I accepted a kind invite to write a 20 minute play for my friend, aspiring director Carys Jones, who with her new company, ITCH, was part of The Other Room Theatre (based in Porter’s, Cardiff) and their Blue Sky Festival. She and actors Naomi Underwood and Huw Blainey had discussed wanting to explore feminist themes, and I was given a title ‘The F Word’ to work with.
My play dealt with many sensitive F Words – … – and was the result of a post-date rendezvous (or lack of it!) between a fiesty feminist and an OCD Welsh man.
Despite a challenging post-performance Q&A sesion, we recieved positive feedback from the audience, and were all pleased that everyone had enjoyed. Carys did great work with my script – I loved the direction she took the two characters – considering what little time we all had to work on it.
We were also reviewed by Arts Scene in Wales, who were very, very kind! Read the review here.
Cefais gyfle i ysgrifennu sgript ar gyfer cynhyrchiad fy ffrind Carys Jones, a oedd yn rhan o ‘Blue Sky Festival’, a drefnwyd gan theatr dafarn The Other Room. Roedd hi, Naomi Underwood a Huw Blainey eisoes wedi trafod eu bod am ymdrin â ffeministiaeth – o dan y teitl ‘The F Word’ – fel rhan o’u perfformiad, felly es ati i greu sgript yn seiliedig ar y syniadau hynny.
Er i ni gael sesiwn Holi ac Ateb heriol ar ôl y cynhyrchiad, roedd yr ymateb ar y cyfan yn ffafriol, yn enwedig a ninnau’n gwmni newydd sbon wedi mynd at i greu’r cynhyrchiad mewn cyfnod o amser byr iawn. Cawsom adolygiad cadarnhaol gan wefan Arts Scene in Wales, sydd ar gael i’w ddarllen yma.