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. The aim of the mentorship is to equip participants with the necessary skills and experience for a professional career.
This 8-month programme is rooted in a ‘page-to-stage’ process, offering a comprehensive and practical learning journey. Participants engage in readings with actors, group mentoring sessions, practical workshops, professional industry masterclasses, and rehearsals. Additionally, they receive one-to-one sessions with professional translators.
We are thrilled to announce that applications for the next edition of the programme will open in early 2024. This edition is made possible with the generous support of the Jerwood Developing Artists Fund, which will enrich the programme, expand activities, and allow us to build new partnerships, providing even more opportunities for emerging theatre translators.
The programme culminates in an exciting showcase for the general public and invited industry members, including theatre producers, directors, and publishers. We’re excited to collaborate with Jermyn Street Theatre to deliver this showcase, renowned for presenting the work of both established and emerging theatre artists and makers.