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All About Meat (The Garcias)

nytheatre.com q&a preview by Michelangelo Alasa'
September 24, 2012

What is your job on this show?
playwright/director/actor.

Where were you born? Where were you raised? Where did you go to school?
I was born in La Habana, Cuba. My grandparents are of Russian and Spaniard descent. My family came to NYC for a one year visit and and when the Cuban revolution happened my parents decide to stay in the U.S. I grew up in West New York, N.J.

Complete this sentence: My show is the only one opening in NYC this fall that...?
has a Cuban family who owns a chorizo(spanish sausage) business and decides to expand into the the sex for sale escort business.

Are there any cautions or warnings you’d like to make about the show (e.g., not appropriate for little kids)?
All About Meat-The Garcias is definitely not for children as it is an adult sex comedy.

Which “S” word best describes your show: SMOOTH, SEXY, SMART, SURPRISING?
Sexxxxxxxxxxxy!

How important is diversity to you in the theater you see/make?
The company I am Artistic Director of, DMAC - Duo Multicultural Arts Center is committed to the multicultural experience. Hey, I am a Mature, Cuban, Gay man. Tranlation: Old, Latino, Homosexual. I know a thing or two about diversity and discrimination.