It all began in the Summer of '98...

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Mared and Alun met on the 1998 National Youth Theatre of Wales course. As Benjamin (the donkey) and Boxer (the carthorse) respectively, in a production of Animal Farm, they knew that there was something special there. They remained friends ever since, but have also discovered a stonkingly honest and positive working relationship.

Their most recent collaboration was 'A Good Clean Heart' at The Other Room, Cardiff and so with Alun's background in writing and Mared's experience as a director the natural progression was... neontopia!

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ALUN SAUNDERS

RESIDENT WRITER / AWDUR PRESWYL

Alun's first full-length play; A Good Clean Heart, was The Other Room Theatre's very first piece of new writing, and won Alun the Wales Theatre Award 2015 for BEST PLAYWRIGHT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

Cynhyrchwyd drama ddwyieithog Alun; A Good Clean Heart, gan The Other Room fel eu darn cyntaf erioed o 'sgwennu newydd, gan ennill Gwobr Theatr Cymru i Alun fel DRAMODYDD GORAU YN YR IAITH SAESNEG.

 

MARED SWAIN

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR / CYFARWYDDWR ARTISTIG

Mared has years of experience in developing new plays with numerous new and experienced writers from Wales and beyond.

Mared was a founding member of Dirty Protest Theatre, directing the company’s first full production, After the End by Dennis Kelly, and was shortlisted for BEST DIRECTOR at the 2015 Wales Theatre Awards for A Good Clean Heart.

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Mae gan Mared blynyddoedd o brofiad o ddatblygu dramau newydd gydag amryw o awduron newydd a phrofiadol o Gymru a thu hwnt.

Roedd Mared yn un o sefydlwyr Dirty Protest Theatre, lle cyfarwyddodd gynhyrchiad llawn cyntaf y cwmni, After the End gan Dennis Kelly. Cyrhaeddodd y rhestr fer fel CYFARWYDDWR GORAU yng Ngwobrau Theatr Cymru am A Good Clean Heart.