Here’s a heads-up for translators of international theater: The hotINK festival – which brings international playwrights and their plays to New York each year and presents them in English translation – is now accepting submissions for its 2013 festival, to be held from April 17 – 22 at the Lark Play Development Center. The 2012 festival, which I blogged about here, featured work by Nikolai Khalezin (Belarus), Ivan Dimitrov (Bulgaria), Suzie Bastien and Michael Mackenzie (Canada), Giorgos Neophytou (Cyprus), Jessica Cooke (Ireland), Aleksey Scherbak (Latvia), Taher Najib (Israel-Palestine), Linda McLean (Scotland) and Jean Tay (Singapore) and outstanding directors and actors from the New York theater, including Satya Bhabha, Reed Birney, Kathleen Chalfant, Alvin Epstein, Joe Grifasi, Adam LeFevre, Lisa Peterson, Elizabeth Rich, Lisa Rothe, Deborah Rush, Jay O. Sanders, Giovanna Sardelli, Heidi Schreck, Sturgis Warner and Tamilla Woodard.
The 2012 festival also featured a collaboration with the PEN Translation Committee, which co-hosted a panel discussion with foreign playwrights and their translators. We are planning to continue the collaboration in 2013.
Playwrights selected for the 2013 festival will be flown to NYC and provided with accommodations thanks to a grant from the Ford Foundation. For information on applying to participate, see the hotINK page on the Lark website. All applications must be received by October 15, 2012.