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.
Current & Upcoming Shows
Hamlet: La Telenovela by FRIGID New York
(dir. Federico Mallet)
Kraine Theater (New York, NY)
July 21 - 30, 2023
NOW EXTENDED: September 16, October 6, and December 15.
Hamlet told in the style of a telenovela, in Spanish with English subtitles. It is produced by FRIGID NY, Something From Abroad, and Quemoción. The production is 100 minutes without an intermission.
Courtesy of Martha Preve
El Quijote by Cervantes
Adapted by: Santiago García
(dir. Jorge Alí Triana)
Repertorio Español (New York, NY)
Upcoming dates: October 17, November 8, December 6, December 16
Running for over 16 years in repertory, this classic is a hallmark production of Repertorio Español. It is performed in Spanish with English translations available.
Panto Alicia in Wonderland by TEATRX
(dir. Benito Vasquez and Marissa Castillo)
Stages (Houston, TX)
December 1- 31, 2023
This adapatation of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland features Alice as she prepares for her quinceañera and goes down the rabbit hole to enter a magical world that celebrates her culture.
Per the press release, " Alice (not Alicia), a young woman approaching her quinceañera, begins to question tradition and push away her own culture. When she falls down the rabbit hole, the magical world around her celebrates everything that makes her Alicia. Studded with delightful parodies of iconic figures like Shakira, Jennifer Lopez and Bad Bunny. Panto Alicia in Wonderland topples headfirst into wonder and joy."
It's a Wonderful Vida by Herbert Siguenza
(dir. Nora Moreno-Jarell)
Teatro Audaz (San Antonio, TX)
December 7-17, 2023
Herbert Sigüenza’s adaptation situates the story in Corpus Christi in 1957, with the Pacheco Morales family who have experienced crossing the border to flee the Mexican Revolution. The play incorporates satire and telenovela, and a heightened comic tone alongside its social critique.
En Parábola: Conversations on Tragedy by Natalia Lassalle-Morillo
Amant New York (Brooklyn, NY)
February 22 - May 19, 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.
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.
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This is an online, living, and growing archive of Latinx Theatre Adaptation.
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