Headlined Guests heard on BBS Radio Overview

Douglas and Donald Newsom

Owners and Operators of BBS Radio!

Matt Furey

76-year old former Olympian and trainer of legendary fighters

Randy Cramer aka Captain "Kaye"

US Marine Super Soldier of USMC Special Section and Mars Defense Force - Truth Teller

Former Harlem Globetrotter

Melissa Heisler

Stress Reduction Expert, Author, Talk Show Host

Geri Fortune

Screenwriter, Producer, Director, Author

Lee McCormick

Author, Producer, Actor and Founder of Ranch Recovery Center and The Canyon Treatment Center in Malibu

Carl Calleman

Author of The Paradigm Shift Trilogy

Eastern Washington University Linebacker

Jim Nichols UFOlogist

UFO Investigator, Author, Lecturer

Dan Baker

author, baker

Jenny giblin on stress and holistic practices

yoga, nutrition, therapist

Dr Pam Blair

psychotherapist

LOVEnet

Vision-Aries

Anna Maria Kinberg

Owner of Interiors By Anna Maria, LLC., International Tely Award winner, attended the New York School of Interior Design

Andrea Brook

International performing artist and yoga teacher, musician, dancer, and workshop facilitator,

Patrick Kennelly

C0- Artistic Director of Highways Performance Space, cross-disciplinary practitioner who works in film/video, theater, performance and the visual arts

Leo Garcia

Artistic Director of Highways Performance Space, NEA award-winning playwright, actor, filmmaker, producer, teacher, and activist

Douglas and Donald Newsom
Matt Furey
Randy Cramer aka Captain "Kaye"
Melissa Heisler
Geri Fortune
Lee McCormick
Carl Calleman
Jim Nichols UFOlogist
Dan Baker
Jenny giblin on stress and holistic practices
Dr Pam Blair
LOVEnet
Anna Maria Kinberg
Kimberly Sherry
Andrea Brook
Patrick Kennelly
Leo Garcia
Douglas and Donald Newsom
Guest Occupation: Owners and Operators of BBS Radio!
Guest Biography:

Sometimes, the people who make things happen don’t always get the credit for doing so.  Sometimes the stories of those people are even more interesting than the people who actually do get the credit.  For our Labor Day Show, Life Changes Network pays tribute to the two brothers behind the station, BBS Radio, that has put out the Life Change Show over the airways, across the Universe, for over five years… Doug Newsom and Don Newsom, by interviewing them as guests on the show!  While they worked, the spoke to us and shared from the heart what it means to be behind puting out hundreds of shows a week and information that may not have gotten out to people like you from people like us, had it not been for people like them.  Hear their story, interviewed for the first time ever on their own Network, here’s Doug and Don…

BBS Radio. A place for answers! BBS Radio’s live internet talk radio network is a profoundly life changing network that will bring you to the place you want to be. Our live and interactive premier internet talk radio stations broadcast live talk radio shows that are often remotely engineered, via live studio personnel, from our California studios.

Learn More about BBS Radio and our guests, Doug Newsom and Don Newsom at www.BBSRadio.com

About Doug Newsom

I am also a traveler, excited at new things, enjoying the experience, and living in the moment! I am a reader, writer and poet, with an entrepreneurial, mathematical mind. I love to theorize, think and meditate, but I hope not to miss an opportunity for play!

I am a kind and romantic soul, with a grand zest for life and the desire for exploration. I am humorous and thought provoking with old fashioned manners. I enjoy fine wine, unique cuisine, and conversations about unusual subjects.

I am a spiritual person. I am a true believer in diversity and synergy, and the power of thought! I believe everything ever created has purpose, is perfect, and will change!

I have reached higher levels of consciousness; increasing my capacity to love and be aware in the present; to understand information quickly and to connect to all that is.

I have used meditation to gain i, and I accept people for who they are. But I do not hang around forever! I am too complex, too intelligent, and too quickly bored.

I love to work with my hands; woodworking, landscaping, and just about any home project. I build companies for a living, so it’s no different with other creative outlets, I like to build! When an activity allows me to drift without thinking or stress, like wood working or playing an instrument, it’s a treasure.

My humor is abundant, intense and often dry.

If someone’s emotions are indiscernible to the naked eye, and yet every action they take, or movement they make, is on a comic par with John Cleets – I’m their huckleberry! But, if you’ve stopped laughing at yourself, allow me! I’m still bemused by seeing a lady turn down a polite request to dance! If I find you’ve stubbed your toes, because you over-paid for a trendy pair of shoes, or purchased a size too small to fit, I will laugh! I find that quite funny really!!

