Our New Gold Festival 2023 edition will be hosted by the Spanish and Portuguese Program in the Department of Classical Languages and Literatures (CMLL) and Céfiro, the Spanish Graduate student organization, at Texas Tech University.


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 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 delve 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.

The first edition of this festival was organized and created by Ohio Wesleyan Students Jazmine Lew, Fiona Hansen and Marcos Crespo. 

For more information see our Open Call NOW CLOSED 

2023 Jury

Adrienne Dawes is an Afro-Latina writer, producer, and teaching artist originally from Austin, TX.
Artistic producer and co-founder of Efe Tres Teatro (Mexico City).
Actor and multidisciplinary theatre maker. Bard of nonfictional theatre. Advocate for accent deaf casting.

Leyma López

Leyma is a Cuban Theatre Director and actress. Since 2012, she has directed plays at the Repertorio Español. López has been given the HOLA, ACE and ATI awards.

Darci Strother

Dr. Darci L. Strother is a Professor of Spanish at California State University San Marcos. On her campus, Dr. Strother has created many opportunities for students to engage with classical Spanish theatre, including co-designing a course called “Viva el teatro: Spanish Theatre in Performance,” which she team-taught together with an acting professor for many years.  She also led a summer study abroad program in Almagro, Spain, coinciding with the Festival Internacional de Teatro Clásico there. 

Victoria Rasbridge

Victoria is a doctoral candidate at the UCL (London). Her research explores the representation of queenship on the early modern Spanish stage, focusing specifically on the depiction of fictional queens in the late-sixteenth and early-seventeenth century.