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The Other Room Young Artists Festival 2017 (or 10 Things I Learned About Theatre Directing)

Ten Things I Learned About Theatre Directing

(courtesy of The Young Artists Festival 2017 at The Other Room)

 

I was jubilant when I discovered that my application to take part in the third Young Artists’ Festival at The Other Room Theatre in Cardiff had been successful; my delight only slightly mitigated by the knowledge that I would be a generation older than the vast majority of the other participants.

Still, as a theatre director, I am barely…

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Added by Othniel Smith on July 14, 2017 at 9:15 — No Comments

"In Limbo" - an operatic aria

In Limbo from OTHNIEL SMITH on Vimeo.

An operatic aria composed by Carlijn Metselaar for Music Theatre Wales' "Make An Aria"…

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Added by Othniel Smith on August 19, 2016 at 9:02 — No Comments

The Wisdom of Oscar Wilde

The Wisdom of Oscar Wilde from OTHNIEL SMITH on Vimeo.

Added by Othniel Smith on July 10, 2015 at 11:24 — No Comments

Happy 102nd Birthday to R. S. Thomas

To A Young Poet from OTHNIEL SMITH on Vimeo.

Added by Othniel Smith on March 29, 2015 at 11:05 — No Comments

POOLVIDEO - international, cross-disciplinary collaboration.

The POOLVIDEO page on Vimeo.

A collection of short videos made by an international, cross-disciplinary group of artists.



Projection video, experimental moving image, video poetry, visual haiku, animation, music,…

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Added by Othniel Smith on February 26, 2015 at 10:59 — No Comments

"If We Must Die" - by Claude McKay

"If We Must Die" by Claude McKay from OTHNIEL SMITH on Vimeo.

A poem from the Harlem Renaissance. 

Added by Othniel Smith on January 27, 2015 at 13:15 — No Comments

"Insomnia"

"Insomnia" by Marcia J. Pradzinski from OTHNIEL SMITH on Vimeo.

Added by Othniel Smith on December 7, 2014 at 18:07 — No Comments

Three Tiny Little Plays

For the Kindle (or Kindle app). Includes my "Dirty, Gifted and Welsh" piece. And my "Pitch To The Power Of Three" play. All for less than the price of a cup of herbal tea at Chapter.

Added by Othniel Smith on October 28, 2014 at 12:47 — No Comments

NTW Assembly in Bangor - I was there

I was lucky enough to spend the latter part of last week in Bangor, observing the National Theatre Wales Assembly project The Big Democracy in action (in my joint role as trainee workshop facilitator - via YOCA -  and awkward bloke trying not to get in the way).

The Poetry Party, suggested by Martin Daws, Young People’s Laureate for Wales, had been chosen in a public vote on the NTW forum as the focus of this first North Wales event. The theme: Voter Apathy.…

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Added by Othniel Smith on October 6, 2014 at 17:30 — 3 Comments

Dirty, Gifted and Welsh - very short video-essay

Delighted to be one of the playwrights for "Dirty, Gifted and Welsh" 2014.

Asked to contribute a blog post about the writing process.

Made this mercifully brief video-essay.

With music by pygmies.

Added by Othniel Smith on September 28, 2014 at 9:18 — 1 Comment

Outcasting at Porters, Cardiff (Part of Cardiff Contemporary)

Outcasting 4th Wall (O4W)

Screening #1

Porter's Bar Cinema, Bute Terrace, Cardiff

September 25-27 @ 4:00 pm - …

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Added by Othniel Smith on September 24, 2014 at 11:17 — No Comments

"Census" by Lissa Kiernan

"Census" - by Lissa Kiernan from OTHNIEL SMITH on Vimeo.

Added by Othniel Smith on July 15, 2014 at 12:30 — No Comments

"Untitled No. 76" (Pitch to the Power of Three)

My three-minute radio play, produced by Good Cop Bad Cop, broadcast on Radio Cardiff.

About 21 minutes into the Pitch 133 Culture Colony podcast .

Cast: Holly Davies, Steven Elliot and Richard Mitchley.

Set in New York, around 1951.

Ends on a joke "adapted" from Tony Hancock.

Added by Othniel Smith on June 12, 2014 at 17:31 — No Comments

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