theatre translation 

I have been translating for the theatre for several years, working with two contemporary playwrights. My first translated play, Gens du pays by Marc-Antoine Cyr (titled Where I Call Home in English) was produced in November 2021. 

The story began in 2018, when I was selected for the Foreign Affairs Theatre Translator Mentorship programme, and began work on the play. Following the programme, I continued to work with Marc-Antoine and also embarked on a collaboration with French writer Kevin Keiss.

With Santiago Godoy-Giraldo (left) and Iwona Luszowicz (centre), participants in the 2018-19 Foreign Affairs Theatre Translator Mentorship programme.  Photo: Camila França Photography

With Santiago Godoy-Giraldo (left) and Iwona Luszowicz (centre), participants in the 2018-19 Foreign Affairs Theatre Translator Mentorship programme.

Photo: Camila França Photography

TRANSLATIONS

PRODUCTIONS

TALKS & ARTICLES

THEATRE TRANSLATIONS

Where I Call Home – Gens du pays by Marc-Antoine Cyr (2017)
Brotherlands – Fratrie by Marc-Antoine Cyr (2012)
This Last Piece of Sky – Ce qui nous reste du ciel by Kevin Keiss (2019)
Cross My Heart – Je vous jure que je peux le faire by Kevin Keiss (2018/19)

 

THEATRE PRODUCTIONS

Where I Call Home

World Premiere: Foreign Affairs theatre, November 2021

Where I Call Home played at the Rose Lipman Building in east London from 23-27 November 2021.

Photos: Photos: Tim Morozzo

 

THEATRE TALKS AND ARTICLES

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Writers and Translators Working Side by Side 

With Marc-Antoine Cyr and Caridad Svich, hosted by Daniel Hahn. August 2020

Writers and Translators Working Side by Side August 2020 with Marc-Antoine Cyr and Caridad Svich, hosted by Daniel Hahn.
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In conversation with Marc-Antoine Cyr

Playwright Marc-Antoine Cyr and translator Charis Ainslie come together (on Zoom) to talk about their work in the run up to the world premiere of Where I Call Home (Gens du pays). 

Where I Call Home played at the Rose Lipman Building in east London from 23-27 November 2021.

5 Questions Episode 1Foreign : Affairs
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Where I Call Home: translating Gens du pays

Foreign Affairs, reprinted in Theatre Times, 14 November 2021

Where I Call Home: translating Gens du pays  Foreign Affairs, reprinted in Theatre Times, 14 November 2021
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Extract from Where I Call Home and Translator’s Note
Asymptote Journal, January 2022

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