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I am a trans Latine artist committed to reshaping the way the world understands, interprets and adapts classical text. 

 

house of sueños

January 27 – March 17, 2021

house of sueños is a gripping and magically poetic family drama drawn from the Bard’s most famous tragedy and playwright Meme García’s own life story. Told over a five episode arc Spanish and English are interwoven with Shakespeare’s Hamlet and García’s imagistic language in this multilingual audio drama about family, mental health, and the power of dreams.

Written by Meme García,

Directed by Wiley Basho Gorn

Sound Design by Meghan Roche 

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Headshot by Leah MacDaniel

Actor

 
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“[Meme García] has the pivotal role that demands truth, that empowers honesty and galvanizes action.”

Maureen Flanagan Battistella for the Mail Tribune 

Currently an acting company member of Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Previous collaborations with Wooden O, Seattle Repertory Theatre, eSe Teatro, Strawberry Workshop Theatre, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Intiman, Seattle Shakespeare Company, upstart crow collective, The Merc Theatre, the Actor’s Shakespeare Project in Boston and Freehold Theatre.

 
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Writer

3.17

 

take a breath

one more

sink into 

that sacred place

and stop

remember u have 

moved oceans 

to reach this peak 

called home

u have defied

thousands of ups and downs

to be at this type of peace

and i believe

if u cant quite yet

or in this moment ur lost

i believe in your 

present, past and future. 

and i can have faith for u 

if u just grant urself a little grace

and remember ur power

is deeply rooted

in the ground just under ur feet.

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Headshot by Leah MacDaniel

 
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I specialize in teaching how to adapt and rewrite classical texts through the context of our lives.

 

What would it look like if every adaptation of Shakespeare was reworked to center peoples’ voices that have been silenced, using his works to break open and heal our wounds?

 

I teach workshops on “Personalizing the Bard,” where I encourage folks to infuse their own life story with Shakespeare’s work. Recently I have taught for Seattle Children’s Theatre, From the Ground Up, Oregon Shakespeare Festival as well as the University of Puget Sound and Seattle University. I am also a private acting coach, where I work with students on classical audition pieces for BFA/Graduate programs. I have experience as a private tutor for high school English and Spanish.

Teacher

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Hi! My name is Meme García (they/them) and I am an actor, playwright and teaching artist currently based out of Ashland, OR. I am a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where I received an MA in Classical Acting. I am a Fulbright Scholar and hold degrees in theatre and women and gender studies from Seattle University. For the last two seasons I have been a member of Oregon Shakespeare Festivals acting company (you might have seen me in La Comedia of Errors and Bring Down the House parts I&II). Previously I’ve worked with Wooden O, Seattle Repertory Theatre, eSe Teatro, Strawberry Workshop Theatre, Book-It Repertory Theatre, Intiman, Seattle Shakespeare Company, upstart crow collective, The Merc Theatre, the Actor’s Shakespeare Project in Boston and Freehold Theatre.

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