Robi Hager (Music & Lyrics) is a Mexican-American musical theatre writer and performer living in Philadelphia. Shortly after moving to the US from Mexico City at the age of fourteen, his passion for the arts grew rapidly and developed into a career choice. He appeared on Broadway in the 2007 Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening, as well as How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Bye Bye Birdie, and Doctor Zhivago. He toured the country with the 2015 Tony Award-winning musical Fun Home and Spring Awakening. Regionally he appeared at Arden Theatre Company in Ragtime, Next To Normal, Parade, and Fun Home. He played the role of Clyde Barrow in Bonnie & Clyde at Theatre Under the Stars.
As a composer, he wrote songs “Quiero Soñar" and “Maduros” along with friend Alex McCabe which appeared in films Top Five and Can You Ever Forgive Me. His solo concert Robi Hager: So Far was part of the Arden’s 2021 virtual season which featured his musical compositions, so far. His musical Little Duende was one of two musicals accepted for the 2021 NMTC at The O'Neill Center and was also featured as one of eight musicals in the 2021 NAMT festival in NYC. His other musical Siluetas has been selected for this year's NMTC at The O'Neill Center and is being developed with Power Street Theatre Company in Philadelphia. Robi is the composer and producer of LGBTQ musical Basic Witches, for which he received a 2018 Barrymore Award nomination for best original score. He's been commissioned by the Arden Theatre Company to write a new children's musical based on the legends of King Arthur. For more information visit robihager.com
Georgina Escobar (Book & Lyrics) is a queer Mexican playwright and maker of sci-femme narratives, ultra-humanistic mythos, frontera-funk stories, and Latinx futurity plays. She works textually and visually with plasticity, mobility, wabi-sabi, and the Latin American perspective in drama. She is a MacDowell Fellow, a Djerassi Artist, Fornés Writing Workshop fellow, and the recipient of the Kennedy Center Darrell Ayers Playwriting Award (2011). She received the Outstanding Service to Women on the Border award in 2004 for her work as co-producer of the VDAY: Spotlight on the Women of Juárez Campaign starring V (formerly Eve Ensler), Jane Fonda, and Sally Field.
Her work has been featured in the Kilroy’s List, The Texas Review, Los Bárbaros, McSweeney’s Anthology, and New Passport Press. Her plays appear in books including “Scenes for Latinx Actors,” “Lighting The Way”, and “El Fuego: Fueling the American Theatre with Latinx Plays.” She has written articles as a lead contributor for American Theatre Magazine, Industry Magazine, HowlRound, Culturebot, Extended Play, TCG Circle, No Passport Blog, and Café Onda, among others. Her plays have been produced across the USA and internationally in México, the UK, Denmark, and Sweden. Artistic homes and presenters include INTAR (Off Broadway), New York Children’s Theatre, Dixon Place, Clubbed Thumb (EWG), Lincoln Center (Director’s Lab), and Bushwick Starr in New York, Two Rivers (NJ), Milagro (PDX), Aurora Theatre (GA), and the University of Texas at El Paso. Her plays include Then they forgot about The Rest, Stone Heart (Kilroy’s), Ash Tree (Darrel Ayers Award), Sweep, and Species:Human. georginaescobar.com
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