[Foreign Affairs] presents three brand new world theatre translations live on stage.

The public sharing will comprise performed extracts from Charis Ainslie’s translation from French of Marc-Antoine Cyr’s play Where I Call Home (Gens du pays); Iwona Luszowicz’s translation from German of Franz Xaver Kroetz’s play Man Alive (Mensch Meier) and Santiago Godoy Giraldo’s translation from Spanish of Martha Márquez’s Asian Souvenir (Souvenir Asiático).

We have asked our acting ensemble a few quick questions to give you some insight into our international team of performers and theatre-makers. Just click on their headshots to discover more.

Andrew Barton

Ensemble

How many languages do you speak? Sadly I only speak English.

What’s your favourite place in the world? Port Fairy on the Great Ocean Road in Australia.

What's your hidden talent? I’m actually a very good shot with a variety of firearms. Hence why I’ve always kept that talent hidden.

Anja M. Jacobsen

Ensemble

How many languages do you speak? 2 - German and English.

What’s your favourite place in the world? 80s/90s London.

Please tell us a random fact about yourself? I do bake a mean cheesecake.

Dominic Goldberg

Dom Goldberg

Ensemble

How many languages do you speak? Two.

What’s your favourite place in the world? Kerala, India, every day is an adventure!

What's your hidden talent? I look to do Russian Cossack dancing but only after a lot of vodka.

Eddie Toll

Ensemble

How many languages do you speak? 3 languages.

What’s your favourite place in the world? Havana.

What's your hidden talent? Can open a bottle of wine with my shoe.

Eugenia Low

Eugenia Low

Ensemble

How many languages do you speak? I speak one language (English) fluently and a little bit of two other languages (Mandarin and Malay) considerably less fluently… I mean, probably, actually, quite terribly…

What’s your favourite place in the world? My favourite place in the world is the Bodleian Library in Oxford.

What's your hidden talent? My hidden talent is being able to survive with just a microwave in my ‘kitchen’.

Irene Panni

Ensemble

How many languages do you speak? I speak Italian and English. I also attempt French but I’m not very good!

What’s your favourite place in the world? Home. As much as I love travelling and discovering new places, my favourite place will always be where my family is.

Please tell us a random fact about yourself? I used to do martial arts so I can blow a candle with a sword, does that count? I also make really good risotto!

James Dart

Ensemble

How many languages do you speak? Just the one sadly.

What’s your favourite place in the world? Dartmouth in Devon.

Please tell us a random fact about yourself? Excel (bloody love it).

Kate Barry

Ensemble

How many languages do you speak? English plus some basic French and Gaelic. I keep meaning to spend time in France and the West of Ireland to improve but life always seems to take over!

What’s your favourite place in the world? The National Gallery on a quiet day.

Please tell us a random fact about yourself? I make a really good hangover breakfast.

Snapshots from Afar

Translation Showcase // Vol. 3

18 & 19 January 2019

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