Angharad Jones Leefe Executive Director + Joint Chief Executive
Steffan Donnelly Artistic Director + Joint Chief Executive
Rhian A. Davies Director of Producing
Angharad Mai Griffiths Marketing & Communications Officer
Caryl McQuilling Company Production Manager
Ceri Williams Marketing and Communications Manager
Elin Cain Marketing & Communications Officer
Fflur Thomas Producer
Gareth Wyn Roberts Head of Production
Gavin Richards Assistant Producer
Melangell Dolma Creative Development Coordinator
Nia Wyn Skyrme Producer
Sian Elin Williams Participation Co-ordinator
I joined Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru in January 2015 and I love working in the arts in Wales. I was born and bred in Carmarthenshire and studied for BA and MA degrees at the University of Wales Trinity St David. I love spending time with family and friends, especially my children, Osian and Mati. I enjoy travelling and good food, and obviously, going to the theatre!
My pronouns are she/her.
I'm originally from Llanfairpwll, Anglesey, and have been directing, acting, and writing since I graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. I was Artistic Director of Invertigo Theatre Company before joining Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, and was co-founder of the Arts Floorwork Wales during the Covid-19 pandemic. I have been a trustee of National Theatre Wales, Arts Connect, and the Creative Council of Shakespeare's Globe.
I love different forms of theatre, travelling to new places, and swimming!
My pronouns are he/him.
I’ve been a part of the team since March 2016. I’m the Director of Producing and I’m responsible for all the productions and also the participation work, which includes working with the wider audience. My door is always open and if you have ideas or comments, I’d be very happy to hear them and to talk them through.
Before working here, I worked with BBC Cymru as part of the Pobl y Cwm Scripting team, with Tinopolis in Llanelli as a Producer and Director on programmes which included factual shows, children shows, light entertainment, animation, music and arts, and most recently I worked with various projects with the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.
I live in Ammanford, and I’m very pleased to be a part of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, based in Carmarthen
My pronouns are she/her.
Alright! I’m Caryl McQuilling, Company Production Manager.
Originally from Gellilydan near Blaenau Ffestiniog, I’m now based in Cardiff with my partner Andrew and our mischievous cat, Pws.
After graduating from the Atrium with an MA in script writing, I had the opportunity to work as an Assistant Stage Manager with Arad Goch Theatre Company, and I’ve never looked back! I worked as a freelance Stage Manger from 2014 to 2021 with theatre companies across Wales, and I’ve also been lucky to work in television as well at live music events over the past few years. Most recently, I worked as Tafwyl’s Chief Officer for Menter Caerdydd, and had the immense pleasure of organising the first live Tafwyl since before the pandemic last year.
Outside of work, I’m a powerlifter, and I’ve been lucky enough to represent Wales in national and international competitions. I enjoy weightlifting, listening to live music, and spending time with my family.
Hiya! I’m Ceri and I’m Theatr Gen's Marketing and Communications Manager.
After graduating from Cardiff University with a degree in English Literature, I worked in a variety of marketing, communications and fundraising roles at Wales Millennium Centre before joining the team at Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru in March 2019.
I grew up in Llangennech, just outside Llanelli, and the arts have always been close to my heart. I’m happiest on the beach with my husband Steve and our children, Efa and Macsen.
My pronouns are she/her.
Hia! I’m Elin Cain!
I’m from Bethesda, but I'm now based in London the majority of the time. I graduated in 2020 with a BA in French and Spanish from Cardiff University. Before and since graduating, I’ve worked in a variety of different jobs, including a Marketing and Project Coordinating role with a creative agency, radio presenting and community engagement.
The arts have always been a part of my life, and I’ve grown up in the theatre in Wales. When I’m not working, you’ll find me at an art gallery, singing, listening to music or going out with friends and family. I love music and usually spend my time at as many festivals as possible during the summer. I’m passionate about languages and love discovering new cultures. I enjoy travelling and spent time living Spain and France.
I was brought up in the seaside village of Borth-y-Gest, near Porthmadog, Gwynedd, but I’m currently living in Newport, Gwent. I have always loved the theatre, and my dream as a little girl was to be a world-famous actress! One of my favourite pastimes is walking along the beach at Tenby with my husband Gary and daughters Erin and Mali. A cwtch on the sofa with the children always lifts my spirits, and chocolate, a glass of wine, and watching the film Dr Zhivago is better than any medicine when I’m not feeling well!
My real name may be Gareth Roberts, but everyone knows me as Gareth Bont.
I’m originally from Bontnewydd near Caernarfon, and I now live in Penpedairheol near Ystrad Mynach, Cwm Rhymni.
I worked as a freelance Stage and Production Manager from 2011 to 2018. For five years after, I worked as a Project Manager for Wild Creations. I may have left the theatre world in Wales for a bit, but my love for it never disappeared. I’m so glad to be back now, and I’m looking forward to working with everyone in the industry again.
