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Magdalena Gómez

Magdalena Gómez is a jazz poet, playwright, teaching artist and the co-founder/artistic director of Teatro V!da, the first Latin@ identified theatre in the history of Springfield, MA. Her plays and performance poetry have been staged in venues that include: Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts, MA; Pregones/PRTT, NYC; INTAR53; Boston Women on Top Festival; and the Brooklyn Academy of Music, among others. She is an affiliated artist with Sleeping Weazel Theater, MA. Collaborators include musicians and composers, Taylor Ho Bynum; Abraham Gómez Delgado; and the late Fred Ho. Her award-winning solo show, Chopping, will be performed by Elise Santora at the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in October. She was the 2010-2011 NEA Master artist of Pregones Theater, NYC. She performed at the 2015 Lincoln Center Out of Doors, La Casita. ¡Alza!, Magdalena’s flamenco opera, is currently in development and in search of a home.

Should Latina/o Roles Be Cast with Non-Latina/o Actors?
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Should Latina/o Roles Be Cast with Non-Latina/o Actors?

6 December 2015

Playwrights Magdalena Gómez, Irma Mayorga, Marisela Treviño Orta, Elaine Romero, and Martín Zimmerman weigh in on casting practices in light of recent debates.

Cafecito
Essay

Cafecito

Magdalena Gómez

27 August 2015

Trevor Boffone interviews playwright Magdalena Gómez about her work at Carnaval and beyond.