Anne García-Romero’s plays include Staging the Daffy Dame (LaunchPad UCSB), Lorca in New York (Denver Center Theater commission), Provenance (Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference), Paloma (National Latino Playwriting Award runner-up), Mary Domingo (Goodman Theatre commission), Earthquake Chica (National Latino Playwriting Award finalist), Mary Peabody in Cuba (National Latino Playwriting Award finalist), Land of Benjamin Franklin (Actors Theater of Louisville Ten Minute Play finalist), Girlus Equinus (Ensemble Studio Theater One-Act Marathon finalist), Don Quixote de la Minny (Teatro del Pueblo commission), Marta's Magnificent Mundo (South Coast Repertory commission), Desert Longing (South Coast Repertory commission), Juanita's Statue (NYSF Public Theater commission) and Santa Concepción (South Coast Repertory commission).
Her plays have been developed and produced at the New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, Arielle Tepper Productions’ Summer Play Festival (Off-Broadway), The Mark Taper Forum, The Goodman Theatre, Hartford Stage, South Coast Repertory, Eugene O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Kitchen Theatre, INTAR, HERE, New Georges, Borderlands Theater, Nevada Repertory Company, Jungle Theater, East L.A. Repertory, National Hispanic Cultural Center, Open Fist Theater Company, Wordbridge Playwrights Laboratory, LoNyLa Writers Lab, The Orchard Project and the Los Angeles Theatre Center. Her plays are published by Broadway Play Publishing, Playscripts, NoPassport Press and Smith & Kraus.
Her musical theater work includes Malaga, with music by Danny Ursetti (William Finn Master Class/NY Theatre Barn) and Paella Star, with music by Daniel Padilla (Chicago Dramatists).
Ms. García-Romero has developed a screenplay adaptation of her play, Mary Peabody in Cuba, with actor/director/producer, Andy Garcia. She has also written for Peninsula Films, Elysian Films and Disney Creative Entertainment.
She is the U.S. translator, with Mark St. Germain, for The Grönholm Method, the internationally acclaimed comedy, by Spanish playwright, Jordi Galcerán, produced in Los Angeles and London.
Her book, The Fornes Frame: Contemporary Latina Playwrights and the Legacy of Maria Irene Fornes (University of Arizona, 2016), explores the work of six award-winning Latina playwrights. Her article on Latina playwrights appears in Latin American Theatre Review. Her chapter on teaching in Santiago, Chile appears in Western Theatre in Global Contexts (Routledge, 2020).
She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Film, Television and Theatre at the University of Notre Dame. Her areas of specialization are playwriting, screenwriting, dramaturgy and Latinx and Latin American Theater Studies. She’s also taught at The Theater School of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, USC, Cal Arts, UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside, Loyola Marymount University, Macalester College and Wesleyan University.
She is a founding member of the Latinx Theatre Commons, where she contributes to The Fornés Institute. She is also the coordinator of the Fornés Playwriting Workshop in Chicago, sponsored by the University of Notre Dame.
Ms. García-Romero holds an A.B. in Theatre Arts from Occidental College, an MFA in Playwriting from the Yale School of Drama and a Ph.D. in Theatre Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She's an alumna of The Goodman Theatre Playwrights Unit in Chicago, Chicago Dramatists and New Dramatists in New York City.