Windy Old Fossils (Pentabus) and Heart of Hearts (Graeae/National Theatre Studio.) I am very involved in disability arts and when not making theatre, I'm watching or reviewing it for Disability Arts Online, Exeunt, Wales Arts Review. When not making, watching or reviewing theatre I'm probably drinking coffee or eating Chocolate Brownie.

I am also Chair of TEAM Panel for 2017/2018, helping to make TEAM the best that it can be.
Location:
Cardiff
Projects I’m working on:
Commissions for Graeae, Pentabus and BBC Radio.
Personal Website/CV:
http://about.me/tomwentworth
Twitter @username:
@tomthetwit

To introduce myself I would like to share a vignette written a couple of years ago. 'The Sea' is about the differences between pure language and meaning. A young boy discovers a love of poetry and rejects religion, wrapped around Matthew Arnold's poem 'On Dover Beach'.

The Sea - Stage Version.doc


The following is a very raw piece created recently as part of my course but gives an insight into the type of intense work I am interested in producing.

Last Breath, Written by Tom Wentworth, for the University of Glamorgan is an exploration of a father leaving home through cartoons.

LastBreath.mp3

Tom Wentworth's Blog

My TEAM Journey

My TEAM Journey



One of the problems (and also the joys) of being a TEAM member is that the concept of TEAM is very hard to 'pitch' or describe to another person. TEAM is a fantastic thing - and as many readers will know I can enthuse at length - but a strangers next question will often be: 'So, what is TEAM?' And then I'm stumped. It is so many different things to so many different and diverse people - and as Chair of TEAM Panel, I feel that it is my job to champion and celebrate… Continue

Posted on April 19, 2017 at 15:18

Critical Chinwag Review - Light Waves Dark Skies

I was delighted to host the Critical Chinwag for We Made This' production of Light Waves Dark Skies, especially as it was originally supported by WalesLab. The piece has really developed under Matt Ball's direction but is very much a collaborative piece, made through devising.



The play is centred around the idea of light. Light in the extreme (such as the stars), light in the everyday (such a torch or lights in the home) and light in the minutiae (light from screens such as the iPad… Continue

Posted on December 8, 2016 at 10:13 — 1 Comment

Hello from the Chair of TEAM Panel

Hello!



Welcome to my first blog (of many, I hope!) as Chair of TEAM Panel.



TEAM Panel is a group of TEAM members - from all sorts of artistic disciplines and a diverse range of backgrounds - who together help to shape the way that TEAM is run and how it plays its part within National Theatre Wales. It's very exciting to be part of such an energetic and enthusiastic group of individuals who all very much enjoy being part of TEAM.



I am a playwright and have been a… Continue

Posted on November 7, 2016 at 13:10 — 2 Comments

Critical Chinwag - LIGHT WAVES DARK SKIES - 30th NOVEMBER - CHAPTER ARTS CENTRE

Hello! It's that time again... Yes, it's Critical Chinwag! So do come and join me for TEAM's always popular social and review event.



This time I'm very excited to be hosting the Critical Chinwag for We Made This' production Light Waves Dark Skies.



Light Waves Dark Skies is a new work by We Made This, exploring the beauty and power of light and water, and our place in the universe amongst the stars.



Two parents pack up their lives and drive away from the… Continue

Posted on November 5, 2016 at 14:47

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At 9:55 on August 25, 2012, Anna Poole said…

Hi Tom,

Thanks for joining the TEAM group and welcome :)

I look forward to hearing you perform on Tuesday at Word4Word - if you want to get involved in any other aspects of TEAM just let me know.

Best,

Anna

At 11:39 on June 19, 2011, Christine Anita Kinsey said…

Nice to meet you too Tom. Let me know how you're getting on with 'In Water I'm Weightless' and with developing your radio play. I'm working on a radio play too as well as poetry - my new book will be launched on 15th Sept at Oriel Davies Gallery Newtown. Kaite says she'll read with me, so does Rosie Bailey who was at Morville. Nadia sounded interested in coming so maybe you could travel over with her if you're in Bridgenorth at that time?

All the best,

Chris

At 14:54 on June 17, 2011, Kenon Man said…
Hey Tom hope you are well! Cheers for tweeting about Sherman :)
At 19:33 on September 23, 2010, Guy O'Donnell said…
Hi Tom I am an Arts Officer in Bridgend, wondered if you would be interested in the project below ?
Thanks
Guy

Are you aged 16 – 25? Could you create a must-read review of theatre or music? Co-ordinated by Bridgend County Borough Council’s Arts and Community Development, the Young Critics’ Scheme aims to develop and showcase the critical voices of young people and encourage them to think critically about the theatrical or musical productions they have seen.

Organised in partnership with the National Theatre of Wales and Academi, one of the National Theatre Wales’ new critics and ex-editor of Buzz magazine, Ben Bryant, will mentor and run workshop sessions to encourage participants to write and explore the role of the art critic, coming up with different ways to respond to theatre and live art including using Face Book, Vimeo and Twitter.

Throughout the coming months, the young critics will be encouraged to write a number of theatrical and musical reviews, beginning with a review of the National Theatre’s Wales production of ‘Love Steals us from Loneliness’ by Gary Owen, which will be performed in Hobos, Bridgend in October.

To get involved in this exciting new project, please call Bridgend County Borough Council’s Arts Project officer Guy O’Donnell, on (01656) 642727, or email: arts@bridgend.gov.uk.
At 20:15 on July 13, 2010, Kaite O'Reilly said…
Hi Tom, excellent to see you here! Great to meet you properly (as opposed to virtually) at Pride... looking forward to the workshop later in the autumn,
kaite x
At 11:43 on September 24, 2009, Catherine Paskell said…
Hi Tom, welcome to National Theatre Wales. Have you worked with Pentabus, the Shropshire-based company? x
 
 
 

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