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Theatr Clwyd announces Welsh-language writers in residence

Theatr Clwyd writers-in-residence Melangell Dolma, Carri Munn and Mari Izzard Theatr Clwyd writers in residence Melangell Dolma, Carri Munn and Mari Izzard
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Theatr Clwyd in Wales has announced the participants of its Roundabout writer-in-residence scheme.

The three writers are actor Melangell Dolma, director and comedian Carri Munn, and performer and playwright Mari Izzard.

Now in its third year, the scheme, run in partnership with Paines Plough, is aimed specifically at Welsh-language writers for the first time.

Each writer will develop a 10-minute script to be performed in the Paines Plough Roundabout when its season opens at Theatr Clwyd in June.

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The residency begins with three days in London as rehearsals for the Roundabout season begin, with the writers meeting the acting company and creative team, and experiencing the first days of work on the scripts.

They will then visit Theatr Clwyd to observe rehearsals in the Roundabout and develop their work. The residency ends with a performance of the new plays on June 30.

Munn said: “I am absolutely delighted to be part of this writer in residence scheme.

“For me, it means time and space to develop a script in a supportive and creative setting, and this scheme is the ideal environment to committing to realising a vision of a script – my first in the Welsh language.”