PlayPen Beginnings Cama’r Ddrama

image by Boz Groden

PlayPen Beginnings returns to Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Thursday 18th October 7.45PM to present the final three play beginnings of nine plays being presented across different venues in Aberystwyth.

The three play beginnings will be;

White Rhino written by Sandra Bendelow, directed by Mair Gopalan

Purple Chair written by Darren O’Connell, directed by Tom O’Malley

Howlings written by James Baker, directed by Sandra Bendelow

The plays will be presented as rehearsed, script-in-hand readings. 

White Rhino asks the question if the world has ended and there is an opportunity to save mankind would you, and also should you, or has humanity now descended into such a state that it is no longer worth saving. A comic tragedy about female friendships, sex, relationships, dried kidney beans and ‘The Sound of Music’. White Rhino is written by Sandra Bendelow who teaches Scriptwriting for Aberystwyth University’s Lifelong Learning Department. Her monologue One Hour and Forty Five Minutes was produced by Dirty Protest Theatre at the Royal Court, her short play Poo Bags and Arctic Exploration was presented by Agent 160 theatre at Wales Millennium Centre and she is on seed commission to National Theatre Wales for her play Secret Never to Be Told.

Purple Chair was written by Darren O’Connell who is writing for theatre for the first time. Darren is an experienced local performer with Louche and Castaway who has recently started writing performance poetry.

“This play started out as an idea for a Mighty Boosh homage written by a friend, Hayden. I took the basic elements and created several poems which interlinked the story. This is the latest version….as a stage play. How it will pan out is…..better than but almost as disorganized as Brexit.”

James Baker is a writer and performer. Sometimes he directs, and he enjoys doing stand-up comedy badly (but would prefer to do it well). ‘howlings’ is his second play script, after ‘An As Yet Untitled Play About Two People In An Underground Bunker’. He is also about to start work on as yet actually untitled sequel to his debut solo theatre show ‘You Have To Be Mad To Work Here (And It Doesn’t Even Help)’

howlings is a play about connection, communication, sex, magic and hell. It’s about the borders between our heads and our guts, the borders between our interior world and the exterior world, the borders between you and I. It’s about how those borders aren’t real, and how we can learn to see it that way.

The plays will be performed by
Tom O Malley, Denise Williams, Mair Gopalan, James Baker, Richard Hogger, Hannah Pullen, Caroline Clark, Huldah Knox Thomas, Roger Boyle, Katerina Williams, Anna Beyer, Lynne Baker, Barbara Hogger.
Tickets £6
Tocynnau £6
To book tickets call 01970 623232 or book on-line here https://www.aberystwythartscentre.co.uk/theatre/playpen-beginnings

PlayPen Beginnings Cama’r Ddrama at Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum

Image by Boz Groden

PlayPen Beginnings is part of an ongoing annual project across Aberystwyth to find and support writers who wish to write for theatre and performance. The evening will present a selection of the beginnings of plays by writers chosen to be supported as they write a full-length play.

 
The plays will be presented as rehearsed, script-in-hand readings. PlayPen Beginnings is a chance to see new plays for theatre in the earliest stages of development.
The beginnings of nine new plays by local writers will be presented across three nights at Drwm National Library Wales on Monday 15th October 7.30PM, at Ceredigion Museum on Tuesday 16th October 7.30PM and in the Round Studio, Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Thursday 18th October 7.45PM.
At Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum on Tuesday 16th October 7.45PM the following plays will be presented;
Pedo
written by Chris Clement Green, directed by Denise Williams
Mr Roberts New Car
written by Iain Forster, directed by Richard Hogger

 

Ghost in the Museumwritten by Katrina Hone, directed by Huldah Knox-Thomas

Pedo is an amalgamation of several true stories. It is a cautionary tale of how ‘the greater good’ can harm the individual and how a one-size-fits-all application of justice can cause great injustice.  The script has been adapted from a short story, and has become a much stronger piece for the injection of humanity that theatre can bring to any narrative.

 

Pedo is written by Chris Clement Green, her serious writing started in 2007 when she won the National Association of Writer’s Groups annual short story competition. This encouraged her to undertake Creative Writing and Advanced Creative Writing courses with the Open University, before being accepted onto an MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa Uni in 2013.

 

In 2017 her gritty memoir Into the Valley was published by Mirror Books, and Crowood Press has just signed Chris’ debut novel – Wings of Retribution – which is due to be published next year.

