Tuesday, September 30, 2014
SaySi's production of "La Carpa Garcia" , the true story of a tent show from San Antonio, Texas,had another successful run this past weekend with sold out shows for the entire weekend! Once again I had the honor and pleasure of playing the role of the elderly Rodolfo Garcia a.k.a. El Vato Suave: Don Fito, featured clown of the Carpa Garcia.
La Carpa Garcia was family owned Mexican American circus/ theatre show that traveled across the southwest during the first half of the 20th century. It's a little known piece of San Antonio's history that thankfully is being preserved and shared with San Antonians.
|Photo Courtesy of SaySi.|
Thursday, September 4, 2014
This past summer I was one of several artists selected to participate in San Anto Cultural Arts "Mini Mural Project". We designed and painted a mural on a special fabric and when completed would be permanently placed on a wall. My mural depicted iconic masked Mexican wrestler Mil Mascaras on a postage stamp.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
|Last years production of "La Carpa Garcia".|
I've been rehearsing at SaySi for their production of "La Carpa Garcia", an original SaySi play based on the true story of the Carpa Garcia of San Antonio, Texas.
In it, I play the part of the elderly Rodolfo Garcia, who was the clown character "Don Fito" on the show. I played the role last year and am very happy to have been invited to do it again.
My wife and I are also both helping put together a silhouette sequence in the play. I've given some clown instruction/direction to the young man playing the youthful version of Don Fito. I provided some bits to get him started on a routine he'll be developing for the play. The play opens September 26th.
For more info on the history of La Carpa Garcia got the link below.
Monday, September 1, 2014
|Photo courtesy of Southwest Texas Chapter of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.|
Hey, kids! We'll be at the San Pedro Barnes and Noble September 20th for a clowning demo as part of the Book Fair benefiting the Southwest Texas chapter of Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
Authors Marjorie Brody, Carolyn Dee Flores, Xavier Garcia, Geraldine Guadagno, Miranda Koerner, Guadalupe Garcia McCall, and Lupe Ruiz-Flores will also be there, as will award-winning illustrator Akiko White, who will provide an interactive cakelustration.
Lots of fun for everyone! Hope to see you there!