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A celebration of José Triana in Cuban Theatre. 4 May 2012, King’s College London

6 April 2012

Out of the Wings to welcome José Triana

King’s College London, 4 May 2012


Out of the Wings is delighted to announce a celebration of José Triana in Cuban Theatre.

The great Cuban dramatist, José Triana, will be at the event at King’s College London on 4 May 2012.

The event will include the dramatised reading of the José Triana’s unperformed one-act play, Allí están los Tarahumaras / Evaporation, translated by Catherine Boyle and directed by Sue Dunderdale.

A complete programme and full details will be published by 16 April.

For further information email: info@outofthewings.org or splas@kcl.ac.uk

Organised by Catherine Boyle and Fabienne Viala

When: 4 May 2012

Venue: King’s College London. Flyer and more details to follow.

Head for Heights Theatre presents Beasts (Las Brutas): 30 August – 24 September 2011

12 August 2011

UK premiere of the play by Juan Radrigán at Theatre 503, Latchmere Pub, 503 Battersea Park Road

Directed by Sue Dunderdale.

Translated by Catherine Boyle.

Chile, 1974. In the extreme isolation of the Andean foothills, three sisters are found hanged from a rock, their animals slaughtered beside them…
Justa, Lucia and Luciana are three Coya (indigenous Andean) sisters, and the last remnants of a large family who tried to survive in an inhospitable environment. Parents, siblings and neighbours have either died or fled the challenging landscape to find work in distant towns. Faced with ageing bodies, loneliness, and terror of unknown forces which seem to be closing in on them, the sisters make a decision which shocks a nation.
Against the backdrop of the Pinochet regime’s ascent to power, internationally-acclaimed playwright Juan Radrigán examines, movingly and at times humorously, the effect of isolation and fear on the human spirit. With poignant echoes of the 2010 Chilean miners’ crisis and resonance with marginalised communities worldwide, Beasts is a haunting portrayal of love, fear and impossible choices.

‘… an observant, sensitive and sad play, never preaching, always generous and directed with matching generosity by Sue Dunderdale.’
The Sunday Times on The Way Home
‘… sparkily translated by Catherine Boyle.’
The Daily Telegraph the RSC’s House of Desires

Juan Radrigán’s awards include: Best Chilean Play (for When All is Said and Done); Circle of Critics Prize (for The Bull by the Horns, 1983 and The Exile of the Naked Woman, 2002); Apes Prize (for Drunken Ghosts, 1997 and When All is Said and Done, 1999); the Agustin Siré Prize from the Academy of Fine Arts, 2002, and the Altazor Prize for Best Dramatist, 2005.

  • Post Show talks Tuesday 30 August, Tuesday 6 September & Tuesday 20 September
  • On Saturday 10 September, in lieu of a performance there will be a play reading and seminar about Juan Radrigán and Latin American theatre

Developed with the support of the Arts and Humanities Research Council, King’s College London, Out of The Wings and National Theatre Studio.

More information and online booking is available on the Theatre503 website.

Out of the Wings Dragons’ Den Competition

4 February 2011

Out of the Wings wishes to offer the opportunity to compete for up to £10,000 to produce a play from our database of translated plays from Spain and Spanish America.

These plays are located at www.outofthewings.org.

We invite applications from students on postgraduate programmes on theatre and directing.

The adjudication process will take the form of a ‘Dragons’ Den’ type event in London, where applicants will present their plan for the production.

The format and rules for the competition are as follows:

  1. The event you are proposing must involve a live audience at a venue selected by you. You will be responsible for all aspects of the production, including ensuring that your chosen venue is available.
  2. The production must take place before 30 November 2011
  3. The competition is open to teams of students currently enrolled in a postgraduate theatre programme.
  4. Each team will be encouraged to attend a training session before the Dragons’ Den itself. This session is designed to help you with your business planning and presentation skills. This event will take place at King’s College London on the week beginning 28 February.
  5. Each team / entrant will submit an outline of the event (maximum 500 words) and a business plan (maximum 10 pages). This must include written confirmation from your venue. Your outline and business plan should be submitted to Out of the Wings at info@outofthewings.org. Hard copies may be sent to Professor Catherine Boyle, Out of the Wings, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies, King’s College London, Strand, London, WC2R 2LS.
  6. The deadline for submission of applications is Friday 11 March 2011.
  7. The Out of the Wings Dragons’ Den event is scheduled to take place in London on the evening of Thursday 17 March. You will give a five-minute presentation and face questions arising from your outline and business plan. You are encouraged to invite friends and supporters to this event.
  8. The total prize fund for this competition is £10,000 and this will be awarded by the Dragons as they see fit.
  9. Dragons’ decision is final.

