Visiting Faculty, Spring 2024: Georgina Escobar

The Department of Theater is excited to welcome playwright and director, Georgina Escobar, who will be teaching two courses for the Spring 2024 term. 


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Georgina Escobar will be teaching THEA 51: Playwriting II* and THEA 53: Writing for Musical Theatre this Spring. 


Georgina Escobar is a queer Mexican writer & maker of sci-femme narratives, musical femmetasias, and frontera-futurity stories. She is a MacDowell, Djerassi Artist, Fornés Writing Group, Clubbed Thumb Writing Group & La Mama Umbria artist, and recipient of the National Kennedy Center's Darrell Ayers Award and Outstanding Service to Women on the Border Award. Her work has been published in The Texas Review, Los Bárbaros, Routledge, McSweeney's "I Know What's Best For You", Climate Change Theatre Action's "Lighting The Way", New Passport Press, and IntiPress (UK). Her plays have been produced across the USA and internationally in Mexico, UK, Italy, Denmark, and Sweden. She is an O'Neill NMTC Writer (Little Duende) NPC Finalist (Stoneheart), Kilroy's List 2019, and NAMT writer. Her work has been performed Off Broadway at INTAR, New York Children's Theatre, and Project Y, Clubbed Thumb, Lincoln Center, Bushwick Starr, and regionally at Two Rivers, Milagro, Aurora Theatre, Duke City Repertory, Greenhouse Theatre, and the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center. She is the recipient of the inaugural Gotahm and Variety Audio Honors award for groundbreaking audio storytelling (Musings) and the creator/writer of Sonoro's Epic Sci-Femme upcoming series "Hidden Element." She is currently developing (book) FINDING FRIDA and DESAPARECIDAS with Jaime Lozano, THE VINYL CAFE (book) with Akiva Romer Segal and Colleen Dauncey,  and COME ON LET'S GO (book) with Los Lobos. As an arts educator she has taught at Kingsborough College, University of Texas El Paso, Princeton University and Dartmouth College. 

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*This course requires instructor permission. For more information, please visit the Instructor Permissions page of our website.