Tomorrow, we’ll be bidding farewell to one of our staff members, Morgan James, who has been following an apprenticeship course with the company.
This is a work-based apprenticeship where the individual receives training and develops skills in the field of production and technical theatre: sound, lighting, and stage management. It’s a year-long course offered in conjunction with the Wales Millennium Centre and Cardiff and the Vale College. By completing this apprenticeship, Morgan has received a Level 3 certificate in Technical Theatre: Sound, Lighting and Staging. In addition to his apprenticeship qualification, Morgan has been awarded an ABTT bronze award by completing the highest possible number of units during his time with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. The apprenticeship has given him an opportunity to work with professionals and shadow them as they rig a production, operate sound, lighting and video equipment, as well as flying parts of set and props on productions, spending a few days at the College, and training with other performance venues including Theatr Clwyd and the Wales Millennium Centre.
To thank Morgan for all his hard work, here’s a grilling we gave him about his experiences with the company . . .
5 quick questions . . .
When did you start with Theatr Gen, and why did you decide to apply for the opportunity?
I started with Theatr Gen towards the end of October 2017. I had already been working within the industry, and as I’m young I decided to take the opportunity to learn more about the technical side of the work.
On which productions have you been working?
Which one was your favourite production?
Estron was my favourite – I worked on it full-time and really enjoyed the technical work that was part of the show.
Do you have a highlight that stands out from your time here?
What do you hope to do next?
Nyrsys is next for me, as I’ve been offered freelance work as Sound Number 2 and Assistant Stage Manager.
2 cheeky questions . . .
Who makes the best cup of tea at Theatr Gen’s offices?
I think it’s between Ffen and Nesta – two great cuppa-makers!
What will you miss about working with us?
The welcome that comes with the company – there’s always a warm welcome here!
Angharad Davies, Head of Production, wishes to thank Morgan for his work with the company:
Thanks to Morgan for his work over the past year, assisting the production department and working on the company’s productions and at the National Eisteddfod in Cardiff. This autumn, Morgan will be returning to us working freelance as Sound Operator on our Nyrsys production tour. Good luck for a successful career in this field. Go for it, Morgan!
The company would like to thank Morgan for all his work during his time here and wish him the best of luck and every success in the future!
Morgan with our Technical Officer, Ffen Evans and our Head of Production, Angharad Mair Davies.