For more information, feel free to email us on info@outofthewings.org.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Invisible Presences: Translation, Dramaturgy and Performance

26 July 2010

Invisible Presences: Translation, Dramaturgy and Performance (click here for pdf poster)

‘Invisible Presences’ is presented under the aegis of Out of the Wings, an AHRC‐funded project exploring Spanish theatre in English translation, in association with the Dramaturgies Project, and the Translation, Adaptation, and Dramaturgy Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research.

Drama and Film Centre Queen’s University Belfast 1820 April 2011

This international conference will explore the dramaturgical processes of translation in performance practice, whether across language and culture or the translation of ideas into material production. Rather than seeing the processes of writing (whether collaborative or singleauthored), translation, rehearsal, production, and audience reception as separate and discrete, the conference will engage with approaches that view the process as more of a continuum, one that is perpetually at work. In this way the conference offers the opportunity for dialogue between contemporary practitioners, both translators and theatre makers, and for new insights into dramaturgy and translation that seek to map the growing convergence between theatre practice and translation.

The conference will feature:

  • A range of eminent keynote speakers
  • Practical workshops exploring issues of dramaturgy and translation
  • Performances
  • Panel sessions
  • Round table discussions

Areas for discussion include, but are not limited to:

  • Translation and its metaphorical apprehension of text
  • Translation and its audiences
  • Translation and the contingency of performance
  • Collaborative translation processes
  • The limits of translation
  • Translation and ethics
  • Dramaturgy as translation/ translational process
  • Visual theatre: dramaturgies and translations of light, sound, space
  • Technology: new relationships with audiences in online productions
  • The dramaturgical process in different contexts:
  • Case studies from practitioners and scholars exploring the issues and particularities of each context, such as community arts, theatre for young people, cross‐art collaboration processes and facilitation, ‘postdramatic’ dramaturgies, queer dramaturgies, disability arts, collaborative writing processes, etc.

Proposals addressing the themes of the conference are invited in the forms of:

  • 20 minute paper presentation
  • 2 hour workshop

Please submit proposals of 300 ‐ 500 words, with 150‐word biography, by 30 September 2010, to the organisers:

Alyson Campbell: a.e.campbell@qub.ac.uk

David Johnston: d.johnston@qub.ac.uk

Kurt Taroff: k.taroff@qub.ac.uk

Dramaturgy on the Edge: A Dialogue Between Australia and Northern Ireland

12 May 2010

Dramaturgy on the Edge: A Dialogue Between Australia and Northern Ireland

Friday 2nd July 2010, 2- 5pm

Brian Friel Theatre, Drama and Film Centre, Queen’s University Belfast

The discussion will be chaired by Professor Mary Luckhurst, playwright, director, dramaturg and academic.


  • Dr Peter Eckersall, Associate Professor in Theatre Studies, The University of Melbourne and dramaturg with not yet it’s difficult performance company.
  • Hanna Slattne, dramaturg with Tinderbox Theatre Company, Belfast and founder member of UK Dramaturgs’ Network.
  • Dr Duška Radosavljević, dramaturg, theatre critic and academic based at the University of Kent.

This round table discussion aims to initiate a dialogue about dramaturgical practices in Northern Ireland/UK and Australia, and between dramaturgical theory and practice. Peter Eckersall will talk about the Melbourne-based Dramaturgies Project and Hanna Slattne will outline the Northern Irish Joint Sectoral Dramaturgy Project. Hanna will also give a demonstration of her practice with the Tinderbox Writers’ Lab.

