UTEP Teacher Earns Grant to Promote Latinx Stories
Last Updated on July 01, 2019 at 12:00 AM
Originally published July 01, 2019
By UC Staff
Humanities Texas recently awarded a $5,000 grant to Kim McKean, assistant professor of theater at The University of Texas at El Paso, to present “En La Frontera: A Latinx New Works Festival” in spring 2020 in partnership with the Chamizal National Memorial.
McKean, an award-winning actor and director, is the principal investigator of this project that will celebrate local and national Latinx voices and stories.
The festival will feature multiple free events for the public to include workshops, panel discussions, networking opportunities, and developmental staged readings of three new plays solicited exclusively for the festival. There also will be a fully staged world premiere of a play written by El Paso/Juárez native Georgina Escobar that UTEP’s Department of Theatre & Dance commissioned.
The one-year grant begins July 1, 2019.