Hunt for Wales’ funniest Welsh-language writers

March 7, 2024 by

Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Theatr Clwyd are looking for four artists to write a 10-minute comedy play which will be staged together at the Rhondda Cynon Taf National Eisteddfod 2024 directed by Daniel Lloyd and Rhian
Blythe. As part of Ha/Ha, the successful artists will also enjoy development opportunities while
writing their piece, including a comedy masterclass and professional mentorship.

The opportunity is open to anyone 18 years old or older, speaks Welsh or eager to build confidence
to use Welsh in their work and is an artist or freelance worker in the creative sector, with experience
of or an ambition to work within theatre. There are two stages to the application process first there
will be a period for artists to express their interest in the programme, and then we will invite those
shortlisted to submit a full application (paid).

For more details and how to apply visit

Following the success of living newspaper Rwan/Nawr at last year’s Eisteddfod, Ha/Ha kicks off a
new long-term partnership between Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Theatr Clwyd, aiming to
develop and produce new Welsh-language comedies for audiences of all ages

While announcing this new partnership, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru’s Artistic Director, Steffan
Donnelly, said: “Comedy has always been at the heart of Welsh-language theatre. In an age of global unrest, the
collective experience of being part of an audience, sharing a joke and laughing together, is more
important than ever. As a company, we're committed to developing the Welsh-language artists of
the future, and as part of this work, I'm delighted to be announcing Ha/Ha today – the first step in our
long-term partnership with the brilliant team at Theatr Clwyd.”

Kate Wasserberg, Theatr Clwyd’s Artistic Director added: “I am incredibly excited to be announcing this partnership with the mighty Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru to develop new comedies in the Welsh language. The power to make an audience laugh is an incredible thing, and together we look forward to sharing the very best of Welsh writing talent with
audiences and spread a little joy!”



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