13 de mayo, 2021 (15:00 – 16:30 Boston | 21:00 – 22:30 Madrid)
This session will describe the presence of contemporary Argentine theater in the United States through the examination of various festivals, tours, publications, and premiers from the last forty years. Both Buenos Aires and New York are the theatrical capitals of their respective countries, as well as professional reference points for our speaker, who has participated in multiple theatrical activities in the two cities as a translator, actress, lecturer, and researcher. The experiences that she will share reflect both her research findings and the challenges of doing theater in translation.
Jean Graham-Jones is professor at the Graduate Center of City University of New York, where she teaches in the doctoral studies program on theater, which she directed from 2009 to 2016. In the theater, she has worked as an actress and director in Argentina, the U.S., and the U.K., and she has translated more than twenty works by Argentine playwrights to English. Graham-Jones has published monographs on Argentine theater, three volumes of Argentine theatrical works in translation, as well as over fifty essays in various American and European journals and volumes. In 2019 she edited the book Lola Arias: Re-enacting Life, which compiles five of the Argentine playwright’s works, also including various critical and artistic essays, and other relevant materials.