Below you will find some of my most recent work as a playwright.
My short play “The Crocodile’s Bite,” anthologized below.
Monologues from full-length plays “Grace, Sponsored by Monteverde” and “The Cuban Spring” also anthologized below.
The Final 30, Sam French OOB Festival.
My short play The Crocodile’s Bite has been chosen for the Sam French Final 30, it will be produced by Juggerknot Theatre.
For an interview about my The Crocodile’s Bite, click here »
The Crocodile’s Bite has also been named a finalist for the City Theatre National Short Playwriting Award.
Grace, Sponsored by Monteverde (A Full-length play)
The Cuban Spring
by Vanessa Garcia,
a full length play about family secrets, the dangers of migration, and the tension between generations
World Premiere Sept. 2014 @ New Theatre
Press for The Cuban Spring:
Playwright Vanessa Garcia Tackles Identity in Exile in Her New Play 'The Cuban Spring'
By Amy Reyes / Miami.com / Oct. 15, 2014
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Top Theater Events of 2014-15 By Christine Dolen
Photo from The Cuban Spring Presented at New Theatre Oct. - Nov. 2014
Miami Herald / Sept. 19, 2014
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by Eileen Suarez
Creative Mornings Talk, February 2014. Topic: Rebel.
Lasso by Vanessa Garcia. A One Act Play premiered at New Theatre, Miami. Finalist for City Theatre's National Short Playwriting Award.
THE UNDERGROUND -- A Show About Making Art in the 21st Century
On September 21st and 22nd, The Krane and New Light Theatre, launch a brand new theatre piece/ event called THE UNDERGROUND. The Show starts its run at GAB Studio in Miami --105 NW 23rd Street Miami, Florida -- on September 21 and 22, at 7 pm each night. THE UNDERGROUND continues its life in Fort Lauderdale at The New Light Theatre at Gallery 101 -- 3354 NE 33rd Street, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33308 -- on Oct. 12 and 13 at 7pm.
2013 Brings The Underground to LA and Back to Miami... See: www.thekrane.com for more details.
"THE UNDERGROUND" digs a hole in Wynwood
By Neil De La Flor, Published in Knight Arts Blog, Sept 17, 2012
“You can’t be deep without a surface,” author Jonathan Lethem writes.
Sometimes surfaces are physical barriers that block us from seeing what’s beneath. Sometimes surfaces are also imaginary barriers that we erect out of fear of failure or success. Sometimes digging beneath and breaking these surfaces yields unexpected beauty or truth or happiness or whatever it is we may be seeking. But sometimes when we dig we find nothing. And, then what? Give up. Of course, not. It just means it’s time to go to the theater.
[photo: Gema Calero | “The Underground.”]
On September 21st and 22nd, The Krane and New Light Theatre, will preview “The Underground,” “a show about what it means to be an artist in the 21st century.” The theater piece follows Maude, a young woman who moves back in with her parents after graduating with an architecture degree. Like many twenty-somethings (and thirty-somethings, forty-somethings, etc.) Maude doesn’t know what to do with her life and a world of the limited possibilities.
Maude does what most rational humans would do when confronted with an existential crisis: she digs a hole. As Maude struggles to find meaning in her life, she goes into the dark to find the light. Her parents are freaked out, but let her dig her way to a meaningful life. Maybe this is a metaphor for how to find our way. Shred the plan. Dig a hole. See what we find. Devised living.
“The Underground” is devised theater. “This means that we didn’t start out with a script. Instead, the script arose out of the rehearsal process,” says Vanessa Garcia, founding artistic director of The Krane. “I had a set of ideas I wanted to deal with — about art and what it means to make art today — and we took it from there.”
From there, “The Underground” is revealed.
“The Underground” runs at two locations. Location 1: GAB Studio in Wynwood, 105 NW 23rd St., Miami on September 21 & 22 at 7 p.m. Cost: pay what you can. Location 2: The New Light Theatre at Gallery 101, 3354 NE 33rd St., Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33308, October 12 & 13 at 7:00 PM, Cost: $12. For more information contact Vanessa Garcia at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or 305-450-9931 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 305-450-9931 end_of_the_skype_highlighting. Website: www.vanessagarcia.org