For more information or to register interest in the event, please contact Dr Alyson Campbell a.e.campbell@qub.ac.uk or Hanna Slattne hanna.slattne@tinderbox.org.uk


The Dramaturgies Project is a research and development laboratory, established in Melbourne in 2001 by Peter Eckersall, Melanie Beddie and Paul Monaghan. It aims to explore, reflect on and give rise to dramaturgical practice in – and as a basis for – making innovative performance in Australian theatre. The recent Dramaturgies # 4 in Melbourne brought together international and Australian practitioners and academics to take stock of shifting theatrical forms in the twenty-first century; recognise existing dramaturgical paradigms and find ways to move beyond them; be a ‘national audit’ of dramaturgical practices in and for the sector; develop new ideas, new skills and recommendations for the future development of dramaturgical practices that lie at the centre of an innovative Australian theatre into the future.

For five years Tinderbox has managed, developed and administered the Northern Ireland Arts Council’s Joint Sectoral Dramaturgy fund. This fund is available to companies to do development work prior to rehearsals in order to test ideas, text and performance style. It is a unique project and has been very successful in disseminating dramaturgical exploration and processes of working within the theatre sector in Northern Ireland. Through the JSDP Hanna has worked with many of Northern Ireland’s companies on numerous projects as well as leading the extensive dramaturgy strand at Tinderbox Theatre Company. She is also a founder member of the Dramaturgs’ Network, an organisation with an aim to support practitioners, provide professional development and be an advocate for dramaturgical practice.

Professor Mary Luckhurst is a world authority on dramaturgy and the politics of selecting plays for theatre repertoires, and author of Dramaturgy: A Revolution in Theatre. She is co-founder of the new Department of Theatre, Film and TV at the University of York. She has written over 15 plays for performance which have been staged across Europe. In 2002 she founded Out of the Blue theatre company with Mike Cordner. She specialises in contemporary texts and has directed notable productions of work by Martin Crimp and Harold Pinter.

Dr Duška Radosavljević is a dramaturg, theatre critic and academic based at the University of Kent. She has worked at Northern Stage in Newcastle and at the Royal Shakespeare Company, and has an ongoing collaboration with Hanna Slattne and Tinderbox Theatre Company.

This is an event organised by Drama at Queen’s University Belfast, in collaboration with the IFTR working group Translation, Adaptation and Dramaturgy. It is the first of two dramaturgy events at Queen’s University: the next will be an international conference 18 – 20 April 2011, on Translation, Performance, and Dramaturgy. This will be run with the AHRC funded Out of the Wings project.

2010 Out of the Wings Symposium REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

12 January 2010

AHRC-funded project ‘Out of the Wings’ presents its

2010 Symposium

‘Spanish Golden Age Drama in Translation and Performance’

at Merton College, Oxford

18-19 March 2010


Registration and Accommodation, Catering OTW ’10

Translating and performing the works of Miguel de Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina and Calderón de la Barca, and other playwrights of the Golden Age have sparked an increasing amount of interest, heightened by the Royal Shakespeare Company’s 2004-5 Golden Age season. Our Symposium will be attended by both academic and theatrical practitioners working within the field of Golden Age drama, and a wider base of attendees interested in Spanish theatre in general, as well as University colleagues and students. Speakers will be drawn from the United States and Europe, representing a variety of areas of expertise in translation and performance of the comedia. Please explore our website (www.outofthewings.org) for more information on the project, and see the rest of the blog for past events.

Translation in the Air – Out of the Wings Symposium in February

13 November 2008

Translation in the Air – Translating for the Stage: Process and Performance 6 – 7 of February 2009

This symposium will bring together experts in the field to consider the challenges faced by both practitioners and translators. The emphasis is on practical solutions to practical problems, with performability as a key theme. There will be ample opportunity for participants to raise questions and share their experiences.

The event will take place at the Strand campus of King’s College London on the afternoon of Friday 6 February and at the Tristan Bates Theatre on Saturday 7 February 2009.
Price: £25/£15 concessions. Full details will be available early in the New Year.

If you, or any of your colleagues, would like to attend or receive further information, please let us know at info@outofthewings.org

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Hope to see you there!

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