DtC Awarded an Arts Initiative Grant
We are pleased to announce Diversifying the Classics has been awarded an Arts Initiative grant again this year. The grant will enable us to host The Comedia Without Borders, an event to honor both UCLA’s Centennial and Los Angeles’ strong ties to Mexico, in Fall 2020,
The Comedia Without Borders will be a launch event for the 2020 LA ESCENA festival at UCLA, to strengthen connections between scholars and the arts community. It will bring Mexican theater company Teatro Clásico MX to LA for a performance of Finjo que soy feliz, their play based on Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, and a roundtable on translation, performance, transnationalism, and the continuing relevance of the classics. The play, which traveled to the Almagro Festival in Spain in July 2019 to represent Mexico, is a modern meditation on Sor Juana’s poetry and its reception through the ages. The roundtable will include members of Teatro Clásico MX, graduate students and faculty from the Diversifying the Classics team, and Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx, director of Noise Now, the exciting initiative charged with making the classics more inclusive at A Noise Within.