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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 georginaescobar.com

 

Curating Courage and the Future of Latinx Theatre / Valentía Curatorial y el Futuro del Teatro Latinx
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Curating Courage and the Future of Latinx Theatre / Valentía Curatorial y el Futuro del Teatro Latinx

1 August 2018

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
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Reflections from the Latinx Theatre Commons María Irene Fornés Institute Symposium

30 April 2018

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.

The Composition of Latinx Aesthetics
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The Composition of Latinx Aesthetics

23 August 2017

Georgina Escobar reflects on the past four years of Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) convenings, and developing an understanding of “Latinx aesthetics.”

Cafecito
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Cafecito

Georgina Escobar

4 September 2015

Carla Della Gatta interviews Georgina Escobar about her writing process and upcoming projects following Carnaval.

Carnaval 2015
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Carnaval 2015

Day 1

24 July 2015

Georgina Escobar reflects on Day 1 of Carnaval 2015.

Cafecito
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Cafecito

Por Piedad Teatro

16 May 2015

Georgina Escobar chats with Ana Graham and Antonio Vega about their company Por Piedad Teatro and their upcoming production.

Cafecito
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Cafecito

Tricklock’s Revolution in the Southwest

13 January 2015

Georgina Escobar talks to Juli Hendren of Tricklock Company about Revolutions, an international festival held each year in Albuquerque, and the exciting symposium this year brings.

Café Onda 2014 End-of-Year Roundup
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Café Onda 2014 End-of-Year Roundup

29 December 2014

We hope 2015 activates us all and that we can continue to function as a digital-stage in which to strengthen our conversations, and augment our visibility. For now, we leave 2014 by offering you some of our favorite excerpts from Café Onda this year.

Cafecito
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Cafecito

The Roots and Work of Café Onda

7 November 2014

We want it to be for everybody. I think that we have to make it so that our readership sees us as a chapter in the narrative, not a separate narrative. That Café Onda acts as an archive, as a living conversation, and as a chapter in the story of the American theater. I hope that the present and future readership of Café Onda consists of those who are interested in that greater narrative.

A Huge Epic in a Small Package
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A Huge Epic in a Small Package

11 September 2014

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.

Welcome to the New Café Onda!
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Welcome to the New Café Onda!

20 July 2014

We are committed to providing a safe, crowd-sourced space for online dialogue and discussions around the topic of Latina/o theater. As the definitions of Latinidad and Latina/o theater continue to shift and evolve, so will Café Onda / Nos dedicaremos a proveer un espacio positivo, creado de opiniones publicas donde las conversaciones acerca de los temas de el teatro Latino/a puedan florecer. Así como es cambiante e indefinida la identificación académica y artística de lo que es Latinidad y el teatro que lo representa, así también Café Onda será siempre cambiante y evolucionará en forma colectiva.

Ni de aquí, ni de allá / From neither here nor there
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Ni de aquí, ni de allá / From neither here nor there

30 October 2013

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?