Estela Garcia

Estela Garcia

A Los Angeles native, theater artist-performer, director, deviser, community engagement worker, and tinkerer of materials, Estela Garcia is Movement faculty at California Institute of the Arts and a Resident Teaching Artist for Center Theatre Group. Trained in ensemble based physical theater from Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, where she is visiting faculty. Garcia is in development for her new play Dinner with Remedios y sus Gatos. Center Theatre Group presented its first workshop for their Library Reading Series in August 2023.

She was the performer/creator of Remedios Varo: La Alquimista, which was presented at the 2018 LAX Performance Festival, and directed Hija de Mi Madre for the Short+Sweet Hollywood Latinx Festival, which won Best of Fest, Best Writing, and Best Acting awards. Garcia’s other credits include puppetry direction for South Coast Repertory’s The Long Road Today, assistant directing Popol Vuh: Heart of Heaven, a co-production of Center Theatre Group and El Teatro Campesino, serving as movement director for Born in Chaos (TheatreWorkers Project) and D is for Dog and Hyperbole Origins for Rogue Artists Ensemble, where Garcia was an ensemble member.

Select acting credits: Josefina for Center Theatre Group’s Digital Stage version of Mojada by Luis Alfaro; Esperanza in House on Mango Street at Greenway Court Theatre; Mother in Mourning of All Our Sons at Theatre At the Museum by Moving Arts at LACMA; and 14 at University of Michigan’s Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre.

Estela is a Director’s Lab West 2023 alum.

Upcoming in Fall 2023: Quixote Nuevo at South Coast Repertory, Puppetry Consultant.