I thought I would take this opportunity to say hi and explain what we are up to. I believe that what National Theatre of Wales are proposing to achieve is very exciting and I believe it to be an essential stepping stone to enable Wales’s Theatre and the arts to flourish, In order to make theatre more accessible to everyone.

Real Live Theatre Company (RLT) are a fairly new company which aim to create visually arresting experimental theatre which appeals to a diverse audience reflective of today’s modern society in Wales.

We are currently working on a new project called ‘EMPti’ which is a multi-faceted project embracing several of the art-forms and is consequently reflective of the complexity of communication.

The style of the piece will reflect the universality of the theme. The stylistic approach enables aspects to be incorporated that are universal as opposed to merely personal. The play is bilingual which reinforces the issue of communication (or lack of) as a theme. This is reflected in the challenges of a bilingual production and the central issue of loss and how we deal with grief and separation. The physicality of the characters and their inability to touch is reflective of this aspect. This theme of life and death echoes the lack of communication which caused the character to consider suicide as an option.

As a company we identify the fact that a large percentage of communication is non-verbal. Our work is based upon European art forms and incorporates a large proportion of physical theatre as well as the work having a poetic reality which calls upon and incorporates several arts disciplines including film, visual art, and dance.
It is consequently a multi faceted project embracing several of the art forms and is reflective of the complexity of communication.

The show will be on in Chapter Arts Centre on 10th & 11th Sept.

Our long term aims are to take the production into the communities of those affected by the issues in the play.

The support we have received so far has been amazing and we thank everyone and hope you will leave your comments and give your support.

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Comment by National Theatre Wales on June 1, 2009 at 2:29
Sounds very interesting Catrin. I will try to come along. When you talk about European art forms, are you thinking of particular companies and artists?

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