1. The notes played by the ocarina in the opening segment of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on Nintendo 64 give me a soothing sensation on stressful days.
2. When I leave the house in the morning I listen to the beginning of the soundtrack to CONGO and pretend I’m going on an adventure, even though I live in Woodside NY.
3. I don’t and have never completely or habitually read the Bible. But when I have nightmares or worries, I am known to hug it like a teddy bear when I sleep.
4. I have my fathers first name (Mark) and my grandfather’s middle name. (Eugene)
5. I wrote a 350 page book in high school, and had a group of readers who read it over two years as I released each chapter monthly.
6. I ran the San Diego Marathon, twice
“I like the feel like having shared pages and the reminder that I have spent a lot of time with this verbal friend”
In my living room, in the corner, stands a bookshelf filled with all of my books that I consider “workbooks.” Along the top shelf are my scripts, along the bottom shelf are many vocal selections and scores. Near the middle though, sits a series of worn and torn books on the history of theatre, many series of classic plays that will not be mixed with the other scripts, and a used copy of the play “love letters”
The interesting connection with that particular play is that one, it is one of my favorites, and two, each of these books is a love letter from one lover of theatre to another. As I pick them up from the shelf, I am thinking of the wonderful woman who handed them down to me.
Throughout my life, I have had many mentors in writing, in music, in drama, in life. From the amazing support of parents, and teachers, to friends and extended family, support has never been in short supply. I know some amazing people.
Writer/Actor/Storyteller. Theatre Maker. Husband. Bad Hombre. Cat Taunter.
Eight Tales of Pedro at the Secret Theatre
Giving Myself Permission to Write
Meet the Cast of The Underpants Godot: Secret Theatre Interview
When it Happens: My Journey Through Anxiety
Standby at the Towle Theatre
Facing East- Bringing my Dad into the Story
Gems by Jack
Standby Table Read
Write Naked/ Write Now- GoNaked Mag Article
Bliss at all of the Awards
Epic Fail at the New York Musical Theatre Festival
Feeling Blissful for Bliss By Hannah Leshaw
Arc of Triumph: Mark-Eugene Garcia’s Poetry Inspired His Plays & Musicals
Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
How Old Would You Be If You Didn't Know How Old You Were?
Behind the Scenes: Filming Bliss
The Holy Cows of Credence South Dakota: Stagebuzz Interview
This Is My Jenny Commercial
A Cousin is Your First Best Friend
(Un)Missed Connections interview
5 Things to Know about (Un)Missed Connections
Writing My Mother.
Sleepovers and Soulmates
25 Facts About Me
Disney's Flashback 2006- Hyperion Theatre
Up In The Air: Colony Theatre Burbank
Stephen Sondheim's 75th- Hollywood Bowl
Disney's Flashback 2005- Hyperion Theatre
Up in the Air: ANMT Reading
The Journey: A Mini Musical
If Men Played Cards As Women Do - Citrus College
Oklahoma! - Covina Playhouse
The Rainmaker- Citrus College
Fiddler On the Roof- Covina Playhouse
City of Angels- Covina Playhouse
The Mousetrap- Citrus College
Festival of Short Plays- Citrus College
Channel Surfing: Where so much began