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We are inviting previously unpublished contributions for an anthology of Contemporary US Latin@ Plays written in Spanish. This volume seeks to fill the gaps in published resources about US Latin@ plays written and performed in Spanish. US Latin@ theatre in English has received considerable publications in the past decades and is now part of the academic and performance archive. Yet, US theatre written in Spanish remains undervalued despite the fact that there is a large and vibrant corpus of work being produced across the country. Given the lack of published dramatic works in Spanish, the scope of investigations thus far has been limited, as well.


This volume intends to continue the dialogue about these writers and launch US Latin@ dramatic literature written in Spanish into the larger conversation of Latin American and US Latin@ literature and cultural studies. We invite plays that have been written in Spanish by Latin@ authors who are writing/working in the U.S.


Please send plays, a 1 page synopsis of your play including production history, as well as a brief biographical note and contact information (cell/phone, email, and mailing address), by December 1, 2016 to the editors. Final acceptance is pending approval based on manuscript submission.


  • Trevor Boffone, Adjunct Professor of Spanish and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; Founding Editor, 50 Playwrights Project; University of Houston,
  • Amrita Das, Associate Professor of Spanish, University of North Carolina   Wilmington,
  • Kathryn Quinn-Sánchez, Professor of Spanish; Co-editor, Label Me Latina/o; Georgian Court University,
  • Michele Shaul, Professor of Spanish; Co-editor, Label Me Latina/o; Director for Latino Studies; Queens University of Charlotte,

Please be sure to send contact information, as well as any queries, to all editors.


Projected Time Line:

Announcement: August 31, 2016

Play Proposal Submissions due: December 1, 2016

Decision on Proposals: April 1, 2017

Final Play Submissions due: June 1, 2017

Publishing Proposal to Press: June 2017

Trevor Boffone, Ph.D.

Department of Hispanic Studies

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

University of Houston

Founding Editor: 50 Playwrights Project 

Editorial Board Champion: Café Onda

Find out more about  50 Playwrights Project here 



About dovalpage

Teresa Dovalpage was born in Havana and now lives in Taos, New Mexico. She has a Ph.D. in Spanish literature and teaches at UNM Taos. She also freelances for Taos News, Profile, Hispanic Executive and other publications. A bilingual author, she has published eight novels, six in Spanish and two in English, two collections of short stories in Spanish and one in English. Her English-language novels are A Girl like Che Guevara (Soho Press, 2004) and Habanera, a Portrait of a Cuban Family (Floricanto Press, 2010). Her collection of short stories The Astral Plane, Stories of Cuba, the Southwest and Beyond was published by the University of New Orleans Press in 2012. In her native Spanish she has authored the novels Muerte de un murciano en La Habana (Death of a Murcian in Havana, Anagrama, 2006, a runner-up for the Herralde Award in Spain), El difunto Fidel (The late Fidel, Renacimiento, 2011, that won the Rincon de la Victoria Award in Spain in 2009), Posesas de La Habana (Haunted Ladies of Havana, PurePlay Press, 2004), La Regenta en La Habana (Edebe Group, Spain, 2012,) Orfeo en el Caribe(Atmósfera Literaria, Spain, 2013) and El retorno de la expatriada (The expat’s return, Egales, Spain, 2014). Her short novel Las Muertas de la West Mesa (The West Mesa Murders, based on a real event) is currently being published in serialized format by Taos News.
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