Poor Connection is a series of 10 new short plays from Argentina, based on the experiences of video-calling during the pandemic. Commissioned in connection with the Interpreters and Translators Argentine Association (AATI) and the Diplomatura en Dramaturgia at the Centro Cultural Paco Urondo de Facultad de Filosofía y Letras at the University of Buenos Aires, the aim has been for the plays to form a type of historical archive of the period. These plays are now being translated into English as part of Exploring Theatre Translation.
Writers were asked to create a play for a maximum of four characters, lasting between 15 and 25 minutes. Exploring themes such as politics, work, the future, education, sport, and other experiences under lockdown, they all centre around the idea of 'poor connection' (full callout here).
Join us for an evening of performance and conversation to see these new English translations staged over Zoom, and to discuss translation, theatre-making and staying connected in a time of pandemic with the actors, writers and translators.
This event is a collaboration between the Open World Research Initiative’s Cross-Language Dynamics: Reshaping Community and Language Acts and Worldmaking projects, the Argentine Association of Translators and Interpreters and Diplomatura en Dramaturgia del Centro Cultural Paco Urondo de Facultad de Filosofía y Letras de la Universidad de Buenos Aires.