On Invitation to Out of the Wings and on Becoming Virtual

Underlining the practicalities We held the Invitation to Out of the Wings evening on 4 March because we wanted people to see for themselves that we are an inclusive  community, that it’s easy to join and that the invitation is always open. Very often, when we explain what we do, people don’t believe how simple […]

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‘Without Out of the Wings I wouldn’t have found this text at all.’ Director Kate O’Connor on how the work of OOTW led to a UK premiere production

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  • 26
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Out of the Wings 2017 saw the first-ever public reading of William Gregory’s translation of Cuzco by Víctor Sánchez Rodríguez.  Two years later, the play opened in full production at Theatre503, directed and co-produced by OOTW member Kate O’Connor. From the rehearsal room of that production, Kate talks here about how her involvement with Out […]

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‘It’s a phenomenal exchange of work across countries.’ Actor Lanna Joffrey on working with Out of the Wings

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Our Evening with Out of the Wings draws closer and today we’re sharing more reflections from our friends and collaborators.  Lanna Joffrey has performed at two of our festivals and has read several at our monthly meetings exploring new translations of plays from throughout the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world and from all eras. “Is a […]

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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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Four Years of the OOTW Festival

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As #OOTW2019 comes to a close at the Omnibus Theatre, our director Catherine Boyle reflects on the past four years, and how it all began. Out of the Wings started in 2008 as a project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, dedicated to making theatre in Spanish known in the English-speaking world. We […]

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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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The Ghosts that Keep Us Company: Gabriela Aguilera on her play ‘Cassandra, Sandra’

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  • 29
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As the reading of her play Cassandra, Sandra approaches, author Gabriela Aguilera shares some thoughts on what inspired her to tell this story. This play came about in a very organic way, prompted by a personal experience with death, like a visit to that world that is always present, but is invisible to us until we’re […]

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UPDATE: The Line-Up for the #OOTW2019 Post-Show Events

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  • 27
    Jul
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We have great news that four of the playwrights featured at our #OOTW2019 festival will be flying into London to be with us for our week of sharing plays from Spain, Portugal and Latin America.  Because of this, we have slightly re-jigged our line-up of post-show events to give our audiences a chance to meet […]

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OOTW Forum: Bringing Together Researchers, Practitioners and Theatre Companies

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  • 26
    Jul
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Our Out of the Wings monthly readings are, as we have often stated, incredibly simple. We meet, we read a play out loud, we discuss. But out of this simplicity, complex questions emerge about theatre translation, directing a performance of a translated text and the information that actors, directors and audiences need to know about […]

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Women Centre-Stage in ‘Her Open Eyes’

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  • 25
    Jul
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by Sophie Stevens Her Open Eyes is a play about one woman’s ability to laugh in the face of death. But this is not an easy thing to do and the play depicts the challenges and conflicts that arise as the protagonist struggles to resolve to live her life. The fact that the play focuses […]

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