I love watching sports (especially Rugby, Football and F1), listening to podcasts, and taking Ted the Cavapoo for a walk with my partner, Rhianna.
Hello! My name is Gavin, the company’s Creative Development Assistant – a new role created by Theatr Gen and Weston Jerwood for 2021.
My main role will be to establish a new group of associate artists, and develop as a producer.
I’m originally from Treharris, a small village near Pontypridd but I now live in London.
I love travelling the world, eating out and socialising with friends in my free time!
My pronouns are he/him.
I was bought up in Llanfrothen, in Gwynedd. I’ve been living in Cardiff since graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. I’m a playwright, theatre producer and actor working on stage, TV and radio.
I’m so excited to be working with and supporting other artists as they develop new work in my role as Creative Development Coordinator. Apart from being in a theatre, I’m happiest climbing mountains, cooking and eating, or watching live music.
My pronouns are she/her.
I’m Nia, a Producer at Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. Since graduating from Aberystwyth with a degree in Drama and Theatre Studies, I’ve been very lucky to work within the arts sector in Wales. I worked with Night Out, Arts Council of Wales for 10 years taking professional shows to the heart of communities. I’ve worked as a freelance Producer and Promoter for several years, and have worked with a number of talented individuals and great companies such as Motherlode, We Made This, and Taking Flight.
Originally from Pencaerau on the Llŷn Peninsula, I now live in Cardiff with my husband Jason and children Adam and Gethin. I’m happiest catching up with friends and family, watching a piece of theatre and having a boogie on the dance floor.
Board of Trustees
Elwyn Jones Interim Chair
Dr Nia Edwards-Behi Board of Trustees
Jacob Dafydd Ellis Board of Trustees
Siôn Fôn Board of Trustees
Gwyn Jones Board of Trustees
Fiona Phillips Board of Trustees
Catherine Rees Board of Trustees
Rhys Miles Thomas Board of Trustees
Gwyn Williams Board of Trustees
Meilir Rhys Williams Board of Trustees
Originally from Bala, Elwyn contributed to the local drama scene before studying Drama at Trinity College, Carmarthen. Later, he settled in Aberystwyth where he worked for Urdd Gobaith Cymru as the Eisteddfod organiser before joining the public relations company, Stratamatrix; he was with the company for 14 years and was promoted to Director. Elwyn joined the Welsh Books Council Marketing Department in 1997, and following a period as the Head of Administration and Public Relations, he was Chief Executive of the organisation from 2009 to 2017.
Nia is S4C’s Diversity and Inclusion Officer. Whilst she was a post-graduate student at Aberystwyth University, Nia began her career as a member of the team at the Aberystwyth Arts Centre. During the decade she spent there – in roles as varied as Ticket Office Assistant, Cinema Technician and Marketing and Communications Assistant – Nia was responsible for bringing matters relating to accessibility and inclusion to the fore. Nia has a doctorate in Film Studies, and she is the Co-director of Abertoir, the Horror Film Festival. She joined S4C in December 2020.
Jacob is the Lead Change Maker: Public Affairs and International for the Future Generations Commissioner for Wales. In his work from day to day, his main responsibilities include working with the Welsh Government and other public bodies to ensure they adopt the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act. His wider responsibilities include promoting the Act on an international level, and taking the lead on the cultural brief. In 2019 he established the Future Generations Leadership Academy to support young people in gaining the necessary skills to enable them to face future challenges. Jacob was brought up in the Vale of Glamorgan; he studied Welsh and International Politics at Aberystwyth, followed by an MA in Broadcast Journalism at Cardiff. Jacob is also a member of Literature Wales’s Board of Trustees, and of Scouts Cymru.
Siôn is a lawyer who originally comes from the Nantlle Valley. He studied at Aberystwyth University, graduating with a BA in Drama and Theatre, Film and Television, before going on to work in the media sector as an actor and production assistant. He has experience of working on several theatre, film and television productions in all parts of Wales. Having made a decision to change careers, Siôn returned to Bangor University to study for a LLB degree in Law, before going on to the Chester University of Law (LLM LPC). Following a period of training with a company in Manchester, he now works for the Darwin Gray company as a commercial lawyer specialising in resolving disputes and matters pertaining to property. In his spare time, he is a keen supporter of the Wales football team and enjoys skiing, golf and the arts.
Gwyn was brought up on a farm in Tregaron, Ceredigion. Educated at Ysgol Gynradd Penuwch and Ysgol Uwchradd Tregaron, he graduated with a BSc in Mathematics and Computer Studies at the University of Wales, Cardiff.
He started working with Dyfed County Council in 1976 as a Trainee Accountant. In 1979 he was appointed Internal Auditor with Ceredigion District Council in Aberystwyth, and in 1996 he was promoted to the post of Chief Internal Auditor.
