Faculty Profile

Lorenzo Garcia

Title
Chair
Department
Dance and Theatre
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, Arizona State University, 1995.
Major: Theatre
Dissertation Title: Understanding Two teachers' Practices And Their use of Theatre in The Elementary School Classroom
MA, Austin College, 1978.
Major: Secondary Education
BA, Austin College, 1977.
Major: Communication Arts

Current Scheduled Teaching*

No current or future courses scheduled.

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

THEA 4600.002, Rehearsal and Performance for the Stage, Spring 2024 Syllabus
THEA 4240.001, Theatre in the Classroom, Spring 2024 Syllabus SPOT
THEA 4240.301, Theatre in the Classroom, Spring 2024 Syllabus
THEA 4600.001, Rehearsal and Performance for the Stage, Fall 2023 Syllabus
THEA 4600.002, Rehearsal and Performance for the Stage, Fall 2023 Syllabus
THEA 3400.001, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2023 Syllabus SPOT
THEA 3400.301, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2023 Syllabus
THEA 4920.001, Theatre Practicum, Fall 2023 Syllabus
THEA 4600.001, Rehearsal and Performance for the Stage, Spring 2023 Syllabus
THEA 4600.002, Rehearsal and Performance for the Stage, Spring 2023 Syllabus
THEA 4240.001, Theatre in the Classroom, Spring 2023 Syllabus SPOT
THEA 4240.301, Theatre in the Classroom, Spring 2023 Syllabus
THEA 4600.001, Rehearsal and Performance for the Stage, Fall 2022 Syllabus
THEA 4600.002, Rehearsal and Performance for the Stage, Fall 2022 Syllabus
THEA 3400.001, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2022 Syllabus SPOT
THEA 3400.301, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2022 Syllabus
THEA 4920.001, Theatre Practicum, Fall 2022 Syllabus
THEA 4910.001, Special Problems, Summer 3W1 2022
THEA 4600.001, Rehearsal and Performance for the Stage, Spring 2022 Syllabus
THEA 4600.002, Rehearsal and Performance for the Stage, Spring 2022 Syllabus
THEA 4240.001, Theatre in the Classroom, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
THEA 4240.301, Theatre in the Classroom, Spring 2022 Syllabus
THEA 4600.001, Rehearsal and Performance for the Stage, Fall 2021 Syllabus
THEA 4600.002, Rehearsal and Performance for the Stage, Fall 2021 Syllabus
THEA 3400.001, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
THEA 3400.301, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2021
THEA 4910.001, Special Problems., Summer 3W1 2021
THEA 4910.703, Special Problems., Summer 5W1 2021
THEA 4600.001, Rehearsal and Performance for the Stage, Spring 2021 Syllabus
THEA 4910.705, Special Problems., Spring 2021
THEA 4240.001, Theatre in the Classroom, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
THEA 4240.301, Theatre in the Classroom, Spring 2021
THEA 4600.002, Rehearsal and Performance for the Stage, Fall 2020 Syllabus
THEA 4910.705, Special Problems., Fall 2020
THEA 3400.001, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
THEA 3400.301, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2020
THEA 4910.702, Special Problems., Summer 5W1 2020
THEA 4910.703, Special Problems., Summer 5W1 2020
THEA 4910.705, Special Problems., Spring 2020
THEA 4240.001, Theatre in the Classroom, Spring 2020 Syllabus
THEA 4240.301, Theatre in the Classroom, Spring 2020
THEA 4600.002, Rehearsal and Performance for the Stage, Fall 2019 Syllabus
THEA 4600.004, Rehearsal and Performance for the Stage, Fall 2019 Syllabus
THEA 4910.701, Special Problems., Fall 2019
THEA 3400.001, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
THEA 3400.301, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2019
