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Carla Della Gatta

theatre historian and performance theorist

Carla Della Gatta is a theatre historian and performance theorist whose research focuses on ethnicity and aurality. She is Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at University of Maryland, College Park.​ She is author of Latinx Shakespeares: Staging US Intracultural Theater (University of Michigan Press, 2023) and co-editor of Shakespeare and Latinidad (Edinburgh University Press, 2021). She built and manages the first archive of Latinx theatrical adaptation, LatinxShakespeares.Org. She has worked as a scholar for the theatre for The Public Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Victory Gardens, and more. She has received numerous grants and awards including those from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation (now Citizens and Scholars), Folger Shakespeare Library, New York Public Library, American Society for Theatre Research, and best dissertation award from the Shakespeare Association of America for her foundational work on Shakespeare and Latinidad.

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Play as Process at the Latinx Theatre Commons Designer and Director Colaboratorio
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Play as Process at the Latinx Theatre Commons Designer and Director Colaboratorio

26 September 2023

The Latinx Theatre Commons Designer and Director Colaboratorio gathered dozens of Latinx theatremakers to approach collaboration from a place of inquiry, play, and exploration. Carla Della Gatta writes about this event as an alternate story of what is happening—and what could be happening—in US theatre right now.

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Staging Bilingual Classical Theatre
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Staging Bilingual Classical Theatre

15 September 2020

Carla Della Gatta offers strategies and considerations for theatremakers who are looking to create bilingual or semi-bilingual renditions of the canonized classics.

Coming Full Circle
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Coming Full Circle

The 2017 LTC International Convening

21 December 2017

Carla Della Gatta and Marci R. McMahon look back on the 2017 Encuentro de las Américas International Theatre Festival that took place 2-12 November at the Latino Theatre Center in Los Angeles, California.

“Pushing Buttons, Pushing Boundaries”
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“Pushing Buttons, Pushing Boundaries”

A Roundtable of Latinx Theatre Scholars

1 November 2016

Carla Della Gatta reports on the second Latina/o Studies Association Conference, sharing insight on conversations on Latinx theatre history and practices within US scholarship.

Pedagogy Notebook
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Pedagogy Notebook

The Role of Latina/o Adaptations in the Teaching of Classical Theatre

19 March 2016

In this installment of the Pedagogy Notebook series, professor Carla Della Gatta writes about how she integrated Latina/o artists into a critical studies class on Greek and Roman theatre.

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Cafecito
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Cafecito

Georgina Escobar

4 September 2015

Carla Della Gatta interviews Georgina Escobar about her writing process and upcoming projects following Carnaval.

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