About Us

We are artists, scholars and educators committed to the study and creation of theatrical adaptations of Spanish Golden Age texts.

Artistic Director

Paula Rodríguez is an actor writer, translator, artistic director and producer. Her most recent projects include The Other Solos Shakespeare, a series of YouTube monologues celebrating migrants and AURIC, fusing classical poetry and contemporary music. In 2015 Paula co-founded Teatro Inverso, a company specializing in reinventing the plays from the Spanish Golden Age for modern audiences, touring in the USA, Latin America, and Europe. She is the creator and artistic director of OUR NEW GOLD.

Our New Gold Contributors

Academic Advisor

Glenda Y. Nieto-Cuebas

Glenda Y. Nieto-Cuebas is an associate professor of Spanish in the World Languages and Cultures Department at Ohio Wesleyan University. She is co-editor of the volume Social Justice in Spanish Golden Age Theatre (2021, University of Toronto Press) and has published book chapters and peer reviewed articles in prestigious academic venues. Most recently she is co-authoring (with Erin Cowling) a monograph that focuses on how Latinx theatre practitioners are adapting and producing 17th-century Hispanic texts for modern audiences.  

Academic Advisor

Erin A. Cowling

Erin Alice Cowling is an Associate Professor of Spanish at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Canada. Her current research interests lie in how marginalized characters are portrayed, as well as how modern performances can inform and expand our understanding of early modern plays. She is the author of Chocolate: How a New World Commodity Conquered Spanish Literature and co-editor of Social Justice in Spanish Golden Age Theatre, both from University of Toronto Press. She has previously published in eHumanista/Cervantes, Bulletin of the Comediantes, Hispania, among others. 

Artistic Coordinator

Lorenzo Papagallo

Lorenzo Pappagallo is a French-Italian freelance performing arts curator & producer based in Madrid and collaborating since 2014 with different international art institutions to foster the interchange of Spanish and European artists and to draft the programming of festivals and multidisciplinary artistic seasons. Recent collaborations were the curation of Paris-Madrid Tandem with both City Councils and the programming and coordination of the Spanish Focus in Tbilisi (Georgia) in the framework of the 22nd edition of the GIFT FESTIVAL apart from organizing touring and partnerships with Festivals and Universities in Europe, United States and several Latin American countries like Uruguay, Mexico, Colombia and Argentina. Among the most ambitious projects he has been developing in the last few years, is the commission by the Spanish UNESCO World Heritage Sites Group of curating and coordinating the performing arts Festival ESCENA PATRIMONIO for the period 2018-2022.

Our New Gold Ambassadors

Our Ambassadors are committed to promoting the Our New Gold International Digital Storytelling Festival by hosting the festival in their campuses and engaging students in creative endeavors.  

John Beusterien

Texas Tech University

Alexander Samson


Margaret Boyle

Bowdoin College

Beatriz E. Salamanca

P U Javierana

María Dominguez

University of Arizona

Ana Méndez-Oliver Syracuse University