THEA 4910.703, Special Problems., Summer 5W1 2019
THEA 4951.001, Honors College Capstone Thesis, Spring 2019
THEA 4240.001, Theatre in the Classroom, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
THEA 4240.301, Theatre in the Classroom, Spring 2019
THEA 4600.001, Rehearsal and Performance for the Stage, Fall 2018 Syllabus
THEA 4910.705, Special Problems., Fall 2018
THEA 3400.001, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
THEA 3400.301, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2018 Syllabus
THEA 4920.009, Theatre Practicum, Fall 2018
THEA 4910.703, Special Problems., Summer 5W1 2018
THEA 4910.705, Special Problems., Spring 2018
THEA 4240.001, Theatre in the Classroom, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
THEA 4240.301, Theatre in the Classroom, Spring 2018 Syllabus
THEA 4600.001, Rehearsal and Performance for the Stage, Fall 2017 Syllabus
THEA 4910.705, Special Problems., Fall 2017
THEA 3400.001, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
THEA 3400.301, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2017 Syllabus
THEA 4920.009, Theatre Practicum, Fall 2017
THEA 4910.001, Special Problems., Summer 5W2 2017
THEA 4600.002, Rehearsal and Performance for the Stage, Spring 2017 Syllabus
THEA 4240.001, Theatre in the Classroom, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
THEA 4240.301, Theatre in the Classroom, Spring 2017
THEA 3400.001, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
THEA 3400.301, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2016
THEA 4240.001, Theatre in the Classroom, Spring 2016 Syllabus SPOT
THEA 4240.301, Theatre in the Classroom, Spring 2016
THEA 4910.705, Special Problems., Fall 2015
THEA 3400.001, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
THEA 3400.301, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2015
THEA 4910.705, Special Problems., Spring 2015
THEA 4240.001, Theatre in the Classroom, Spring 2015 Syllabus
THEA 4240.301, Theatre in the Classroom, Spring 2015
THEA 4500.001, Theatre Topics, Spring 2015 Syllabus
THEA 3400.001, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2014 Syllabus
THEA 3400.301, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2014
THEA 4240.001, CREATIVE DRAMA, Spring 2014 Syllabus
THEA 4910.705, Special Problems., Spring 2014
THEA 3400.001, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2013 Syllabus
THEA 3400.301, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2013
THEA 4240.001, CREATIVE DRAMA, Spring 2013 Syllabus
THEA 4240.301, CREATIVE DRAMA, Spring 2013
THEA 4910.705, Special Problems., Spring 2013
THEA 4910.705, Special Problems., Fall 2012
THEA 3400.001, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2012 Syllabus
THEA 3400.301, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2012
THEA 4240.001, CREATIVE DRAMA, Spring 2012 Syllabus
THEA 4240.301, CREATIVE DRAMA, Spring 2012
THEA 4910.705, Special Problems., Spring 2012
THEA 3400.001, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2011 Syllabus
THEA 3400.301, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2011
THEA 4240.001, CREATIVE DRAMA, Spring 2011 Syllabus
THEA 4240.301, CREATIVE DRAMA, Spring 2011
THEA 4910.705, Special Problems., Spring 2011
THEA 4920.701, Theatre Practicum, Spring 2011
THEA 4910.705, Special Problems., Fall 2010
THEA 3400.001, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2010 Syllabus
THEA 3400.301, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2010
THEA 4910.701, Special Problems., Summer 5W2 2010
THEA 4240.001, CREATIVE DRAMA, Spring 2010
