Catherine Paskell's Blog (159)

A Survivalist's Guide to Edinburgh Festival Fringe: Top Tips

I'm in Edinburgh for the Fringe Festival with Dirty Protest's "Sugar Baby" by Alan Harris. It's the end of week one of the largest arts festival in the world. I'm in our hired accommodation; which I'm sure is student digs for the rest of the year but festival hire allows the landlord to pay off his mortgage in the 31 days of August. I'm…

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Added by Catherine Paskell on August 11, 2017 at 0:30 — 2 Comments

DIRTY PROTEST CASTING CALL OUT: Sugar Baby by Alan Harris, in Paines Plough's Roundabout

Dirty Protest are casting for a new play on 15, 16, 17, 18 May 2017.
Meetings will be in Cardiff.

SUGAR BABY by Alan Harris
Paines Plough's Roundabout, Summerhall, Edinburgh Festival 2017

4th - 27th August 2017

We are looking for one male…

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Added by Catherine Paskell on May 9, 2017 at 12:00 — No Comments

Line up for Dirty, Gifted & Welsh announced!

We have just announced the line up for the third Dirty, Gifted & Welsh, the new writing festival collaboration between National Theatre Wales and Dirty Protest. We are so excited about the…

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Added by Catherine Paskell on February 23, 2016 at 17:00 — 3 Comments

Dirty Gifted & Welsh, Dirty Protest and NTW's festival of new writing is back!

National Theatre Wales and Dirty Protest are teaming up for the third Dirty, Gifted & Welsh, and promise another jam-packed celebration of Welsh writers and writing for performance.

We have just announced the line up for Dirty, Gifted & Welsh 2015 and it's brilliant! All of this for only a fiver! 

Book tickets …

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Added by Catherine Paskell on January 24, 2016 at 19:30 — 1 Comment

Dirty Protest looking for writers in Llanelli, Caernarfon, Aberystwyth and Pontardawe

Dirty Protest is hitting the road and we want YOU to come along for the ride!

During the autumn, Dirty Protest will be touring the award-winning play ‘Parallel Lines’ by Katherine Chandler to venues all over Wales.

We’re taking advantage of our road trip to introduce ourselves, meet the wealth of writers dotted all over the…

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Added by Catherine Paskell on September 30, 2015 at 21:29 — No Comments

Dirty Protest are looking for an assistant director

Dirty Protest need YOU!

Dirty Protest are looking for an assistant director.

Come and work with us on our next major production, PARALLEL LINES by Katherine Chandler. Directed by Dirty Protest's Catherine Paskell, our first ever national tour will rehearse and open at Chapter, Cardiff before heading off to six key Welsh venues this autumn.

Who are Dirty Protest?

Dirty Protest is…

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Added by Catherine Paskell on September 12, 2015 at 12:00 — No Comments

Stage Manager needed for production

Hello!

I'm looking to recruit a STAGE MANAGER for a production I'm directing, Brezhnev's Children by Olwen Wymark. It is a site-specific production happening in Hill House Hospital, an abandoned hospital in Swansea. The show is happening between 27th - 29th May. 

Responsibilities include:

- Being on book and cueing the show

- Helping to set up a simple, basic technical rig

- Supporting the rehearsal room

- Being a…

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Added by Catherine Paskell on May 11, 2015 at 20:27 — No Comments

Dirty Gifted & Welsh: What should 2015 be like?

1 day:

14 plays

12 actors

4 directors

7 workshops and debates

100+ participants

1 cottage pie catastrophe....

It could only be....

Dirty Gifted & Welsh 2014!

Congratulations and…

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Added by Catherine Paskell on October 21, 2014 at 22:00 — 2 Comments

Sign up for Dirty Gifted & Welsh: SURGERIES now with limited availability

Are you a writer or artist with questions about touring? How to get your work out their internationally? How to develop your practice? 

As part of Dirty, Gifted & Welsh we are offering you the chance to sign up for a one-on-one meeting, or surgery, with a specialist in an area that is of interest to you.

You can sign up on this blog for a session with any of these specialists. But places are limited, and once they're gone, they're gone. …

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Added by Catherine Paskell on October 3, 2014 at 14:00 — 13 Comments

Sign up for Dirty Gifted & Welsh Scratch Space HERE

Calling all writers! Bring us your Dirty, your Gifted and your Welsh voices!

You can now sign up to Dirty Gifted & Welsh's Scratch Space, where your work can be performed. 

