Catherine Paskell's Blog – September 2009 Archive (7)

Nowhere: Now Here - The Second Respond Test

The votes were counted and verified and I can now reveal that the next theme for our Second Respond Test is...

Nowhere: Now Here

With 6 separate suggestions all around ideas of Cardiff development and born out of the opening of John Lewis in Cardiff last week, "where are our modern social spaces" has come out as our theme for this Respond test.

Thanks so… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on September 30, 2009 at 3:12 — 1 Comment

What should the theme for the second Respond test be?

Next week, we will have our SECOND Respond test!

This time, three creative people (to be announced next week) are going to be working together in a secret location on a brand new theme.

[If you are one of the artists who will be working on Respond next week or if you happen to know the location - please don't let on! It's all going to be kept a secret until next week!]

What are the urgent news, events and current issues that you think National Theatre… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on September 24, 2009 at 0:00 — 8 Comments

Is it too late for me to Blog about Edinburgh?

It is the first Saturday in weeks where I have had "a weekend". I have come back from the shops. I did my washing. I uploaded some photos to IPhoto...and that's when I saw my as-yet unblogged Edinburgh journey. So I hope I'm not too late to share some of my Edinburgh highlights!

The first show I saw was on the same day we arrived and marked a fantastic start to the festival. Tim Price had a new short play, For Once, performed… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on September 21, 2009 at 6:30 — No Comments

Come and See National Theatre Wales' Respond Try Out This Friday

For the last week I have been working with 5 artists and Ellie Carter and Ina Driemel, to test out and develop the process of National Theatre Wales' Respond programme.

The artists, guided by Ellie, Ina and myself, have been working towards a theatrical "response" to the theme #WeLovetheNHS and there will be a showing of this work at our offices in Castle Arcade this coming Friday, 18th September at 7.00pm.

Due to the sensitivity of the project, and the intimate nature of… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on September 16, 2009 at 8:53 — No Comments

The First Respond Try Out Week Has Started!

Here we are on Day One of our First Respond Try Out Week. We are:

Saz Moir - recent graduate from RWCMD Design course, with an interest in puppetry, circus, site-specific performance and fire poi.

Laura Jeffs - recent graduate performer from Atrium, University of Glamorgan with interest in devising and non-linear narrative.

Patrick Jones - playwright and poet.

Lynn Hunter - actor with lots of… Continue

Added by Catherine Paskell on September 14, 2009 at 3:54 — 1 Comment

Call for theatre makers, creatives and artists to help test National Theatre Wales' Respond programme

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

Added by Catherine Paskell on September 2, 2009 at 2:00 — 16 Comments

Sandpit: This Thursday! Come and Play!

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

Added by Catherine Paskell on September 1, 2009 at 4:30 — No Comments

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