One year mentoring programme
Living Pictures newydd lawnsio cwrs mentora cyfarwyddo sef yr un gyntaf i'r cwmni yn y gymraeg. Ym mis Hydref 2012 cychwynodd pump cyfarwyddwr newydd eu taith ar y cwrs sydd mewn partneriaith a Theatr Gen a Sherman Cymru. Mae'r cwrs yn derbyn nawdd Cyngor y Celfyddydau. Elen Bowman fydd tiwtor y cwrs a thiwtoriaid eraill yn cynnwys y gwneuthiriwr theatr Marc Rees a'r cyfarwyddwr Sacha Wares. Mae'r cwrs yn canolbwyntio ar ddatblygu ysgrifennu newydd i'r llwyfan. Pen llanw y flwyddyn fydd llwyfannu tair drama yn Sherman Cymru gan yr awduron Meic Povey, Branwen Davies a Caryl Lewis ym mis Medi 2013. Y cynllunydd fydd Cai Dyfan. Bydd dwy or cyfarwyddwyr eraill yn datblygu gwaith ar gyfer Theatr Genedlaethol sef drama gan yr awdur Siwan Jones a gwaith wedi'i ddyfeisio gan Rhiannon Williams.
Living Pictures has just launched the first welsh speaking director mentoring course. In October 2012 five directors began the journey on a course which is in partnernship with Theatr Gen and Sherman Cymru. The course is funded by ACW. Elen Bowman is the tutor with guest tutors travelling from Wales and beyond including theatre maker Marc Rees and director Sacha Wares. The course focuses on developing new writing for the stage. The culmination of the year's study will see three half hour plays staged at Sherman Cymru in September 2013 by writers Meic Povey, Branwen Davies and Caryl Lewis and designed by Cai Dyfan. Two of the directors will be developing work for Theatr Gen with a new play by Siwan Jones and devised work by Rhiannon Williams.
Ymarfer llonydd / Stills study
Cyfarwyddwyr 2013/ Directors 2013 : Wyn Mason, Ffion Haf Jones, Rhiannon Williams, Janet Aethwy, Ffion Dafis
It has vastly surpassed my expectations - I thought I would be learning some useful techniques for directing and of course I have but what I have had is life changing learning - time to understand who I am better so that I can be better in all spheres.
It's completely lived up to and surpassed my expectations. The care and the rigor that Living Pictures has put into supporting and pushing us personally and professionally has been incredible. I feel I was supported and challenged in equal measures which I think is a brilliant combination. I now feel like I've finally got the toolbox I've been looking for years as a director and that I can now branch out a lot more with such a solid process to work with. The course has also changed my taste in acting. I am now hungry to see a style of acting which is purer and more truthful.
Sita Calvert Ennals
I feel that I am much more confident to direct text work with the process that I now have. I also feel that the skills learnt will help me in working with new writers and developing new/devised work. It was so useful to ask myself important questions e.g. what stories do I want to tell? What do I care about? Why do I want to direct? The course helped me challenge myself and be brave...
Sarah Bickerton, Sita Calvert-Ennals and Bridget Keehan prepare for their final shows Autumn 2009