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Jessica Bauman Visit

UCLA is delighted to bring director Jessica Bauman to campus October 23 and 24. Bauman’s most recent project, Arden/Everywhere, retells As You Like It as a story of forced migration, in which the words of contemporary refugees find space within Shakespeare’s drama of loss and reconciliation. 
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A Successful First LA Escena Festival

“Ladies and gentlemen, come right over! I can assure you this will be good for you! Tested for four hundred years without fail!” Fernando Villa opened last weekend’sREAD MORE

The Word from Stratford

Barbara Fuchs

Multidisciplinary performance artist Jamie Milay/Sah Milay wrote this spoken-word piece for “Engendering the Stage in the Age of Shakespeare and Beyond,”  a conference held at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, September 18-21, 2018. Challenge, clarion call, and opportunity:READ MORE

Playing with Swords at “Engendering the Stage” (September 18-22, 2018)

Melinda Gough and Peter Cockett (McMaster University) have put together a fantastic “Practice as Research” conference at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival in Ontario, exploring the performance of gender in early modern theater. Along with Clare McManus (Roehampton) and Lucy Munro (King’s College), these scholars are engaged in a broader project that reconsiders what we know about gendered performance in a transnational context. At Stratford, scholars worked closely with company actors as well as visiting artists, under the aegis of the Stratford Festival Laboratory, examining the resonances between theater history and contemporary explorations of gender on stage.READ MORE

Subtitles for EFE Tres’ El príncipe ynocente

One of our summer projects was to produce the English subtitles that will accompany EFE Tres’ performance of Lope’s El príncipe ynocente (The Innocent Princeat LA Escena on Saturday, September 22. This task presented exciting challenges. READ MORE

Final Countdown!

Less than two weeks until LA ESCENA, Los Angeles’ first Hispanic classical theater festival, opens at the Greenway Court Theater! From September 21-23, Los Angeles audiences will enjoy classic plays from the Spanish Golden Age presented in inventive new stagings.READ MORE