Othniel Smith
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  • Cardiff
  • United Kingdom
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What I do:
A little more about me:
Eight episodes of "The Story Of Tracy Beaker", as well as episodes of "Kerching", "Hilltop Hospital" and "Tati's Hotel"; also plays and short stories for BBC Radio 4 and Radio Wales. "Say It" for Made In Wales/"It's My Shout" (2013).Stage plays include "Giant Steps" (Made In Wales - Chapter, Oval House, 1998); "Fight Of The Century (BBC Wales/Sherman, 2002); "See The Glory" (Talawa/Young Vic, 2008). Also co-author of "The Exquisite Corpse" (True/Fiction, 2007-2009). Short films include "Charismatic" and "The Key", as well as a continuing poetry video project on Vimeo.
Projects I’m working on:
Learning to become a community arts facilitator.
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Othniel Smith's Blog

Fio Declaration - 2018

I recently took part, as a director, in Fio's Declaration project, which is aimed at promoting diversity in Welsh theatre; I wrote about it in this article for Arts Scene In Wales.

Posted on March 16, 2018 at 1:57

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…


Posted on July 13, 2017 at 22:15

"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"…


Posted on August 18, 2016 at 22:02

The Wisdom of Oscar Wilde

Posted on July 10, 2015 at 0:24

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At 2:44 on October 6, 2014, Mathilde Lopez said…

Ahaha, your video message really made me laugh! When is your piece on next Sunday? Let me know, I don't want to miss it. M

At 21:48 on June 3, 2013, Gary Knowles said…

Loved The Want Of Intimacy Othneil

At 11:10 on August 8, 2011, Matthew Bulgo said…
Congratulations, Othniel. Thoroughly enjoyed. M
At 22:00 on July 17, 2011, alun howell said…
Can't make it on Wed because of prior meeting but very interested. Please let me know of any future meetings.
At 10:06 on April 29, 2010, Dominic Rai said…
hi Othniel - I agree not easy to get to unless you live in Ely. Please put me on writers list for events. Look forward to catch up soon.
At 0:10 on March 3, 2010, Lisa Parry said…
Hi, do you know what time the Kate McCall event is likely to finish? Best, Lisa.
At 3:37 on February 23, 2010, Alan Harris said…
Cheers Othniel, I enjoyed writing it. Hope all's good with you. Al
At 21:58 on November 5, 2009, Alan Harris said…
Cheers Othniel, hope you are well and hope to catch up with you soon, Alan x
At 23:30 on June 24, 2009, Deborah Powell said…
ThX ...

"Words are the voice of the heart."
At 4:37 on June 5, 2009, Matthew Bulgo said…
Aww, thanks Othniel. And thank you so much for coming. Sorry not to catch you afterwards.

Would love to hear any specific thoughts you might've had.

Hope all well with you


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