Othniel Smith
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ScriptDawg - An Evening with Pigs at AJ's Coffee House

April 28, 2018 from 7:30pm to 9pm
ScriptDawg decided to do something a little different…We cordially invite you (and you too, don’t panic) to An Evening with Pigs *oink* *oink* where we will be showcasing the wonderful efforts of the successful writers from the March callout.In case you missed it, ScriptDawg held a read through of the pieces in front of a live audience to get their feedback and perspectives on the scripts we’ll be developing across the next month.For now, we’ll be working with the writers for the next three…See More
Mar 27, 2018
Othniel Smith might attend James Humphreys's event

ScriptDawg (FREE)d-Throughs! at USW Atrium, Cardiff

March 21, 2018 from 7pm to 9pm
Welcome to Phase 1 of the Infinite Expansion.It was only a matter of time before SD ventured into avenues anew. The Dawg is unchained.This is something a little different. A little radical. A little flippin' daring. This month, we'll be staging rehearsed readings (FREE, of course, if that detail became lost in the subtlety of the title) of two 20-30 minute pieces, penned by the estimable LEAH BYRNE and OTHNIEL SMITH. They've danced with the Dawg before, but now... it's... a... longer…See More
Mar 19, 2018
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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.See More
Mar 16, 2018

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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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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 12:57

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 14, 2017 at 9:15

"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 19, 2016 at 9:02

The Wisdom of Oscar Wilde

Posted on July 10, 2015 at 11:24

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At 13:44 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 8:48 on June 4, 2013, Gary Knowles said…

Loved The Want Of Intimacy Othneil

At 22:10 on August 8, 2011, Matthew Bulgo said…
Congratulations, Othniel. Thoroughly enjoyed. M
At 9:00 on July 18, 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 21:06 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 11:10 on March 3, 2010, Lisa Parry said…
Hi, do you know what time the Kate McCall event is likely to finish? Best, Lisa.
At 14:37 on February 23, 2010, Alan Harris said…
Cheers Othniel, I enjoyed writing it. Hope all's good with you. Al
At 8:58 on November 6, 2009, Alan Harris said…
Cheers Othniel, hope you are well and hope to catch up with you soon, Alan x
At 10:30 on June 25, 2009, Deborah Powell said…
ThX ...

"Words are the voice of the heart."
At 15:37 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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