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Call for Expressions of Interest: Black Playwrights and Theatre-Makers of the Spanish- and Portuguese-Speaking Worlds

The Out of the Wings Collective (OOTW) plans to hold an event in December 2020 focussing on the work of Black playwrights and theatre-makers in the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking worlds*, the researchers who research them, and the translators who translate them. The event will combine a sharing of knowledge and practice with an invitation to engage longer […]

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Looking Ahead: Our Plans for the Rest of 2020

As the UK summer continues, we look ahead to September and beyond.  Like most others, we did not imagine that 2020 would bring such challenges, but as a collective we have found opportunities to rethink our work and continue sharing with our community, as we await the time when our annual festival can return. Our […]

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Ready or Not (here I come): Translating Playfulness in ‘Punto y Coma’ by Estela Golovchenko

By Sophie Stevens Women in Translation Month 2020 Ready or Not (Punto y coma, 2003) by Uruguayan dramatist Estela Golovchenko was a play that I worked on and translated as part of my PhD research. It instantly captivated my imagination and sparked my curiosity because I felt that the voices and the conflict presented were […]

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Translators for Tea on August 28

August is traditionally our month off for the UK summer holiday, but this year we’re planning something a little different. During the pandemic we have found our monthly Zoom meeting to be a great chance to connect with each other and our community and to keep our spirits and work alive wherever we are in […]

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Black Lives Matter and Diversity in our Work

We have taken time to reflect on the role we have to play in responding to the issues raised by the events and protests of 2020 and the history and context from which they arose. You can see our statement in English, in Spanish and in Portuguese.

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Our Plans for the 2020 OOTW Festival

We were delighted to receive so many wonderful submissions from translators and playwrights for our fifth annual festival of plays from the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world, originally scheduled for August 2020. Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected theatres throughout the UK, we have had to postpone the festival. We still intend to hold […]

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‘It has taken what was a little known fact about me… and made it a major selling point.’ Gigi Guizado on the impact of Out of the Wings

As we prepare for our forthcoming Evening with Out of the Wings, we’ve asked some of our members and collaborators to talk about how working with Out of the Wings has impacted their work and creativity. Here, from Las Vegas, translator and actor Gigi Guizado talks about how discovering Out of the Wings online led […]

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A Personal Family Journey: Translating ‘Complemento’

Translator and actor Gigi Guizado is the translator of Complemento, one of many works, originally for radio, by the Colombian dramatist Rafael Guizado, and one of the six plays showcased at our 2019 festival.  The shared surname is no coincidence: here, Gigi tells us about how an unexpected visitor opened the path to a world […]

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Party On! Post-Show Events at the Out of the Wings Festival #OOTW2019

**NOTE** The line-up for our post-show events has changed as of 27 July: please click here for the updated schedule. ******************************************* As if play-readings, workshops and a day of debate and discussion weren’t enough, at Out of the Wings we celebrate into the evening with free events following our performances at the Omnibus Theatre.  Read […]

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