Just letting everyone know something that’s in the works, or something I’d like to improve to do for the station’s blog.
We are proud of our station’s multilingual/international aspect. There is more to musical theatre than Broadway/USA and West End/UK.
While we occasionally post stuff for international works on our social media, I want to be a bit more consistent, or dedicated to that here.
I want to make non-English works more accessible to the English-speaking audience. Its a huge, and very spread out, endeavor- I know.* Translating, researching, and organizing some past posts took hours. Some take a day.
My Plan of Attack
This will be a mix of full-blown posts to possibly weekly posts with tidbits/summaries to make the work load a bit simpler, and digestible.
Right now, I’m keeping up with the Argentina’s musical theatre scene through their awards, los Premios Hugo at Teatro Musical, which I have started posting about here and on the site’s blog. 2 remaining posts are planned for these: (1) the nominees for the MAIN awards, and (2) a report of the winners.
Regions I Plan to Work On
Foremost, I plan to focus on Japan, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, France, and the Czech Republic. In consideration are Mexico, Korea, Italy, Russia, and Poland. These countries each contain their own unique repertoire of musical theatre that people are missing.
Don’t worry, we will still post stuff for English-speaking works.
Let me know what you think. What kind of stuff do you want to know about, see, etc.
*I originally thought of doing translations well, either on my own or by recruiting people. However, I know my limitations, and I need to focus on one thing first.