A week long digital celebration of theatre in translation.

This February Out of the Wings are hosting an online Winter Warmer – four events where you can meet other Out of the Wings members, discover new work and celebrate theatre in translation. You are welcome to join us for one or all of the following FREE events. Scroll down to find out what’s on.

Out of the Wings is a collective of theatre-makers, translators and researchers dedicated to exploring and promoting theatre in translation to the wider English-speaking world. It began life as a research project, leading to a unique archive of plays from Spain and Spanish America: In recent years we have grown to include work from Portuguese-speaking writers from Brazil and Lusophone Africa as well as Portugal, and have developed into a collective of theatre artists, researchers, producers and other colleagues, all with the shared goal of exploring and showcasing international theatre and the role of the translator.

We’re busy all year round! Out of the Wings meet every month to read and discuss new translations of Spanish or Portuguese-language plays. In the summer we run a week-long festival with staged readings of five different plays along with workshops and discussion groups. We welcome new members and love discovering new work. To learn more, sign up to our mailing list here.

For more details, including our past festivals, find us on, on twitter @outofthewings or on

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23-27 FEB
Out of the Wings are an international collective discovering and sharing theatre from the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world.
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Emerging Theatre Translators Scratch Night

23 FEB

We open our winter festivities with an evening of short extracts of translated plays from first-time and early-career theatre translators, followed by a discussion from industry colleagues about next steps and opportunities.

Book Launch with Inti Press

24 FEB

Out of the Wings and Inti Press present six new translations from Cuba, Spain, Peru, Brazil, Chile and Portugal.

Friday Promenade

26 FEB

An interactive evening taking you on a Zoom promenade through Out of the Wings’ activities. Expect simultaneous play readings, film screenings and conversation with our global network of friends, translators and artists.

In Focus: Black Playwrights of the Spanish and Portuguese-Speaking Worlds

27 FEB

Practitioners, researchers, writers and translators discuss and explore the work of Black playwrights in the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking worlds and the companies, artists, translators and educators foregrounding their work.