May 2014 Blog Posts (88)

All For Love

Broke new ground in my career today - my first performance as a non-human! Thankfully, the baboons in David Weiner's "Feeding Time at the Human House" are quite heavily anthropomorphized, so I didn't have to paint my bum red or climb on anything...!

Jayne Stillman and I performed two of…

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Added by Rob Stradling on May 31, 2014 at 21:00 — No Comments

Migration

In the light of the news today and the all too familiar fear filled images we are given of masses of migrants flooding in at the gates of Europe, I feel the need to talk about the workshops I've been doing for NTW Team in Refugee and Asylum Seeker groups.  But maybe I should let these images speak for themselves.…

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Added by john norton on May 30, 2014 at 18:45 — 1 Comment

An NTW Approach to Education?

On our travels we’ve often worked closely with schools and colleges, from Danielle’s gang in Tonypandemonium to the pre-show for Love Steals Us From Loneliness. They’ve also provided performers for a number of our Assemblies and TEAM projects, and helped our Communications team come up with new marketing ideas. Up until now, it’s generally been part of a wider project, but we now want the focus to be solely on education.

So we've decided to seek the help of…

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Added by Devinda De Silva on May 30, 2014 at 14:37 — 1 Comment

BBC Wales' Under Milk Wood on BBC Four THIS SUNDAY

In case you missed it earlier this month, BBC Wales' spectacular, all-star television production of Under Milk Wood will be broadcast on BBC Four this Sunday night (1st June) at 22.30, and will be available on iPlayer for 7 days after that.

The cast features Michael Sheen, Ioan Gruffudd, Siân Phillips, Sir Tom Jones Jonathan Pryce, Aneurin Barnard, Owen…

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Added by Catrin Rogers on May 30, 2014 at 14:14 — No Comments

Bare Fiction #2

Delighted to have had a short play-script included in Issue 2 of literary periodical Bare Fiction. It also includes, as well as a lot of fascinating poetry, three other short plays, and a none-more-dark story from Rachel Trezise. 

Added by Othniel Smith on May 30, 2014 at 12:04 — No Comments

Not Too Tame present 'Early Doors' at Edinburgh Fringe

Hi all

Just a quick post to tell you all about Not Too Tame's production of 'Early Doors', which previously played in Porters, Cardiff, will now be playing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 14' as part of Pop Up Pleasance, at the Jinglin' Geordie Pub.

We're an ensemble of actors who mainly trained at RWCMD and are extremely passionate and excited about making our own work. Early Doors is all our…

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Added by Jessica Hayles on May 30, 2014 at 11:53 — No Comments

Director needed for dark comedy one man show

I’m looking for a Director to help me rehearse a one man show I’m performing at this year’s Cardiff Comedy Festival.

The Show

“Conrad Kordover is a man with strange habits; a loner, living by his own unconventional beliefs. When a murder is committed, it isn’t long before the Police come knocking.”

“What’s the Time, Mr Wolf?” by Vincent Cassar. A darkly comic one man play exploring a society where justice must be done, whatever the price. A piece that is…

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Added by Ben Tinniswood on May 30, 2014 at 10:51 — No Comments

UTAH to PATAGONIA

Hi Creatives/Practitioners/Directors/Writers/Actors/Dancers...,

We have an ambition. We want to take our bilingual production of Priodferch Utah/Utah Bride to Patagonia for the 150 year celebrations.

Many of themes of Utah about searching for that 'something else' tie in with the first Welsh people who landed ' with a dream and a hope of creating their new home'.

It will also help me as a practitioner to link up with artists in Argentina and…

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Added by carmen medway-stephens on May 30, 2014 at 10:07 — 2 Comments

We are recruiting! Mametz Ushers

We are recruiting!

Ushers and Programme Sellers

£7p/h | 4 hour shifts | Location – Great Llancayo Wood, Usk



We are recruiting for Ushers and Programme Sellers for our production Mametz. The production will take place in Usk at Great Llancayo…

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Added by Rhian Lewis on May 29, 2014 at 15:30 — No Comments

Silent State - Yellobrick / WNO

Beginning of May, Studiocano.co.uk had the opportunity to work again for Yellobrick, taking pictures of their pervasive game experience Silent State in collaboration with…

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Added by Jorge Lizalde on May 29, 2014 at 1:06 — No Comments

Resident Artist for a Day, who? Me?