 

Chris has now won and been short-listed for several national short story competitions and has had articles and letters published in UK magazines, most notably Writing Magazine, and The New Guard Volume V a literary journal based in New York.

 

‘Pedo’ is based on her experiences as an offender manager and is her first foray into the world of theatre script-writing.

 

Mr Roberts’ new car tells the story of the mis-adventures of Mr Roberts, taking part in the Welsh rally, the Trans Saharan race and the London to Brighton rally. It is written by Iain Forster who is completely new to theatre writing, it was written as a screenplay and the Playpen project will be supporting him in adapting the idea for theatre.

 

Ghost in the Museum written by Katrina Hone, directed by Huldah Knox Thomas, performed by Anna Beyer, Hannah Pullen, Denise Williams, Tom O’Malley and Caroline Clark.

 

This is the near future. We are in a small seaside holiday town. A family of three spends a rainy day in the local museum, which mainly houses the belongings and writings of local families, covering the last 300 years. They encounter the soon-out-of-a-job museum guide and Mary, the newest addition to the museum. Mary is an artificial intelligence (AI). She is here to spend her ‘retirement’ years and to be ‘of some use’. As she begins to question her own existence as well as the existence of those ‘humans’ around her, we get a glimpse of the inner workings of the ‘ghost in the museum’.

 

Katrina Hone is new to theatre writing and wrote her very first play Space Oddity for PlayPen 2017.  For her second full length play, Ghost in the Museum, Katrina has written a site specific piece for Ceredigion Museum.

The plays will be performed by
Tom O Malley, Denise Williams, Mair Gopalan, James Baker, Richard Hogger, Hannah Pullen, Caroline Clark, Huldah Knox Thomas, Roger Boyle, Katerina Williams, Anna Beyer, Lynne Baker, Barbara Hogger

 

Tickets Tocynnau £6

To buy tickets contact 01970 633088

Cama’r Ddrama Playpen Beginnings National Library Wales

Image by Boz Groden

Y mae’ Cama’rDdrama yn rhan o brosiect blynyddol ledled Aberystwyth i ganfod a chefnogi awduron sy’n awyddus i sgriptio gwaith ar gyfer y theatr ac ar gyfer perfformiad. Anoga awduron i gyrchu ysbrydoliaeth yn rhai o ofodau mwyaf diddorol Aberystwyth gan gynnwys y Llyfrgell Genedlaethol. Bydd y noswaith hon yn cyflwyno detholiad o waith gan awduron rydym yn gefnogi i ysgrifennu drama lawn newydd.

 
PlayPen Beginnings is part of an ongoing annual project across Aberystwyth to find and support writers who wish to write for theatre and performance. It encourages new and emerging writers to be inspired and write about the amazing spaces and places we have in Aberystwyth including the National Library Wales. The evening will present a selection of the beginnings of plays by writers chosen to be supported as they write a full-length play.
 
The plays will be presented as rehearsed, script-in-hand readings.
 
PlayPen Beginnings is a chance to see new plays for theatre in development. The beginnings of nine new plays by local writers will be presented across three nights at Drwm National Library Wales on Monday 15th October, at Ceredigion Museum on Tuesday 16th October and in the Round Studio, Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Thursday 18th October.
 
The plays on Monday 15th October will be;
 
Monday 15th October 7.30PM
Cabaret Sauvignon and the Sisters of Merciless
written by Catrin Fflur Huws, directed by Roger Boyle
 
No More White Feathers
written by Rebecca Pyne, directed by Barbara Hogger
 
Brickell Avenue
written by Roger Boyle, directed by Caroline Clark
 
The plays will be performed by
Tom O Malley, Denise Williams, Mair Gopalan, James Baker, Richard Hogger, Hannah Pullen, Caroline Clark, Huldah Knox Thomas, Roger Boyle, Katerina Williams, Anna Beyer, Lynne Baker, Barbara Hogger
Cabaret Sauvignon and the Sisters of Merciless is written by Catrin Fflur Huws,  recent work includes ‘The Cream Coloured clock by the Bed by the Door’ performed at Future Imperfect at The Lion and Unicorn, Kentish Town and Fest Norwood, West Norwood. She was also a playwright in residence with Gladstone Library and Theatre Clwyd in 2016. She also wrote To Kill A Machine, and was involved with Playpen 2017, writing a play called Just Things.

