My name is Ray Thomas and I am currently co-ordinating the Skills and Development programme for Everyman Theatre, Cardiff. I think we met some time ago, when you were involved with Dirty Protest and "Parallel Lines" We are based in Chapter Arts Centre, where we organise events and workshops, Club Nights, as well as rehearse and stage productions.
For the coming year, we will focus our workshops on Directing and aspects of acting (physical work, voice work, Auditioning skills etc) and now wish to build upon the success of an inspiring session led by John McGrath on 28 September. He talked about his experience as a Director, his approach and work with National Theatre, Wales, then delivered a practical session with our members.
One of our aims in the programme is to enhance our current skills base - honing current skills of our members, or introducing opportunities for them to develop new skills - with Professional input from current practitioners wherever possible. Further aims include broadening our range of work and activity, which currently includes 3 productions in Chapter's theatre; a Summer Open-Air Theatre Festival in Sophia Gardens; Club Nights held on a Wednesday evening; and Everyman Youth Theatre. Our membership stands at about 140.
I wondered if you would be interested in offering us some paid Workshops on Directing and Acting. We are planning to offer these in our Club Room in 2016, probably on a weekday evening (Directing) for 2 to 2 1/2 hours; and a whole day - Saturday - (Acting) for up to 6 hours, plus a lunch break. We are probably looking at dates in March, April, May and June - depending on availability.
If you are interested in delivering some of this paid work, please get in touch and we can arrange to meet up for further discussion. Please let us know what your fee/s might be for such work and we'll see if our budget can accommodate this!
Past sessions have included work on original script-writing (Mark Jenkins); Stage Management and Lighting (Paul Towson); Directing (John McGrath). We have also arranged sessions on Devising, Podcasts and Radio Drama Techniques, together with some Community Outreach work with a workshop session for a Parents' Group from Ely, all of which were delivered by Company members.
We are keen to build further bridges with local Professional Companies and Practitioners, having been very involved with RSC's Open Stages, RSC's "Dream" Team 2016, and the RNT's Connections Project (Youth Theatre) some of which is ongoing. John McGrath also suggested that we approach NTW, to establish and further develop more effective links.
Hi Anna. Thank you for adding me to the team. I have already sent an email applying for the Edinburgh Fringe representative opportunity. I am eager to learn more on that. I have also put 'This is How we Die' in my diary and hope to attend. Thank you again. Hannah
Hi Anna; I am interested in contributing as a writer to the e-mail I received from TEAM today but was unable to use the link provided . I therefore thought I'd e-mail you directly to express my interest. I will also speak to Kelly (hopefully over the weekend if she's around) Good luck to you both with "The Drowned Girl" .
Tried to email a response to the Team email address in your message re: new project but the email didn't seem to work? Perhaps a slight error in address or my server being useless- email@example.com Is there a better way for me to show my interest in being part of your project?
Fab. Well maybe Friday? We could meet in Barkers and get a detox smoothie after my inevitable binge eating in the week before shows. That givves a few days after performance to get my head back into Skill Swap mode. If not then Thursday before lunch? X
Really hope Paralell Lines has been and is continuing to be awesome. I'm really hoping to get there to see it later this week.
Also, crossing fingers that I'm back from rehearsals in time to get to the Silly Kings TEAM night.
But let's meet up soon! First week of December? What's your fairy looking like?
Just to let you know that Loose Cannons will be performing at the Ucheldre Centre Holyhead on 22nd and 23rd November in a play called The Empty Theatre which is a ghost story for Christmas.Would be good if some of you guys could make it up here.
Thanks so much for the warm welcome! Was lovely to briefly meet you too. My head's definitely a'whirrin with ideas for Treorchy. You're right, it's such a great project to be involved with. Looking forward to moving back to Wales and meeting you and the rest of TEAM.
Thanks again for all your help today, I owe you one! Was great to meet you and look forward to DeGabay and to meeting some other people to! Deffinitly keep in touch and if you ever need anything sound wise then feel free to give me a shout and I'll help out any way i can.