Dafydd Williams was christened David and changed his name back to the indigenous Welsh His two Welsh Language Monologues were produced and performed by Sherman Theatre, 'Angel y Bore' in the National Eisteddfod in Bala 2009 and 'Na'd fi'n Angof' at Wrecsam in 2011. Even though Welsh is his mother tongue, he didn't learn Welsh through school so the quality of his writing reflects this more spoken 'ar lafar' quality.
The Monologue O'Brien was written and performed by Dafydd at the 'Lost Souls' Launderette' at the Millennium Centre in 2010.
Linesman for the County is a One Act Play that was written and dedicated to his old friend Robert Reed who passed away from a brain aneurysm. Robert was a lifelong Newport County fan.The play was featured in an article in the South Wales Argus. Argus Article
Drop-In is a full three act play that reflects Dafydd's passion for Mental Health having been diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder himself in 2006.
'Perfidious Albion' is a three act and most recent play that covers topics of interest to Dafydd. His passions of football, mental health and oppression.
'Night People' was his first success which was awarded a Highly Commended from the Drama Association of Wales in their One Act Play Competition. This went on to be performed as part of the RAW nights at Dempseys, as part of the Rugby World Cup in 1999.
Dafydd's specialism is monologues in English and Welsh and is the first to admit that his longer work , namely the three act plays need further work and fine tuning.
"I know from feedback from the Sherman Theatre and the Liverpool Everyman that I have the talent to succeed in this my chosen craft but I need to concentrate on painting on a smaller canvas rather than jumping from one topic to another.It is very difficult to create a relationship with a producing theatre and very often they prefer a more completed product than I am able to offer at the moment, so I look at my plays as Work in Progress."
"We believe that you have a genuine talent and an understanding of how theatre might work and an empathy with your subject"
Sherman Theatre, Cardiff, Wales
" The Political Themes you explore in your play are extremely rich"
Everyman Liverpool Playhouse
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