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Comment by Andy Evans on January 13, 2020 at 11:55

Has anyone written/produced a play about Cardiff Bay since its redevelopment? I am trying to find a play to compare to two older plays set before the redevelopment. Any help would be appreciated.

Comment by alun howell on December 26, 2019 at 20:35

Welsh drama (perhaps all drama) is difficult to quantify in a academic way. I am not aware of any 'key academic texts or journals'. Most writers/theatre goers will have their own idea of important dramas but finding texts is a lot more difficult although the situation is improving eg Iphigenia in Splot by Gary Owen has been published by the Sherman Theatre. It has been difficult enough to put on any performances of Welsh drama at all so there is really no academic work that I know of.

Comment by Andy Evans on December 26, 2019 at 14:55

Hi. I hope its okay to post this here. As a current student on an MA in Theatre at the University of Lincoln, I am looking for a topic to base my dissertation on later this year. I am considering writing about the way Wales/Welshness is portrayed by Welsh writers writing plays in English. I am trying to discover if there are any key academic texts/journals I should be reading, or at least be aware of prior to suggesting I may look at this topic. If anyone has any suggestions, I would be extremely grateful. I would also like to get an idea of the plays considered to be the most important Welsh plays in English over the last 20 years. Please comment or PM me with any suggestions and don't be afraid to promote your own work if it counts!

Comment by Paul-Robbie Stoyle on May 23, 2019 at 10:14
Zenpens Silent Morning Retreat
Zenpens are offering a short morning retreat on the 22nd June at the Cardiff Quaker Meeting House, 43 Charles Street, Cardiff CF10 2GB.

Meeting at 10 am will we begin with a short writing exercises and continue silent writing until 12 pm.

How much?

Money collected at the retreat is used to pay for the space and its upkeep. If you can, please pay the suggested donation of £8 or £5 concession.

Spaces are limited, so please reply to this email to confirm your place or visit https://zenpens-silentwritersretreats.yolasite.com/ for more information.  

Best wishes,

Zenpens.

“All know the way, few actually walk it”

-    Zen proverb

Comment by Paul-Robbie Stoyle on March 18, 2019 at 9:26

Spaces are still available for the next silent writing retreat.

Zenpens is an exciting new writer’s retreat based in Cardiff City Centre. Adapted from the Writer’s Army workshops lead by the New York playwright Anne Washburn, Zenpens allows writers to concentrate solely on their work in meditative silence.

Zenpens is a one-day silent writers retreat. No phones. No social media. No distractions.

Meeting at 9:45 am for a short debrief and writing exercises, we start working in earnest at 10 am until 1 pm. An hour lunch. Then more silent writing from 2 pm until 6 pm.

The most important rule is that everyone starts and leaves at the same time. It’s a quiet space, but most importantly it’s a space where everyone is working steadily together.

We also ask that people not work during lunch. Periods of not working and switching off completely are vital for overall productivity.

What’s on offer?

A supportive space to begin something new or rehash something old.

New networking possibilities.

Writing exercises to boost creativity.

Free tea and coffee facilities.

How much?

Money collected at the retreat is used to pay for the space and its upkeep. If you can, please pay the suggested donation of £8 or £5 concession.

This sounds right for me, when’s the next one?

Zenpens will be taking place on the 20th April at the John Dennithorne Room, Quaker Meeting House, 43 Charles Street, Cardiff CF10 2GB.

How can I get in touch?  

Spaces are limited, so please email your interest to Paul Stoyle at zenpenssilentretreat@gmail.com or visit https://zenpens-silentwritersretreats.yolasite.com/ for more information.

Best wishes,

Zenpens.

“All know the way, few actually walk it”

-    Zen proverb

Comment by Bethan Morgan on March 12, 2019 at 8:49

MERCURY THEATRE WALES have exciting news:-

With an aim to support freelance practitioners, create connections and share opportunities in Wales, we will be starting a new monthly group SYNERGIZE.

