Roxanne Schroeder-Arce

Roxanne Schroeder-Arce’s plays Mariachi Girl, Sangre de un Ángel, Señora Tortuga, and the Legend of the Poinsettia are published by Dramatic Publishing. Her most recent play which she co-authored with Maria Rocha, Yana Wana’s Legend of the Bluebonnet, premiered at Dallas Children’s Theater in 2018. She was recently named Director of UTeach Fine Arts, the arts teacher preparation program in the College of Fine Arts at The University of Texas at Austin. She is also Associate Professor of Theatre Education in the Department of Theatre & Dance. Schroeder-Arce’s research interests include culturally responsive theatre pedagogy, teaching across identity markers and Latinx theatre with and for youth. She is also a theatre director, as well as a faculty affiliate in the Center for Mexican American Studies, the Teresa Lozano Long Institute of Latin American Studies and the Center for Women’s and Gender Studies at UT Austin. Schroeder-Arce was the Theatre Director at McCallum Fine Arts Academy in Austin and at United South High School in Laredo for several years before she moved to higher education. She was also artistic and youth director of Teatro Humanidad, a bilingual theatre company in Austin. She currently serves on the board of directors of Teatro Vivo, UT Elementary School and the Indigenous Cultures Institute of San Marcos, and she is a member of the steering committee of the Latinx Theatre Commons of HowlRound. In addition, she is a cadre member of the Center for Educator Development in the Fine Arts, where she facilitates professional development with fine arts educators throughout the state. Schroeder-Arce has received the Higher Education Teacher of the Year Award from the Texas Educational Theatre Association and the Ann Flagg Multicultural Award from the American Alliance for Theatre & Education. She was also named a fellow of the Advocacy Leadership Institute of the National Association for Latino Arts and Culture. Schroeder-Arce is a proud graduate of Emerson College and The University of Texas at Austin. She is also an alumna of the Keene State College Upward Bound Program.

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