Georgina Escobar interviews playwright José Rivera, who created the musical "Another Word for Beauty" from a Civilians' investigation of the annual beauty pageant at Colombia's national women's prison, El Buen Pastor, in Bogota. "Beauty" premiered at Goodman Theatre in Chicago in January 2016.
Georgina Escobar's playwriting credits include: "Sweep" (Carnaval of New Latino Plays, 2015) The Wayfoot Series (In Development: INTAR, NYC; original development at the National Puppetry Conference, 2014), "Coal: Fable of the Firerock 2.0" (The Lensic, 2012); "Ash Tree" (Duke City Repertory, ASSITEJ Festival, Kennedy Center's National TYA Award);THE RUIN (Manhattan Repertory Theatre, Words Afire Festival of New Works, 2011). Artistic Development includes: OMPF (INTAR), The Brooklyn Generator (Brooklyn), HotInk Festival (The Lark), Literary Associate (2011-12) and Playwright Lab Instructor (NTI) Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. Other work: Founder of Fourth Wall/One Blue Cat Productions, contributing writer for American Theatre Magazine, HowlRound, Café Onda, and Culturebot, Steering Committee Member for the Latina/o Theatre Commons. www.georginaescobar.com
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