Name: Lucas Garcia
City/State: Chicago, IL
Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation: Non-binary, Queer
Racial / Ethnic Identity: Mixed-race/Latinx, Mexican-American
Website and/or Bio (200 words): Lucas Garcia is a Chicago based writer and dramaturg from Albuquerque, NM. They are also Content Coordinator for the Alliance of Latinx Theatre Artists. Lucas has worked as a dramaturg with Steppenwolf Theatre Company (La Ruta, Pass Over), The Hypocrites (W;t), Chicago Dramatists (Lorca in New York) and is a guest dramaturg at ALTA’s Open Dramaturgy Office Hours. Their creative work can be found most recently on the blog of The Brillantina Project, plainchina, VCU’s anthology of undergraduate work, and in Re: Visions, the literary journal of the University of Notre Dame’s Creative Writing department. Lucas has performed recently as part of Safe Haven, Haven Theatre company’s pop-up event series. Their play, Out of Orbit, was produced as part of 2015 ND Theatre NOW! at the University of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Center for the Performing Arts.
Why do you want to write for Rescripted?: I believe in Rescripted’s goals and mission, and the framework on which it is built. I believe that transparent and open communication between artists about the art they create and participate in is essential and I’m glad that Rescripted is invested in prioritizing its archival. I believe in the power of a forum, and in the value in a multiplicity of voices, specifically voices that are underrepresented, oppressed and marginalized. I want to contribute how I can to Rescripted’s success, and be a participant in its project!