Daf James is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter, composer and performer working across theatre, radio television and film in English and Welsh.
He trained in the Lecoq pedagogy at the London International School of Performing Arts and has a Ph.D in Theatre Studies from the University of Warwick.
His first full-length play LLWYTH[Tribe] ‘announced James as a major new voice, and pioneered a bold new Welsh-language theatrical vernacular’, which ‘changed the landscape of Welsh language theatre forever' (the Guardian/Contemporary Welsh Plays).
In relation to his most recent play TYLWYTH, he was described as ‘One of Wales’s most exciting playwrights’ (the Guardian), and ‘the best modern Welsh dramatist we have’ (Walesonline).
His work has been awarded a Total Theatre Award for Music and Theatre and he is currently writer in residence at the Sherman Theatre.
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Recent writing credits include: GRAVEYARDS IN MY CLOSET (Radio 4); TYLWYTH (Theatr Genedlaethol/Sherman Theatre); ON THE OTHER HAND, WE'RE HAPPY (Paines Plough/Theatr Clwyd); REPUTATIONS (BBC Studios); NURSERYLAND REVOLUTION (Let's Play/National Theatre); MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME HOW TO SING (Radio 4); CITY OF THE UNEXPECTED (National Theatre Wales); ALL THAT I AM (Richard Burton Theatre Company/Gate); WONDERMAN (Gagglebabble/NTW); MOTHER COURAGE (NTW); YURI (August 012); CRACKANORY (Tiger Aspect/Dave); PSYCHOBITCHES (Tiger Aspect/Sky Arts, Rose d’Or Award Winner); HERITAGE (NT Connections); SUE: THE SECOND COMING (Soho Theatre and UK tour); TERRACE (Radio 3); GWAITH/CARTREF (10 episodes, Fiction Factory); THE VILLAGE SOCIAL (NTW); CLICK (Mess up the Mess); DEFFRO'R GWANWYN (Theatr Genedlaethol); SNOWCHILD (SHERMAN CYMRU & THEATR IOLO) and MY NAME IS SUE (Total Theatre Award Winner).
Recent composition credits include: TYLWYTH (Theatr Genedlaethol/Sherman Theatre); REPUTATIONS (BBC Studios); TIGER BAY (WMC/Capetown Opera); CITY OF THE UNEXPECTED (National Theatre Wales); MOTHER COURAGE (NTW); HERITAGE (NT Connections); SUE: THE SECOND COMING (Soho Theatre and UK tour); GWAITH/CARTREF (10 episodes, Fiction Factory); THE VILLAGE SOCIAL (NTW); SNOWCHILD (SHERMAN CYMRU & THEATR IOLO) and MY NAME IS SUE (Total Theatre Award Winner).
Daf has also translated several plays into Welsh and English including SPRING AWAKENING: THE MUSICAL for Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, THE FLOCK by Jesper Wamsler for Gwasg Gomer, as well as YURI and WANTED PETULA by Fabrice Melquiot for August 012 and National Theatre Wales. He’s currently translating TUESDAY by Alison Carr for Nick Hern Books, as well as his own play HERITAGE for the WJEC drama syllabus.
Current work includes: THE DIANA CHRONICLES (Royal Court, Sherman Theatre and Theatr Clwyd); LOST BOYS AND FAIRIES (Duck Soup Films/BBC); MARGARET & CLIVE (S4C/Fiction Factory); ON THE RED HILL (Duck Soup/BBC FILMS); QUEER AS FOLK DANCING (Armidages UK); SONGS ACROSS THE SUENIVERSE (NTW/CHAPTER) and WANTED PETULA (AUGUST 012).
Film, Radio, Television, Theatre
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