Global Queer Voices – 6th April 2019


In a world that seems more connected than ever, how deep do these connections really run? When news of the present reaches us in the blink of an eye, how much sight do we have of the past? As some freedoms are won in one place, only for others to be curtailed elsewhere, we must ask: how can we cultivate a global queer community, maintain our relationships and sustain our selves?

From a nightclub in Florida to another in Berlin; from neighbours in Botswana to old flames in India; from protest in Istanbul to solidarity in Belgrade. Six queer stories speak to each other across languages, cultures and generations.

Faced with uncertainty, when the only constant is change, we explore how queer writers worldwide, and the theatre they create, can help us navigate. Whatever our destination.

Global Voices Theatre is back with a new selection of plays never before heard on a UK stage. Join us on Saturday 6 April at Arcola Theatre form 3.30pm to discover excerpts of:

Furious Orlando by Pedro Villora (Spain)
Translated by David Drake
Directed by Elliot Jokinen

He Came to Berlin to Die by Jason Morris Danino Holt (Israel)
Directed by Guido Garcia

Will You Come with Me? by Ebru Nihan Celkan (Turkey)
Translated by Kate Ferguson
Directed by Tasmine Airey

My Dear by Olga Dimitrijević (Serbia)
Translated by Ksenija Latinović
Directed by Yuyu Wang

Talking Heads by Katlego Kolanyane-Kesupile (Botswana)
Directed by Rebecca Goh

So Far by Vikrant Dhote (India)
Directed by Elliot Jokinen

This event is curated by William Gregory, who trained in acting in the UK and Spain and began translating plays in 2003. He is the editor and translator of The Oberon Anthology of Contemporary Spanish Plays and his translation of Cuzco by Víctor Sánchez Rodríguez is playing at Theatre 503 in early 2019. His translations have also featured at the Royal Court, Gate Theatre, and on BBC Radio.

The plays will be followed by a discussion with Wiliam Gregory, Stephen Farrier, and Whiskey Chow.

6 April, 3:30pm
Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin Street, E8 3DL London, United Kingdom

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