Animals rounded up

Meic Povey’s Fel Anifail is coming to the end of the run at the Sherman.

I’m so pleased to have been involved with this production, this wonderful team, cast and play.

Every show making Meic’s work accessible to a new audience, surtitled in English.

Here is a round up of some of the very kind reviews & images from the show.

**** The Guardian

Wales Arts Review

An embarrasment of riches

I've been awful at updating this, but now it's 2018 and I can't put it off anymore!

Great developments with PowderHouse, we are now the Sherman Theatre's new Company in Residence. So grateful for the continued support from that exciting building. Saethu Cwningod / Shooting Rabbits has had two great R&Ds and will get more development this year. 

To The Waters and the Wild with Running Dog will hopefully see a wider audience this year following some more development. 

And shortly I'll be headed into rehearsal with Dirty Protest on their latest piece for families telling some remarkable true events; Lightspeed to Pembroke Dock

BUSY AND GREAT AND FRIGHTENING

To The Waters & The Wild

I've had the privilege of working with Running Dog Theatre on their latest piece, To The Waters and The Wild. Following an extended development period we'll be showing a work-in-progress showing in Camden People's Theatre on 7-8 November. Tickets available here

I'm really proud of the work that we've made so far, and looking forward to seeing what audiences make if it. Keep an eye out for the piece which will open proper in Summer '18.

The company is fundraising for technical equipment for our showing in Nov, and any donations are hugely welcome and appreciated. You can donate here

Performer Devisors Wanted

New Welsh company, Powder House are looking for 4 x devisor-performers to take part in a week-long R&D of their first project. 

Saethu Cwningod / Shooting Rabbits.

Wedi ei ddatblygu mewn cydgynhyrchiad gyda Theatr Genedlaethol a Sherman Theatre.

Developed in coproduction with Theatr Genedlaethol and Sherman Theatre.

Saethu Cwningod / Shooting Rabbits bydd y prosiect cyntaf gan gwmni newydd Cymraeg, Powder House. Trwy lygaid rhyw 200 o wirfyddolwyr Cymraeg aeth i ymladd fel rhan o’r Brigadau Rhyngwladol yn ystod y Rhyfel Cartref yn Sbaen 1936-1939, mi fydd y prosiect yn ymchwilio’r cynnydd mewn cydymdeimlad tuag at wleidyddiaeth asgell dde, ymynysol yn lleol ac ar draws Ewrop, trwy adroddiadau hanesyddol a chyfoes. Mae’r prosiect yn annelu i gwestiynnu perthynas Cymru gyda’r gymuned Ewropeaidd a sut mae gweithredau rhyngwladol yn effeithio’r wlad a’r bobol adref. 

Saethu Cwningod / Shooting Rabbits will be the first project by new Welsh company, Powder House. Through the eyes of the 200 or so Welsh volunteers who fought in the International Brigades during the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939, the project will investigate the rise of right-wing, isolationist sentiment at home and across Europe, in historical and contemporary accounts. The project aims to question Wales’ relationship with the European community and how international actions shape the country and people at home. 

Mi gyflwynwyd y darn drwy storïo corfforol a gweledol, gyda arddull amlieithog gan gynnwys y Gymraeg, Saesneg, Sbaeneg, Basgeg a Chatalaneg.

The piece will employ physical, visual storytelling, with a multilingual approach to text in Welsh, English, Spanish, Basque and Catalan.

Necessary skills:

  • Experience of devising performance through physical work.
  • Ability to play generously.

Desired skills:

  • Ability to speak languages listed above. 
  • Musical ability, instrumental and voice.

 

This is a paid role offering MRSL grade 2 rate: £455 a week. Please note that we are unable to contribute additional support towards travel and accommodation. 

Workshop-auditions to take place 23 March in Cardiff.

Work to take place 17 - 21 April in Cardiff.

To apply, please send a statement of interest along with CV to: powderhousetheatre@gmail.com

 

About the company:

Mae Powder House yn gwmni theatr o Gaerdydd sydd yn anelu i greu gwaith cyfoes rhyngwladol gyda llais unigryw Gymreig. Powder House yw Chelsey Gillard & Jac Ifan Moore.

Powder House is a Cardiff-based theatre company aiming to create contemporary international theatre with a distinctly Welsh voice. Powder House is Chelsey Gillard & Jac Ifan Moore.

powderhousetheatre@gmail.com

@powder_house

Looking ahead.

As I look on to 2017, I'm excited by all of the wonderful projects ahead.

I'll be heading up to Glasgow to work with Òran Mór, directing a new piece by Lesley Hart.

After that it's back to London for our second R&D on Stories My Mother Told Me

Then back to Cardiff to start work on brand new show Shooting Rabbits with Chelsey Gillard. 

I'm bloody lucky to do what I do.