Artist and Company Residencies

Artist and Company Residences

Theatr Clwyd is launching a new programme to support a number of Wales-based artists and companies in the development of their creative ideas. We aim to build a network of artists and companies whom we can support wherever possible. Support on offer may include:

  • Use of our rehearsal spaces and office space
  • One-to-one advice from our Marketing Department, Production Department, Finance Department and Sponsorship Manager
  • Support with funding applications

For further information please contact our Producing Team, c/o Melanie Jones (melanie.jones@theatrclwyd.com).

Who we’re currently supporting…

 Project Hush – Papertrail Productions

Project Hush is a new production being developed by Papertrail with the support of the Arts Council of Wales and National Theatre Wales.

The inspiration for Project Hush is the site of the former weapons factory in Rhydymwyn Valley, which played a role in the development of the Atomic Bomb and the story of Kyoko Gibson who grew up in the aftermath of the bombing of Hiroshima and now lives in Wales.

“It’s a local story that has global significance and it has been hugely valuable to develop the idea with the support of local groups such as Rhydymwyn Valley History Society, students from Glyndwr University and participants from Theatr Clwyd’s drama group. It has also been very useful to have the support of Theatr Clwyd who have provided rehearsal and administrative support for the project. We will take what we have learnt from this Research and Development period and develop the script further before the project goes into full rehearsal and production.”
Bridget Keehan, Artistic Director

 

Companies we have supported…

 My People – Invertigo Theatre Company

A note from Steffan Donnelly, Co-Artistic Director:

We adapted My People, Caradoc Evans’ searing collection of short stories, which interrogate the values of the Nonconformist community in the rural West Wales of the early 1900s. The publication of My People in 1915 caused a literary sensation. It was denounced in The Western Mail as ‘the literature of the sewer’ and Evans was branded a national traitor.

Having toured to Theatr Clwyd on occasions in the past, we were incredibly excited when they agreed to develop and co-produce My People. The ambitious production we created together in November 2015 was instrumental in the development of our theatre company. The stories are challenging, angry, and complex, but with Theatr Clwyd’s expertise and resources, we were able to unpick them and bind them into a full script.