Estela Garcia

Estela Garcia

A Los Angeles native, theater artist-performer, director, deviser, community engagement worker, and tinkerer of materials, Garcia is Movement faculty at California Institute of the Arts, and a Resident Teaching Artist for Center Theatre Group. She trained in ensemble based physical theater from Dell’Arte International School of Physical Theatre, where she is visiting faculty.

Garcia wrote and directed her new play Dinner with Remedios y sus Gatos which was presented for Center Theatre Group’s 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, as well as 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.

Upcoming Spring 2024:
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter by Isaac Gomez based on the novel by Erika L. Sanchez, directed by CalArts Alumni Sara Guerrero. Garcia is Sara’s creative collaborator on the project in addition to the director of movement. Quixote Nuevo by Octavio Solis tours to Seattle Rep and Portland Center Stage after its fall run at South Coast Repertory. Estela is the Puppetry Movement Director on the show.

Garcia is a Director’s Lab West 2023 alum.