Visiting Faculty, Spring 2023: Georgina Escobar

The Department of Theater is excited to welcome playwright and director, Georgina Escobar, who will be teaching two courses for the Spring 2023 term. 

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Headshot of Georgina Escobar

Georgina Escobar will be teaching THEA 50: Playwriting I and THEA 10.29: Text Analysis: Tools for Intrepretation this Spring. 

 

Georgina LH Escobar is a playwright, director and arts educator who specializes in genre with heart, including musical theatre, modern sci-fi, and other futurity femmetasias. Her practice is deeply influenced by speculative futurism and science fiction told through a feminist perspective and the narrative expression of misunderstood sites of knowledge like memory, women, deserts, and la frontera (borderlands). Her plays have been produced in the US, México, UK, Italy, Denmark & Sweden. She is a Kilroy's List Writer, and the recipient of the inaugural Gotham & Variety Audio Honors award for groundbreaking audio storytelling, the National Darrell Ayers Playwriting Award, and the Outstanding Service to the Women on the Border Award. Escobar is a La MaMa Umbria, MacDowell Fellow, Djerassi Residency, Fornés Writing Workshop, Clubbed Thumb Emerging Writer's Group, and Project Y writer. Her work has been featured and published in The Texas Review, Routledge, Theatre Topics, Los Bárbaros | Lxs Bárbarxs, McSweeny's Press ("I Know What's Best For You", Inti Press UK (Cósmica, translation) and more. Her plays have been produced regionally and Off Broadway (Then they forgot about The Rest) and developed at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, INTAR, JACK Space Brooklyn, New York Children's Theatre, Clubbed Thumb, Lincoln Center, Bushwick Starr, La MaMa, Two Rivers, Milagro Theatre, Aurora Theatre, Duke City Repertory, and more. Her short film MONAH had a World Premiere at the Austin Film Festival 2022. Her short plays have been featured across the country and internationally as part of initiatives like "After Orlando", Climate Change Theatre Action, The Future is Female, and EMILIA ROMAGNA TEATRO FONDAZIONE: Planet B. Un mondo ancora possibile? As an arts educator she has taught at Kingsborough College (CUNY), University of Texas at El Paso, Princeton University, and Dartmouth College. 

 

To learn more about Georgina Escobar, visit www.georginaescobar.com.