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Michael John Garcés

Alumni Playwright

Michael John Garcés’ plays include, Los Illegals (Cornerstone Theater Company, Los Angeles, and Teatro Bravo, Phoenix); Points of Departure (INTAR); Acts of Mercy (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater; Flush Puppy Productions in Chicago); Earthquake Weather (reading: Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles); The Web; Graceless; Customs (INTAR); Suits (Twilight Theatre Co.); [The Site] (readings: American Place Theatre and Repertorio Español); Land. (Juggerknot, Miami); and the short plays, Tostitos (Ensemble Studio Theatre - 2008 Marathon); On Edge and The Ride (2007 Humana Festival - Anthology Project); Good To You and The Delivery (Collaboraction, Chicago); Overexposed (Shalimar); Kapital (Estrogen Fest, Chicago); Adelaide (Production Company); Frag (Side Project Theatre, Chicago); Audiovideo (Drama League Director’s Project); Last Call and Off Season (Prospect Theatre); Souveniers and Tell Her That (Vital Theatre); Sandlot Ball (Mile Square); Now And Then and Jitters/ (La Mama); Other: Intrusions (INTAR); Up For Air, and Deeper (American Living Room). Performance pieces include, God (Cornerstone); Agua Ardiente (American Place Theatre); Caught (El Sueño Al Soñador) and Running The Red (Peculiar Works); World Without End (Red Dive); Mouth.Piece (P.S. 122); T.R.U.S.T. (Nuyorican Poet’s Café; Beyond Baroque, Los Angeles) and text for Heartsong, which was performed as part of “The Borges Project” at the Cultural Center of the Philippines. He has twice collaborated with composer Aleksandra Vrebalov: Stations, an oratorio, premiered at the Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra and was recently performed at the NOMUS Festival in Novi Sad, Serbia, and Canta Claro won the 2004 “Friends and Enemies of New Music Composition Prize.” His song, “Oración para la caida del sol” was recently released on Cristian Amigo’s CD “Kingdom of Jones” (Innova). Publications: Sandlot Ball (Seventh Inning Stretch - Playscripts, Inc.); On Edge and The Ride (Humana Festival 2007: The Complete Plays - Playscripts, Inc.); Now And Then (Positive/Negative - Aunt Lute Books).