16 March 2017back

Creative Internships Blog Week 24

Nathan McCarthy, Sherman Theatre 

Since my last post I have mainly been focusing on developing of a new project for a potential Awards for All application. I have been tasked with the research and development of this project, which has been particularly exciting as it has meant I have taken the lead on its creation, in addition to developing new skills writing an application for lottery funding.  I’m excited to see how the project will take shape and am proud to think that I could potentially see something I’ve designed taking place at the Sherman, a theatre I’ve attended since I was very young.

Alongside developing my Awards for All application, I have also been building up a body of research on corporate trusts and foundations, to add to a general prospect list.

It has been a busy few weeks at the theatre, with rehearsals and performances of 11 different productions since my last blog! Last week I had the opportunity to sit in on rehearsals for The Last Ambulance, a new play by Sherman Theatre’s Associate Artist Conor Mitchell, produced in collaboration with Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and directed by our Associate Director Gethin Evans. I studied Theatre and Drama in university, but haven’t been in a rehearsal room for some time.  It was a brilliant reminder of why I’ve chosen a career in the arts. Seeing Gethin in the creative process and getting to know the cast was thoroughly enjoyable and I’m very much looking forward to seeing the work performed at the college later this month.

I recently assisted with an A&B Cymru Members event for A Play, A Pie and A Pint: World Domination, the fifth in our series of Sherman Theatre co-productions with Òran Mór. The event was sponsored by Broomfield & Alexander and it was a great opportunity for me to meet A&B Cymru business members and add to my experience of working at events.

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