When Local Government was restructured in 1996, he was appointed Chief Internal Auditor to Ceredigion County Council, and promoted to the post of Ceredigion Director of Finance in 2002. In 2013, as part of the County Council’s internal restructuring, he was appointed Strategic Director – Corporate Resources, a post he held until his retirement in 2015. Between 2001 and 2015 he was also Honorary Treasurer to the Welsh Books Council.
In the past, his main interests were playing rugby and an occasional round of golf, but nowadays he enjoys playing bowls in Aberaeron, cycling, walking, and enjoying the company of his grandchildren.
Fiona was brought up in west Wales, in a community which is a hive of Welsh-language arts activities. She studied for a LLB degree in Law and Welsh, together with the diploma course in legal practice (LPC), at Cardiff University. Having trained and qualified with the legal company Morgan LaRoche, Fiona now specialises in corporate law and work pertaining to businesses. As this year’s chair of Penybont Young Farmers Club, Carmarthenshire, and one of the leaders of Aelwyd Hafodwenog, Fiona delights in being at the centre of the social life of her community. As she had studied for her degree through the medium of Welsh, Fiona was made a member of the Gorsedd of Bards at the Cardiff National Eisteddfod.
Catherine Rees is Senior Manager for Corporate Affairs and Human Resources with Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol. Her fields of expertise are Human Resources and Governance, and in 2017 she won the Wales Human Resources Award for the best use of the Welsh language in the field of Human Resources.
Catherine was brought up in Pwll, a village near Llanelli, and graduated in Welsh from Bangor University. Following periods working as a Careers Officer in Newport, and as a producer of radio programmes with BBC Radio Cymru in Swansea, Catherine and her family emigrated to live in the Netherlands, and later the USA. Having returned to Wales, she started working for Menter a Busnes, the economic development company, as a researcher, project manager, director, and eventually as Deputy Chief Executive, focusing in particular on Human Resources and project management. She has worked with several companies and organisations to help them in developing their business and was a member of the Welsh Language Board until 2012. She now lives in Carmarthen, but retains a foothold in Llanelli.
Having been brought up in the Carmarthenshire village of Alma, Rhys now lives in Barry in the Vale of Glamorgan. Rhys has worked in the creative field for over twenty years – as an actor, dancer, choreographer, author in both Welsh and English, and director. With his company GlassShot, Rhys has produced, directed and toured Welsh and English plays throughout Wales. Previously, Rhys was Head of the Digital Department for the training company, Cyfle. He specialises in the digital field – particularly in transmedia work, which entails telling a story across different platforms – and he has been a guest speaker at a number of international conferences. He takes a particular interest in the way in which disabled people and characteristics are represented in ‘mainstream’ works for theatre.
Gwyn Williams is a freelance communications consultant and coach. After working at Canolfan Iaith Nant Gwrtheyrn for a year, Gwyn began his media career working for BBC Radio Cymru in Bangor. He subsequently worked for Newyddion 7 and Hel Straeon before setting up his own production company. He was one of the founders of Cwmni Da, and then chief executive of tv facilities company Barcud in Caernarfon. He was Director of Communications with the Welsh Language Commissioner and then Director of Communications / Director of Corporate Communications with S4C until 2022.
Meilir Rhys Williams is an actor from Llanuwchllyn. He was educated at Ysgol Gynradd O. M. Edwards, Llanuwchllyn, and Ysgol Uwchradd y Berwyn, Y Bala. He decided to follow a career as an actor after attending a summer course arranged by National Youth Theatre Wales in 2006. He studied for a diploma in Performance Studies at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts in 2007, before graduating from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2010 with a BA in Acting.
Since graduating, Meilir has performed with several theatre companies in Wales and beyond, including with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru in ‘Y Storm’ and ‘Deffro’r Gwanwyn’. He has also appeared on television in various programmes, and he can now be seen regularly in the popular television series ‘Rownd a Rownd’, playing the part of Rhys.
Company Staff + Trustees
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Jobs + opportunities
Thank you for you interest in working for Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru. Our current job vacancies can be seen below
We want to include young people in our work and offer them a safe space to voice their opinions and offer feedback.
Young Resident Playwright
We are excited to present Osian Davies as our Young Playwright in Residence for 2023 after he won the Drama Medal title at the Urdd Eisteddfod, 2022.
Diversity and Inclusion
Wales is a diverse country. To be a truly national company, it’s our duty to challenge the concept of a fixed Welsh identity and celebrate the intersections of identities across the nation; to create theatre for everyone in Wales.
Sustainability and the Environment
As a national cultural organisation, we have a responsibility to work more sustainably, to reduce our carbon footprint and to initiate and facilitate conversations and ideas which address the climate crisis and its impact on life in Wales and the world today.
Welsh Language Standards
Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru is the Welsh language national theatre company. The Welsh language is central to everything we do as a company, and promoting and developing the arts through the medium of Welsh is our main objective as a charity.
In many of our performances, Sibrwd – our language access app – will be available to guide you through the play, whatever your level of fluency in Welsh.