Amparo Garcia-Crow, MFA
Assistant Professor of Drama
Rio Grande Campus
1212 Rio Grande Street
Austin, TX 78701
P: 512.223.1790 F: 512.223.3369
Office: RGC Main, Rm. 301.1
Amparo Garcia-Crow, MFA, Assistant Professor of Drama, is a multi-disciplinary artist who acts, sings, directs and writes plays, screenplays and songs. As a playwright, Garcia-Crow has been developed at South Coast Repertory Theatre and has had world premieres Off-Broadway, Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, Latino Chicago and various theaters and universities in the Southwest.
Recently as an artist in residence with NYC’s Mabou Mines she began developing Strip, a new musical, and her Unknown Soldier: The New American Musical of Mexican Descent is featured in Hector Galen’s PBS documentary Visiones (Visions): Latino Art and Culture on PBS. As an actress Amparo has performed at the Kennedy Center and other regional theaters in the Southwest; most recently she was the Equity Guest Artist at St. Edward’s University in The Spitfire Grill; co-starred in ABC’s The Lying Game and recurred on NBC’s Friday Night Lights as well as various independent films, commercials and industrials. As a director, Amparo has received the prestigious NEA/TCG Director’s Fellowship and worked on new play development at various theaters including the Mark Taper Forum in Los Angeles. Her most recent film Death Rattle (which she wrote and produced) premiered at the Los Angeles Latino International and Cine las Americas. And her half hour film, “Loaves and Fishes” (which she also stars in) aired on the PBS series Territories, after premiering at SXSW Film Festival and the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival. This year Amparo made her film director’s debut in the documentary Love in the Sixties which just had its world premiere at the Portland Film Festival. A former James Michener Fellow, Amparo won the Larry King Playwriting Award for her play, Cocks Have Claws and Wings to Fly and the national Mae West Festival’s “Best Female Protagonist” award for her play Esmeralda Blue: La Mujer Moderna. A collection of her work entitled Between Misery and the Sun: The South Texas Plays is published by No Passport Press and featured in Monologues for Latino/a Actors: A Resource Guide to Contemmporary Latino/a Playwrights for Actors and Teachers. Amparo is the founder and host of the monthly spoken word series: The Living Room: Storytime for Grown-ups.