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.
Writing credits include: Wayfoot (Developed at the National Puppetry Conference 2014), Coal: Fable of the Firerock (The Lensic, Little Globe); Ash Tree (Duke City Repertory, ASSITEJ Festival, TYA 2011 Award);The Ruin (Manhattan Repertory Theatre, Words Afire Theatre Festival), The Circuz (Teatro Nuevo Mexico Staged Reading, Words Afire Theatre Festival). Artistic Development include: The Brooklyn Generator (Writer, 2014) Dramaturgy for Translations at HotInk Festival (David Olguin’s Asesinos, The Lark), National Puppetry Conference, (Writer, 2014); National Playwrights Conference (Playwright Observer, 2011) Literary Intern/Associate (2011-12) and Playwright Lab Instructor (National Theatre Institute) at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center; Editorial Intern at American Theatre Magazine (TCG), and Steering Committee Member for Latino Theatre Commons. Arts jouranlisim credits include: Industry Magazine and American Theatre Magazine. She presently serves as the Managing Editor for Cafe Onda.
President and Co-Founder of Fourth Wall Productions and GrettleGrott Ink (specializing in creative consulting) Escobar amalgamates experience and intersecting interest in arts management, production and creative consulting. Other collaborations and clients include Live Nation, AEG, Latino Events & Marketing Services, DNAWorks, Buran Theatre, and The Civilians.
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
I was on my way to Santa Fe, New Mexico to catch the opening night of Irma Mayorga’s "Cascarones" presented at Teatro Paraguas, directed by Daniel Banks and presented in collaboration with DNAWORKS. New Mexico, like Texas and other highly colonized spaces in the United States are rich with cultures that live in a world-view that involves ancestors and ancestry.
Blognews, trends, insights
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.
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.