Anyone can sign up to perform or have their work performed. The only thing is that your work must be somehow related to the written word for performance... seeing as DGW is a celebration of new Welsh writing.

We have a Scratch Space in Dirty Gifted & Welsh which will be…

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Added by Catherine Paskell on September 25, 2014 at 22:30 — 26 Comments

Dirty Gifted & Welsh, Dirty Protest and NTW's festival of new writing is launched!

Come and join Dirty Protest and National Theatre Wales for Dirty Gifted & Welsh, a one-day festival of new Welsh theatre writing, featuring:

Rehearsed readings and performances of new plays

Debates

Surgeries

Speakers

Quiz Quest pub…

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Added by Catherine Paskell on September 23, 2014 at 23:30 — No Comments

DIRTY GIFTED AND WELSH 2014 - SAVE THE DATE!

Dirty Gifted and Welsh is back for a second year. And this year, we are having a theatrical Cardiff lock-in.

Happening: Sunday 12th October, from Morning to Night

@ the Angel Hotel, Cardiff

Dirty Protest and National Theatre Wales are teaming up once again to follow up on the success of last year's new writing festival, Dirty Gifted and Welsh, that ran alongside NTW's…

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Added by Catherine Paskell on September 3, 2014 at 23:01 — 2 Comments

Dirty Protest's Last Christmas in Edinburgh

Dirty Protest's LAST CHRISTMAS by Matthew Bulgo has received a 5 star review in the Scotsman.

If you're in Edinburgh come and see us - or take a look at our Edinburgh adventure by following our Storify.

***** (5…

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Added by Catherine Paskell on August 18, 2014 at 12:00 — No Comments

Seeking video artist for 2 weeks of collaboration in Aberystwyth and Cardiff for WalesLab

Are you a video artist who would like to work with Yo Nakamura, a dancer and choreographer based in Japan?

Yo is coming to Wales for a WalesLab collaborative project and she is looking to work with a Wales-based video artist. Yo's project explores memories and place, so you will be working with her to gather and frame stories from people you will meet in your…

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Added by Catherine Paskell on August 4, 2014 at 17:00 — No Comments

Why 13 is the lucky number as Mike Bartlett play premieres in Wales

Last autumn, I first worked with the Third Year Acting students of Gorseinon, Gower College Swansea on their drama school audition monologues. In front of me were extraordinarily talented young actors. They are the next generation of exceptional Welsh theatre actors, all from towns…

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Added by Catherine Paskell on July 25, 2014 at 11:30 — No Comments

Emerging Director of The Gathering: last chance to apply

The deadline to apply for Emerging Director of National Theatre Wales' next production, The Gathering, is noon on Wednesday 9th July.

(The following is a re-post of Simon Coates' last blog)

The Emerging Director position is a brilliant opportunity…

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Added by Catherine Paskell on July 8, 2014 at 15:44 — No Comments

Some thoughts on the war being waged on new writing in the UK.

There is a war being waged on new writing in the UK.

The latest casualty is BBC Three.

Today, the BBC announced plans to close the television channel BBC Three. A cost-cutting exercise. Some of the BBC Three budget will be put into BBC One. But BBC One…

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Added by Catherine Paskell on March 7, 2014 at 0:00 — 1 Comment

Show your new work in progress at The Forge.

Audience member writing feedback at The Forge. Photo by Ashleigh Haddad.

The Forge presents new work by Welsh and Wales-based artists in Chapter, Cardiff. 

Our next event…

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Added by Catherine Paskell on October 21, 2013 at 22:30 — No Comments

What's Next? After Dirty, Gifted and Welsh

Tim Price talks to Nick Payne in the Q&A for Dirty, Gifted and Welsh

Yesterday, Saturday 19 October, the Park and Dare in Treorchy buzzed with the voices of writers.

These voices resonated through discussions, play readings, pop up performances, help…

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Added by Catherine Paskell on October 20, 2013 at 12:30 — 9 Comments

Dirty, Gifted and Welsh

It's all coming together... Dirty Protest are working with National Theatre Wales on our collaboration...

DIRTY, GIFTED and WELSH.

Put it in your diary now: Saturday 19 October 10am - 6pm

Treorchy.

DIRTY, GIFTED and WELSH is a day-long festival and celebration of new Welsh theatre writing, our brilliant community of Welsh writers and Dirty Protest's place at the forefront of supporting the…

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Added by Catherine Paskell on October 2, 2013 at 18:23 — No Comments

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