A PORTRAIT OF MY MOTHER
By Carlo Lorenzo Garcia
Directed by David R. Jarrott
May 9th - July 31st, 2021 | digital theatre production
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An artist remembers their mother, spinning a modern Mexican Cinderella tale as we follow the trials and tribulations of one woman's journey into motherhood, from her humble beginnings in the town of Laredo, Texas to her journey to the Windy City of Chicago, and everything in between. It's one child's tribute to their mother, but in a way, it's a tribute to all mothers.
2020/21 B. Iden Payne Awards
Outstanding Lead Performer - Carlo Lorenzo Garcia
2020/21 B. Iden Payne Awards
Outstanding Production - Digital Live
Outstanding Direction - David R. Jarrott
Outstanding Original Script - Carlo Lorenzo Garcia
Outstanding Editing - Jason Graf & Craig Brock
"Playwright Carlo Lorenzo García Paints His Mother's Sacrifice, A Portrait of My Mother staged by Jarrott Productions, depicts maternal perseverance in loving strokes"
- Robert Faires, Austin Chronicle
"Take away theatre for a year. Take away the cast of rich, varied characters. Set Carlo Lorenzo Garcia solo in a room with Jose Lozano of Magic Spoon Productions and David Jarrott directing him, and see if he'll produce that same level of theatre magic... He does."
- Michael Meigs, CTX Live Theatre
"This is beautiful, touching and compelling. Carlo Lorenzo Garcia was remarkable in his ability to grab my attention and hold on. His story and his skills in telling that story were remarkable, tender, moving and inspiring. Find time to see it soon, as it will be gone before you know it."
- Barbara Keer, Splash Magazine
"This is a universal piece for everyone who has a mother or parent; that is every one of us, whatever form that relationship takes. It is about one woman’s story, but it could be the story of any of us. All our family stories are fascinating, and it is to Garcia’s credit that, alone on the virtual stage, he is able to make his interesting to an uninvolved viewer."
- Louise Penn, LouReviews
“...a loving and heartwarming tribute ...ends with a strong statement that his mother is a “warrior, a survivor,” and if you listen to his story, you’ll have no doubts about the veracity of that statement.”
-Regina Belt-Daniels, Northwest Herald
CARLO LORENZO GARCIA
Carlo is an actor, director and writer, based in Austin, TX by way of Chicago. He is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. Notably, as an actor, he has performed in: El Nogalar, Solid Sand Below and Song for the Disappeared at the Goodman Theatre, Cherrywood and Mojo directed by David Cromer, Buried Child, and more at Mary-Arrchie Theatre, Pocatello (B. Iden Payne Nomination for Lead Actor) and Junk with Street Corner Arts in Austin, and The Coast of Chicago at Lookingglass Theatre
Carlo is a company member of Jarrott Productions and Street Corner Arts, he is also an Artistic Associate with Teatro Vista. Other regional theater credits include Teatro Vista, Wayward Productions, Vineyard Arts Project, Strawdog Theatre Co., Collaboraction, Greasy Joan & Co., Teatro Luna, The Free Associates and Shrewd Productions.
Film/TV work includes Chicago PD (NBC), Empire (FOX), Under Covers (web series), Innocent (feature) with Alexa Vega & Austin O'Brien, Anything is Possible (feature), I Made America (web series), and co-wrote and directed Cowl Girl (TV pilot). www.carlogarcia.com
PRODUCER / DIRECTOR
David R. Jarrott
VIDEO CONSULTANT / STEADICAM OPERATOR
Magic Spoon Productions
SOUND CONSULTANT / MIXER
Alison Marie Lewis
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR / MARKETING
SCENIC DESIGN / TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
Carlo Lorenzo Garcia