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Roxanne Schroeder-Arce joined the faculty at the University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance in 2010. Aside from her teaching, Schroeder-Arce is a scholar, director, 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 Dramatic Publishing and her play Mariachi Girl is currently under contract. Professor Schroeder-Arce has published articles in journals such as Youth Theatre Journal, TYA Today and Gestos. She has taught workshops on issues of diversity in theatre for young audiences nationally and internationally. Professor Schroeder-Arce has served as a board member of the American Alliance for Theatre and Education and Theatre for Young Audiences/USA. She was the U.S. representative to the NEXT program through TYA/USA and ASSITEJ. She is active in the American Society for Theatre Research and the International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network. Her research interests include culturally responsive theatre education and Latino/a theatre for young audiences.
Prior to UT, Professor Schroeder-Arce served as an assistant professor of theatre education at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts for four years and at California State University Fresno for three years. 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.
Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities