If you are new to NTW, you can get in touch by sending an email to introduce yourself to one of the team. Tell us about the work that you make and your interest in making theatre in Wales. We’d also recommend that you join the NTW Community (a social network for theatre-makers in Wales). Here you can join a group to meet other theatre makers in the community or use it as a resource to promote your work, find new collaborators or pose questions to the wider theatre-making community in Wales.
Invite us to see your work (including work-in-progress)
We think one of the best ways to get to know someone’s work is to experience it. Where we can attend we will, or we’ll aim to send someone with whom we work on a regular basis to report back to us. We’d ask that you give us at least a month’s notice so that we can get things in place. While you’re at it, you can add your event to the NTW Community listings page.
Sending scripts and reference materials
We ask that you don’t send us scripts or materials to demonstrate your work unless we have asked for it – we’re unlikely to produce pre-existing material on an unsolicited basis. We’d much rather build a relationship with you through the development opportunities that we offer throughout the year.
Call-outs and updates
We make call-outs for various opportunities throughout the year and anyone can apply to these for the support on offer. The opportunities are a mix of skills-focused development, project R&D or the wider development of practice and exchange. At the beginning, during and at the end of each of these projects we’ll be checking in with you and supporting you through this process. We’ll have conversations with you about what happens next and think about future routes for development.
To receive updates on new opportunities as they are announced, you should sign up to our newsletter to have them delivered right to your inbox. We’d also recommend you follow us on our social channels. In the meantime, scroll down to look at the information about the various opportunities we are delivering right now.
You can send an idea to our development surgery for feedback. You might have an unproduced script, project or a new idea that you are looking to move to the next level. We collaborate with a team of theatre makers and producers to review your work and share our thoughts and questions with you. We can also advise on any forthcoming opportunities that would enable you to continue to develop it further.
It is important that we establish a relationship with the people with whom we collaborate and that we’re familiar with their work before we can consider developing an idea for production. The ideas that we develop go through a rigorous process. We have a unique approach to research and development that could take the form of attachments, seed commissions and bespoke R&D processes. It’s important to us that we are supporting ideas to be developed in the best way, that people are paid fairly and have a clear understanding of what might happen at the end of any development process.
As with our other opportunities, where possible and appropriate we aim towards an industry focused sharing to ensure that ideas that can’t continue with NTW are seen by others and have the opportunity to be developed elsewhere.
Our current Artistic Director, Kully Thiarai is due to leave NTW at the end of the year. In the meantime, we are focused on developing extant ideas to the next stage. If you’d like to talk to us about new ideas, please get in touch from April 2020.