Actor, Director, Educator
Francisco Garcia is an actor, director and educator living in Portland, Oregon. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors Equity and received his Master’s degree from Cal State University Los Angeles and his Bachelor’s degree from Portland State University.
His recent acting credits include NBC's Grimm, IFC's Portlandia, A24 Film's Lean on Pete, E.M. Lewis' The Great Divide for Portland Shakespeare Project's Proscenium Live Festival , and JAW: Playwrights Festival for Portland Center Stage.
Francisco recently directed Joan Cushing’s Diary of a Worm a Spider and a Fly for Oregon Children’s Theatre at the Newmark, the world premieres of Emilio Rodriguez’s Swimming While Drowning and Olga Sanchez’s Broken Promises for Milagro Theatre, and Naomi Iizuka’s Anon(ymous) for Lewis and Clark College, where he also worked as a visiting associate professor.
Francisco is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA and has acted for such theatre's as the Mark Taper Forum, Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, Bilingual Foundation of the Arts, East LA Repertory, Cornerstone Theatre Company, Hudson Theatre, Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, CoHo Theatre , and Milagro Theatre. His recent film and television credits include A24 Film's Lean on Pete, IFC's Portlandia and NBC's Grimm. Francisco is represented by Dangerfield Talent.
Francisco recently directed the workshop of Marc Pinate's Antigone at the Border, a co-commission between Oregon's Milagro Theatre and Arizona's Borderland Theatre. Other recent directing credits include Emilio Rodriguez’s Swimming While Drowning , Naomi Iizuka’s Anon(ymous) , José Cruz González’s Tomás & the Library Lady, Qui Nguyen's She Kill's Monsters, Olga Sanchez’s Broken Promises, Joan Cushing’s Diary of a Worm a Spider and a Fly, and Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet.
Francisco has taught theatre classes and workshops in acting, directing, auditioning, playwriting, theatre for social justice, and multicultural theater for such educational institutions and artistic programs as Lewis & Clark College, Reed College, Cal Art's Community Partnership Program, Mark Taper Forum, Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles, Teatro Milagro, Oregon Children's Theatre, Portland Area Theatre Alliance and Portland Public Schools. Francisco currently teaches acting at Catlin Gabel.
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