Center of Mexican American Studies
Center of Mexican American Studies

Roxanne Schroeder-Arce


Associate ProfessorMFA, The University of Texas at Austin

Roxanne Schroeder-Arce

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Multi-cultural Theatre Education and Latino Theatre for Young Audiences

Biography


Roxanne Schroeder-Arce joins the faculty at the University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts where she served as an assistant professor of theatre education for four years. Prior to teaching at Emerson, she was an assistant professor at California State University Fresno. Professor Schroeder-Arce received her M.F.A. in Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities from the University of Texas at Austin and her B.S. degree and teaching credential from Emerson College. Prior to her college level appointments, Professor Schroeder-Arce taught high school theatre both in Laredo, Texas and in Austin. She served for several years as Artistic and Education Director of Teatro Humanidad. A product of Upward Bound, she taught Performing Arts for the Keene State College Upward Bound program. Professor Schroeder-Arce has taught teachers at programs throughout the U.S. and in Switzerland. She has worked with secondary school students in numerous projects and has taught drama at multiple elementary and middle schools throughout the nation. She also served as an apprentice at the Dramashop Program at Seattle Children's Theatre.

Aside from her teaching, Schroeder-Arce is a director, performer, scholar/researcher and playwright. She has received two playwriting commissions and her bilingual plays have been presented to children and youth in theatres around the United States. Her plays Señora Tortuga, Legend of the Poinsettia, and Sangre de un Angel are published by Anchorage Press. She has taught workshops on issues of diversity in theatre for young audiences nationally and internationally. Professor Schroeder-Arce currently serves as a Board member of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education and she is actively involved with Theatre for Young Audiences/USA where she is the U.S. representative to the NEXT program and a former Board member. She is active in the American Society for Theatre Research and the International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network. Her research interests include multi-cultural theatre education and Latino theatre for young audiences.

Courses


MAS 374 • Latino Thtr For Young Audience

35675 • Spring 2018
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM WIN 1.134
(also listed as T D 356T, T D 383P)

Latino TYA incorporates theory and practice of all phases of play production of dramatic literature for young audiences that share the broad experiences of Latino/a peoples in the United States. Students will engage in the reading of several Latino Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) scripts and engage in discussions of contemporary issues around Latino/a TYA plays on the page and on the stage. Topics that will be explored include: issues of representation, different populations, critical race theory, culturally responsible education theory, audience reception theory, issues around otherness in theatre and who is producing and not producing Latino/a TYA in the USA and why.

WGS 393 • Drama Lit For Youth & Families

47015 • Fall 2017
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM WIN 1.148

Interdisciplinary topics relating to Women's and Gender Studies.  Seats restricted to WGS MA and Portfolio students during early registration.  Check cross-listings for home departments and originating field of study.

MAS 374 • Latino Thtr For Young Audience

36025 • Fall 2011
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM WIN 1.134

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