Welcome to my first blog (of many, I hope!) as Chair of TEAM Panel.
TEAM Panel is a group of TEAM members - from all sorts of artistic disciplines and a diverse range of backgrounds - who together help to shape the way that TEAM is run and how it plays its part within National Theatre Wales. It's very exciting to be part of such an energetic and enthusiastic group of individuals who all very much enjoy being part of TEAM.
I am a playwright and have been a TEAM member since the beginning and have loved all the interesting people and fascinating events that I've attended because of it. For TEAM I also co-produce (with my fellow TEAM Panel member playwright Kelly Jones) Stories of the Streets. I have sat on TEAM Panel for the last year and have loved the experience. Therefore, it is a huge privilege for me to be the inaugural Chair of TEAM Panel.
Through this exciting new role I hope to help to strengthen the links between TEAM and National Theatre Wales as a company, but for the most part my role will be to ensure that Panel approaches its very important tasks - including how TEAM finances are spent; what the objectives for the next year should be and how we increase diversity - in the most professional and efficient way possible.
On top of all that, we as Panel members are guaranteed to have a really fun and exciting year with lots of events and exciting opportunities for TEAM members. Perhaps you have an event that you'd like to let Panel know about then contact the really brilliant TEAM Assistant Rhoda Lane at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you do attend a TEAM event - I really hope to see you there!
Also, if you're a TEAM member and want to play a bigger part in the community then do look out for your chance to join TEAM Panel. They'll be posted on the TEAM page so keep your eyes peeled and do apply to join us - it's lots of fun and very rewarding.
You can contact me via NTW community or on Twitter where I'm @tomthetwit