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FFabinogion - Opportunities

In this sequel project to Aesop's Fables we're on the lookout for story submissions to include in our next performance 'Ffabinogion'.

Ffabinogion is a retelling of traditional welsh folk tales with a queer twist. We're looking for story submissions from the LGBTQ+ community:

Story Call Out

​Wales has a vast richness in stories, folklore and tales, with imaginative characters such as giants and fairies. We are particularly looking for you to adapt traditional Welsh stories with a queer twist. Of course, if you’re feeling brave and fancy an extra challenge, we are happy to receive new modern day tales too! Some examples of the Welsh Folk Tales can be found on these websites:,, but feel free to find your own sources of inspiration. Our plan is to produce theatrical interpretations of some of the selected stories at a performance event and to create an online anthology of Queer Welsh stories.

No previous experience in writing is needed. Your story should be no more than 1,000 words. As a queer arts company, LGBTQ+ diversity is really important to us, and therefore we are looking for a full rainbow spectrum of submissions. Please identify the original story you would like to retell or any inspiring images you’d like to use.

Please email your submission to (note the double ff) by 5pm on Sunday 11th June 2023. Your stories will be translated into Welsh, but you may submit in your chosen language.

We're also looking for a welsh language storyteller to be part of the cast of the performances of Ffabinogion:

If you would like some support with writing stories, why not come to our story inspiration workshop in Cardiff on Tuesday 23rd May 2023. More information and to book your space can be found here -

Storyteller Call Out

We are looking for an experienced Welsh language storyteller to join us in devising and creating a short 30 minute performance alongside a live musician, and drag performers from the House of Deviant (Wales’ first and only learning disabled drag troupe - The performance will then be performed live this summer at the Eisteddfod, Pride Cymru, and Pontio (dates tbc).

The rehearsal process will take place over 10 half days in June/July and based in Cardiff.

Fee: Fixed fee £2000 (including 3 performance days and rehearsals)

(equivalent £300 per day)

The successful candidate must:

  • Have experience in co-produced devising methods (preferably in a theatrical setting) - working collaboratively and inclusively

  • Be able to work in both Welsh and English (and be prepared to assist the cast from House of Deviant in learning some performance specific Welsh)

  • Be comfortable performing in drag costume and makeup

  • Be happy to translate some stories from Welsh to English (and vice versa)

Desirable experience:

  • Desirable experience in inclusive arts practice, in particular with adults with a learning disability.

  • Enhanced DBS check (we can arrange this)

To apply, please send us an expression of interest detailing your experience and why you’d like to be considered for the role. (no more than one side of A4, font size 12).

You should also send a short video of you demonstrating your storytelling skills.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to attend a workshop evening with the queens from the House of Deviant. This will be a Tuesday evening, in Cardiff, date TBC.

Please submit your application by 5pm on Sunday 21st May 2023 to with the subject ‘Storyteller’.

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