OUR NEW GOLD is an interdisciplinary and international festival exploring 17th Century Hispanic theatrical and poetic texts focusing on current social issues (such as gender, racial and social inequality, systemic oppression, cultural identity and environment) towards the creation of digital storytelling pieces translated and adapted into English or including English subtitles.
Golden Age drama refers to plays produced in Spain and in Colonial Latin America from 1590-1680 (approx.). It is mostly known as the Spanish comedia and its main topics: power, honor, and love strongly resonate with contemporary political, social, and cultural issues of our present time. Some of its best known writers are: Lope de Vega, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Tirso de Molina, Ana Caro Mallén de Soto, María de Zayas, and Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.
How it works :
Digital storytelling creations inspired by texts from the Spanish Golden Age period (in English or with English subtitles) will be hosted, discussed and enjoyed through online events such as Q&As with creators, workshops and talks with artists and academics with an outstanding experience on Spanish Golden Age Theatre.
The festival will also curate digital storytelling pieces, from the same period, created by professional artists. The winners will receive a Festival Diploma and a workshop with an artist. Festival attendees will be able to access the workshops as an audience as well as the talks and Q&As.
This event will host winning digital storytelling pieces, from an international call out to university students and recent graduates, inspired by Spanish Golden Age texts.
The aim of this Festival is to promote essential aspects of creating artistic works inspired by the Spanish Golden Age Theatre internationally and in the present time . We encourage students to delved into different tasks such as translating, rewriting, filming, acting and producing their creations, hoping to open new ways of understanding and portraying the Spanish Golden Age legacy in our digital times: a more social, inclusive and vibrant approach.
- Viewing of 12 winning pieces and curated artist’s pieces.
- Attending all workshops, talks and Q&As as audience.
The next edition of OUR NEW GOLD festival will take place in June 2022.
All events will be host via zoom, the full program will be available soon.
Images from Our New Gold YouTube Channel Slideshow: 1 From the piece Laurencia’s Judgement inspired by Laurencia from “Fuenteovejuna” by Lope de Vega. Created by and featuring Jasmine Lew. 2 From the piece Power / Freedom / Fear inspired by Semíramis from “La hija del aire” and Basilio from “La vida es sueño”, both written by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. Created by Jasmine Lew. 3 From the piece Ancestors inspired by inspired by Bariato from “El Cerco de Numancia” by Miguel de Cervantes. Created by Marcos Crespo and featuring Alex Dolph. Gallery: 1 From the piece Searching For It inspired by Paulo from “El Condenado Por Desconfiado” by Tirso de Molina. Created by Marcos Crespo. 2 From the piece The Beggars Role inspired by the character of El pobre from “El Gran Teatro del Mundo” by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. Created by and featuring Marcos Crespo. 3 From the piece Power / Freedom / Fear inspired by Semíramis from “La hija del aire” and Basilio from “La vida es sueño”, both written by Pedro Calderón de la Barca. Created by Jasmine Lew. 4 From the piece Laurencia’s Judgement inspired by Laurencia from “Fuenteovejuna” by Lope de Vega. Created by and featuring Jasmine Lew.