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Zoom Sharing Account // Rhannu Cyfrif Zoom

We know that having access to a paid for Zoom account is a luxury that not everyone can afford. For this reason, we want to make our account available for people to borrow, much as we would a rehearsal room (if we had one!). 

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  • Rehearsals
  • Meetings…
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Added by National Theatre Wales on August 13, 2020 at 15:43 — No Comments

Wrexham Connection Callout

Over the past few weeks, we have been running the Connection Callout -  a means of getting your letters, poems, artwork and photographs to our local community. We've been blown away by your beautiful submissions and we'd like to thank each and everyone of you who submitted work to us.

At the heart of this callout is No22, a cafe situated in Ty Pawb.Working alongside other organisations, No22 have been cooking…

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Added by Anastacia Ackers on July 13, 2020 at 13:00 — No Comments

"I believe that we need plays like Wolfie at this time because they challenge the limitations we can put on ourselves in terms of how ‘difficult stories’ are told." - Izzy Rabey

My name is Izzy and I’ll be directing the play-reading of Wolfie by Ross Willis for NTW’s Network series. Wolfie is a play I read last year on a train back from London and I inhaled it, quickly deciding it was the next play I wanted to direct. I had never laughed out loud at stage directions before. As a director, you’re always hungry for the next play which is going to churn up something inside you, and ignite this I-Can’t-Not-Direct-This feeling which is…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on July 9, 2020 at 11:00 — No Comments

Sometimes we look up and can barely believe we are living through this moment...

After nearly three months spent with us so far, all in lockdown, and following more seismic shift in our global, national and local consciousness over the last two weeks – Artistic Director Lorne reflects on where we find ourselves, and where we go from here.…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on June 10, 2020 at 13:22 — No Comments

"The dreams are like ancient scripture, we treat them reverently. These are fragments of peoples subconscious" - Emily Laurens

Dream a Little Dream For Me by Emily Laurens

I have been living with dreams for 3 weeks now. Other peoples dreams. I dream about dreams. Other peoples nightmares have given me nightmares. In Wales May is a time when the veil between worlds is thin, Calan Mai, May Day Eve, is ysbryd nos, a spirit night, much like…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on May 28, 2020 at 13:30 — No Comments

Go Tell The Bees Sunflowers Bloom!

It's been a wonderful week seeing the responses to Go Tell The Bees Mission 1 – our sunflower make!

On Wednesday, Key Stage 3 pupils at Cynffig Comprehensive School in Bridgend celebrated World Bee Day by taking on the mission. Their beautiful creations are displayed in the galleries below! 

They have also kindly shared their PowerPoint - a brilliant resource which gives a handy breakdown of the mission. Huge thanks to all of the pupils and teachers and…

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Added by Sophie Lewis on May 22, 2020 at 17:30 — No Comments

An open letter to our network of freelancers | Llythyr agored i'n rhwydwaith o weithwyr llawrydd

As you may have seen by now, NTW is one of the signatories of an open letter from a network of U.K. theatre companies to the freelancers who are the lifeblood of all our work. To find out more from us or to register your interest, email me at…

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Added by Dylan Huw on May 21, 2020 at 16:27 — No Comments

"I’m really interested to see how the play sits in the current world" Matthew Bulgo - Constellation Street

Please tell us about the play, and what it is about

Constellation Street takes place over the course of one night in Cardiff, between midnight and dawn. It follows the story of four characters - a pub landlady, a taxi driver, a school teacher and a young girl - who are all stuck in their own personal purgatories. Their past actions are weighing on them heavily and they’re desperate to find a way of moving forward. This one particular…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on May 15, 2020 at 12:28 — No Comments

The Agency in Lockdown

Just before the lockdown our Agents had been working on their projects for eight weeks. They had developed a plan, budget and schedule for delivering their projects. There were four projects that were about to happen:

Mycelium - enabling young artists from Butetown,…
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Added by Gavin Porter on May 14, 2020 at 6:14 — No Comments

Ripples....a dramatic journey

Hello.

