Cyfarwyddwyr Cynorthwyol

Mae Cyfarwyddwyr Cynorthwyol yn chwarae rhan allweddol yn ein timau creadigol yn Theatr Clwyd. Yn eu tro, mae ein lleoliadau’n gyfle dysgu hanfodol i gyfarwyddwyr ifanc. Bob blwyddyn rydym yn gweithio gyda sefydliadau fel Ymddiriedolaeth JMK ac Ysgol Theatr y Bristol Old Vic er mwyn darparu lleoliadau, a hefyd rydym yn gwahodd ceisiadau ar gyfer dau o’n cynyrchiadau ni bob blwyddyn.

Bydd y cyfleoedd yn y dyfodol i wneud cais am fod yn un o’n Cyfarwyddwyr Cynorthwyol i’w gweld ar y dudalen yma, felly cofiwch edrych yn gyson am ddiweddariadau.

Edrychwch ar rai o Gyfarwyddwyr Cynorthwyol y gorffennol a’u meddyliau am y profiad:

Katharine Farmer, Cyfarwyddwyr Cynorthwyol | Sleeping Beauty

“What struck me most about my experience of being an assistant at  Theatr Clwyd was the enormous sense of community that envelopes the building. I loved working at a theatre where there was so much happening and so many people engaging with the work. It really fuelled the creativity in the rehearsal room and the staff took such great care of everyone involved.  I’d never worked on a pantomime  before (especially not a rock and roll panto!) and I learnt so much during the process about how pantomimes are crafted, rehearsed and produced, as well as how large scale technical rehearsals are run. Sitting in on production meetings and during notes sessions were invaluable to my understanding of directing a large scale production and I was so grateful to Zoë for the time she spent explaining her ideas and approaches”. 

Jesse Briton, Cyfarwyddwyr Cynorthwyol | Lord of the Flies

Assisting on Lord of the Flies at Theatr Clwyd and Sherman gave me a real insight into the workings of a major producing theatre and the demands placed on a creative team to deliver a timely and prescient revival. It was thrilling, challenging, and exhilarating. I’m already applying the lessons I’ve learnt from it to my own practice.

  Francesca Goodridge, Cyfarwyddwyr Cynorthwyol | The Importance of Being Earnest | Dick Whittington (2018/19)

 “I am always overwhelmed by the amount of care and support every creative at Theatr Clwyd injects into each company member, not to mention the highest level of skill they have for what they do. I was first introduced to this wonderful theatre during my time with a visiting company (Gagglebabble/The Other Room), working as associate director on Sinners Club, and since then have been lucky to assist Richard Fitch on Theatr Clwyd’s production of The Importance of Being Earnest, which remains one of the most exciting, creative and fun rehearsal processes I have ever been involved with.  I have learnt invaluable things from working at Theatr Clwyd, which have allowed me to continue to improve my professional development as a director, my approach to theatre, and included me as part of a network which always strives to offer opportunity and quality platforms to those of us who are emerging.”

Charlotte Marigot, Cyfarwyddwyr Cynorthwyol | Skylight

Working on Skylight as an assistant director was a rich and inspiring experience. It was very freeing to work with such a willing and collaborative team of creatives. Everyone worked their hardest for the production to come to life while creating the most securing atmosphere. I enjoyed every moment of it and I will bring this sense of commitment and openness with me everywhere. Thank you for having me as part of your team.

Matthew Holmquist, Cyfarwyddwyr Cynorthwyol | Insignificance

Working with the staff at Theatr Clwyd helped me develop my own creative practice. I gained invaluable insights into the production of high quality theatre, whilst learning to push myself as part of a highly skilled creative team.

John Young, Cyfarwyddwyr Cynorthwyol | Aladdin

John is a former Resident Assistant Director at The Finborough Theatre and prior to this was on the Emerging Trainee Director Scheme at Theatr Clwyd. Direction includes: To Dream Again (Polka Theatre and Theatr Clwyd), Scattered (Theatr Clwyd, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Tour), We Know Where You Live (Finborough Theatre), A Place in the Woods (Tristan Bates), The Watchers (Southwark Playhouse), What the Walls Saw and The Thing Is (Grosvenor Park Open Air Theatre Young Company) and Soft Beats the Heart (Theatre503). Assistant Director credits include: The Beggars Opera and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Storyhouse), Skyhawk the Musical (Theatr Clwyd), Chicken Dust and Our American Cousin (Finborough Theatre).

Hannah Noone, Cyfarwyddwyr Cynorthwyol | Much Ado About Nothing

“Assisting at Theatr Clwyd has provided me with the opportunity to work with and learn from an exciting, wide-ranging group of creatives. Not only have I learnt from their collective level of experience, talent and love for what they do, but I’ve also had the most brilliant time doing it.”

Chelsey Gillard, Cyfarwyddwyr Cynorthwyol | Cat On a Hot Tin Roof

“Being part of a large team of creatives all working together to make the show as beautiful and successful as possible was a huge learning opportunity, with each person being generous with their time and mentorship.”

Sarah Bradley, Cyfarwyddwyr Cynorthwyol | Jumpy

“I thoroughly enjoyed my time working on Jumpy. My favourite part of the process was helping to choreograph and rehearse a burlesque dance routine performed by one of the actors.”