Yeah you heard it, probably you are as much surprise as me.

I am really glad to have been shortlisted for Resident Artist at NTW. 

Today is my test/interview day where I will be presenting my proposal to the team and test some of the ideas

proposed.  So I would say I am Artist at NTW for the day.  The first one out of the six, no pressure.

During the day, I will be tweeting as well as posting not only curiosities but also developments of my…

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Added by Jorge Lizalde on May 29, 2014 at 1:04 — 1 Comment

NTW TEAM Workout is evolving… and needs YOU!!!

Do you have an idea/script/dream which you’re not sure how to get off the ground?

Are you looking to get involved in new projects and find new collaborators?

Are you a theatre-maker who’d like to meet other theatre-makers and play for a day?

NTW TEAM Workout has been running in Swansea since July 2013 but from June this year it is moving into an exciting new phase in collaboration with Wales Millennium Centre.  So that we can give you more opportunities to…

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Added by Lisa Wells-Turner on May 28, 2014 at 11:44 — 1 Comment

NTW Artists in Residence for the day...

Here's a short report and images detailing what we got up to during (and in the lead up to) our day as Artists in Residence at National Theatre Wales HQ... including confirmation of the 1969 moon landing!

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Added by Jason and Becky on May 28, 2014 at 10:30 — 2 Comments

CALL OUT: Actor-Musician - Acoustic Guitarist

Hello!

We're looking for an enthusiastic actor-musician (actor not necessary) to be a part of a very exciting project which is happening over a course of a month THIS summer. It's an unspoken devised piece of theatre, which will be performed at Sherman Theatre, National Eisteddfod & Edinburgh Fringe. 

I have no money to offer YET. Application to ACW being reviewed - this is following the success of an R&D Grant from ACW. Cross…

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Added by Elgan Rhys on May 28, 2014 at 10:01 — No Comments

Mametz Week 2

It's week two, and yet it feels like a month ago I wrote my first blog post! We have fully immersed ourselves in the text, history, beauty and pain that comes with the production. We have a uniquely talented mix of performers, creatives and technical team collaborating to make the most of this opportunity. An opportunity, that in my opinion, has the ability to portray the battle of Mametz wood in a raw and passionate manner.



So what have we been up to... we have spent a lot of time… Continue

Added by Gethin Evans on May 27, 2014 at 23:39 — No Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company...

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on May 27, 2014 at 6:51 — No Comments

Life in a Small-Scale Theatre Company...

May Bank Holiday Monday...

This is going to be a great day - we've Extraordinary Little Cough on the Worm and then Reminiscences of Childhood in the sight of the worm. 

We have had some great feedback from the initial performances of Return Journey too:

'great performances', 'really enjoyed', innovative', to quote but three...

Also, we've had a great piece written about it in the Telegraph...…

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Added by Adrian Metcalfe on May 26, 2014 at 5:51 — No Comments

NTW Artist In Residence for the day

Last week, we were lucky enough to be invited to NTW HQ in Castle Arcade, to be artists in residence for the day. This is what we got up to...

NATSA WALES / MISSION UNCERTAINTY

As leaked reports have suggested, we all now know the truth - that National Theatre Wales real trading name is 'NATSA' - a secret branch of NASA, whose employees…

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Added by Jason and Becky on May 25, 2014 at 17:16 — No Comments

the 9 fridas

immensely excited to see the publicity and trailer for my forthcoming production at the taipei international arts festival - 'the 9 fridas' - inspired by Frida Kahlo. http://kaiteoreilly.wordpress.com/2014/05/25/the-9-fridas-frida-kahlo-in-taipei/

beautiful!

Added by Kaite O'Reilly on May 25, 2014 at 8:37 — No Comments

Creative Clinics at the Irish Writers Centre

I'm just back from meeting two very promising emerging playwrights at the Irish Writers Centre Creative Clinics consultancy sessions. These one-to-one sessions give writers the opportunity to meet a professional in their field and discuss their work and ambitions. They're a really enjoyable networking opportunity and I'm looking forward to seeing what these playwrights do next.…

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Added by Jessica Traynor on May 24, 2014 at 15:46 — No Comments

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