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Global Latin American Voices – 16th Nov 2019

Global Voices Theatre are back with a curated selection of Latin American works in English and in translation, never before performed in the UK.

Saturday 16th November 2019, 6.30pm.
Tickets: £8 from Roundhouse.

The readings will be followed by a post-performance conversation about the works featured and the common themes unearthed.

Curated by Roundhouse producer and Head of Performing Arts, Malú Ansaldo, the selected works are:

The Extraordinary Life translated by Laura Guidi, written by Mariano Tenconi Blanco (Argentina) and directed by Miguel Hernando Torres Umba

The S.A.D Summers of Princess Diana by Carla Zuñiga (Chile), translated by Fran Olivares, directed by Julieta Kilgelmann

The Ranch of the Lost Boys translated and written by Sebastián Eddowes_ (Perú) directed by Almiro Andrade

La Jana by Juan Aguilera Justiniano (Chile), translated by Roberto Cavazos, directed by María José Andrade

Nezahualcóyotl Dreams en Mictlan York by Xavier Villanova (Mexico), translated by Roberto Cavazos, directed by Pepa Duarte

Global Black Voices – 10th Aug 2019

Global Black Voices showcases excerpts of plays by black writers from around the world that have never before been staged in the UK.

Selected through a call out by poet and journalist Bridget Minamore, the plays are:

Deux Femmes on the Edge de la Revolution by France-Luce Benson (USA/Haiti)

The Preacher’s Wife by Shayera Dark (Nigeria)

No Easter Sunday for Queers by Koleka Putuma (South Africa)

I Love Him BUT… by Maxwell Odoi-Yeboah (Ghana)

How Blood Go by Lisa Langford (USA)

54 Silhouettes by Africa Ukoh (Nigeria)

The readings will be followed by a post-performance conversation about the works featured and the common themes unearthed.

Global Voices Theatre is a theatre company that works with international playwrights based outside the UK to showcase work in translation and from the wider English-speaking world through uniquely curated events.

Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, NW18 London, United Kingdom

Global Indigenous Voices – 13th June 2019

Global Voices Theatre is a theatre project working with international playwrights to share new rehearsed readings.

Curated by Mohegan theatre-maker Madeline Sayet, the evening features excerpts from five plays by Indigenous writers from around the world, and a post-performance discussion about the plays and the themes unearthed.

The lineup of plays is:
Bingo Hall by Dillon Chitto (Laguna and Isleta Pueblos, Mississippi Choctaw – USA)
Where the Summit Meets the Stars by Frank Henry Kaash Katasse (Tlingít – Tsaagweidí – Juneau, Alaska, U.S.A.)
Women of the Fur Trade by Frances Koncan (Couchiching First Nation – Canada)
The Unplugging by Yvette Nolan (Algonquin Nation, Kitigan Zibi community – Quebec, Canada)
The Third Country by Sani Muliaumaseali’i (Samoa – Vaiala/Fasitoo-uta/Pu’aPu’a Aotearoa New Zealand)

The readings will be followed by a post-show conversation with Global Indigenous Voices curator Madeline Sayet (Mohegan) and Border Crossings’ ORIGINS Festival Associate Artist Stephanie Pratt (Dakota Sioux).

GLOBAL INDIGENOUS VOICES expands the reach of ORIGINS to engage with emerging playwrights and distinct new voices; offering a forum for open discussion about current issues and the role of the arts within global debate.

The British Library 96 Euston Road, NW1 2DB London, United Kingdom

Global Queer Voices – 6th April 2019

QUEER IN A CHANGING WORLD

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
£5

Global Arab Female Voices – 9th March 2019

A platform for stories unheard:

Global Voices is a theatre project working with international playwrights to showcase plays in translation and from the wider English-speaking world through rehearsed reading events.

Following a worldwide call-out, Global Arab Female Voices in partnership with AWAN will showcase excerpts of up to 5 plays from Arab writers around the globe. Curated by Taghrid Choucair-Vizoso, producer of Shubbak Festival and director of At Home in Gaza and London, the event will also include a post-performance discussion about the plays featured, and the common themes unearthed.

