Out of the Wings returns for its seventh annual festival of theatre in translation from the worlds of Spanish-, Portuguese- and Catalan-language playwriting. Over five nights, we present readings of plays from five different countries, all in English translation and in the UK for the first time.
Our 2023 festival brings work from Nicaragua and Panama to our line-up for the first time, as well as plays from Catalonia, Argentina and Brazil. From a 20th-Century classic to new writing of the 21st, the plays of #OOTW2023 share stories across borders and explore universal themes of family life, the impact of conflict, the fight for human rights, the role of the artist, and the search for purpose in a confusing and fractured world.
Alongside the OOTW Forum at King’s College London, practical workshops, encounters with writers and translators, our festival book-sale, an exhibition of photographs from across OOTW’s history, and an opportunity to meet the OOTW team informally, discover with us the best of Ibero-American playwriting, in a celebration of international collaboration and theatre in translation.
Born out of a collaboration between its co-founders and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s acclaimed Spanish Golden Age season, OOTW has been bringing English translations of theatre from the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking worlds to the UK and beyond since 2008.
All plays at #OOTW2023 will be presented as staged readings.
Pictured: Gigi Guizado and Ángel López-Silva at OOTW2022
Photo: Terry Cripps