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Did you miss the virtual launch party for the archive and the book?
It's available online, thanks to the Latinx Theatre Commons and HowlRoundTV.

Welcome to the first online archive of Latinx theatrical adaptation.

LatinxShakespeares.Org is an archive that includes reviews and ephemera from over 180 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.

 The archive is best viewed on a screen and is not fully available by mobile. 

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.

Latinx Shakespeares

Current & Upcoming Shows

Artwork by Passage Design
Courtesy of Yale Repertory Theatre

Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles  by Luis Alfaro

(dir. Laurie Woolery) 

Yale Repertory Theatre (New Haven, CT)

March 10 - April 1, 2023

Luis Alfaro's adaptation of Medea has had numerous stagings and is part of the trilogy of his Greek adaptations, including Electricidad and Oedipus El Rey.

Alfaro is a MacArthur Fellow, playwright, and performance artist. From 2013-19, he served as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's first-ever Playwright-in-Residence.


El Otro Oz
by Mando Alvarado and Tommy Newman

(dir. Elena Araoz) 

Various locations in the New York area in March and April

Beginning March 11, 2023 at Paper Mill Playhouse (Milburn, NJ)

El Otro Oz includes music and lyrics by Jaime Lozano and Newman. The play is directed by Elena Araoz and first performed in 2022 and staged in venues in New York such as Pregones/PRRT, El Museo del Barrio, and the Jamaica Performing Arts Center.

This is a bilingual musical designed for young audiences., featuring a Latina protagonist and inspired by The Wizard of Oz.

Mojada by Luis Alfaro
This is the Canadian premiere

Mojada: A Medea in Los Angeles  

by Luis Alfaro

(dir. Carmen Aguirre) 

Phoenix Theatre, UVIC (Victoria, British Columbia)

March 16 - March 25, 2023

Luis Alfaro's adaptation of Medea has had numerous stagings and is part of the trilogy of his Greek adaptations, including Electricidad and Oedipus El Rey.

Alfaro is a MacArthur Fellow, playwright, and performance artist. From 2013-19, he served as the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's first-ever Playwright-in-Residence.

Santiago  by Joe Falocco

Adaptation and translation by: Alfredo Michel Modenessi

(dir. Maija García)

The Guthrie (Minneapolis, MN)

April 1, 2023

Joe Falocco's reimagining of Othello will have its first reading through the Guthrie Theater’s Professional Training Program. This reading will coincide with the Shakespeare Association of America (SAA) annual meeting.

Falocco is a professional actor, playwright, and a professor at Texas State. He has received grants from the NEA and NEH to develop bilingual Shakespeares. 

Courtesy of Joe Falocco
Poster painted by Klaudia Biskup
Courtesy of 
Department of Communication, Media and Theatre

Northeastern Illinois University

Holler River  by Caridad Svich

(dirs. Adam Goldstein and Jarrell Henderson) 

Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago, IL)

April 13 - April 21, 2023

The production will be live-streamed on April 15th at 7:30pm and April 22nd at 2pm.

Caridad Svich's variation on Henry IV, Part I is set in a modern-day small town and addresses the repercussions of a return home from war.

Svich is a prolific playwright with numerous awards, including an Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement in the theatre.

Artwork by Magnus Stark
Courtesy of GableStage Theatre Company

El Huracán  by Charise Castro Smith

(dir. Dámaso Rodríguez) 

GableStage (Miami, FL)

April 14 - May 14, 2023

Charise Castro Smith's reimagining of The Tempest is set in Miami during a hurricane. Having first premiered at Yale Rep in 2018, GableStage is staging its Florida premiere. 

Castro Smith is a Cuban-American playwright and she also writes for television and film. She co-wrote the screenplay for Disney's Encanto.

Courtesy of Baltimore Center Stage

Life is a Dream  by María Irene Fornés

(dir. Stevie Walker-Webb) 

Baltimore Center Stage (Baltimore, MD)

May 4 - May 21, 2023

María Irene Fornés adapted La vida es sueño in 1981, updating some of the language as well as the ending. It was first staged at INTAR in New York and directed by Fornés.

Fornés is an instrumental figure in American theatre, writing more than thirty plays and often directing them. She received a dozen Obie Awards, numerous others, and ran the Hispanic Playwrights in Residence Lab at INTAR from 1981-1992.

The Miser of Mexico  by Carlos Morton

(dir. Sandra Cortez)

Southwestern College (Chula Vista, CA)

May 10 - May 20, 2023

Carlos Morton's reimagining of Molière's The Miser is set in northern Mexico in 1910, just before the Mexican Revolution. The play was first performed in 1989 and first published in 1992 by Arte Público Press.

Morton is a prolific playwright, a Fulbright scholar, and taught for over thirty years at UT El Paso, UC Riverside, and UC Santa Barbara.

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Death of a Salesman  by Arthur Miller

(dir. Robert Beltran)

CASA0101 Theater (Los Angeles, CA)

June 9 - July 16, 2023

CASA0101 Theater in Boyle Heights hosted a reading of the play in January this year. They will stage a production in June. Josefina López is founder and artistic director, and CASA0101 hosts a range of cultural events and arts education for the community.

Courtesy of CASA0101 Theater

Available Books

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. Use code NEW30 for 30% off from Edinburgh University Press.

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.

Use code UMS23 for 30% off from University of Michigan Press.

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.

All images and ephemera have been posted with permission from theaters and artists.

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.

All donations go to maintenance of the site.

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