Georgina Escobar

Georgina Escobar is a NYC based playwright and visual artist from Ciudad Juárez. Her plays have been produced and developed at INTAR, Dixon Place, New York Children’s Theatre, Lincoln Center, Clubbed Thumb, Governor’s Island (NY), Milagro Theatre (OR), Aurora Theatre (GA), The Green House Theatre (IL), Duke City Rep, The Lensic (NM), Marfa Live Arts (TX), The Magic (CA), and others. Professional development includes Clubbed Thumb Emerging Writers Group, Djerassi Playwright’s Initiative, MacDowell Colony Fellow, Fornés Writing Workshop, Paula Vogel Bootcamp NYC, Playwright Observer and Lit. Associate at the O’Neill, The Brooklyn Generator, and more. She was awarded the Kennedy Center’s National Theatre for Young Audiences Award in 2011, an Outstanding Service to Women on the Border award for her production of the V-DAY Spotlight on the Women of Juárez symposium and event, and was a finalist for the 2016 National Latino Playwriting Award and semi-finalist at the O’Neill. Some of her plays include Then They Forgot About The RestBi-(be)Penny Pinball Presents The BeaconsSweepThe RuinDeath and the TrampThe Unbearable Likeness of Jo, Semity, & JonesAsh Tree and Bag of Bones.  Collaborations and commissions include "A Ribbon About A Bomb", "Quixote: On the Conquest of Self", "Firerock: Pass the Spark" among others. More at




  • Curating Courage and the Future of Latinx Theatre / Valentía Curatorial y el Futuro del Teatro Latinx
    Playwright Georgina Escobar reflects on the curation of the 2018 Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) Carnaval of New Latinx Work: ¡ConeXión!, which took place 19-21 July 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. / Escritora Georgina Escobar refleja sobre la curación del 2018 Latinx Theatre Commons Carnaval de Obras Nuevas, cual fue el 19-21 de Julio del 2018 en Chicago, Illinois.
  • Reflections from the Latinx Theatre Commons María Irene Fornés Institute Symposium
    Trevor Boffone, Nelson Diaz-Marcano, Georgina Escobar, and Lauren Villegas reflect on the Latinx Theatre Commons María Irene Fornés Symposium on 14 April 2018 in Princeton, New Jersey.
  • Ni de aquí, ni de allá / From neither here nor there
    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?

NewCritcriticism & analysis

  • A Huge Epic in a Small Package
    Georgina Escobar writes about traveling from New York to New Mexico to see Cascarones at Teatro Paraguas , and the affirmation this production brought after she waited to see it staged.

Blognews, trends, insights

  • The Composition of Latinx Aesthetics
    Georgina Escobar reflects on the past four years of Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) convenings, and developing an understanding of “Latinx aesthetics.”
  • Cafecito: Georgina Escobar
    Carla Della Gatta interviews Georgina Escobar about her writing process and upcoming projects following Carnaval.
  • Carnaval 2015: Day 1
    Georgina Escobar reflects on Day 1 of Carnaval 2015.
  • Cafecito: Por Piedad Teatro
    Georgina Escobar chats with Ana Graham and Antonio Vega about their company Por Piedad Teatro and their upcoming production.