Sorry not to get back to you yesterday. Am rehearsing really long days this week so am a bit incommunicado. However, will be on email late tonight. If you want to drop me an email with exactly what you're after (age, type etc) I'll try and get some suggestions sent over to you.
Unfortunately I only just picked up your message saying that it would be fine to just turn up to the meeting at WMC today so I didn't come along - argh, I am annoyed with myself now! Hope it went well and was productive. I will look at the forum to find out what was discussed/decided upon moving forward. Is it possible to request that I am added to the database of Youth Arts practitioners that has been/is being developed. My email address is email@example.com. Thanks. I look forwrad to meeting you at some point in the future!
Hi Sarah, thanks for your invite to the casting and sorry for the really late reply (I haven't been on this for ages and ages)! I won't be free in feb as I'm doing NTW 'A Provincial Life'. Good Luck with it though and thank you for asking x
Hi Sarah - I'm running a conference in Wrexham next Thursday - hoping I might be back in time for some of Sandpit, but whether I make it will depend on how cold, tired, wet we've got during the conference which is on Outdoor Learning and Literacy and, therefore, is in a forest! I've also got meetings on Friday morning, so can't meet you then, even if you're staying over. I'll keep you posted re whether I'm going to make it to Sandpit!
Hi Sarah. Theatr Iolo is based in Cardiff in an old school in Mynachdy - near the Gabalfa Roundabout. I'm freelance, so my office when I'm not rehearsing or teaching is at home - almost literally next door to Chapter Arts Centre.
Yes, it would be great to meet up when you're in Cardiff sometime - not sure I'm going to get to Ammanford for a while. We're off on holiday on Monday until the end of August, but we're both back in Cardiff during September and for most of the autumn - so, let us know when you're going to be in Cardiff and we could get together. "Under the Carpet" isn't going to be touring again for a while - certainly not in Cardiff. We've revived it several times for festivals/theatres and we're now mulling over the various offers we've received to tour it again internationally/looking into funding etc. We'll be reviving another nursery show - "Finding Leaves for Soup" next Spring. Before that, I'm devising a piece for teenagers for Theatr Iolo with Gary Owen which will be touring from February and writing/directing an opera for 4-5 year olds for WNO - so I'll keep you posted re all of those projects. It would be good to know more about Mess Up the Mess too.
Hi Sarah. Have just spent a glorious 10 days in Seoul with Yeon Choi (she spoke about you with much affection), as we were performing at the ASSITEJ Korea Summer Festival - a show called "Under the Carpet" which I created and directed for Theatr Iolo. I'm the former Director of ASSITEJ GB (as it was then called) and Kevin (Lewis), my partner, was for many years a board member of ASSITEJ GB/UK/TYA UK (I'm now a freelance director specialising in work for young audiences and Kevin is Artistic Director of Theatr Iolo - I've developed and directed all the company's recent work for Early Years). It would be good to hook up some time and find out about your experiences as one of the Next Generation and to talk about ASSITEJ. Best wishes, Sarah
Sandpit will be 3 September. It's a Thursday. In evening, probably from 6-10pm, just finalising details. It's on the EVENTS page of this social network, you can mark yourself as 'attending' and automatically get all our updates about the event. Glad you're interested! x
Hi Sarah, thanks for your message. Great to bear in mind possibilities for young people and workshop facilitating. We are very much in planning stages at the mo, but will keep you informed with how the debate/respond strands develop. Saw your message to Bethan RE games and theatre. Would you be interested in attending the Sandpit in September? x
@NTWtweets#NTWstorm Went to STORM last night - utterly breathtaking, totally immersive. A sea of beautiful words integrated with the most powerful score by @JohnHardyMusic and @SLGBarnes - truly the best example of the astonishing ground breaking talent we have in Wales.