OUT OF THE WINGS FESTIVAL 2019

Out of the Wings presents its fourth annual festival, exploring untapped theatre from the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world. Over five days, a series of staged readings bring to life new English translations of works by playwrights from six countries, alongside workshops, talks and events, in celebration of theatre in translation.

Out of the Wings is a collective of theatre artists, researchers and producers. Meeting every month to read and discuss new translations. For more information and to get involved see https://ootwfestival.com/.

Tue 30 Jul - Sat 3 Aug
Readings: £10, £7.50 concession
Workshop sessions: £7, £5 concession

Cassandra, Sandra

30 Jul

After years away, Alex returns to Santiago to clear out his late mother’s flat. But when Sandra, a cashier from the supermarket across the street appears at his door, he is forced to confront the memories that he would rather have left behind.

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Translating Radio Drama Workshop

31 Jul

In ‘Translating Radio Drama’ we will explore the processes and particular demands of translating for the radio. Working on examples from texts by the founder of Colombian radio theatre, and working with experienced radio drama producers, we will test explore the specific demands of writing translations for the radio.

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Fernando and His Grandmother

31 Jul

In a dance across the generations, the legendary Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa duets with his irrepressible grandmother Dionísia Seabra. Spanning almost a century, their meetings continue despite illness, distance, and even death. Come what may, some bonds refuse to be broken.

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Playing The Real Workshop

1 Aug

In this workshop, participants will explore dramatic texts based on factual stories, plays that re-imagine the experience of well-known figures, and verbatim scripts. Through a series of activities led by director Graínne Byrne, participants will approach the multiple challenges of bringing ‘real people’ to life on stage.

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Her Open Eyes

1 Aug

High above the city, a woman walks on a tightrope, listening for the music that helps her to focus and not to fall. Her Open Eyes is a lyrical meditation on female experience, resilience and creativity set as the protagonist balances between life and death.

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Object, Emotions and the Translated Play

2 Aug

This workshop explores the relationship between emotion, object, and human by exploring how we can use objects to guide us when we translate and perform a text for our target audience. Focusing on the work carried out in the translation of ‘La Pell Escrita’ (2017), this workshop offers up new insights on how to localise a text.

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Bad Joke

2 Aug

In a biting satire from one of Catalonia’s most prolific playwrights, two old friends test the limits of comedy in a moment of nostalgic bravado. But all too soon their gamble runs out of control. In pushing the boundaries of humour, do we risk plummeting over the edge?

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Complemento & Freddie

3 Aug

Complemento: Is he an imaginary friend, a vagabond, or a blessing in disguise? Complemento eavesdrops on visitors to the park, and offers unsolicited help with affairs of the heart. Despite his angelic qualities, Complemento will behave like a scoundrel in order to mend broken hearts and become what others lack.

Freddie: Freddie is alone in his room. He worships at the shrine of his idol and alter ego, a flamboyant shape-shifting deity with an incredible vocal range and huge charisma. Who is Freddie really? And why is it a special day?

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