Come and discover five excerpts of plays never before staged in the UK:

– The Manual of Little Wars by Chrystèle Khodr (Lebanon) translated by Katharine Halls, directed by Sara Aniqa Malik

– Ordinary People by Zainab Magdy (Egypt) translated by Zainab Magdy & Katharine Halls, directed by Diyan Zora

– Noura by Heather Raffo (IUSA-Iraq) directed by Layla Madanat

– A Sheep Chase by Amiya Nagpal (UAE) directed by Beverly Andrews and

– Them by Samah Sabawi (Australia-Palestine)

Following a worldwide call-out, Global Arab Female Voices in partnership with AWAN will showcase excerpts of up to 5 plays from Arab writers around the globe.

TICKETS £5: https://richmix.org.uk/events/global-arab-female-voices/

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At a time when it is increasingly radical to be international, Global Voices aims to support emerging playwrights whose points of view might otherwise not be represented; to bring audiences knowledge of worlds they may never have had the opportunity to engage with and to be a forum for open discussion about current issues and the role of the arts within global debate. Come and join the adventure!

Twitter @GlobalVoicesTh

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AWAN, which is about to enter its 5th edition, showcases the work of contemporary Arab women artists in the UK, Europe and beyond, providing opportunities for artists and audiences to celebrate, be informed and network whilst exposing new audiences to the work of emerging and established artists. www.awan.org.uk

This Event is produced by Arts Canteen in association with Global Voices Theatre and supported by Rich Mix London.

Global Female Voices – 23rd Feb 2019

Global Voices Theatre are back with a brand new selection of the best international new writing. Come discover excerpts of plays never before staged in the UK; read and performed by members of the Arcola Community Theatre Companies, the event is programmed via an international call for playwrights and curated by Fauve Alice.

23 Feb 8pm
Arcola Theatre 24 Ashwin Street, E8 3DL London, United Kingdom
£5

This edition’s theme is Desire. Fauve says:

“As we read the many beautiful and engaging submissions that we received from across the globe, desire seemed a fitting perspective from which to engage with these texts. For all their differences in story and form it was the desires of the characters which captured us and made us want to inquire further, to place them onstage. We invite our audience to look at these five disparate pieces from that perspective.”

From Australia/Palestine:

Tales Of a City by the Sea by Samah Sabawi
Directed by Belinda Clarke

Torn between two worlds and one heartbreaking ultimatum, Jomana and Rami must decide whether love is strong enough to battle religion, family and home.

From India:

Shikhandi – The Story of the In-Betweens by Faezeh Jalali
Directed by Filiz Ozcan

Shikhandi was Amba in her previous life who had sworn revenge on Bhishma for abducting her from her Swayamvar and then refusing to marry her. On her wedding night, Yaksha gives Shikhandi his penis in exchange for her vagina, and she (Shikandi) is transformed into a ‘man’.

However, on the battlefield (of Kurukshetra, between the Pandavs and Kauravs), Bhishma sees Shikhandi as a woman. Will Bhishma attack Shikhandi? Will Shikhandi finally get her revenge?

From Croatia:

Encounter by Nina Mitrović
Translated by the playwright
Directed by Emma Linley

What happens when a son and his father talk? On the verge of conflict, where communication is almost impossible, Encounter brilliantly captures the charged atmosphere between father and son, where resentment and love resides.

From Serbia:

I Often Dream of Revolution by Olga Dimitrijević
Translated by Ksenija Latinović
Directed by Olorunfemi Fagunwa

Three women meet at the beginning of a social revolution. As they join the upheaval, I Often Dream of Revolution explores the role of women in social change and war migration, and the power of feminist love, solidarity and friendship.

From Argentina:

Ella (She) by Susana Torres Molina
Translated by María Claudia André and Barbara Younoszai
Directed by Betsy Picart

Two men reveal their desperation, fragility and vulnerability, when suffering from uncontrollable desire. How far will they go to win one woman’s complete devotion and love?

The reading will be followed by a half hour post-show discussion: “What women want: how is female desire portrayed on stage?” Panellists include Co-Founder of [Foreign Affairs] theatre company, Trine Garrett.