National Theatre Wales
In partnership with BBC Cymru Wales & BBC Arts
How do you make and experience theatre in a lock down?
Remove the obvious form of theatre; people gathering in a particular place, at a particular time, to watch others perform – then what are we left with?
The telling of stories, the sharing of a moment, the performance of fundamental acts of connection and community. Stories guide us to make sense of the world around us. They connect us, help us process new realities and what we know to be true. They offer us a safe space to play out new futures, new normals. They help us adjust.
Network is our new digital programme of work, designed to connect audiences, communities and theatre makers with opportunities to create and experience live, innovative theatre delivered via a digital stage.
New Digital Commissions
National Theatre Wales & Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru
with BBC Cymru Wales & BBC Arts
We’re working in partnership with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru to invite theatre artists of Wales to come up with innovative, exciting and human responses during the ongoing lockdown.
New Digital Commissions is an open call opportunity for new commissions to make Live Theatre in digital spaces – theatre that will help audiences, communities and theatre makers to come together whilst we are all kept apart.
Network Creative associates Nigel Barrett and Louise Mari will be working with NTW and Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru to support the development of the commissions.
This call for submissions is now closed.
6 Plays in digital spaces.
National Theatre Wales and Sherman Theatre will work together with a range of independent companies and artists to produce play readings, showcasing the talent of playwrights, companies and creatives across Wales.
The partnership will enable Welsh directors, actors, and designers to be fully supported and funded to deliver the readings, while providing a platform to share homegrown work, alongside contemporary classic titles that may yet to have been performed here in Wales.