We are pleased to host the first Shakespeare Hour Live for the 23/24 Season. This inaugural discussion on Evita will be held on Wednesday, September 20 at 7:30 p.m. ET. Join us in person at Harman Hall or watch the livestream on our YouTube channel.
Join moderator Drew Lichtenberg (STC Associate Director) for a discussion on stage with Shereen Pimentel (Eva Perón in Evita), Paula Alonso (Associate Professor of History and International Affairs at George Washington University), and Dr. Carla Della Gatta (Visiting Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at the University of Maryland).
Dr. Paula Alonso, Associate Professor of History and International Affairs, George Washington University
Dr. Carla Della Gatta, Visting Associate Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Maryland
Shereen Pimentel, Eva Perón in Evita
Dr. Paula Alonso
Associate Professor of History and International Affairs, George Washington University
Paula Alonso is a historian of the politics and society of nineteenth and twentieth century Latin America. Her research combines the arena of institutions, citizenship, and electoral processes, the world of print culture, and political thought. She is the author of Between Revolution and the Ballot Box. The Origins of the Argentine Radical Party in the 1890s (CUP, 2000); Jardines secretos, legitimaciones públicas. El Partido Autonomista Nacional y la política argentina de fin del siglo XIX, (Edhasa, 2010); (editor) Construcciones impresas. Panfletos, diarios y revistas en la formación de los estados nacionales en América Latina, 1820-1920, (FCE, 2003); (co-editor) El sistema federal Argentino a fin de siglo XIX. Debates y Coyunturas, (Edhasa, 2015), and has published in the Hispanic American Historical Review and the Journal of Latin American Studies, among other journals. She is completing a book-length history of Argentina to be published by Cambridge University Press and working on a research project on the history of democracy in South America and the Atlantic world, 1860-1930.
Professor Alonso developed her academic career in the UK and Argentina before moving to the United States. Her research has been supported by the Leverhulme Trust, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Gerda Henkel Stiftung, the CONICET, Fundación Antorchas, and by residential fellowships at the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University, the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Maryland; the Kellogg Institute at the University of Notre Dame, and the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies. She is also an elected US resident fellow of Argentina’s National Academy of History, and a member of the Editorial Board of The Americas. Professor Alonso teaches graduate and undergraduate courses and seminars on Latin America and World History.
Dr. Carla Della Gatta
Visting Associate Professor of Theatre and Performing Arts, University of Maryland
Carla Della Gatta is a theatre historian and performance theorist whose research focuses on ethnicity and aurality. Her primary fields are Shakespeare, Latinx theatre, LGBTQ theatre, and critical theory. She is Assistant Professor of English at Florida State University.
Her work has been published in academic journals and collections, and her public scholarship can be found online through Chicago Shakespeare Theater, HowlRound, Victory Gardens Theater, the Shakespeare Theatre Company, and more. She is an active Steering Committee member of the Latinx Theatre Commons and serves on the boards for Shakespeare Survey and the Arden series Shakespeare and Social Justice.
She co-edited the collection, Shakespeare and Latinidad, published with Edinburgh University Press (2021), and her monograph, Latinx Shakespeares: Staging U.S. Intracultural Theater is open access with University of Michigan Press (January 2023).
Prior to graduate school, Carla spent nine and a half years in the corporate sector in finance, strategic planning, and sales planning for GAP, Disney, Skechers, and Williams Sonoma. She has extensive experience in process and project management and change implementation.
Carla is Colombian and Jewish, born and raised in Los Angeles, and her scholarship is rooted in her lived experience living between languages.
Eva Perón in Evita
NEW YORK: Broadway: West Side Story (Outer Critic Circle Award); The Lion King. Other: New York City Center Encores!:Into the Woods; Roadshow. REGIONAL: American Repertory Theater: Evita| The Muny: Camelot. FILM: John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch. PERSONAL: she/her | Training: The Juilliard School: BM Voice | Instagram: @shereenpimentel | ShereenPimentel.com.
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All dates, venues, and panelists are subject to change.