Today’s blog is written by Vivienne Buckley (Director)
The piece is now up and running, after only 5 full days of rehearsing. We ran on Friday, and both Matthew and I were really pleased with the amount of work we had already created. This weekend has seen us really focus on the detail and structure of the scenes containing the core group of actors.
We are all really excited that the rest of the cast will be joining us tomorrow at… Continue
Added by GradCo on September 6, 2009 at 21:07 —
The ideal candidate will have:
o experience of working in TV / film / radio / theatre production, an agency or casting director’s office
o strong organisational, administrative and interpersonal skills,
o creativity and negotiating skills
o attention to detail
o the ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines
Duties will involve
o liaising with production companies, casting professionals and actors
o setting up castings for… Continue
Added by Gemma McAvoy on September 4, 2009 at 11:21 —
Directors week starts next Wednesday at 2pm with Frozen by Bryony Lavery. Your thoughts on the work to help this final leg of the director mentoring process are really important to us. It would be great to have your feedback on the shows and there will be papers to fill in the foyer. Read all about Living Pictures in The Stage this week. For performance times visit www.shermancymru.co.uk.
Added by Elen Bowman on September 4, 2009 at 8:49 —
This is going to be quite a personal and creative update, compared to the last two, which were a bit like press releases. I’m happy to say that today has been a good and naturally creative day.
My agitation over the last year about how this project might come into being, who to cast, whether we would get funded, and all of the technical detail that became so dauntingly real once we got the green light from ACW, left me with a lot of problem solving and management detail to… Continue
Rehearsal week has arrived! It’s great to be in the rehearsal room in Swansea Metropolitan and to meet the first group of people to work on the project. This week the core group of actors have all assembled with Viv our director and Gemma Thomas our Stage Manager.
After the initial getting to know one another the real work begins. In 7 days we’ll be performing in front of an expectant… Continue
Added by GradCo on September 3, 2009 at 22:25 —
Get your sparkly dress on or your very very smart DJs and join us at the Award Ceremony, live on BBC1
Well, we made it to the Big One.... the finals, the end of the road ....
Gaynor (Lougher), Val (Hill), Ben (Pettitt-Wade) and Gareth Clark (Odyssey member and star of our recent nationwide tour of 'Full Circle) will be dressing to the nines and keeping their fingers crossed as they take their place at the celebrity-drenched event on Saturday. The winners will be… Continue
With all fo the great news about Bonnie Tyler recently I just wanted to let you know that Bonnie has recently recorded the title track to the new msuical 'Cappuccino Girls' which goes on tours Wales in the autumn.
You can hear Bonnie's version together with a video of the show on www.cappuccinogirls.com
The show opens on 18th November at the Parc and Dare, followed by a week at swansea Grand before moving to its permanent… Continue
The Bush Theatre London is currently developing bushgreen, a social networking website for people in theatre to connect, collaborate and publish plays in innovative ways. The mission of bushgreen is to connect playwrights with theatre practitioners, plays with producers and to lead and inspire best practice in the putting on of new plays. We are currently looking for 500 test users to be the first to use the site and let us know how it should be developed further.
I am now in the first stages of testing out the RESPOND strand of National Theatre Wales' work and I need some help.
What is the Respond strand?
The respond programme enables us to create new work quickly in response to the urgent, important and interesting news and events that are happening right now. It is also a way that National Theatre Wales can work with a greater and more diverse range of theatre makers whilst providing a space for artistic development for… Continue
I'm writing a piece about mental health in young people for Replay Productions, so I spent last week in Belfast, getting to know a group of teenagers at the New Lodge Youth Centre. And had lots of cooked breakfasts from the cafe at the Spires shopping centre, just down the road from the bus station (£2.80 for five items, or £3.50 for seven plus a glass of orange juice, if you're keeping an eye on the old five a…
Call for companies of young theatre makers in Wales......if you are interested in creating new performance work with artists across the world, check out Contacting the World at www.contact-theatre.org. Contacting the World is Contact's revolutinary project for young theatre makers across the globe. To find out more or download application forms go to www.contact-theatre.org. Be quick - closing date for applications is this Sunday 6 September.
Added by Julia Turpin on September 2, 2009 at 10:41 —
A case of the snuffles, or is it Man Flu? A wonky foot left over from graduation at Laban School. 1,000 rather elegantly sexy posters from the printers, that arrived with the promise of a very expensive visit to the post office. A potentially whooping hole in our touring budget. Brilliant management and creative input from Bridie Doyle’s all seeing eye, and a hit the ground running challenge to the cast.
We’re mucking about with an awful lot of second hand clothes, which is… Continue
Rehearsals began today with the core group of actors: Chris Jared (Guildhall Graduate), Rhodri Lewis (RWCMD Graduate), Jason Marc-Williams (GSA Graduate), Rhys Matthews (RADA Graduate) and Kristian Phillips (Bristol Old Vic Graduate)
Day 1 has been really exciting, seeing actors, from a variety of Specialist Colleges, bring different approaches, skills and ideas to the table. Starting to really unpick some of the themes in Thomas’ rich… Continue
Added by GradCo on September 1, 2009 at 21:39 —
This Thursday 3rd September we have our Second National Theatre Wales Cardiff Sandpit in partnership with Hide&Seek!
The first one back in July was such a success, we decided to have another one! Only this time, we have 4 games being created and run by Welsh makers; as well as a further 11 games created and run by Sandpit stalwarts. That's… Continue
Contacting the World 2010 seeks expressions of interest from young performance companies to participate in a pioneering, intercultural project.
Contacting the World is a biennial international performance project developed by Contact in Manchester, one of the UK’s leading organisations creating work by and for young people. It aims to increase the skills, understanding and experience of young people from around the world in… Continue
In 48 hours time we’ll have already started devising a show called Wardrobe Diaries, before setting-off on a tour of Wales.
I’m devising/ directing WD with the help of a great, supportive & creative team:
Bridie Doyle Citrus Arts Manager & Choreographer
Nic Young (Riverfront) Co-producer
Deborah Keyser (Creu Cymru) Co-producer
Phil Mackenzie (Sherman) Dramaturge & Mentor
Dai Mitchell Production/Technical Manager
Carl Davies Designer