“I’ve set myself a number of challenges in this play to do the exact opposite of what I did with Just Things – it’s a comedy, with an ensemble cast of women, and it’s driven by action and plot and character. In many ways it’s about what all my plays are about – the importance of friendship triumphing – or not over restriction and impediment. And it’s about integrity, being true to your own strengths. It’s based…at multiple abstractions…on a true story…or two. The Lie Censor is trying to close down the Cage aux Follies. They disguise themselves as a circus troupe – the Cabaret Sauvignon, with hopefully amusing consequences.” Catrin Fflur Huws

‘No More White Feathers’ is set just after WW1, inspired by first-hand accounts of how White Feather girls targeted any man not in uniform, shaming them to enlist. In the play, a young soldier returns to his home town looking for the girl who gave him a white feather. Thoughts of revenge kept him alive in the trenches but will he go through with it?

‘No More White Feathers’ is written by Rebecca Pyne who volunteers with the ‘Aberystwyth at War 1914-19’ project, researching local stories in Ceredigion Archives and the National Library of Wales.  On a more personal level, the play commemorates a relative who did not come back: Private Francis Joseph Curtis, 17th Battalion, King’s Liverpool Regiment, died 10th December 1916, aged 26.

Although new to scriptwriting Rebecca is prolific in the horror, fantasy, Gothic and historical genres, with at least sixty short stories published in magazines including Aurora Wolf, Mad Scientist Journal, Hungur, Phantaxis, Bards and Sages Quarterly, Neo-Opsis and Bête Noire. Four novels [Johnny Onions and the Vampire Queen; Johnny Onions and the Evil Laverbread; Sword of the Horse Chieftain; Wulfwaru and the Hag Child] are available on Amazon in paperback and e-book format.

Brickell Avenue written by Roger Boyle, directed by Caroline Clark and performed by Denise Williams, Katerina Williams, Tom O’Malley and Huldah Knox Thomas.

Coincidence brings three related individuals to a stranger’s house in close succession.  They tell radically different stories about the histories of each other.  Which, if any, is true?  The householder is caught in the crossfire … what should and shouldn’t be said to these visitors?

Brickell Avenue is written by Roger Boyle a retired professor of Computer Science who has written a number of pieces for Scriptography and Playpen. Brickell Avenue is his second full length play.

Tickets Tocynnau £6

Cyfle: Galwad am ddramau ac awduron newydd.

Llwyddiant ysgubol fu i Playpen 2017-18, gan i bawb a fu’n rhan o’r prosiect, o awduron i gyfaryddwyr, o berfformiwyr i gynulleidfaoedd fwynhau’r broses yn arw. Ein bwriad gwreiddiol oedd i feithrin un ddrama’n unig o’i egin cyntaf i berfformiad sgript mewn llaw, ond yn y pen draw, cyflwynwyd saith sgript fel darlleniadau sgript mewn llaw. Rydym am ddatblygu tri o’r dramau hynny ymhellach ac am ymgeisio am nawdd gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru er mwyn eu datblygu ymhellach drwy broses o Ymchwil a Datblygiad i berfformiad llawn a chynhyrchiad teithiol.

O ganlyniad i’r llwyddiant hwnnw, rydym am wneud yr holl beth eto, gan lawnsio Playpen   2018 – 2019.

Gofynnir i chi cyflwyno ugain munud cyntaf o sgript, ynghyd ag 1-2 o dudalennau i ddisgrifio’r ddrama yn ei chyfanrwydd.

Awst 1af yw’r dyaddiad cau.

Gall y darn o ugain munud fod yn ddarn agoriadol neu yn ddrafft cynnar. Rydym yn chwilio am egin syniad, a’n bwriad yw i’ch cynorthwyo i siapio’r 20 munud hwnnw, ac i’ch cefnogi drwy bob cam o’r broses hyd at Gyrraedd y Diwedd erbyn terfyn y broses Playpen.

Cynigiwn gyngor, cefnogaeth, gweithdai a darlleniadau drwy gydol y broses.

Falle’ch bod chi’n un o’r bobol gymrodd ran y tro dwetha, falle’ch bod chi wedi mynegi awydd i sgwennu, falle bod cymryd rhan y tro dwetha wedi’ch ysbrydoli, falle bod gwylio un o’r perfformiadau neu gymryd rhan mewn sesiwn holi ac ateb wedi peri i chi feddwl y byddech yn hoffi rhoi cais arni, neu falle’ch bod chi wastad wedi meddwl am droi’ch llaw at ysgrifennu, ond erioed wedi rhoi geiriau ar bapur.

