Theatr Clwyd today announces its Writers in Residence and Companies in Residence for 2020, as part of the TYFU|GROW Creative Development Programme. Writers’ residencies have been awarded to Hannah Daniel, Katie Elin-Salt, Jennifer Lunn, Wyn Mason, Lisa Parry, and Kristian Phillips. Companies’ residencies have been awarded to Archipelago, Francesca Goodridge and Dan Lloyd, PRIDD, and Signdance Collective.
The six 2020 Writers in Residence will be connected to Theatr Clwyd’s in-house productions of Milky Peaks, For The Grace of You Go I, and Project Hush, with two writers on attachment during each production. The residencies give writers the chance to build relationships with the company of each production and with the Theatr Clwyd team, to spend time observing rehearsals, and to develop ideas in a supportive environment. The writers’ programme is supported by Gladstone’s Library, in whose beautiful rooms the playwrights stay during their time in North Wales.
The Companies’ residencies include up to 2 weeks of rehearsal space, office space, one-to-one support from Theatr Clwyd’s Producing & Programming, Creative Engagement, Communications & Giving, Production and Finance teams, support with funding applications, and the opportunity to share work in progress at the end of each residency.
Tamara Harvey, Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd today said “Some of the most exciting work we’ve produced has been introduced to us through our TYFU|GROW programme, including the brilliant Milky Peaks, premiering at Theatr Clwyd this spring. It’s exhilarating to share our home with writers and emerging companies so they can bounce around ideas and challenge us with new stories and new ways of telling them. I can’t wait to build relationships with these amazing artists over the coming year.”
Writer In Residence
Artists and Companies
Assistant Directors play a crucial role within our creative teams at Theatr Clwyd. In turn, our placements provide a vital learning opportunity for young directors. Each year we will work with organisations such as the JMK Trust and Bristol Old Vic Theatre School to provide placements, and we also invite applications for two of our productions each year.