I’ve always wanted to be part of TEAM panel and I guess spiritually I have but now I can say that here I am – a proud TEAM member.
I’m chuffed to bits to be part of this incredible crew – excited to be feeding into the future work of NTW and can’t wait to get cracking.
It’s come at an incredibly important time for me both personally and politically. I feel like now more than ever its time to get our hands dirty, get amongst it and explore new ways of coming together, new ways of seeing, of feeling and build a future that's fit for everyone.
I’m passionate about the arts and I know first hand the transformative power that the arts can have.
I also know the role that TEAM has in making opportunities possible across Wales. It blows my mind. I can’t wait to get out and about with TEAM, start new conversations with people who don't feel like theatres for them. I can’t wait to see what grows!
My work in the UK has seen me deeply connect to places that are deemed hard to reach. I hate the terms ‘hard to reach’ I feel like it’s often more fitting to deem the arts ‘hard to reach’ rather than people. From working with NTW on many incredible projects I know they share the same ideas, values and mission as me. New audiences are audiences regardless of where they come from. People are people. That gives me hope.
I can’t wait for us to reclaim theatre and the way we work with audiences. I can’t wait for us to build something that is less about hierarchy and profit but more about a genuine exchange of creativity. I can't wait!
Here’s to the New Year. 2017 it’s ours if we want it!
Let's keep those fires burning!
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