NEW RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT PROJECT - 'TUCK' - PROSIECT YMCHWIL A DATBLYGU NEWYDD

Owain Rhys Davies & Lee Mengo

Owain Rhys Davies & Lee Mengo

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2015 / SADWRN, RHAGFYR 19, 2015

Thanks to a successful application to Arts Council of Wales, NEONTOPIA have been lucky enough to spend a week in a room (well, rooms) with some awesome and creative people, researching and developing a new Theatre project, named ‘TUCK’.

Diolch i gais llwyddiannus am ariannu gan Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru, mae NEONTOPIA wedi bod yn ddigon ffodus i dreulio wythnos mewn ‘stafell (wel, ‘stafelloedd) gyda chriw o bobol creadigol a gwych yn ymchwilio a datblygu prosiect Theatr newydd o’r enw ‘TUCK’.

We were lucky enough to grab Owain Rhys Davies whilst on a home-break from LA, and coupled with the amazing Lee Mengo, who performed Alun’s play ‘6:37’ (also directed by Mared) at London’s Royal Court Theatre in 2013, we had two incredibly strong and generous performers who contributed immensely to our process.

Ro’n ni’n ddigon ffodus i ddala Owain Rhys Davies ar frêc sydyn adre o LA, a gyda Lee Mengo, ‘naeth berfformio drama Alun, ‘6:37’ (wedi’i chyfarwyddo gan Mared), yn Theatr y Royal Court yn 2013, cawsom ddau berfformiwr cryf a gyfrannodd yn hael i’n proses.

Taking us into new realms as a company was Jess Williams, our Movement Director. Jess has recently completed a UK tour with National Theatre’s ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’, and she also works frequently with the brilliant Frantic Assembly. Jess’ incredible work allowed us to explore the possibilities of working without text, but also combining movement and text. We love a new challenge,

Yn mynd â ni i fydoedd newydd fel cwmni oedd ein Cyfarwyddwr Symud, Jess Williams. Mae Jess newydd gwpla taith o’r DU gyda chynhyrchiad y National Theatre, ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time’, a mae hi hefyd yn gweithio’n aml gyda chwmni Frantic Assembly. Caniatäodd gwaith Jess i ni archwilio posibiliadau gwaith heb destun, heb eiriau, ond hefyd cyfuno symudiad a thestun. Y’n ni’n caru sialens newydd.

We were also pleased that Carys Jones, one of our up-and-coming NEONSPARX Writers was able to come along for the ride, and also be a valued contributor to this potential new play. She’s cool, so keep an eye on that one.

Ro’n ni hefyd yn falch iawn fod Carys Jones, un o’n darpar-Sgwennwyr ar gyfer noson NEONSPARX yn medru dod gyda ni ar y daith gyffrous hon fel cyfrannwr gwerthfawr. Ma hi’n cool dude, so cadwch lygad arni!

To sum up, HUGE THANKS to Arts Council of Wales, Wales Millennium Centre, Wow Bar, Emily Butler (our brilliant SM) and everybody else who helped us along in any way with our project. If you’d like to contribute at all, then you could take just 2-3 minutes to respond to our (totally anonymous) questionnaire on mental health here.

Yn fyr, DIOLCHIADAU ANFERTHOL i Gyngor Celfyddydau Cymru, Canolfan Mileniwm Cymru, Wow Bar, Emily Butler (ein Rheolwr Llwyfan) a phawb arall sydd wedi cyfrannu i’r prosiect hyd yn hyn. Os licech chi gyfrannu o hyd, yna gallwch ymateb i’n holiadur (hollol anhysbys) ar iechyd meddwl yma.

DIOLCH!

Alun a Mared xx