Since 1992 the Royal Court has placed a renewed emphasis on the development of international work and a creative dialogue now exists with theatre practitioners all over the world including Brazil, Cuba, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Nigeria, Palestine, Romania, Russia, Spain and Syria, and with writers from seven countries from the Near East and North Africa region. All of these development projects are supported by the British Council and the Genesis Foundation.
The Royal Court has produced new International plays through this programme since 1997, most recently The Stone by Marius von Mayenburg and Bliss by Olivier Choinière, translated by Caryl Churchill. In 2007, the Royal Court presented a season of five new international plays – The Ugly One by Marius von Mayenburg (Germany), Kebab by Gianina Carbunariu (Romania), Free Outgoing by Anupama Chandrasekhar (India), and a double bill of The Good Family by Joakim Prininen (Sweden) and The Khomenko Family Chronicles by Natalia Vorozhbit (Ukraine). Other recent work includes On Insomnia and Midnight by Edgar Chías (Mexico), My Name is Rachel Corrie, edited from the writings of Rachel Corrie by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner, Way to Heaven by Juan Mayorga (Spain), Amid the Clouds by Amir Reza Koohestani (Iran), At the Table and Almost Nothing by Marcos Barbosa (Brazil), Plasticine, Black Milk and Ladybird by Vassily Sigarev (Russia), and Terrorism and Playing the Victim by the Presnyakov Brothers (Russia).