Neil Blackadder

Neil Blackadder translates drama and prose from German and French, specializing in contemporary theatre.

His translations of plays by Lukas Bärfuss, Ewald Palmetshofer, and Rebekka Kricheldorf have been produced in London, New York, Chicago, and elsewhere, and he has received grants from the Howard Foundation and PEN, and held residencies at the Banff Centre and Art Omi.

Other playwrights Neil has translated include Ferdinand Schmalz, Evelyne de la Chenelière, Thomas Arzt, and Mishka Lavigne. Neil grew up in England and since 1994 has taught theatre, first at Duke University then at Knox College, where he has several times directed plays he translated. He is one of the founders of TinT, the Theatre in Translation network.                                                (2018)


Winter 2018 (Issue 13), ILLEGAL HELPERS