Lecturer, School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University

Tim Rhys teaches Creative Writing, specialising in dramatic writing for stage, screen and radio. He is also a professional playwright and script-writer.

His most recent works are the feature film Crow (screenplay co-written with director Wyndham Price and actor Nick Moran, adapted from Tim Rhys' stage play Stone the Crows), which premiered at London FrightFest in 2017, and two stage plays for Winterlight Theatre, Touch Blue Touch Yellow and Quiet Hands, that explore the autistic experience in society. Winterlight were invited to stage Quiet Hands at Autscape, the national annual conference organised by and for autistic people, the first theatre company to do so.

He has also written stage-plays for Volcano Theatre Company, Made in Wales Stage Co, The Sherman Theatre Company, The Old Red Lion Theatre, London and Theatr Y Byd, as well as large-scale community plays for the Garw and Ogmore Valley and for Three Crosses, Gower, and youth theatre plays for the Sherman and Cynon Valley Youth Theatre.

His radio plays have been broadcast by BBC Radio 4 and Radio Wales and include The Cull, Riding With Buffalo Bill, The Member For Penbanog and a six-part series, The Last Visible Dog (written with Peter Jones). For two and half years, he was one of the regular scriptwriters on the BBC Wales drama serial Station Road.

His short film, Half Life, won the award for Best UK Short Film at the 2004 Manchester International Festival of Fantastic Films. He was also the first Internet Writer in Residence on the British Council's LearnEnglish website, for whom he has written two interactive, multimedia science fiction web-serials.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer, School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University