Octavio Solis is a playwright, director and fiction writer whose works have been produced in theatres across the country, including the Center Group Theatre in Los Angeles, South Coast Repertory, the Magic Theatre in San Francisco, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the Dallas Theater Center. His fiction and short plays have appeared in the Louisville Review, Zyzzyva, Catamaran literary Reader, the Chicago Quarterly Review and Huizache.


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“Shakespeare” Classic Gets New Words – Edward III in Translation

By GEOFFREY RILEY & JOHN BAXTER Shakespeare scholars and fans are already debating whether “Edward III” is a Shakespeare play.  Did he write all of it?  Part of it?  None? The point is moot at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, which commissioned a modern-language version of the play as part of its “Play On!” series. Octavio […]

Understanding Shakespeare through a Modern Verse Translation:

Understanding Shakespeare through a Modern Verse Translation: A contemporary playwright translates Edward III for today’s audiences, to be performed as a dramatic reading March 27 in Ashland, Oregon February 21, 2017 By Kara Q Lewis Afternoon light filters over the laptop of playwright Octavio Solis, who focuses on the screen, puzzling out ways to decipher […]