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Alice Eklund
Theatre Director and Dramaturg
Cyfarwyddwr Theatr a Ddramatwrg

Director/
Cyfarwyddwr

Working in new writing and new musicals bilingually, Alice has worked with companies such as The Other Room, Sherman Theatre, Papertrail, August012, NOISEMAKER and Chippy Lane.
Yn gweithio gyda ddramau a sioeau gerdd newydd yn ddwyieithog, mae Alice wedi gweithio gyda cwmnïau fel The Other Room, Theatr y Sherman, Papertrail, August012, NOISEMAKER a Chippy Lane.

Dramaturg/
Dramatwrg

Working predominantly with women writers and Welsh language theatre, Alice has worked on multiple digital commissions with Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and she currently runs a ‘pay-it-forward’ scheme for underrepresented writers and those in financial need.
Yn gweithio yn bennaf ar brosiectau gyfrwng Cymraeg a gyda sgwenwyr benyw, mae Alice wedi gweithio ar nifer o gomisiynnau digidol gyda Theatr Genedlaethiol Cymru. Hefyd mae hi’n rhedeg cynllun ‘talu-ymlaen’ ar gyfer dramodwyr sydd wedi’i tan-gynrychioli ac sydd o angen ariannol.

Reviews & Awards
Adolygiadau & Gwobrau

“5* The Welsh language is celebrated in Alun Saunders’ exquisite Zip, performed with melancholic energy by Gillian Elisa. On the surface, nothing much is happening, it’s just another boring day in lockdown. But sadness tinged with bitterness enhance the script and performance, as we all miss the world we used to know..”

British Theatre

‘Best Director’, ‘Best Individual Performance’, ‘Best Comedy Performance’ and ‘Festival Winners: Welsh Champions’.

‘Constellations’ by Nick Payne at the British Festival of One Act Plays 2019

“5* It is a perfect nugget of a play. So, brief as to just have been a dream…the vulnerability of the protagonist proves to be the monologues greatest strength. There is much lyricism to the piece; Abouayen’s soft Swansea accent (so beautifully spoken) and the mesmeric sounds of the sea with the mournful seagulls are so important to create the atmosphere. A sound out of place would have broken its spell.”

Seaside by Martha Reed
London Pub Theatres

“4* Directors Gwenan Bain and Alice Eklund have kept their interpretation of the piece simple and seem not to have asked for strong emotions, concentrating on what is there in the script, which makes the piece all the more powerful.”

Seaside by Martha Reed
Mobile Theatre

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