Anne García-Romero’s plays include LORCA IN NEW YORK, STAGING THE DAFFY DAME, MARY DOMINGO, PROVENANCE, PALOMA, EARTHQUAKE CHICA, MARY PEABODY IN CUBA, DESERT LONGING, JUANITA’S STATUE and SANTA CONCEPCIÓN. Her plays have been developed and produced most notably at New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Goodman Theatre, Mark Taper Forum, Denver Center Theatre, Hartford Stage, Borderlands Theater, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Repertorio Español, Kitchen Theatre, Orchard Project, New Harmony Project, Arkansas New Play Festival, Launch Pad at UCSB and South Coast Repertory. She has also written for Peninsula Films, Elysian Films and Disney Creative Entertainment. She’s been a Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights Center of Minneapolis as well as a MacDowell Colony fellow. She has received commissions from the Denver Center Theatre Company, the NYSF/Public Theater, South Coast Repertory and Mark Taper Forum. She is the U.S. translator of Jordi Galcerán’s The Grönholm Method, Cancun, Burundanga and Conversations with Mama. She’s an Associate Professor in the Department of Film, Television and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame. Her plays are published by Broadway Play Publishing, Smith & Kraus, NoPassport Press and Playscripts. She holds an MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama. She is a founding member of the Latinx Theatre Commons and The Fornés Institute. She is an alumna of New Dramatists, Chicago Dramatists and the Goodman Theatre Playwrights Unit.
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What plays or productions changed your life?*
Plays: BLOOD WEDDING, YERMA and THE HOUSE OF BERNARDA ALBA by Federico García Lorca. FEFU AND HER FRIENDS, SARITA and THE CONDUCT OF LIFE by María Irene Fornés.
Productions: MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM, FENCES and JOE TURNER’S COME AND GONE by August Wilson. THE GEOGRAPHY OF LUCK by Marlane Meyer. ROOSTERS by Milcha Sanchez-Scott. DON GIL DE LAS CALZAS VERDES by Tirso de Molina.
WHAT I'M WORKING ON
I'm a playwright, theatre studies scholar and professor. As a playwright, I'm developing a new play I began during the Fornés Playwriting Workshop, led by Migdalia Cruz, in Chicago, that explores a woman's complicated relationship with her teenage niece, her alcoholic brother and her two black cats. I'm also developing a short musical with composer Daniel Padilla, that considers one woman's struggle to cook the perfect paella. As a scholar, I'm writing about the María Irene Fornés playwriting method, as well as delving into the work of contemporary female Latin American playwrights in Chile, Argentina and Brazil. As a professor, I continue teaching playwriting, screenwriting and theater studies at the University of Notre Dame, and am particularly interested in how I can incorporate anti-racist theatre pedagogy and practice into my work as an educator and theater artist.