Carlo Lorenzo Garcia stars as Diego in the NNPN rolling world premiere of Stephanie Alison Walker's THE MADRES for Shrewd Productions.
A message from Carlo
I have known playwright Stephanie Alison Walker for 6 years. I worked on readings of her plays AMERICAN HOME and THE ART OF DISAPPEARING. I've always found her writing to be very immediate and real. When I first moved to Austin, one of the first acting gigs I received was to do a reading of THE MADRES as part of the National New Play Network Showcase. The story of the play was important then, but after working on the script during the course of this production and considering the current political climate of the United States, I can not help but find THE MADRES to be even more important now. It's easy to sweep away and distance oneself from the mistakes of the past, but it's when we bring those mistakes to the light and tell the stories that need to be told, it's then that we can find the power to move our world closer to what is fair and just. I find everything to be shades of gray in THE MADRES, it's complicated, it's layered, it's dangerous and it's real.
About Carlo Lorenzo Garcia
Carlo Lorenzo Garcia (Diego) | Carlo is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. Most recently he portrayed Eddie in POCATELLO with Street Corner Arts at Hyde Park Theatre. In Chicago, he served as Producing Director for Mary-Arrchie Theatre from 2008-2016, where his stage work as an actor includes CHERRYWOOD, BURIED CHILD, MOJO, and more. At Mary-Arrchie, Carlo directed the highly acclaimed RED LIGHT WINTER (4 Jeff Award Nominations & 1 Jeff Award Win), OUR BAD MAGNET (2 Jeff Nominations), and AMERICAN BUFFALO (1 Jeff Nomination). A sample of regional credits include EL NOGALAR, SONG FOR THE DISAPPEARED, SOLID SAND BELOW (Goodman Theatre), RICHARD III (Wayward Productions), ST. CRISPIN’S DAY (Strawdog Theatre), COAST OF CHICAGO (Lookingglass Theatre), SUENO, WOYZECK, THE MISANTHROPE (Greasy Joan & Co). Film/TV work includes CHICAGO PD (NBC), EMPIRE (FOX), UNDER COVERS (web series), INNOCENT (feature), ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE (feature), ROGERS PARK (feature), and more. | http://www.carlogarcia.com
(Photo by Errich Peterson, Costume by Laura Gonzalez.)