Felly sgwennwch, ceisiwch roi’r geiriau yna ar bapur, dechreuwch sgwennu, peidiwch â gor-feddwl,  a stopiwch pan gyrhaeddwch 20 tuadlen.

Bydd y rhaglen gyntaf o sgriptiau PlayPen Beginnings/Cama’rDdrama yn cymryd lle yn ystod yr wythnos sy’n cychwyn Hydref 15fed mewn lleoliadau sydd yn cynnwys Amgueddfa Ceredigion, Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru a Chanolfan y Celfyddydau Aberystwyth.

Gallwch ysgrifennu yn Gymraeg a/neu yn Saesneg, a bydd y dramodydd Catrin Fflûr Huws yn cefnogi’r sawl sydd yn cyflwyno gwaith yn Gymraeg.

Rhai canllawiau wrth i chi feddwl am eich syniadau a rhoi inc ar bapur neu deipio ar y sgrin wag honno.

  1. Sgwennwch o’r galon. Does dim ots os yw’r ddeialog yn wael, os yw’r strwythur yn llac, os yw’r arrddull yn aneglur. Os yw’r awdur yn sgwennu dryw i’w hunan, bydd y gwaith yn gryfach o’r herwydd a gallwn ddangos i chi sut i wella eich cymeriadau, sgwennu deialog well, gwella’r strwythur a datblygu’r arddull.
  2. Peidiwch ac ysgrifennu’r hyn rydych yn deimlo y dylech fod yn ysgrifennu – ysgrifennwch beth y’ch chi eisiau sgwennu. Y mae sgwennu drama yn cymryd amser maith, ac mae ail-ddrafftio yn broses hirach fyth. Byddwch yn byw efo’r syniad hwn am gyfnod hir. Os y’ch chi ond yn ei ysgrifennu am eich bod chi’n meddwl ei fod e’n bwnc llosg, neu ei bod e’n rhywbeth y bydd yn atyniadol i cynulleidfa, bydd e’n ddi-fflach. Ysgrifennwch am yr hyn rydych yn garu, yr hyn sy’n eich gwneud yn flin, y pethau sy’n ennyn eich brwdfrydedd.
  3. Cadwch e’n syml. Os y’ch chi ar gomisiwn gan y National Theatre neu’r Royal Exchange neu’r Sherman, mae rhwydd hynt i chi sgriptio ar gyfer cast mawr a setiau cymhleth, ond y gwir yw bod arian yn brin ym myd y theatr, ac felly mae setiau cymhleth yn rhy ddrud, a chast o ddim mwy na 4 yn fwy tebygol ar gyfer drama deithiol. Yn bennaf fodd bynnag, mae’n anodd iawn i sgwennu sgript efo llu o gymeriadau. Paham gwneud y gwaith yn anodd. Amcan Playpen yw amgylchedd gefnogol i’ch galluogi i otffen eich sgript. Bydd cadw e’n syml yn ei wneud e’n rhwyddach. Canolbwyntiwch ar stori syml, efo cymeriadau cryfion.
  4. Theatr yw hwn, nid teledu na radio na ffilm. Paham mae’ch stori’n addas ar gyfer gofod theatrig lle mae perthynas uniongyrchol a chyswllt emosiynol â chynulleidfa gaeth(aidd)? Manteisiwch at y berthynas hon wrth ddatblygu’ch syniadau.

Nid oes cyfyngiadau ar faes pwnc, arddull neu faint y cast.

Dylai’ch cais cynnwys 20 munud cyntaf o ddrama lawn (tua 20 tudalen) a 1-2 o dudalennau o amlinelliad o’r ddrama lawn. Mae croeso i chi gyflwyno mwy nag un syniad.

Os am fwy o wybodaeth neu gyngor pellach cysylltwch â playpenaberystwyth@gmail.com

Ry’n ni hefyd yn chwilio am unigolion i gymryd rhan fel perfformwyr a chyfarwyddwyr, felly cysyllwtwch os â diddordeb.

 

 

 

 

Opportunity: CALL for new plays and new writers.

Playpen 2017-2018 was a great success and everyone involved; writers, directors, performers and audience enjoyed the experience immensely. We started the project planning to take one play through to a rehearsed reading of the full play but instead ended up taking seven plays through to readings. We are also very pleased to say that three of those plays will be moving forward to be developed further and we’ll be applying for Arts Council Wales support to develop them through a final stage of research and development and into production and tour.

So we’ve decided to do it all again and we’re pleased to announce the launch of Playpen 2018 – 2019.

