Born in CIUDAD JUÁREZ, raised in CHIHUAS and ZACATECAS. HUMBLED IN SoCAL, GROWN IN EL PASO. MARINATED IN NEW MEXICO. LIVES, BREATHES, & WORKS IN MANHATTAN.
Incorporates strategies of performance, play, speculation, and humor into the creation of world-building narratives. Addresses present day concerns by positioning them in impossible and often ridiculous "what if's?" Raised on deeply-rooted mystical stories of the Mexican high-deserts and along the colonial alleyways of the central highlands, Escobar continues to tell stories and paint worlds as an artist of two worlds as a way to relive the mythos and language of her native country. The idea of "The Sisterhood of the Americas," and a book about a sleeping woman keep her company at night—and up in the morning. She writes, makes, paints, plays, and tells stories that aim for balance and challenge the devolution of human kind. Activated thanks to allies like Milagro (Alebrijes! Death and The Tramp, B.i.(Be)), Clubbed Thumb (developed Penny Pinball Presents the Beacons at Emerging Writers Group 2017), Lincoln Center (Sweep was part of Director's Lab 2017), INTAR (Unit 52 New Lab ...Beacons), The Sol Project (StoneHeart Workshop Reading 2018), the Bushwick Starr (Species:Human Starr Reading Series 2018), Queens College + New York Children's Theatre (Zoongoro Bailongo|All Strings Considered), Exquisite Corpse Company, Littleglobe, and many others including friends and family.
Prolific endurance thanks to the MacDowell Colony, the Djerassi Artist Residency, the Fornés Writing Workshop (led by Migdalia Cruz and Anne García-Romero, 2017-18) and Paula Vogel's Bootcamp (led by PV in NYC). Winner of the TYA Kennedy Center National Award for Ash Tree (in 2010), which later represented the US at ASSITEJ in Denmark and Sweden. Notable productions include: Alebrijes (Milagro), B.I. (be) (Teatro Milagro Tour), Sweep (World Premiere, Aurora Theatre), Ash Tree (World Premiere, Duke City Repertory Theatre).