Margherita Laera is a Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at the University of Kent, Canterbury, where she is the Director of the European Theatre Research Network based in the School of Arts. Margherita is the author of the monograph Reaching Athens: Community, Democracy and Other Mythologies in Adaptations of Greek Tragedy (Peter Lang, 2013) and editor of Theatre and Adaptation: Return, Rewrite, Repeat (Bloomsbury, 2014). She writes about London theatre and culture for Italian publications, such as D – La Repubblica and Hystrio. Her theatre translations from English and French to Italian have been published by Ubulibri and performed, amongst others, at Milan’s prestigious Piccolo Teatro.
Flora Pitrolo joined the University of Kent and the European Theatre Research Network in 2015 as an assistant on the Creative Europe project Playing Identities, Performing Heritage before taking on the role of associate on Translating Theatre.Her research interrogates the circulation of images and affect in European theatre and performance from the 1970s to the present day, with a particular focus on Italy and on the concept of Postmodernity across Southern Europe. Her most recent publication is “A Theatre of Many Dimensions: The Italian New Spectacularity and the Inhabitable Image” (Theatre Journal 67:4, 2015).
Project consultant and producer
Firehouse Creative Productions makes the global local through live and digital performance. We create interactive performance events internationally, with each project inspired by distinct communities. Our work is characterised by multi-layered projects that create inviting spaces for artists and audiences to meet and play in the dreaming, making, and experiencing stages of performance making. We often incorporate true stories into the creative process. This approach is based on our belief that each individual’s story can give us insight into universal truths, offering unique and vibrant avenues into creating contemporary theatrical events.
Dr Bryce Lease, RHUL, scholar-translator for Polish
Dr Aneta Mancevicz, Kingston University London, scholar-translator for Polish
Dr Simon Breden, University of Nottingham, scholar-translator for Spanish
Dr Kélina Gotman, King’s College London, scholar-translator for French
Chris Campbell, Literary Manager, Royal Court Theatre
Henriette Morrison, Director, Theatre of Europe
Clare Slater, Executive Director, The Gate Theatre
Prof. Maria Delgado, Director of Research, Royal Central School of Speech and Drama
Prof. Carole-Anne Upton, Dean of Media and Performing Arts, Middlesex University
Robin Nelson, Emeritus Professor, Manchester Metropolitan University
Martin Holbraad, Professor of Anthropology, University College London
The Translating Theatre logo was designed by Mark El-khatib