We’re stepping out of rehearsals to share exciting news! Drumroll, please…
Our Theatre Translator Mentorship has secured funding from the Jerwood Developing Artists Fund!
The Foreign Affairs Theatre Translator Mentorship (or FATT, as we like to call it) is a part-time mentoring and workshop programme dedicated to empowering and supporting emerging theatre translators working into English. It follows a ‘page-to-stage’ process, culminating in a showcase for the public and invited industry guests. And we’re excited to be working with Jermyn Street Theatre on this showcase, renowned for presenting the work of both established and emerging theatre artists and makers.
We launched the mentorship in 2016 with nothing but passion and a firm belief in the need for the programme, with invaluable support from translators Paul Russell Garrett, Roland Glasser and William Gregory. We’re so grateful to these three translators for believing in our vision!
Since then, we’ve successfully run five small-scale editions of the programme, primarily self-funded with additional support from cultural institutes and organisations. We’ve been continuously seeking opportunities to advance the programme and provide even more enriching experiences.
And that takes us today … We’re beyond grateful to the Jerwood Developing Artists Fund for their support and believe that this funding will help us continue our mission to champion theatre in translation and nurture the next generation of theatre translators.
Applications will open in early 2024. You can read more about the programme here. And be sure to follow us on social media for updates and news in the new year, as well as info sessions and resources on how to apply and find a play.
We can’t wait to see what the future holds for our mentorship! In the meantime, we’re heading back into rehearsals for The Wetsuitman, a mentorship play that will be performed at Arcola Theatre from Tuesday 29 August to Saturday 2 September.
Camila & Trine
Co-Founders & Artistic Directors
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