THEA 4240.301, CREATIVE DRAMA, Spring 2010
THEA 4910.705, Special Problems., Spring 2010
THEA 3400.001, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2009 Syllabus
THEA 3400.301, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2009
THEA 4910.701, Special Problems., Summer 5W1 2009
THEA 4240.001, CREATIVE DRAMA, Spring 2009
THEA 4240.301, CREATIVE DRAMA, Spring 2009
THEA 4910.705, Special Problems., Spring 2009
THEA 4920.701, Theatre Practicum, Spring 2009
THEA 4910.705, Special Problems., Fall 2008
THEA 3400.001, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2008
THEA 3400.301, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2008
THEA 4910.001, Special Problems., Summer 5W1 2008
THEA 4910.701, Special Problems., Summer 5W2 2008
THEA 4240.001, CREATIVE DRAMA, Spring 2008
THEA 4240.301, CREATIVE DRAMA, Spring 2008
THEA 4910.705, Special Problems., Spring 2008
THEA 3400.001, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2007
THEA 3400.301, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2007
THEA 4920.003, Theatre Practicum, Fall 2007
THEA 4360.001, Advanced Repertory Theatre, Summer 5W2 2007
THEA 4360.301, Advanced Repertory Theatre, Summer 5W2 2007
THEA 5910.700, Special Problems, Summer 2007
THEA 4910.001, Special Problems., Summer 5W1 2007
THEA 4910.701, Special Problems., Summer 5W2 2007
THEA 4920.701, Cooperative Education in Theatre Arts, Spring 2007
THEA 4240.001, CREATIVE DRAMA, Spring 2007
THEA 4240.301, CREATIVE DRAMA, Spring 2007
THEA 4910.705, Special Problems., Spring 2007
THEA 4910.705, Special Problems., Fall 2006
THEA 3400.001, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2006
THEA 3400.301, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2006
THEA 4360.001, Advanced Repertory Theatre, Summer 5W2 2006
THEA 4360.301, Advanced Repertory Theatre, Summer 5W2 2006
THEA 4920.701, Cooperative Education in Theatre Arts, Summer 5W1 2006
THEA 5910.705, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2006
THEA 4910.701, Special Problems., Summer 5W1 2006
THEA 4910.701, Special Problems., Summer 5W2 2006
THEA 2340.001, Theatre Appreciation, Summer 5W1 2006
THEA 2340.301, Theatre Appreciation, Summer 5W1 2006
THEA 4920.701, Cooperative Education in Theatre Arts, Spring 2006
THEA 4240.001, CREATIVE DRAMA, Spring 2006
THEA 4240.301, CREATIVE DRAMA, Spring 2006
THEA 1045.001, Performance I, Spring 2006
THEA 1045.301, Performance I, Spring 2006
THEA 4910.705, Special Problems., Spring 2006
THEA 1045.001, Performance I, Fall 2005
THEA 1045.301, Performance I, Fall 2005
THEA 2900.705, Special Problems, Fall 2005
THEA 4910.705, Special Problems., Fall 2005
THEA 3400.002, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2005
THEA 3400.302, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2005
THEA 4920.701, Cooperative Education in Theatre Arts, Summer 5W1 2005
THEA 4910.701, Special Problems., Summer 5W1 2005
THEA 2340.001, Theatre Appreciation, Summer 5W1 2005
THEA 2340.301, Theatre Appreciation, Summer 5W1 2005
THEA 4240.001, CREATIVE DRAMA, Spring 2005
THEA 4240.301, CREATIVE DRAMA, Spring 2005
THEA 1045.001, Performance I, Spring 2005
THEA 1045.301, Performance I, Spring 2005
THEA 2900.705, Special Problems, Spring 2005
THEA 4900.705, Special Problems, Spring 2005
THEA 4910.705, Special Problems., Spring 2005
THEA 1045.001, Performance I, Fall 2004
THEA 1045.301, Performance I, Fall 2004
THEA 4900.705, Special Problems, Fall 2004
THEA 4910.705, Special Problems., Fall 2004
THEA 3400.002, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2004
THEA 3400.302, Theatre for Young Audiences, Fall 2004

