Performing multilingualism workshop with Anestis Azas

Anestis Azas

Postgraduate students are invited to apply for a workshop on performing multilingualism in theatre with Greek stage director Anestis Azas, as part a research project led by Dr Margherita Laera, from the Department of Drama and Theatre in the School of Arts.

The workshop will run from Tuesday 23 to Saturday 27 April 2019, 10-6pm (Saturday until 4pm), at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD), University of London. It will start with a historical review exploring the roots and purpose of multilingualism in modern European theatre, and presenting examples of landmark performances. It will focus on practical ways of working in many and different languages on stage, based on extracts by Ödön von Horvath’s novel The Eternal Philistine (2011). The workshop will culminate in a work-in-progress showing on Saturday for an invited audience.

The workshop is part of the AHRC-funded project ‘Performing Multilingualism for Monolingual Audiences: Creative Strategies and Practices in Contemporary European Theatre’, for which Margherita is co-PI alongside Professor Peter Boenisch (RCSSD).

Applications are welcome from postgraduate students of all different backgrounds and levels. Performing experience is desirable but not necessary. Applicants should submit a 1-page CV, indicating their skills and language competencies. Participants must commit to their availability during the entire week of the workshop, and they should have read the novel.

The deadline for applications is 1 March 2019. To apply, please email by Dr Margherita Laera at: