March 22, 2017
Wyn Mason received funding from Wales Arts International, Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru and Media Music Drama Research Group at the University of south Wales to travel to China and meet potential partners for staging his play Rhith Gân / Song of Illusion in Shanghai and Hong Kong. Wyn visited the Shangai Dramatic Arts Centre and met with Prof. Ceri Sherlock, Dean of Drama at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts.
The play won the Drama Medal at the Maldwyn National Eisteddfod in 2015. It is based on the prize-winning album ‘Y Bardd Anfarwol’ by USW PhD Student Gareth Bonello (The Gentle Good). The play was directed by Sara Lloyd, Associate Director of Theatr Genedlaethol Cymru, and Gareth Bonello was the Music Director. The Designer was Luned Gwawr Evans, the Sound Designer was Gareth Brierly, and Ceri James was the Lighting Director.