Roxanne Schroeder-Arce

Roxanne is an artist and teacher of teachers.

Roxanne Schroeder-Arce is Director of Fine Arts Education in the College of Fine Arts and Associate Professor in the Department of Theatre & Dance and at the University of Texas at Austin. She is also a Faculty Affiliate in the Center for Mexican American Studies, the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies, and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies. Professor Schroeder-Arce is a scholar, director and playwright. She has published articles in journals such as Youth Theatre Journal, International Journal for Education & the Arts and Theatre Topics as well chapters in books such as Latinos and American Popular Culture. Schroeder-Arce’s plays Mariachi Girl, Sangre de un Ángel, Legend of the Poinsettia and Señora Tortuga are published by Dramatic Publishing. Schroeder-Arce recently co-authored Yana Wana’s Legend of the Bluebonnet, commissioned by Dallas Children’s Theatre. She is also writing a play in collaboration with high school students from Bowling Green, Ohio. The play, called Lily’s Wings, explores human sex trafficking among minors. Schroeder-Arce is a proud graduate of Emerson College and The University of Texas at Austin. She is also an alumna of the Keene State College Upward Bound Program. Her most favorite activity is watching her 12-year-old daughter perform on stage.

Schroeder-Arce’s web site can be found at: www.roxannearce.com

 

2019 Latinx Theatre Commons Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) Sin Fronteras Festival & Convening
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2019 Latinx Theatre Commons Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) Sin Fronteras Festival & Convening

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Join the LTC in Austin, TX for our first convening dedicated to work for young people!

24-26 January 2019
University of Texas at Austin, Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center
Demanding Action and Attention to Latina/o Theatre in Dallas
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Demanding Action and Attention to Latina/o Theatre in Dallas

Deferred Action by David Lozano and Lee Trull

30 June 2016

Trevor Boffone and Roxanne Schroeder-Arce on the Cara Mía Theatre Company and Dallas Theater Center coproduction of the new play Deferred Action in Dallas, Texas.

Que Onda? An Interview with Bilingual Playwright Roxanne Schroeder-Arce
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Que Onda? An Interview with Bilingual Playwright Roxanne Schroeder-Arce

31 March 2016

Moriah Flagler interviews Roxanne Schroeder-Arce about her process and recurring themes in her work.

Tomás and the Library Lady
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Tomás and the Library Lady

Framing an Expert’s Review

22 March 2016

Roxanne Schroeder-Arce interviews her ten-year-old daughter Genevieve to get her thoughts on a recent theatre for young audiences show in Austin, Texas.

Latina/o Plays for Young Performers
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Latina/o Plays for Young Performers

A Resource for Teachers

8 February 2016

Roxanne Schroeder-Arce shares a list of published Latina/o plays in the hopes that more of them will be produced in schools with Latina/o students.

Teatro Con Tenacidad
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Teatro Con Tenacidad

the Shape of Latina/o Theatre in Austin

19 June 2015

In the second installment of our series on Latina/o theatre in Texas, Roxanne Schroeder-Arce and Emily Aguilar Thomas highlight the breadth of work happening in Austin. 

Young Latina Protagonists
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Young Latina Protagonists

New TYA Plays put Mexican American Girls Center Stage

11 June 2015

Roxanne Schroeder-Arce on Cenicienta by Rupert Reyes and Caroline Reck, and Alvaro Saar Rios’ LUCHADORA!

Doing Community-Engaged Theatre Justice
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Doing Community-Engaged Theatre Justice

20 December 2014

South Coast Rep shares model and journey of project El Largo Camino De Hoy with Encuentro 2014 attendees. Roxanne Schroeder-Arce reflects on the overall impact.