Drama Across Borders: The Politics & Poetics of Contemporary Theatre in Translation
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A Site-Specific Conference at Cornell University and The Cherry Artspace, May 11–12, 2018
Drama Across Borders is a rare and wonderful "site-specific" conference of playwrights, translators, theatre scholars, directors, publishers, and producers of drama in translation from around the world. Panels and performances will explore the role of international drama in expanding the limits of our theatrical imagination and pushing the boundaries of our political conversation. The conference will kick off Friday evening at 6:30pm at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts at Cornell University with a keynote speech from distinguished theatre producer Elyse Dodgson, Director of the International Department at the Royal Court Theatre in London. Saturday the conference will move to The Cherry ArtSpace in downtown Ithaca and will feature presentations and performances of new works in translation from Argentina, Austria, China, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Korea, Palestine, Poland, Romania, Syria, among others. As part of the presentations, Sam Buggeln (Cherry Arts) and Rebekah Maggor will be direct a number of short performances with members of The Cherry Arts Acting Company and students from Cornell University and Ithaca College.
All events are free and open to the public.