We’re delighted to present our Translating Theatre Documentary, hosted by The School of Arts at the University of Kent. This short film documents the Practice as Research phase of Dr Margherita Laera’s AHRC Leadership Fellowship “Translation, Adaptation, Otherness”, which addresses the ideological and ethical infrastructure of translation and its consequences. The project explores how we can minimise the inherent domesticating effect that turning a text from a “foreign” to a “familiar” language has on the source’s cultural difference, and how we can counteract ethnocentric practices in translation for the stage. In the summer of 2016, the project commissioned three translations and staged readings of contemporary plays from Spain, France and Poland: Denise Despeyroux’s “Black Tenderness”, Marie NDiaye’s “The Snakes” and Piotr Lachmann’s “Gliwice Hamlet”. The film includes interviews, rehearsal and performance footage from the three processes. Filmed and edited by Dominic Hicks.