Rhiannon White

Rhiannon co-runs and co-directs Common Wealth.

Directing and devising credits include Radical Acts, We’re Still Here (National Theatre Wales), The People’s Platform (National Theatre Wales/ Common Wealth) I Belong There, The Deal Versus The People (West Yorkshire Playhouse), No Guts, No Heart, No Glory/ Associate Director (Scotsman Fringe First Award / Live From TVC with BBC4.) Our Glass House (Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award).

Rhiannon has collaborated and made work with National Theatre Wales, National Theatre (UK) Chapter Arts Centre, Sherman Cymru, Southbank Centre & Circus 2 Palestine. Rhiannon was recipient of a Cultural Clore Fellowship in 2016 and a Creative Wales Award Winner 2017. She was a panel member on the Independent Inquiry into the Future of Civil Society, chaired by Julia Unwin and is on the Artistic Advisory panel for Aberstwyth Arts Centre.

How the Fellowship impacted me

Clore changed my life. It gave me space and time to reflect on everything I'd done, who I was and where I was from and supported me in seeing the value in all of it. I learnt so much, had the best training and advice which came at the right time for me. Its impact is on going, I feel more confident and in control - inspired and encouraged to keep doing the work I do.

How I am using my skills for change

My leadership skills, developed by Clore have helped me secure strong and solid foundations for Common Wealth - my political theatre company. These resources being strengthened at the core have given us the freedom to create work that is bold and unashamedly addressing issues of our times. I continue to use my coaching skills in rehearsals, it's been an invaluable tool to use in getting people new to performing recognising what power and influence they have in themselves. I mentor two people and share my practise with other organisations, start ups and entrepreneurs.