This project, originally started in 2008 but postponed due to the impact of the global financial crisis, resumed in 2010.
The project aims to encourage the exchange and appreciation of written theatre plays from Africa and Latin America, recognising and rewarding quality, originality and cultural diversity whilst also bridging the language gap through means of translation and actively promoting and ensuring free electronic access to the selected plays by local and international readers.
In 2010/2011, South African and Argentine playwrights were invited to submit written plays, in any of the national languages of these two countries, for consideration by the judging panel and according to the terms and conditions of the call. Ultimately, ten plays will be chosen from each country and will be translated from their original languages into English and Spanish. These plays will then all be available for free download from the Proyecto 34ºS website and the five Argentine finalist plays will be published in print as one volume. One winner will be chosen from each South Africa and Argentina and will be awarded with a trip to the other country in order to be present at the premier of the translated version of his/her play. Results of the 2010/2011 project will be announced in May 2011.
In the future, Proyecto 34°S aims to continue this project with different countries in Africa and Latin America.
Project coordinator: Martina Sántolo