We are asking for you to send us the first 20 minutes of a play along with a 1-2 page proposal describing the whole play.

The deadline is 1st August.

The first 20 minutes can be a well refined beginning or it could be a very rough first draft. We are looking for the seedlings of ideas and we want to work with you to get those first 20 minutes into better shape and to help you through every stage of the writing process to Get to the End by the end of the Playpen process.

We’ll be offering advice, support, workshops, readings all the way through.

Maybe you are one of the ones who took part last time, maybe you’ve mentioned an interest an writing, maybe being involved last time inspired you, maybe watching one of the readings or taking part in a Q&A made you think you’d like to have a go, maybe you have always had an idea you would like to write but have never quite got round to putting pen to paper.

So get writing, give it a go getting words on that page, just start writing, don’t think about it too much, just start writing and stop when you have 20 pages.

The first set of readings PlayPen Beginnings Cama’rDdrama will be taking place during the week commencing the 15th October and we are very excited to say venues will include National Library Wales and Ceredigion Museum and of course Aberystwyth Arts Centre.

We are also very pleased to say that Catrin Fflur Huws will be available to support any writers writing in Welsh.

A few tips from you as you think about your ideas and move forward to put pen to blank paper or type onto that blank screen!

  1. Write from the heart. It doesn’t matter if the dialogue is rough, if the structure is loose, if the style isn’t clear. If a writer shows their heart, it will be stronger piece of writing for it and we can show you how to improve your characters, write better dialogue, improve the structure and develop the style
  2. Don’t write what you think you should be writing write what you WANT to write. Writing a play takes a long time, rewriting takes even longer. You will be with this idea for a long time. If you are only writing it because you think it’s topical, or you think it’s what people want to watch then it will show, it will lack heart. Write about those things that you’re passionate about, write about the things that make you angry, write about the things that endlessly fascinate you.
  3. Keep it simple. It’s all well and good when you’re a commissioned writer writing for the National Theatre or the Royal Exchange of the Sherman to think huge casts and rolling sets but the reality of theatre is budgets are very low, we can’t afford large complex sets, a cast of 4 actors is the most likely option in touring theatre. Most of all though it’s really difficult to write plays with complex set changes and lots of characters. Why make it difficult for yourself? PlayPen is about a supportive environment in which to finish your play. Keeping it simple will make that easier for yourself. Focus on a great story well told with strong characters.
  4. This is theatre, it’s not radio, television or film. What about your idea means that telling it as a play in a theatre space makes it stronger. Theatre is about a very direct relationship with an audience, it’s about an (almost) captive audience, it’s about emotional engagement with the audience within the most direct relationship you can have with an audience for your writing. Make the most of all those things in your idea.

There are no restrictions on subject matter, style or cast size.

The submission should include the first 20 minutes of a full length play (approximately 20 pages) and a 1-2 page proposal of the whole play. Writers are welcome to submit more than one idea.

If you would like any advice or would like to talk through an idea then please do feel free to contact me at playpenaberystwyth@gmail.com

We are also looking for people to be involved in the project as performers and directors so if you are interested in being involved then please do get in contact.

PlayPen Seedlings National Library Wales

A creative journey exploring the National Library Wales, a chance to be inspired and find ideas on a creative treasure hunt with tutors Catrin Fflur Huws(Cymraeg) and Sandra Bendelow (English-language). For beginner writers or writers new to writing for performance or writers who just want some fun.

30/6/2018 LLGC/ NLW, Saturday 11-4PM

£25 per course with bursaries available

Contact playpenaberystwyth@gmail.com to book a place or apply for a bursary. Limited spaces available.

Cama’rDdrama Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru

Siwrne greadigol o amgylch rhai o drysorfeydd Aberystwyth, cyfle i ennyn ysbrydoliaeth a chanfod syniadau newydd ar helfa drysor i ganfod syniadau newydd gyda’r tiwtoriaid Catrin Fflur Huws (Cymraeg) a Sandra Bendelow (Saesneg). Ar gyfer ‘sgwennwyr newydd a hen lawiau sydd am chwilota am syniadau.

30/6/2018 Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru, Dydd Sadwrn 11-4YP

£25 am bob cwrs – bwrsariaethau ar hael

Cysylltwch â playpenaberystwyth@gmail.com er mwyn archebu lle neu i ymgeisio am fwrsariaeth. Nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd ar gael.