 

I wanted to write something about ‘Ripples’ as I feel this play has been on its own dramatic journey from the original idea to where it is today in its newfound digital form. I got the commission back in August 19 from RWCMD and Sherman Theatre to write a play as part of  ‘New 2020’ thanks to the support of Philip Carne. I was away in Bulgaria at the time, the sun was shining and I was really excited about beginning a new…

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Added by tracy harris on April 30, 2020 at 15:00 — 1 Comment

*UPDATED* Funding application support from NTW Development Team

**Updated post to include link to this page https://www.grantsonline.org.uk/coronavirus.html which will show you who is currently accepting applications***

We know many people are now finding themselves having to apply for funding, which may be new to them.

We only have a small department of two people, but we would like to offer our support and advice for people seeking funding in the…

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Added by Esther Morris on April 23, 2020 at 12:30 — No Comments

The Agency, and how to adapt to the new normal / The Agency, a sut i addasu i'r norm newydd

The Agency is a creative entrepreneurship programme for young people aged 15-25, from the Butetown, Riverside and Grangetown areas of Cardiff with ideas that need to happen. We provide training, support, funding and advice from industry professionals, to develop passions into a project that benefits local communities. 



The programme is led by our Agency Coordinator, Gavin Porter, a film and theatremaker from…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on April 24, 2020 at 12:04 — No Comments

Welcoming Rhiannon Boyle to NTW!

This week, we welcomed Rhiannon Boyle to the National Theatre Wales team, and we wanted to take a moment to properly say hello to Rhiannon, and introduce her to you all!

You may remember Rhiannon was announced as the inaugural winner of 2019 Wales Writers in residence, an initiative between BBC Cymru Wales, BBC's Writers Room and National Theatre Wales, which offers the winning writer the opportunity to…

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Added by Rhian Richards on April 24, 2020 at 11:53 — No Comments

Go Tell the Bees! The TEAM party continues...

The world feels strange right now and the shadows can be scary, but sometimes the best things can happen when we stop and have the space to be creative.  The world has slowed down, the skies are clearing, the seas are calming and nature is reclaiming its place.  That’s pretty magical. 

The themes of Go Tell the Bees appear more relevant than ever right now - our connection to each other as communities; our connection to ourselves through nature and the importance of taking care of and…

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Added by Naomi Chiffi on April 9, 2020 at 15:30 — No Comments

[Closed | Wedi cau] Network FAQs: New Digital Commissions | Comisiynau Digidol Newydd

The final deadline for the New Digital Commissions has now passed. | Mae rownd derfynol y Comisiynau Digidol nawr wedi cau.

National Theatre Wales has announced NETWORK, a programme of digital activity in partnership with BBC Cymru…

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Added by Dylan Huw on April 7, 2020 at 14:00 — 4 Comments

Network





Sgroliwch i lawr ar gyfer y Gymraeg



National Theatre Wales

In partnership with BBC Cymru Wales & BBC Arts




How do you make and experience theatre in a lock down? 

Remove the obvious form of theatre; people gathering in a particular place, at a particular…

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Added by National Theatre Wales on April 7, 2020 at 12:30 — No Comments

Hello from Pembrokeshire!

I’d like to say hello as the National Theatre Wales TEAM associate for Pembrokeshire. 

As a long term resident of Pembrokeshire, I have so much passion for the landscape, nature and characters in this corner of Wales.  It is bursting with talent and I love seeing people come together to create and connect.

I am…

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Added by Fern Lewis on April 2, 2020 at 12:59 — No Comments

GRADDEDIGION ACTIO 2020 ACTING GRADUATES

Hello 2020 graduating actors, (sgroliwch i lawr ar gyfer y Gymraeg!)



I've been loving all the self-tapes, zoom duologues and musical numbers I've seen online. Just this afternoon Showcase 2020 launched, where graduates can upload their work and directors and casting directors can watch them all (it's free). 
You, and your…

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Added by Mawgaine Tarrant-Cornish on April 6, 2020 at 15:01 — 3 Comments

Hello from the new TEAM Creative Associate!

Hello all!

I just wanted to write a quick post to introduce myself in these strange and uncertain times (who's completed Netflix yet?)- I'm Anastacia, the new TEAM Creative Associate.

Based in North Wales, for the next six months I'll be specifically working on the Wrexham TEAM show that is currently underway, freeing up the wonderful Naomi Chiffi, who is currently busy prepping for Go Tell The Bees. I'll be supporting the fabulous Iolanda Banu Viegas around all…

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Added by Anastacia Ackers on April 1, 2020 at 13:38 — No Comments

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