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Oscar Franco

Educator by day, artist by night.

Oscar Franco is a teacher, theatre maker, and advocate for Latinx arts in Austin, TX. As a thearte maker, he has done work as a director, stage manager, actor, designer, and producer with various organizations in and around Austin, including Teatro Vivo where he has worked as a director and dramaturg for new Latinx work. Oscar is currently a board member with Teatro Vivo. As an advocate and teacher, Oscar has worked as an arts instructor and programming director with the Indigenous Cultures Institute's summer arts camp in San Marcos since 2013. He graduate from The University of Texas at Austin where he received a BFA in Theatre Education. Oscar has taught the arts in schools in Texas and New York City. Currently he works as the middle school College and Career teacher at East Austin College Prep in Austin, TX.

New York’s Trinity of Latinx Theatres
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New York’s Trinity of Latinx Theatres

INTAR, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre/Pregones, and Repertorio Español

17 December 2016

Trevor Boffone, Maria Enriquez, and Oscar Franco, reflect on the 2016 Latinx Theatre Commons New York City Convening. 

Normalizing Theatre Performances En Nuestras Escuelas
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Normalizing Theatre Performances En Nuestras Escuelas

6 September 2016

Theatre artist and teacher Oscar Franco shares his experience normalizing theatregoing as a viable recreational activity for families of color in Texas.