Heart and Grit and Queer StoneHeart The Kilroys 2019, National Playwrights Conference Eugene O'Neill Finalist “ Georgina Escobar is like a surrealist Sam Shepard created in a lab by Maria Irene Fornes and Caryl Churchill but they dropped a bunch of 50's pulp scifi in the vat by accident. And then STONEHEART is her somehow doing an incredible Chekhov impression on top of all that. A family play that exists within our reality and just beyond it. ” Matt Barbot (Playwright)
The Unbearable Likeness of Jo Semity and Jones “ This colorful play celebrates the present moment - at every turn; like turning a kaleidoscope it reveals something new, moment to moment, truly embracing the theatricality of "identity-in-progress." The text in performance is able to conjure both laughter and tears as we witness a collection of individuals attempt to love each other in spite of their inability to quell past fears. Georgina's humanity and empathy as a playwright shines through in this hilarious & heartbreaking work! ” Adam Burnett (Playwright & Artistic Director, Buran Theatre)
Sci-Fi & Other Distopias Sweep National Latino Playwriting Award Finalist, Steppenwolf's "The Mix" "A dramatically-funny and poignant time-traveling look at what being a female has been like since the creation of (wo)man. The playwright Georgina Escobar, does a spectacular job exploring how humanity and woman-hood have evolved into what the are today, with many subtle and at times pointed moments that make the audience not only think twice about society’s norms but also laugh while doing it." The Accidental Mrs
Then they forgot about The Rest "This demented post-apocalyptic satire, about an experimental medical procedure that erases bad memories and the ad agency (staffed by “three bisexual Latinas”) that’s been hired to market it, makes “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” look formulaic." ~The New Yorker
Bag of Bones (The Circuz) “ An unflinching look at border issues that is simultaneously beautiful and grotesque, dreamlike and nightmarish. Like much of Escobar's work, this play provides an excellent opportunity for directors, actors and designers alike to stretch their imaginations to bring this play to life. ” Amelia Ampuero (Artistic Director, Duke City Rep)
Penny Pinball Presents The Beacons “ A crazy explosion of pop culture and socio-political prophecies through a pinball narrative. This play takes so many interesting twists and turns, it is hard not to be delighted by its whimsy. A great play for a cast of strong female-identified actors! ” J. Julian Christopher (Playwright)
Theatre for Young Audiences B.I. (Be) Listed on Steppenwolf's "The Mix" “ Like much of Escobar's work, this play is capital F-U-N FUN. But not only that, I think the play needs to be seen, especially by young audiences, to start a conversation about binary and non-binary identities. Escobar does this without being heavy-handed so the play moves along briskly. I would highly recommend this for anyone looking to engage with young audiences in a new way. I think this play would be great for young performers and college-aged theatre groups, as well. Highly recommended! ” Trevor Boffone (Scholar)
Death and the Tramp “ Escobar has written a lovely Día de Muertos play for children and families is presented in English and Spanish, and also through shadow puppetry, projections and several other magical stage elements to weave a tale of memory, loss and despair, as well as remembrance, determination, and hope, told with delight and clarity. The narrative takes on real world significance, as loss comes in many forms, death being only one of them. A beautiful work for a troubling time. ” David Hansen (Playwright)
Ash Tree Kennedy Center Theatre for Young Audiences National Award 2011 "A magical and meaningful modern-day fairy tale The effect is a little bit dark without losing innocence or hope" The Alibi
The Ruin “The Ruin” tells a dazzling tale of Latin American witchcraft, fantastical love and personal insanities. It’s dark and wickedly funny, absurd and balefully soothing." Graham Gentz (Theatre Critic)
Alebrijes Nominated: Drammy Best Original Script; Winner: Best Original Music "Part screwball comedy, part ravishing spectacle" Oregon Artswatch
SPECIES:HUMAN Love. Entropy. Beauty. Suicide. A not-at-all relaxing meditation on the cacophony that makes the human orchestra viewed as glimpses of present shock after present shock after present shock (scroll, refresh) and back again.
Development History: Starr Reading Series at the Bushwick Starr.