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Carla Della Gatta

Carla Della Gatta is Assistant Professor of English at FSU. She is a theatre historian and performance theorist who examines ethnic and bilingual theatre through dramaturgy and aurality. She is author of Latinx Shakespeares: Staging U.S. Intracultural Theater (forthcoming from Michigan, 2022) and co-editor with Trevor Boffone of Shakespeare and Latinidad (Edinburgh 2021). She has worked as a scholar for the theatre for the Shakespeare Center Los Angeles, The Public Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and Victory Gardens. She has received awards and fellowships from the Woodrow Wilson Foundation, the New York Public Library, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and ASTR. She received the J Leeds Barroll Dissertation Prize from the Shakespeare Association of America for her work on Shakespeare and Latinidad.

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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.