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‘Curtain up, spotlight on the stage’: students at work on a writing project

11 May 2016

Two students have won the opportunity to work with drama company Frân Wen

MA student Mirain Jones and Year 3 student Elin Rowlands, have been selected to participate in the 2016 Script to Stage writing project with drama company Frân Wen.

Script to Stage is a new writing programme designed to introduce young playwrights to the art of writing a script, developing and staging it.

The 10 chosen participants will be mentored by members of the professional theatrical community in order to develop and refine their skills and creative ideas. They will also be introduced to the process of handing over a script to a creative team for development and to be fully realised.

The finished work from one of the 10 participants will be developed by a professional director with readings taking place at the 2016 INC Festival in Caernarvon.

During her BA course at the School of Welsh Elin has followed Scripting and Creative Writing modules while Mirain has studied the play and creative writing as part of her MA in Welsh and Celtic Studies.

Professor Sioned Davies, Head of the School of Welsh, said: “I would like to congratulate Mirain and Elin on their success and wish them well as the project gets underway. It is wonderful to see that our students’ creativity is receiving this kind of external recognition.

“The School has a long history of nurturing new literary and creative talent and it is important that we provide a variety of opportunities and support to help our students reach their potential. It is vital that we offer practical and professional experiences to our students so that they can compete in the Welsh jobs market and beyond.”

The School of Welsh is committed to encouraging and promoting employability skills which are relevant to the range of sectors and industries seeking confident Welsh speakers. According to the latest statistics, 100% of our students are working or undertaking further study within six months of graduating.