Roxanne Schroeder-Arce

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. Professor Schroeder-Arce has published articles in journals such as Youth Theatre Journal, International Journal for Education and the Arts and Gestos. Her research interests include culturally responsive theatre education and Latino/a theatre for young audiences. She is active in academic organizations such as the American Society for Theatre Research, the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, the American Educational Research Association and the International Theatre for Young Audiences Research Network. She has presented her work in countries such as Australia, Mexico, Argentina, Austria and Korea. She has received several 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, Mariachi Girl and Sangre de un Angel are published by Dramatic Publishing. She has taught workshops on issues of diversity in educational theatre 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.

Prior to The University of Texas at Austin, Professor Schroeder-Arce served as an assistant professor of theatre education at Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts and at California State University Fresno. 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, Schroeder-Arce taught high school theatre both in Laredo, Texas and in Austin. She also 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., Latin America and Europe. She is on the teacher education cadre for the Center for Educator Development in the Fine Arts and works with arts teachers throughout the state of Texas. She was on the writing committee for the new Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. She has worked with secondary, middle and elementary school students in numerous projects throughout the country and beyond. She also served as an apprentice at the Dramashop Program at Seattle Children's Theatre. Professor Schroeder-Arce recently received the Ann Flagg Multicultural Award from the American Alliance for Theatre Education and the Baumgart Award for Community Engagement at The University of Texas at Austin. 


Go (Home), Diego, Go!: Representation and Intentionality in Bilingual Television and Theatre for Youth in the United States

Toward Culturally Responsive Artistry: Implications for Institutions, Artists, Educators and Audiences


Legend of the Poinsettia

Sangre de un Ángel (Blood of an Angel)

Señora Tortuga

Mariachi Girl

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Drama and Theatre for Youth and Communities / Theatre Pedagogy
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