Nuyorican Playwright’s Translated Shakespeare Play Premieres In Boston Area To Some Criticism From Traditionalists

By Maria Garcia | October 16, 2018

A few years ago, Nuyorican playwright Migdalia Cruz was chosen for a commission that initially excited her but also frightened her. The Oregon Shakespeare Festival asked her to translate a Shakespeare play for contemporary audiences.

She was commissioned as a part of the vision of Silicon Valley entrepreneur Dave Hitz, aimed at translating Shakespeare for modern audiences to understand without the gap of 400 years of linguistic evolution.

Cruz has known she wanted to be a playwright since she was 6 years old and wrote her first play.