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapter
Garcia, L. (2014). Performing Nationalites in Silvia Gonzalez S.'s The Migrant Farm Worker's Son. Nationalism and Youth in Theatre and Performance. 167-186. Routledge.
Garcia, L. (2010). Latino TYA: Portraying Practices of Loss and/in Assimilation. Key Concepts in Theatre/Drama Education.. 307-313. Sense Publishers.
Conference Proceeding
Garcia, L. (2018). Latinx TYA for the 21st Century: Images of Constraint and Expansion, and the Possibilities of Spiritual Healing. Cultural Exchange and Diversity in TYA. Peter Lang.
Garcia, L. (2015). Valuing Community Memory: Theatre for and with Children in North Texas. TYA, Culture, Society. 71-80.
Garcia, L. (2006). The Politically and Socially Responsible Staging of Gay Teacher Identity, or Looking for 'Miracles' in All the Wrong Places. Finding Connections: The IDEA Dialogues. 147-159.
Garcia, L., Rasmussen, B. (2002). "Searching for Open Unity: Pursuing Possibilities for Praxis.". Playing Betwixt and Between: The IDEA Dialogues 2001. 216-225.
Garcia, L. (2000). "Advancing the Dialogue with Autobiographical Essays and Culture Circles" (juried).
Garcia, L., Klein, H. (2000). Advancing the Dialogue with Autobiographical Essays and Culture Circles. 41-48.
Garcia, L. (1998). Drama and the Infusion of Multiethnic Content. International Yearbook on Teacher Education: Teacher Education and School Reform. 2, 445-455.
Journal Article
Garcia, L. (2016). Reflecting on Latina/o Plays for Young Audiences. 30(2), 137-138. Routledge.
Murray, B., Garcia, L. (2016). Three Decade Drama/Theatre and (for/with/by/about Youth Crowd Sourced Timeline. 30(2), 136-148. Routledge.
Garcia, L. (2015). From Memory to Action: Teatro Dallas' Production of Pizcas. 29(2), 105-111. Routledge.
Garcia, L. (2011). Living With/Through Loss in Lisa Loomer's Bocon!". Other. 25(2), 159-174.
Garcia, L. (2010). Remembering with a Purpose: Examining US History in Crystal City 1969. Other. 2(3), 13. electronic - AATE.
Garcia, L. (2009). "The Border Logics of Adolescent Development in Cherrie Moraga's Giving Up the Ghost.". Other. 23, 80-90. Routhledge.
Garcia, L. (2008). "The Serious Game of Love in Nilo Cruz's Night Train to Bolina.". Other. 22, 67-82.
Garcia, L. (2007). "For the Love of Chicanas: Silvia Gonzalez S's Alicia in Wonder Tierra.". Other. 21, 78-92. Routledge.
Garcia, L. (2005). "The Process of Self-Discovery: Remembering, Writing, and Performing in Theatre Teacher Education.". Other. 15(4), 12-20.
Garcia, L. (2005). "Performing National Identities: Gonzalez's The Migrant Farm Worker's Son.". Other. 19, 98-113.
Garcia, L. (2004). The Process of Self-Discovery: Remembering, Writing, and Performing in Theatre Teacher Education. Other. 16(3), 23-29.
Garcia, L. (2003). "The Stories of Pre-Service Theatre Teachers Who 'Resist.'". Other. 17, 1-16.
Garcia, L. (2001). "Finding One's Own Way' Through A Radical Critical Pedagogy.". Other. 2, 25. www.gu.edu.au/centre/atr
Garcia, L. (2000). "Placing 'Diverse Voices' at the Center of Teacher Education: A Pre-service Teacher's Conception of Educacion and Appeal to Caring.". Other. 14, 85-101.
Garcia, L. (2000). "'Significant' Theatre at the U.S.-Mexico Border.". Other. 10(3), 14-20.
Garcia, L. (2000). Placing 'Diverse Voices' at the Center of Teacher Education: A Pre-service Teacher's Conception of Educacion and Appeal to Caring. Other. 14, 85-101.
Garcia, L. (1999). "Conference Review: Researching Drama and Theatre in Education.". Other. 4(2), 88-92.
Garcia, L. (1999). "Creating Theatre and Community.". Multicultural Perspectives. 1(2), 19-28.
Garcia, L. (1998). "Becoming a Theatre Artist in a Racialized Space.". Teaching & Learning: The Journal of. Natural Inquiry and Reflective Practice. 12(1), 10-15.
Garcia, L. (1998). "Creating Community in a University's Production of Bocon!". Research in Drama Education. 3(2), 155-166.
Garcia, L. (1998). "From the Editor: Identity Formation & Participation in Theatre.". Other. 9(8), 3-4.
Garcia, L. (1998). "From the Editor: Learning In and Through Dialogue.". Other. 9(6), 3.
Garcia, L. (1998). "From the Editor: Multiculturalism, Diversity, and AATE?". Other. 9(7), 3.
Garcia, L. (1998). "From the Editor: Straight from the Heart.". Other. 10(1), 3-4.
Garcia, L. (1997). "Culturally Relevant Practices: A Vision of the Possible.". Teaching & Learning: The Journal of. Natural Inquiry and Reflective Practice. 12(1), 5-10.
Garcia, L. (1997). "Drama, Theatre, and the Infusion of Multiethnic Content: An Exploratory Study.". Other. 11, 88-100.
Garcia, L. (1997). "From the Editor: A Unique International Conference Experience.". Other. 9(4), 3.
Garcia, L. (1997). "From the Editor: Possibilities for Change, Meaning, and Knowledge.". Other. 9(3), 3-4.
Garcia, L. (1997). "From the Editor: Remembering Ann Flagg.". Other. 9(5), 3-4.
Garcia, L. (1997). "From the Editor: Tell Your Story—Learning from Bocon!". Other. 9(2), 3.
Garcia, L. (1996). Images of Teaching and Drama. Other. 8(4), 1-15.
Garcia, L. (1995). Identity Politics and Theatre. Other. 7(5), 9-11.
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Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

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  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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