The Latinx Theatre Commons presents a virtual book launch party for Latinx Shakespeares: Staging US Intracultural Theater (University of Michigan Press, January 2023) and the launch of LatinxShakespeares.org livestreaming on the global, commons-based, peer-produced HowlRound TV network on Wednesday 8 March at 4 p.m. PST (San Francisco, UTC -4) / 6 p.m. CST (Chicago, UTC -6) / 7 p.m. EST (New York, UTC -5).
This monograph explores how Latinx culture is constructed dramaturgically and textually in Shakespearean adaptations and productions.
Della Gatta’s work has been supported by two fellowships from the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Citizens and Scholars Career Enhancement Fellowship. Della Gatta was awarded the J. Leeds Barroll Dissertation Prize in 2016 from the Shakespeare Association of America for her work on Shakespeare and Latinidad.
LatinxShakespeares.org is an online living theatre archive of Latinx adaptation. Della Gatta built the site and is managing it as editor. The archive holds information on over 275 plays and productions, including ephemera and resources. The site has reviews from over 20 contributors and growing.
Latinx Shakespeares: Staging U.S. Intracultural Theater (2023)
The book is open access and free to download from all major booksellers. To order paperback or hardcover, use code UMS23 for 30 percent off on the University of Michigan site.
Shakespeare and Latinidad (2021)
This edition, co-edited with Trevor Boffone, includes essays and interviews from twenty-five playwrights, actors, scholars, dramaturgs, and directors who work at the intersection of Shakespearean and Latinx theatrical production. As of this month, it is now available in paperback. Use code NEW30 for 30 percent off paperback on the Edinburgh University press site.
7:00 – 7:05 p.m. EST: Greeting by Jacqueline Flores, producer of the Latinx Theatre Commons and Henry Godinez, resident artistic associate at the Goodman Theatre and professor at Northwestern University
7:05 – 7:10 p.m. EST: Introduction of the book by Dr. Chantal Rodriguez, associate dean of David Geffen School of Drama at Yale
7:10 – 7:30 p.m. EST: Presentation of the book by Dr. Carla Della Gatta
7:30 – 7:40 p.m. EST: Presentation of the online archive by Dr. Carla Della Gatta
7:40 – 7:55 p.m. EST: Q&A