Focusing on Agustina Gatto’s Ifigenia en, and Yara Travieso’s La Medea, this talk will analyze how contemporary playwrights/directors reimagine Greek characters and myths. Travieso and Gatto demystify canonical works, and create new forms of audience engagement, while also playing with the limits of the theatrical experience. In their work, the use of technology and social media is a powerful tool to connect with wider, archipelagic communities of spectators.
ABOUT OUR GUEST SPEAKER
Lilianne Lugo Herrera (Ph.D., University of Miami). Before joining PLAS, Lugo Herrera was a lecturer at the Modern Languages and Literatures Department and the Department of Theatre Arts at the University of Miami. Lugo Herrera’s work focuses on the intersection of theater and media in contemporary works by women playwrights. In fall 2023, she will start an appointment as assistant professor of Spanish at Muhlenberg College. Read more.
Rachel Price, Associate Professor, Spanish and Portuguese
Open to students, faculty, visiting scholars, staff and specially invited guests. A boxed lunch will be provided while supplies last.