Anne García-Romero

Associate Professor, Theatre

Fellow, Institute for Latino Studies
Fellow, Kellogg Institute for International Studies
Fellow, Nanovic Institute for European Studies


History, Theory, and Criticism, Writing

Research Interests

Playwriting, Screenwriting, Latinx Theatre Studies, Latin American Theatre Studies


Anne García-Romero’s plays include: Staging the Daffy Dame, Lorca in New York, Mary Domingo, Provenance, Paloma, Earthquake Chica, Mary Peabody in Cuba, Desert Longing, Juanita's Statue, Girlus Equinus and Santa Concepción.

Her plays have been developed and produced most notably at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theatre, the Eugene O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, The Goodman Theatre, Denver Center Theatre, The Mark Taper Forum, Hartford Stage, Borderlands Theater, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Nevada Repertory Company, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Kitchen Theatre, and South Coast Repertory. She has also written for Peninsula Films, Elysian Films and Disney Creative Entertainment. Her translation of The Gröholm Method by Jordi Galcerán has been produced in Los Angeles and London.

She's been a Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights Center of Minneapolis as well as a MacDowell Colony fellow. She is an alumna of Chicago Dramatists and of New Dramatists in New York City. She is a founding member of the Latinx Theatre Commons, where she contributes to The María Irene Fornés Institute.

Representative Publications, Performances, and Creative Works

García-Romero, Anne. Paloma. Broadway Play Pub., 2017.

García-Romero, Anne, and Elaine Romero. “Expanding the Chair: A Conversation on Fornés's Pedagogy in Action.” Theatre Topics, vol. 27, no. 1, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2017, pp. 83–90.

García-Romero, Anne. The Fornes Frame : Contemporary Latina Playwrights and the Legacy of Maria Irene Fornes. The University of Arizona Press, 2016.

García-Romero, Anne. “Fugue, Hip Hop and Soap Opera: Transcultural Connections and Theatrical Experimentation in Twenty-First Century US Latina Playwriting.” Latin American Theatre Review, vol. 43, no. 1, Center of Latin American Studies, University of Kansas, 2009, pp. 87–102.

García-Romero, Anne. Earthquake Chica. Broadway Play Pub., 2007.


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