Workshops and Residencies

The company creates bespoke workshops for a wide-range of settings. Each workshop will be specially designed for the groups concerned but will include key aspects of the Papertrail process, such as, ‘life mapping’; researching place and story, both real and imagined; drawing on ‘found’ texts and utilising them as a means to express personal stories.


Feedback from previous residencies:

Directing residency at Gower College Swansea

“The work was really great.  The students really had ownership of

the work and all the staff I spoke with thought it was excellent”

Michael Waters, Course Leader, Young Actors Studio, RWCMD


Theatre Company in Residence: Aberystwyth Arts Centre

” The direction and planning of the project was excellent – deadlines were always met and the work was artistically of a very high quality. The performance was moving and full of impact. Above all, the script was developed and directed with skill and maturity. “

Gill Ogden, Performing Arts Officer, Aberystwyth Arts Centre


Residency at  HMP Cardiff

 “Jail is a lonely place, and you always feel like you’re being forgotten. It’s the chance to entertain people who are coming in. It’s exciting, you’re learning, and it’s something you can be proud of”

“Since I’ve been doing this whatever people say to me goes over my head. I’m not putting on a front anymore, I’m more confident because I’m just who I am, and on the wing, staff and inmates are seeing that