Born in CIUDAD JUÁREZ, raised in CHIHUAHUA 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. She writes, makes, paints, plays, and tells stories that aim for balance and challenge the devolution of human kind.
Her work has been produced, workshopped, and supported by INTAR (Then they forgot about The Rest,Penny Pinball Presents The Beacons), Milagro (Alebrijes! Death and The Tramp, B.i.(Be)), Clubbed Thumb (developed Penny Pinball Presents the Beacons at Emerging Writers Group 2017; reading at Wild Project), Lincoln Center (Sweep, part of Director's Lab 2017), 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 (collaborative writer on A Ribbon About a Bomb), Aurora Theatre (Sweep World Premiere 2017); Marfa Live Arts (Penny Pinball Presents The Beacons); Littleglobe (Firerock: The Musical or the project known as "Coal"), Dixon Place (The Unbearable Likeness of Jo, Semity, and Jones 2014); Carnaval New Latinx Play Festival (Sweep 2015), Sin Muros Festival at Stages Repertory Theatre (Then they forgot about The Rest), and many others. She has participated as a fellow, resident, or participant at 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). Escobar is the recipient of TYA Kennedy Center National Award for Ash Tree (2010), which later represented the US at ASSITEJ in Denmark and Sweden. She is nominated for a Drammy for Best Original Script (Alebrijes!), was a Finalist for the 2019 National Playwrights Conference at the O'Neill (StoneHeart), and added to the 2019 Kilroys List (StoneHeart). Escobar was the producer of the V:DAY Spotlight on the Women of Juárez event starring Jane Fonda, Eve Ensler, Marinita Escobedo, Sally Field, and Lila Aragón, in 2004—an event that resulted in the resignation of the Attorney State General of Chihuahua and for which she was awarded the "Outstanding Service to Women on the Border" award. She is the creator of the Share the Spotlight initiative to create a new arts scholarship at UTEP, and served the music industry for 7 years as a program coordinator, VIP contracts manager, and marketing director via Latino EMS and the Office of Special Events. A freelance writer, translator, and legal writer for immigration law, Escobar has been writing professionally for nearly a decade.