As a playwright, Leo Garcia has chronicled his family’s genealogy, ten-generations plus of New Mexican family history, in his cycle of plays entitled The Abduction of Hernan Cortes: The New Mexico Cycle. The cycle explores the themes of abduction: of land, of self, and of alien abduction, and follows the lives of five New Mexican families from 1598 to present.
Garcia’s plays have won awards from The National Endowment for the Arts, Theatre Communications Group, New York Foundation for the Arts, Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory, The National Hispanic Media Coalition, and MCA/Universal. His works have been developed and presented by numerous nationally-established companies and presenters, including The New York Shakespeare Public Festival (The Public), The Jewish Repertory Theatre, International Arts Relations Theatre (INTAR), The Los Angeles Theater Center, The South Coast Repertory Theatre, The Tiffany Theatre, and Santa Fe Stages, among many others.
As an actor, Leo has appeared in over 30 off-Broadway and regional theatre works and hosted the Emmy nominated NBC Special, Another American, followed by television work in Los Angeles, where he guest starred in episodic television, including his favorite, Star Trek the Next Generation, and was a regular on the daytime drama serial Santa Barbara.
TribeLA Magazine Acrostic Interview.3
Tools: What do you prefer to work with, physically and otherwise?
I prefer to work with oils in a large open space. I also like black box performance spaces. I do a lot of digital work and all I need is a fast computer with a lot of memory.
Indulgence: What is your favorite indulgence?
My favorite indulgence is to take the train anywhere … with sleeping accommodations. I relax, read, eat, drink and sleep to the rhythms of the heavy wheel clatter, the chugging of the engine and the occasional train whistle. It’s transforming.
Get to know Leo Garcia even more at any of the following links:
http://leogarcia.com, http://www.myalienabduction.net, http://highwaysperformance.org https://www.facebook.com/LeoGarcia3, https://twitter.com/_LeoGarcia LeoTV
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