Playwright/artist/consultant Escobar is a native of Ciudad Juarez, México. Her journey has made her a resident of Chihuahua Capital, Zacatecas Capital, San Diego, El Paso, Albuquerque, New London and New York.
Escobar is the maker of hyper-sensical, ridiculous, and sometimes impossible narratives that run current systems of thinking through different filters of visual, musical, and interpretative logic. Through illustration, playing, painting, and music she finds the words for the creation of worlds that seek to empower women, youth, and the positive evolution of the human spirit. Her writing takes us through speculative evolution biblical comedies, to the reimagined frontiers of sci-fi feminism, and into huge, hyper-realistic, modern playgrounds for the stage.
Selected Credits include: ALL STRINGS CONSIDERED (New York Children's Theatre 2017), EL MUERTO VAGABUNDO (Milagro, Portland OR 2016); SWEEP, (Aurora Theatre, GA 2017), The Unbearable Likeness of JONES (TMTC Reading NYC '16), TheWAYFOOT Series (In development: INTAR), FIREROCK The Musical (Magic Theatre Workshop 2016); ASH TREE (Duke City Repertory, Kennedy Center's National TYA Award); THE RUIN (Manhattan Repertory Theatre, Words Afire Festival of New Works, 2011).
She is a contributor for: Howlround, Extended Play, Culturebot, American Theatre Magazine and Industry Magazine.
Lo que cae mal, es la obsesión con la identidad. Presiento que debemos hablar honestamente sobre la paradoja de este tema. Por ejemplo, soy mujer gay Mexicana, si--pero significa esto entonces que solo eso define mi trabajo artístico? / What hits the wrong chord is the obsession with identity. I think we should engage in conversations regarding the paradox around this theme. For example, I am a gay Mexican woman, yes—but does that mean that it has to be what defines my writing?
Blognews, trends, insights
Georgina Escobar reflects on the past four years of Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) convenings, and developing an understanding of “Latinx aesthetics.”
Carla Della Gatta interviews Georgina Escobar about her writing process and upcoming projects following Carnaval.
Georgina Escobar reflects on Day 1 of Carnaval 2015.
Georgina Escobar chats with Ana Graham and Antonio Vega about their company Por Piedad Teatro and their upcoming production.