International Playwrights projects presented at the Royal Court Theatre
Friday, 22 February 2013
The Royal Court Theatre presents plays and readings in February and March 2013 issued from its ground-breaking International Playwrights project supported by the Genesis Foundation.
A Time to Reap by Anna Wakulik, who took part in the 2011 International Residency for Emerging Playwrights, opens on Friday 22 February. Anna Wakulik is an exciting new Polish voice, and her play explores a woman’s story against the mountain landscape of an evolving nation and one of Poland’s hottest political topics – abortion and the Catholic Church. A Time to Reap runs until 23 March 2013.
Watch the video below of Anna speaking about A Time to Reap.
Translator Catherine Grosvenor has posted on the Royal Court Theatre blog about what it was like to translate Anna Wakulik’s play from Polish English. You can read it here.
Cast members Max Bennett and Sinead Matthews have also posted on the blog to share some photos of their trip to Poland where they visited some of the real places in A Time to Reap.
In March 2013, the Royal Court Theatre presents a week of readings from Georgia and Ukraine from four playwrights, following workshops held in Tbilisi, Lviv and Kyiv. This formed part of a long-term project in the region led by Elyse Dodgson, Head of the Royal Court’s International Department, and Royal Court associate directors Simon Godwin and Caroline Steinbeis. Four of these plays are now presented as rehearsed readings, with panel discussions with the four playwrights on the challenges of new writing in contemporary Georgia and Ukraine.
New Plays from Georgia and Ukraine
Tuesday 12 March
And I Don’t Care How You’re Doing Anymore by Oksana Savchenko (Ukraine)
Wednesday 13 March
The President Has Come To See You by Lasha Bugadze (Georgia)
Friday 15 March
Twatted by Evgeniy Markovskiy (Ukraine)
Saturday 16 March
Uncle Sasha The Butcher & Panel Discussion by Mariam Agamian (Ukraine)
For information on each play and to book tickets, please visit the Royal Court Theatre website.
To read more about the Genesis Foundation’s partnership with the Royal Court Theatre please click here.