Head for Heights

takes a unique and highly effective approach to producing theatre in translation:

...the experience and knowledge of actors, directors, and community participants are used to aid our translators to develop scripts which are culturally appropriate for British audiences (including  those who do not typically go to the theatre), whilst maintaining the integrity of the original play. This approach has gained the support of Arts Council England, the National Theatre Studio, Amnesty International, and King's College London. Our production of Juan Radrigán's Beasts, garnered 5* reviews and sold out houses at Theatre503.

Head for Heights are a UK based theatre company. We explore and produce work by significant playwrights, mainly from Latin America, whose work arises from diverse theatrical traditions, and to which UK audiences have had little exposure. Our focus is on discovering and developing the work of writers who examine the increasing number of peoples and communities worldwide whose lives are lived on the margins: economically, socially, and in terms of access to power and influence.

The company is also committed to supporting emerging talent, by providing young directors and designers employment and mentorship opportunities.

The company is keen to work with community participants, especially those from marginalised groups, to help inform our work. In return, we offer the opportunity to develop performance and communication skills. 

We have received support from the Bush Theatre, Rich Mix, Amnesty International, King’s College London, the Anglo-Chilean Society, The British Council, ACE, RADA and the National Theatre Studio.

Mad Man Sad Woman by Juan Radrigán

Directed by Sue Dunderdale, translated by Catherine Boyle. Three week run at the Space 20 June-8 July 2017

The Perfect Machine by José Triana

Workshop and performance as part of the CASA Latin American Festival, 2012.

Babylonia by Armando Discépolo

Workshop with community participants at Rich Mix London, 2011.

Counterpoint for Two Tired Voices by Jorge Diaz

Workshop and reading at King's College London, 2010.

Infamous Electra by Benjamín Galemiri

Workshop and reading, supported by the British Council, 2009.

Head for Heights Projects:

Spider Girls by Luis Barrales

Directed by Sue Dunderdale, translated by Catherine Boyle. A four  day workshop and reading at the Cervantes Theatre and King's College London. Funded by the British Council, Kings College London University and the Anglo Chilean Society.

Karl Marx, Year Zero by Benjamín Galemiri

Directed by Sue Dunderdale, translated by Catherine Boyle. A five day workshop at the So and So Arts Club. Rehearsed reading at The Bush Building, 26th January 2018. Funded by the British Council, Kings University and the Chilean Ministry of Culture.

Beasts (Las brutas) by Juan Radrigán

Four week run at Theatre503, 2011. Rehearsed readings were also hosted by Amnesty International and the National Theatre Studio.

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