Anthony Garcia
Playwright and Theater Director
Denver, CO
2006 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by The Rockefeller Foundation.

Playwright and director Anthony Garcia served as the executive artistic director of El Centro Su Teatro, an important community-based venue in Denver, beginning in 1989. Garcia’s plays includeWhen Pigs Fly and Men Have Babies,El Sol Que Tu Eres,The Westside Oratorio,I Don’t Speak English Only, andSerafin: Cantos y Lagrimas, among many others. He holds a BA in theater from the University of Colorado at Denver. He has served as the vice chairperson of the board of the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture and has received many honors, including an award from the Rocky Mountain Drama Critics Circle; the Swanee Hunt Individual Leadership Award; the Colorado Council on the Arts Literary Award for Excellence; an NEA/Theater Communications Group Directing Fellowship; the Chicano Literary Award from University of California, Irvine; and the Ovation Award.

Portrait photo courtesy the artist.