 

Cama’rDdrama

Mae Cama’r Ddrama yn gyfres o weithdai sy’n cael eu cynnal mewn tri lleoliad cyffrous: Amgueddfa Ceredigion, Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru a gweithdy awyr agored yn y dref.

Siwrne greadigol o amgylch rhai o drysorfeydd Aberystwyth, cyfle i ennyn ysbrydoliaeth a chanfod syniadau newydd ar helfa drysor i ganfod syniadau newydd gyda’r tiwtoriaid Catrin Fflur Huws (Cymraeg) a Sandra Bendelow (Saesneg). Ar gyfer ‘sgwennwyr newydd a hen lawiau sydd am chwilota am syniadau.

£25 am bob cwrs – bwrsariaethau ar hael

  • 16/6/2018 Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum, Dydd Sadwrn 11-4 YP
  • 30/6/2018 Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru, Dydd Sadwrn 11-4YP
  • 7/7/2018 Syniadau yn y Stryd, Dydd Sadwrn 11-4YP

Cysylltwch â playpenaberystwyth@gmail.com er mwyn archebu lle neu i ymgeisio am fwrsariaeth. Nifer cyfyngedig o leoedd ar gael.

PlayPen Seedlings

PlayPen Seedlings is a series of three workshops taking place at Ceredigion Museum, National Library Wales and an outdoor workshop exploring Aberystwyth.

A creative journey exploring some of our amazing Aberystwyth spaces and places, a chance to be inspired and find ideas on a creative treasure hunt with tutors Catrin Fflur Huws(Cymraeg) and Sandra Bendelow (English-language). For beginner writers or writers new to writing for performance or writers who just want some fun.

£25 per course with bursaries available

The dates and venues are:

16/6/2018 Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum, Saturday 11-4PM
30/6/2018 LLGC/ NLW, Saturday 11-4PM
7/7/2018 Outdoor Adventure Idea Trail ,Saturday 11-4PM

Contact playpenaberystwyth@gmail.com to book a place or apply for a bursary. Limited spaces available.

 

Crash Test at Y Stordy Tuesday 12th June

Crash Test will be back on Tuesday 12th June 8PM at it’s new home Y Stordy/The Storehouse at Rummers Wine Bar.

Crash Test is a scratch night which offers writers and performers the chance to share work in development in a supportive environment. Previous scratch nights have included comedy sketches, cabaret, plays, radio,short film scripts, storytelling, poetry, performance art and stand-up comedy.

The Storehouse is a Grill and Cocktail Bar in the ground floor of the iconic Rummers Wine Bar. The building, which was originally built as a mill storehouse, was also the site of the very first theatre space in Aberystwyth from about 1818 in which the renowned actress Sarah Siddons performed.

The evening is hosted by performance artist, writer and stand-up comedian James Baker who brings a very innovative style to the evening creating a fun, hilarious and unique experience for audience.

Sandra Bendelow said,  “Anyone is welcome to come along to Crash Test and try out a poem, a short story, anything they are working on, or if they have a short play or a bit of a longer piece and they want it to be performed we have lots of wonderful actors who will perform it. In the first one we had someone performing his own poetry for the very first time, he was brilliant, absolutely loved the experience and he’s really excited about writing more. That is what

Crash Test is all about, giving the chance for people to have a go at writing and performing. Storehouse at Rummers Wine Bar is such a lovely intimate, homely space that it works perfectly for Crash Test. Audiences always enjoy the evening because it’s fun and exciting and people get to see work at its earliest stages, there is always a range of styles and subjects so there’s something for everyone.”

Noson sgratch yw Crash Test sydd yn cynnig cyfle i awduron a pherfformwyr i rannu gwaith ar waith mewn amgylchedd ddiogel. Y mae nosweithiau blaenorol wedi cynnwys perfformiadau comedi, cabaret, dramau, sgriptiau byrion ar gyfer ffilm, adrodd straeon, barddoniaeth, a chelfyddyd perfformiadol.

Arweinir y noswaith gan James Baker, sydd yn artist perfformio, awdur a digrifwr sydd, drwy ei steil gwreiddiol, yn rhoi stamp hwyliog, doniol ac unigryw ar y noson, ac fe’i trefnir gan yr awdur a’r cynhyrchydd Sandra Bendelow o Scriptography Productions.

The event is free. There will be an opportunity at the end of the evening to Pay What you Want

The project is an open and inclusive project which welcomes participation. If you are a writer or performer who would like to take part then get in contact with playpenaberystwyth@gmail.com