The translation of new work for the stage is a core part of Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal’s (PWM) programming. Since its inception in 2013, the Cole Foundation Mentorship for Emerging Translators (formerly Cole Competition for Emerging Translators) has been guiding the next generation of translators from French into English.
With the expert guidance of acclaimed translator Maureen Labonté and in partnership with the Cole Foundation, PWM has built a program that mentors emerging translators through every stage of the process. The successful applicant to this year’s mentorship program will receive a $1,000 honorarium and an eight-month mentorship with Maureen Labonté which includes a workshop with actors and a public reading.
WHO CAN APPLY?
To be eligible, emerging translators must have completed at least one translation which has received a public reading, publication or production. Because the focus is on developing translators, the applicant must not have done more than three translations.
WITH WHAT PLAY(S)?
Before applying for the Mentorship, emerging translators must choose the play they wish to translate and contact the playwright for permission: Establishing a connection to the play and the playwright in advance means that the applicant is already invested in the proposed work and would be in a position to begin work immediately following the announcement of the selected project.
Translations must be from French into English only.
Full-length scripts, one acts or theatre for young people are all welcome. Please note, our expertise does not extend to the translation of musicals.
The recipient of the program will receive $1000 honorarium, dramaturgical support from renowned translator, Maureen Labonté, and a translation workshop with actors.
To apply, please send us:
- A one-page letter of intent describing the project, its challenges and your reasons for wanting to translate the work;
- Your biography (maximum 250 words);
- A copy of your chosen play;
- Written permission from the original playwright of the play;
- A 3 to 5 page sample of your previous translation work, please include the corresponding original text.
Send all the documents in one email to email@example.com with the subject line “2020 Cole Foundation Mentorship for Emerging Translators – Application”.
The deadline to submit applications is October 11, 2020 at 11:59PM. All applicants will be notified of the results.
If you have any questions about the eligibility of your application or your project, do not hesitate to contact us. Please address questions to Emma Tibaldo, Executive and Artistic Director of Playwrights’ Workshop Montréal, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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