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Worldmaking on Stage: Theatre Translation Research as Practice

Out of the Wings Festival 2018

A One-day Forum for Theatre Translation Practitioners and Researchers


Co-organised by Out of the Wings,
Language Acts and Worldmakingand Goldsmiths, University of London

Registration is now open here

As part of the 2018 Out of the Wings Festival (www.ootwfestival.com), Out of the Wings is coming together with the Language Acts and Worldmaking project (www.languageacts.org), and Goldsmiths, University of London (www.gold.ac.uk/pg/ma-translation/) to offer a one-day discussion forum aimed at practitioners of theatre and theatre translation and academic researchers working on theatre and translation studies. Taking place on the closing day of the Out of the Wings Festival, 2-6 July 2018, the forum will create a space for dialogue around the play readings from Latin America, Portugal, and Spain presented in English translation as part of the festival. This is an opportunity to engage creatively with ideas on staging, teaching and researching translated theatre.

The day will bring together practitioners and researchers actors, directors, producers, literary managers, commissioning editors, dramaturges, writers, translators, research students, theatre translation trainers, theatre translation lecturers and academics to discuss a range of questions at the nexus of theatre translation research, translator training, and theatre practice. Alongside roundtables, the day will include a facilitated workshop on commissioning theatre translation services and a discussion about the work of Out of the Wings over the last ten years. 

An outline of the programme is below. For further information on the Out of the Wings Festival 2018 including, how to book tickets for the forum, our programme of rehearsed readings at the Cervantes Theatre and our three workshops, visit: ootwfestival.com

 930-1000: Registration and refreshments

1000-1015: Welcome from organisers

1015-1215: Advocating Worldmaking: Activism, advocacy, translation 
                  This session will be chaired by: Tom Boll, University of East Anglia
                  Details of our contributors will be available soon!

1215-1330: Buffet lunch, refreshments, and networking

1330-1500:
Worldmaking in the Classroom: Training translators, training trainers

                    This session will be chaired by Sophie Stevens, Language Acts and Worldmaking
                    Details of our contributors will be available soon!

1500-1530: Refreshments and networking

1530-1730: Professionalising theatre translation: Commissioning and working with theatre translators

1730-1830: 10 years of Out of the Wings – A conversation with Catherine Boyle & David Johnston

1830:      Close from organisers and adjournment to evening performance at the Cervantes Theatre, Arch 26, 229 Union Street, London SE1 0LR

For further information please contact:  Dr Sarah Maitland, Senior Lecturer in Translation Studies, Goldsmiths, University of London: s.maitland@gold.ac.uk; and Dr Sophie Stevens, Translation Acts Post-Doctoral Researcher, Language Acts and Worldmaking: sophie.stevens@kcl.ac.uk