Theater Faculty

Georgina L.H. Escobar

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A Ciudad Juárez native and international playwright and director, Georgina L.H. Escobar is a MacDowell Fellow, Fornés Writing Workshop Participant, National Puppetry Conference Writer, La MaMa Umbria, Djerassi Artist Resident and the recipient of the Outstanding Service to Women on the Border (2004) and the Kennedy Center Darrell Ayers Playwriting Award (2011). Her research based practice is deeply influenced by speculative futurism and science fiction told through a feminist and queer perspective and the narrative expression of misunderstood sites of knowledge like memory, deserts, and la frontera (borderlands).

Escobar's work has been featured in the Kilroys List (StoneHeart), The Texas Review (Matted), Los Bárbaros | Lxs Bárbarxs (Pies Pa'Que), McSweeny's Anthology (Monsters We Create), Theatre Topics, and New Passport Press (Cósmica, trans.) Her work has been produced across the USA and participated internationally in the ASSITEJ festival in Denmark and Sweden. Her plays (Then they forgot about The Rest, Sweep, Alebrijes, Death & The Tramp, Species:Human, B.I. (be), Ash Tree, The Beacons) have been produced and developed at INTAR, Clubbed Thumb, Lincoln Center, Bushwick Starr (NY), Two Rivers (NJ), Milagro (PDX), Aurora Theatre (GA), Duke City Repertory (NM), University of Texas El Paso (TX), and more.

​Her short story "And then I hit the glass" was part of the Talking While Female album available on Audible, and "Musings" on Girl Tales Podcast. She is the book & lyrics writer for "Little Duende" with Robi Hager, (NAMT '21, National Music Theatre Conference 2021) and playwright of "Migrant X" for the University of North Carolina — Charlotte. Her short plays have been featured across the country and internationally as part of initiatives like "After Orlando", Climate Change Theatre Action, The Future is Female, and Becoming Porous. She serves on the Board of the El Paso Holocaust Museum, Marfa Live Arts, is on the Advisory Committee for the Latinx Theatre Commons, and is a committee member for the Climate Commons for Theatre and Performance. She currently serves as Assistant Professor of Instruction at the University of Texas at El Paso — one of the nation's top Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSI). Escobar is represented by Bret Adams Agency (Theatre; New York) and 3 Arts Entertainment (TV/Film; Los Angeles).


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Lewis Arts complex
122 Alexander Street

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