M. Teresa Marrero | Department of Spanish

M. Teresa Marrero


Teresa Marrero, Professor of Latinx & Latin American Theater in the Department of Spanish, is a scholar, fiction writer, playwright, and avid Argentine tango dancer. Her courses, all taught in Spanish, include these graduate level courses: Latin American Adaptations of Greek Classical Drama, Latinx Theater in the United States, and Contemporary Latin American Theater, all with critical, genre-based theoretical frameworks. At the undergraduate level she teaches the short story, culture and film and other Latin American literary ad culture courses.

Born in Havana, Cuba, she is the author of the short story collection Entre la Argentina y Cuba: Cuentos nómadas de viajes y tangos/ Between Argentina and Cuba, Nomad Stories of Travels and Tangos, La Familia (a play), and Second-Hand Conversations with Irene (a play). She co-edited the anthologies of original plays Out of the Fringe: Contemporary Latina/Latino Theatre and Performance, Encuentro: Latinx Performance for the New American Theater, and Seeking Common Ground: Latinx and Latin American Theatre and Performance.

Her essays in books include Negotiating Performance: Gender, Sexuality, and Theatricality in Latin/o America, Tropicalizations: Transcultural Representations of Latinidad, Latinas on Stage, Conducting a Life: a Tribute to María Irene Fornés, The State of Latino Theater in the United States, Theatre & Performance in Small Nations (Intellect, 2013) and in the Encyclopedia of Latino Culture (2013). She writes Latino/a theater and dance performance reviews for the Dallas, North Texas arts and culture online magazine, onstagentx.com search: Teresa Marrero).