“There was a lot of excitement and energy in Canolfan Arad Goch throughout March and April, as two young artists, Chris Harris and Eliot Moleba worked on an exciting theatre project based on immigrants and race. Chris from Cwmbran and Eliot from South Africa were working through the 6X1 scheme with Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch until the beginning of April.”
During the residency, Chris and I created a new piece of theatre which responded to the challenges of resettling refugees in Aberystwyth. This process culminated in two staged test performances, one show for a young audience and another one for an adult audience.
~ Invites you to a test performance of ~
PE GALLWN I HEDFAN / IF I COULD FLY
by / gan
Chris Harris & Eliot Moleba
~ A new play for young audiences developed with Cwmni Theatr Arad Goch ~
Friday 31st March / Dydd Gwener 31 Fawrth (3.30pm)
@ Arad Goch, Bath St, Aberystwyth
Following the performance, you will have the opportunity to look at the materials of the rehearsal space and have a chance to discuss the work with the artists.
Anisa and Daf meet for the first time on a beach, two children from very different backgrounds but who both want the same thing – a friend. This is a play for young audiences responding to the refugee settlement in Aberystwyth.
Please RSVP if you would like to attend the performance:-
About the Artists
Chris lives and works in South Wales. He is the recipient of the 2016 Richard Carne Playwriting prize following tuition with Brad Birch at the Sherman Theatre. He was successfully chosen for their playwriting programme TAITH in February 2016. His previous writing credits include ‘Lovely’ (Rehearsed reading, The Other Room, August 2015) and ‘Winona’ (Aberystwyth Arts Centre). He has worked extensively with Monmouthshire County Council on new work for the National Eisteddfod and with Torfaen Borough Council on theatre in education.
Eliot is a playwright and director. His theatre addresses relevant political issues affecting young people today. He is a member of PlayRiot, a collective of playwrights committed to telling bold, contemporary South African story. He holds an honours degree in Dramatic Arts from the University of the Witwatersrand, where he also completed his M.A. He is currently the resident dramaturg at The South African State Theatre. He was recently one of the playwrights in residence with The Royal Court Theatre, London, ASSITEJ SA’s Inspiring A Generation programme, and an alumni of the Theatre Project with the DO School, Hamburg, Germany.
To read more about this project, click here.