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Mac Test

Mac Test brought his translated play, “The Lieutenant Nun,” to the Shakespeare Festival Sept 17-22 in Stratford, Ontario, Canada. The play is based on the true life of the Basque woman Catalina de Erauso, who flees a nunnery at age 15, cross-dresses as a man, jumps aboard a ship with conquistadors, and fights in wars in Chile and Peru for 17 years. A scene from Mac’s play was featured in the Engendering the Stage workshop, which brought together directors, actors and scholars from the United Kingdom, U.S. and Canada to examine gender casting in early modern Europe.