Georgina H.L. Escobar incorporates strategies of performance, play, speculation, and humor for the creation of world-making narratives. Addressing present day concerns by positioning them in impossible "what if's?" Escobar builds retro-future, sci-femme, ultra humanism and frontera funk pieces aimed at reimagining our future(s). Escobar was born and raised among the deep mystical stories of the Mexican high-deserts and continues to tell stories and paint worlds that embrace the retelling of that mythos and can explore the idea of "The Sisterhood of the Americas." She continues to write, make, and tell stories as playwright, deviser, and director for and with various allies including Milagro (OR), Clubbed Thumb (EWG 2017), Lincoln Center (Director's Lab 2017), INTAR, The Sol Project, Bushwick Starr (Reading Series 2018), and New York Children's Theatre, among others. She is a MacDowell Colony and Djerassi Artist Residency Fellow, a writer at The Fornés Writing Workshop (2017-18) and participant at the Paula Vogel Bootcamp (NYC). Escobar is the recipient of the Theatre For Young Audiences Kennedy Center National Award for Ash Tree, which was presented at the notorious ASSITEJ festival in Denmark and Sweden. Notable productions include: Alebrijes (Milagro), B.I. (be) (Teatro Milagro Tour), Sweep (Aurora Theatre), Penny Pinball Presents the Beacons (INTAR Workshop Production), Death and the Tramp (Milagro), and Ash Tree (Duke City Repertory Theatre).
A hopeful existentialist, her work ranges from "playful and soothing" to "from another plane." Her unique Frontera Aesthetic is an endless well, built stone by stone by the Humans Escobar, her academic ancestors who—as both historians and educators—reshaped the state of the Mexican North towards the positive, sustainable, and ecologically sound. A border-dweller in self and influence, in-between is all she's ever been.
Selected Writing Credits:
Sweep (World Premiere: Aurora Theatre, GA 2017; Lincoln Center Director's Lab, NY 2016); Coffee & Whiskey, IL 2018; Finalist National Latino Playwriting Award 2017, Carnaval Festival of New Latinx Works, IL 2015; The Brooklyn Generator 2014 Selection published in "Scenes for Latinx Actors.")
Ash Tree ( Kennedy Center National TYA Playwriting Award, 2010; ASSITEJ Denmark/Sweden, 2011; World Premiere: Duke City Repertory Theatre, 2012; Bonderman 2011; Fourth Wall Productions Pop-up On Site Series 2012.)