My Life In CIA, photography by Jorge Lizalde

Give It A Name?

Give It A Name was formed in 2007 in Cardiff.

We are an evolving group of collaborators. Our backgrounds are in theatre, animation, music, and games design. Each project is like a new album.

We make our work for audiences. In nightclubs, on street corners, in back alleys, in headphones, on the internet, or in theatres. We make work that is engaged, located, immersive and playful.

Influences are varied, and each production begins with a seed: a recording, a book, a story, a person, a provocation, an image, a play. The form emerges from the material, what’s discovered is dictated by the journey.

So far, we have worked with National Theatre Wales, The Space, Chapter, Forest Fringe & Motiroti.

We have a residency at Pervasive Media Studio, and won the inaugural Space Prize for Digital Innovation for Bordergame (NTW).

(l-r Matt Wright, John Norton)


  • Working on 2 R and D projects -staging a book by Tournier, who just died, and a show named after an Earth Wind& Fire LP. Keep away from me3 days ago
  • a shining star. days ago
  • what a pleasure to happen upon  @priyangaburford  and all the rdc family in my car just now. ordeal by innocence  @BBCRadioDrama .3 days ago
  • time to talk about all the english retirees in the south of france putting a drain on their healthcare system ?4 days ago
  • In a meeting about developing Vendredi/ Robinson Crusoe for the stage, I just found out Michel Tournier died 2 weeks ago. Very sad.7 days ago
  • "a subset of high value detainees" week ago