Dr. Trevor Boffone is a Houston-based scholar, educator, writer, dramaturg, and producer. He is a lecturer in the Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program at the University of Houston and a Spanish teacher at Bellaire High School in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Boffone is a scholar and public intellectual whose commentary on race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and community in Latinx theatre has appeared in American Theater Magazine, Theatre Journal, Latin American Theatre Review, HowlRound, Arts+Culture Texas, and Houston Press, among other publications.
He holds a Ph.D. in Latinx theatre and literature from the Department of Hispanic Studies at the University of Houston where he holds a Graduate Certificate in Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies. He has an MA in Hispanic Studies from Villanova University and a BA in Spanish from Loyola University New Orleans.
He is the co-editor of Encuentro: Latinx Performance for the New American Theater (Northwestern University Press, 2019), Teatro Latino: Nuevas obras de los Estados Unidos (La Casita Grande, 2019), and Nerds, Goths, Geeks, and Freaks: Outsiders in Chicanx/Latinx Young Adult Literature (University Press of Mississippi, 2020).
As an advocate for Latinx theatre, Dr. Boffone is the founder of the 50 Playwrights Project and serves on the National Steering Committee for the Latinx Theatre Commons. He is the producer of the Sin Muros: A Latinx Theatre Festival at Stages Repertory Theatre in Houston, Texas.
He is the creator of the @dr_boffone Instagram account which features his work using Dubsmash, dancing, and music to connect with his students in a large urban public school. @dr_boffone quickly went viral and Dr. Boffone was featured on Good Morning America and ABC13 Houston. Since then, his teaching has been featured on ABC News, Inside Edition, The Shade Room, In The Know, and Localish, among other media outlets. He is currently writing a book about using Dubsmash to break down cultural barriers in the classroom.