Eight Tales of Pedro is a show I had to give myself permission to write. When introduced to the folk tales of Pedro Urdamales and Juan Bobo, I fell in love and wanted to adapt them for the stage. Over the years, as I’ve looked into my own heritage - with a grandfather from Mexico and another from Honduras - and I’ve sought to find a connection. I knew that I wanted to tell these stories but I couldn’t say why. Not to anyone else, and certainly not to myself.
I was raised in the Southern California suburbs. I never learned Spanish. I have trouble rolling my Rs. People hear “Garcia” and expect something of me that I don't live up to.
That one guy from ENCORE! on ABC. NYC based Writer/Actor/Storyteller. Theatre Maker. Husband. Bad Hombre. Cat Taunter.