Margherita Laera wins the TaPRA Early Career Prize 2018

Principal Investigator Margherita Laera has won the Theatre and Performance Research Association’s Early Career Research Prize 2018 with the Translating Theatre Project.

Launched right at the point when the UK’s Brexit referendum was reaching its explosive conclusion, the judges felt that the ‘Translation, Adaptation, Otherness’ project represents an important – and deeply timely – investigation of how theatre in translation can be used to address contemporary tensions between varying cultures and languages by disrupting audiences’ expectations. Identifying and addressing a unique problem in a highly innovative way, the project constitutes a significant expansion of our current knowledge of theatre in translation and adaptation, with major implications for both performance scholarship and practice.