Festival Information

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.

The next edition of OUR NEW GOLD festival will take place on the week between the 20th and the 27th of June 2022. ON MONDAY 20th at 5 pm UK time WE WILL CELEBRATE THE OPENING GALA
All events will be host via zoom.

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.

The festival will open with an ONLINE PREMIERE on June the 20th at 6pm (CEST) 5 pm (BST) 12pm (EST).
In this event, the 5 winners will be announced and presented. Their videos will be hosted on the festival website throughout the week and presented at the AHCT annual conference at the Almagro International Classical Theatre Festival.

Selected participants will receive a Festival Diploma and a workshop with an artist.

All images referenced below
All images referenced below

Our aim:

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.

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.

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.

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