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Read reviews of Latinx Shakespeares (the book) fully available online in Shakespeare Quarterly here and in Ethnic and Third World Literatures here.

Welcome to the first online archive of Latinx theatrical adaptation.

LatinxShakespeares.Org is an archive that includes reviews and ephemera from over 190 Latinx-authored and/or Latinx-themed Shakespearean productions and adaptations and over 90 Latinx-authored and/or Latinx-themed adaptations of other western classics staged in the United States over the last seventy-five years. 

This archive is intended for artists and researchers, and anyone who is interested in theatre history and art-making.

Latinx Shakespeares was built, created, and is run by Carla Della Gatta, PhD, a theatre historian and performance theorist who has researched the intersections of Shakespeare and Latinidad since 2010. She works with theaters and artists on staging ethnic and bilingual classical theatre.

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Current & Upcoming Shows

Cinderella: A Salsa Fairy Tale  by Karen Zacarías

Music by: Deborah Wicks La Puma

(dir. Nadia Guevara) 

Imagination Stage (Bethesda, MD)

February 15 - April 7, 2024

This adaptation of Cinderella was developed for children and includes Cinderella, new characters Rose and Joey, her padrino (godfather), and four classmates.

Cinderella: A Salsa Fairy Tale; Karen Zacarias; Nadia Guevara; Deborah Wicks La Puma
Natalia Lassalle-Morillo; En Parábola; Antigone

En Parábola / Conversations on Tragedy (Part I)  

by Natalia Lassalle-Morillo

Amant New York (Brooklyn, NY)

March 14 - June 9, 2024

"Simultaneously a live performance, experimental film, and installation work, En Parábola: Conversations on Tragedy reimagines the myth of Antigone with a cast of non-professional performers residing in Puerto Rico and within its diaspora in the United States." Lassalle-Morillo builds on her work, [anti] [gone], that was staged at Walt Disney Modular Theatre in 2019.

Antigona 3.0  by by Jonathan Heras, Milta Ortiz, and Marc David Pinate

(dir. Roweena Mackay)

Borderlands Theatre (Tuscon, AZ)

March 28 - April 14, 2024

The play is set in an "alternate universe, where the actors play a heightened characterization of themselves. . . [and] they've received the biggest funding of their career." The play had its first reading in 2023, and this is an in-process showing of the work.

Antigona 3.0; Borderlands Theatre; Latinx Antigone
Daniel A Olivas; Teatro Espejo; Waiting for Godínez; Waiting for Godot

Waiting for Godínez by Daniel A. Olivas

(dir. Devin Valdez)

Teatro Espejo (Sacramento, CA)

April 5 - 21, 2024

Olivas' adaptation of Beckett's Waiting for Godot addresses anti-immigration policies and involves two characters, Isabel and Jesús, waiting for a character named Godínez. This is the world premiere.

Romeo y Juliet; Karen Zacarías; KJ Sanchez

Romeo y Juliet  by Karen Zacarías

Adapted by KJ Sanchez and Karen Zacarías

(dir. Anna Skidis Vargas) 

University of Texas at Austin (Austin, TX)

April 10-21, 2024

This bilingual adaptation set in 1840s Alta California and involves a Romeo and Juliet both played by women as women. It had its first production at CalShakes in Orinda, CA, in 2022.

Electricidad  by Luis Alfaro

(dir. Cristina Frías)

East Los Angeles College (Monterey Park, CA)

April 12 - 21, 2024

Part of Alfaro’s Greek trilogy, his modernization of Electra takes place in Los Angeles “right now, baby.”  With a three-female chorus of Las Vecinas and a Chicanx-Cholo setting and dramaturgy, it is a play of twenty-nine short scenes. 

Electricidad; Luis Alfaro; Cristina Frías
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Poster illustration made by Paulina Levaggi

Borderline  by Andrew Siañez-De La O

(dir. Stevie Walker-Webb) 

Milagro Theatre (Portland, OR)

May 3 - May 18, 2024

This play includes "made-up-myths, stories of the past, and a rendition of La Llorona to defeat the very real monster stalking children in the borderlands."

It had a reading in 2018, and this is the first full production.

Coriolanus by Sean San José

(dir. Rosa Joshi)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR)

July 23 - October 13, 2024

Co-produced by OSF and Portland Center Stage, Sean San José's modern-verse translation from the Play On Shakespeare series will be a "movement-focused production" and feature a cast of female and non-binary actors.

Coriolanus; Sean San Jose; Rosa Joshi

Available Books

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This book includes essays and interviews from 25 playwrights, actors, scholars, dramaturgs, and directors who work at the intersections of Shakespeare and Latinx theatrical production.

It is available at all major online booksellers in hardcover and ebook. In February 2023, it went to paperback. 

Latinx Shakespeares, the monograph, explores how Latinx culture is constructed dramaturgically and textually in recent Shakespearean adaptations and productions.

It is available at all major online booksellers.

It is also available for FREE to download. Hit the button below.

LatinxShakespeares.Org is a non-profit site.
This is an online, living, and growing archive of Latinx Theatre Adaptation. 

Please credit all artists and scholars appropriately.

Please cite the archive in your dramaturgical and scholarly research.

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They may not be reproduced or re-posted without permission.

I built and paid for this site myself because of my love for theatre and theatre-makers.

I will be managing it as editor and adding to it each month.

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