Whether you are a performer, writer, producer or director, you are welcome to our first meeting where we will explore how we wish to work together over the coming months and what we wish to achieve.


The meeting will be held on
MONDAY 25th MARCH 5pm - 7pm in the Community Room, Tesco Extra, Western Avenue, Cardiff CF14 3AT.


Refreshments will be provided and we will ask for a donation of £3 to cover costs.
As we have space for around 30 people, please email your interest to info@mercurytheatrewales.co.uk

Comment by Paul-Robbie Stoyle on February 18, 2019 at 9:12

Do you dutifully start typing only to be tempted to dive into Instagram, or start cleaning the kitchen, or Skype an old friend…?

Zenpens is an exciting new writer’s retreat based in Cardiff City Centre. Adapted from the Writer’s Army workshops lead by the New York playwright Anne Washburn, Zenpens allows writers to concentrate solely on their work in meditative silence.

Togetherness is a spur . The presence of other writers can allow you to work longer and more productively than you normally would and helps to move you through periods of inattention and malaise.

Cool, so how does it work?

Zenpens is a one day silent writers retreat. No phones. No social media. No distractions.

Meeting at 9:45 am for a short debrief and writing exercises, we start working in earnest at 10 am until 1 pm. An hour lunch. Then more silent writing from 2 pm until 6 pm.

The most important rule is that everyone starts and leaves at the same time. It’s a quiet space, but most importantly it’s a space where everyone is working steadily together.

We also ask that people not work during lunch. Periods of not working and switching off completely are vital for overall productivity.

What’s on offer?

A supportive space to begin something new or rehash something old.

New networking possibilities.

Writing exercises to boost creativity.

Free tea and coffee facilities.

How much?

Money collected at the retreat is used to pay for the space and its upkeep. If you can, please pay the suggested donation of £8 or £5 concession.

This sounds right for me, when’s the next one?

Zenpens will be taking place on the 20th April at the John Dennithorne Room, Quaker Meeting House, 43 Charles Street, Cardiff CF10 2GB.

How can I get in touch?  

Spaces are limited, so please email your interest to Paul Stoyle at zenpenssilentretreat@gmail.com or visit https://zenpens-silentwritersretreats.yolasite.com/ for more information.

Best wishes,

Zenpens.

“All know the way, few actually walk it”

-    Zen proverb

Comment by Danny Muir on December 2, 2018 at 19:24

Hey everyone, 

We are currently have a script submission email open until January the 15th and are very interested in working with new Wales based writers, if that sounds like you please get in touch! 

See image below for more details.

Cheers!

Comment by Kelly Jones on August 31, 2018 at 18:58

Hey Writers:

have a space booked on the Dirty Protest writers retreat in Ty Newydd next week and can no longer go -am looking to give it to someone who'd benefit - for free

The residency is Playwrighting and theatricality- from 3rd-7th Sept. Taught by Tim Price and Hamish Pirie- I also have a return ticket for the train from Cardiff to Criccith.

If you can do it- you are welcome to have it

Email me kels530@hotmail.com

Comment by Jordan Forse on August 6, 2018 at 13:41

Final call for The Writer’s Scratch Night. 

Pen and Paper Theatre Company are holding a Scratch night but with a difference. Are you working on a script right now, or developing a script you have written? 

Our Scratch night is set to be a workshop style event led by writers, working with actors on developing their scripts through practical exploration. If you just want to hear your script out loud, workshop scenes or even play with visual elements, this event is perfect for you. 

This is a final call for a writer, to find out more information or book your place get in touch or comment below. 

The event is free, and not paid but will be 2 hours of exploration, development and artistic experimentation. Held on 16th August at Arts Central Gallery, Barry, Vale of Glam, 6-8. 

Can’t attend the event but still want your work involved? You can send work to us, and we can gain feedback both visually and written to send over to you following the event. 

Contact Jordan at Pen and Paper Theatre Company on - 07855720447 or email penandpapertheatreco@gmail.com

 

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