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Looking for Welsh Playwrights for Scratch Night in London.

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Looking for a writer to collaborate on an idea. 2 Replies

Started by Caley Powell. Last reply by Catrin Fflur Huws Mar 4, 2015.

NTW Dramaturgy Project - Beginnings

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ONiiiT: The Power of Words

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Comment by carmen medway-stephens on December 1, 2015 at 13:36

Dear John...

'Dear John. Dear John.
By the time you read these lines I'll be gone. 
Life goes on, right or wrong ' (always wanted to sing that from the TV show)

Contemplating a Theatrical Wales without John? 

A big thankyou for helping change the face of Welsh theatre and helping existing and new artists to work. Wishing John all the luck for the future...there's always a welcome in the hillside...and a cup of tea xxxxxx

Comment by rachael boulton on October 21, 2015 at 20:02

Are you a writer working on a new idea and want to get it on it's feet?

I'm looking to collaborate with an emerging Welsh or Wales based writer who is working on their next piece.

The aim of this collaboration is to first, go through an initial stage of R&D, where together, with a group of actors, we can put your play on it's feet with the ultimate goal of getting the play into final production.

I'd love to read your work, so if this sounds like something you're interested in exploring, please do send me your scripts, scenes and scribblings to

Whatever state it's in, polished, or fresh off a napkin by one of them stumpy blue biros you find in Argos, I'd love to read it.

If you're asking yourself who's this random woman looking for writers you can find out a bit more about my work by visiting

Thanks for you time, and don't hesitate to get in touch with any questions.

Warm wishes,


Comment by Catherine Paskell on September 30, 2015 at 21:56

Dirty Protest are looking for writers!

We are hitting the road with our new show Parallel Lines and we want YOU to come along for the ride!

Dirty Protest are taking advantage of our upcoming road trip around Wales to introduce ourselves, meet the wealth of writers dotted all over the country and to celebrate the diverse and exciting theatre voices we have here.

We strive to create exciting new work and new writing by collaborating with established AND wannabe writers.

Since 2007 Dirty Protest Theatre have produced numerous sell-out new play nights and have worked with over a hundred writers and we’re hungry and eager to work with more!

If you're a writer, or aspiring writer who has never written a play before, you can participate in our FREE upcoming workshops happening in 4 venues across North, South and West Wales.

You'll develop a new script with our Crack Team of professional DP writer, director and actors. Then you'll have your play performed in your local venue that same evening by our lovely, hunky, talented, team.


Take a look at this blog here to find which venue is near you and the dates we'll be in town. Then email us to join in!

We are looking forward to working with you - in English or Welsh.

Catherine and all at DP x 

Comment by carmen medway-stephens on September 20, 2015 at 10:50

Am currently sorting out all my academic folders wondering what to keep or recycle and will I ever go back to lecturing. I am coming across all my notes on practitioners, Brecht, Grotowski, Boal, Artaud made me think about... as writers how can we be equipped to write without knowing where we have come from as theatre makers and do we need this knowledge? Is this an area that is being neglected? As writers do we need to be exploring more experimental work and ways of working? Pushing boundaries? Doing what only theatre can do? There are some practitioners in Wales who are doing this. But...Do we need to preserve this and explore more training opportunities to allow writers to write in more challenging ways?

Comment by Claire Louise Prosser on August 14, 2015 at 17:03

Call out to participants to be part of performance workshop/research about coexistence..

We are human beings. A species of mammal on this earth. We have primitive needs and requirements to survive. We coexist.  What do these things mean in the modern day? What are human relationships built on?

I am really excited to be developing some workshops, sessions, actions that is part of some research of mine into new ways of working as an artist, producer, collaborator, human being. I am looking into creative collaboration around themes of needs, cooperation and coexistence. Much of my work previously has always been about navigating a space, about our relationship to our environment and paying attention to human behaviours or movements. I am treating this workshop as hopefully one of many experimental processes.

Without going into too much detail yet, the workshop will involve working together, moving together, leaning on each other, writing together, speaking and not speaking, eating together and being silent.

This will happen…

On: Sunday 30th August 2015

We will: Arrive at 10.30am for an 11am start

At: Wales Millennium Centre, Preseli Room.

An will cost: nothing (thank you WMC!)


The first workshop will be responding to an interview that I saw on television recently. A man was holding a bird of prey. The largest of three sea eagles on earth. The interviewer asked what their relationship is built from. He answered with three elements. Trust. Food and Routine. We will explore these three things. It may take us one day to (un)cover one of these things. It may take us 30 minutes for each. What I know is the starting point, the content is up to us all when we are together.


Please could you confirm your attendance by Sunday 23rd August. If you are unable to attend please let me know if you would like to be included in future updates of this project.

Claire Prosser

Comment by Rowan Talbot on August 11, 2015 at 14:55

Call Out for Performing Artists/ Filmakers/ Theatre Makers / Live Artists / Community Groups / Comedy

We are looking for people to be involved in our Black History Month Programme in Cardiff in the form of film, music, drama, storytelling, dance etc. 

We are particularly interested in hearing from Black artists and performers but also those with a connection to our themes of ‘Strong Black Women’ with a Welsh/Local link.

If you know of anybody who may be interested in showcasing their talents, please send details to or

Comment by National Theatre Wales on July 29, 2015 at 14:57

Welcome Playwrights' Studio Wales, and well done Tim and Mike on all the hard work to bring this to fruition.

Comment by carmen medway-stephens on July 29, 2015 at 10:29

great to hear, inspiring stuff.

reading the website: '15 commissioned plays in three years'  - sound like lots of opportunities, lets hope some new exciting Welsh Voices regardless of age and background are discovered and nurtured.

With the roles - will there be job interview selection?

Comment by Rowan Talbot on July 22, 2015 at 20:05


We are still have slots available for SP6 this Sunday - 7.30 - Four Bars.

If you have some work to share and you would like a 10 minute slot email

Here are some details...

Do You Want To Perform at our Birthday Scratch Platform?

10 min slots now up for grabs - Performance Art, Live Art, Comedy, Cabaret, Experimental Music, Spoken Word...

Try something new or breath life into older work. We always have a fantastic, supportive and generous audience. Get feed back AND IT'S FREE!!

If you don't want to perform come along and enjoy an utterly brilliant Sunday night with a pint.

Comment by Catherine Dyson on July 13, 2015 at 19:50

Hello everyone, if you have a spare moment, please sign the online petition to protest the threatened closure of South Street Arts Centre in Reading. It's a brilliant venue with an inspiring programme. Its closure would be a huge loss.


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