Masterclass: Translations

Wendy Weckwerth
September 23 and September 30 from 2-5pm CST
Venue: 
Online & The Playwrights' Center
Cost: 
$100 for Members, $150 for Non-Members (payment plans available)

Class Type: Before the Play 

Class Level: Intermediate & Advanced (self-identified) Playwrights Only

Join us for this six-hour multi-session masterclass on the art of translating in playwriting. This masterclass, taught by dramaturg Wendy Weckwerth, will take place over two consecutive Sundays. Participants should plan to attend both sessions. 


"Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. Both are very hard work. Writing something is almost as hard as making a table." - Gabriel García Márquez

Are you considering dipping a toe into adaptation and/or translation? In this intensive, we will examine issues of translation through examples of various plays. With a collection of pre-readings and exercises (that don't require everyone to share a second language) we will write our own translations. This masterclass will offer you a chance to explore the delicate art of adding your voice to pre-written material. Don't miss this chance to work with master dramaturg, editor, and translator Wendy Weckwerth!

Important Things to Note:

  • Sessions will take place on September 23, 2018 and September 30, 2018 from 2:00pm - 5:00pm (CST)
  • Payment plans are available as needed, please contact H. Adam to discuss
  • The class will have some required pre-readings, to be discussed in session one
  • Participants will have an assignment to complete between session one and session two

September 23, 2018 and September 30, 2018  from 2:00pm - 5:00pm CST: LOCAL Registration

September 23, 2018 and September 30, 2018  from 2:00pm - 5:00pm CST: ONLINE Registration

Questions? Email Education Coordinator, H. Adam Harris, at hadamh@pwcenter.org

Dramaturg Wendy Weckwerth and Core Writer Harrison David Rivers