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Winners of the contest “Translated Play 2018”

By Mariam Chanishvili
Wednesday, March 21
Tumanishvili Foundation revealed the winner of the contest - "Translated play 2018" – on March 19.

The Minister of Culture and Sport of Georgia, Mikheil Giorgadze and Georgian writer and translator, and founder of the Tumanishvili Theatre Foundation, Manana Antadze attended and led the award ceremony.

The jury composed of 5 members assessed plays with a 10-point system.

Three winners were awarded monetary prizes and the foundation prize "Tumanishvili apple".

Tamaz Goderdzishvili received the first prize for translating one-act comedic play “The Bear” written by Russian author Anton Chekhov.

The second prize was received by Maia Japaridze and Tsitsino Kobiashvili – “Dangerous Liaisons” by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.

The third prize – Nana Samchkuashvili for translating a play by French authors Jean-Jacques Bricker and Moris Lasegue.

Competition "Translated play 2018" was held with the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sport.

The purpose of the competition is to introduce new translations of modern plays in Georgian theatre in order to encourage the authors and enrich the repertoire of theaters.

More than 500 new plays have been added to Georgian theatre.

Since 2006, Tumanishvili Fund holds two contests in drama: “New Georgian Play” and “New Translation”. Throughout the years, up to 140 authors and 223 plays, and 67 translators and 123 plays were presented within the contests.

This year, Tumanishvili Foundation is celebrating 20 years since its establishment.

Tumanishvili Foundation was established on March 27, 1998 with the initiative of the translator, writer and theatrical figure, Manana Antadze, who this year was awarded with Ivane Machabeli prize for years of productive activity in translation of the plays by William Shakespeare.

(Photos by Gela Bedianashvili)