If survival depends on scheming, plotting, thinking, and wondering how to guard yourself, get your piece, and do it fast! Don’t make me spank you!

I prefer to hang among those whom Aristotle would have found interesting!

My faults (and this is tough to write about): I sometimes lack patience. I can appear somewhat aloof. I allow others to walk on me at times. I am extremely outgoing, but I rarely do extracurricular activities, perhaps because lately I’ve put too much emphasis into work and not enough into life. I can be stubborn. I am a charmer. I’m self actualized so I often overlook or reluctantly listen to stories of woe. I am just too damn optimistic. I am somewhat old fashioned, and may be  too much of a romantic, because I like to open doors, pull out chairs, and walk on the correct side of a sidewalk. And, whether I can afford it or not, I usually pay the tab!

And I’m the CEO of BBS Radio!

Guest Category: Business, Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy, Spiritual, Variety
Matt Furey
Guest Occupation: 76-year old former Olympian and trainer of legendary fighters
Guest Biography:

What do Bruce Lee, Herschel Walker & Karl Gotch, a 76-year old former Olympian and trainer of legendary fighters have in common? They all practiced the same type of body weight exercises. Matt will be sharing years worth of information on this Legendary System That Quickly Catapults Your Strength, Endurance and Flexibility to record levels. He will explain why you will feel better with these exercises than any other workout you've ever done, increase fat loss, muscle building, training for speed, strength and power.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Fitness & Exercise, Self Help
Randy Cramer aka Captain "Kaye"
Guest Occupation: US Marine Super Soldier of USMC Special Section and Mars Defense Force - Truth Teller
Guest Biography:

Randy Cramer, known as Captain “Kaye” is a US Marine and Super Soldier who served for 17 years on Mars, defending the Mars colonies.  He was a part of Project Moonshadow and was assigned to the Mars Defense Force from a covert military branch, United States Marine Corps, special section, (USMC s.s.) set up by President Eisenhower as a unit that would uphold moral ethics and hopefully  keep things in check in regards to the activity of MJ-12 and some of their more unscrupulous members.

His story, information and accounts gives us insight into things that other Whistleblowers have been speaking about in relation to Alternative 3 and the establishment of bases on Mars.  Since he has spoken out because his chain of command requested him to do so, he's less of a whistleblower and more of a direct representative of USMC s.s.  He has experiences that take us into an in depth understanding of ET races that are interacting with Earth, covert agendas that are affecting the whole of humanity and information about off-planet military activity that has been kept deep black and that he is now sharing with us.     

Guest Category: Earth & Space, History, Politics & Government, Science, Spiritual, Technology
Guest Occupation: Former Harlem Globetrotter
Guest Biography:

Former Harlem Globetrotter Sterling 'Smooth' Forbes lends his basketball acumen to the show!

Guest Category: Sports & Recreation, Professional, High School, College
Melissa Heisler
Guest Occupation: Stress Reduction Expert, Author, Talk Show Host
Guest Biography:

Bio from: http://www.itsmylifeinc.com/about-2/

I am a Stress Reduction Expert. After 10 years managing and directing theatrical productions followed by a Masters in Integrated Marketing Communication and 17 years in corporate marketing, the stress of high pressure, deadline driven jobs led to my own ill health mentally and physically. This started my search for a long-lasting means of approaching each situation with more ease, contentment, and power. I am committed to guiding professionals to improve their health, increase their mental clarity, easily deal with difficult people, and find peace in their current jobs all through reducing their stress levels.  Haven taken my own journey From Type-A to Type-ME, I intimately understand your challenges. I offer compassion, understanding, and insight from someone who has “been there done that.”  

I am an author, speaker, and host of The Empowerment Show.

You can learn more about me by reading what my clients have said or by listening to recent interviews.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy, Psychology, Mental Health, Self Help, Spiritual
Geri Fortune
Guest Occupation: Screenwriter, Producer, Director, Author
Guest Biography:

Diagnosed with Lupus at the age of 15 and given a week to live by her doctor… decisions were made on her “death” bed that would change the course of her life!  What were those decisions, how has she used them during the course of the rest of her life, and how can making those kinds of decisions help change your life?

Geri Fortune is the author of three forthcoming chronicles of her story, based on “true events,” titled Blooming From Ashes. The first volume, Blooming From Ashes—Betrayed, is due out as an eBook in 2015, from her independent publishing house 7 Prints Productions. Geri Fortune is also the writer, producer, and director of the Dramatization Audio (Dramatization Audio is simply an audiobook with a full cast vs one person playing multiple voice rolls) Road To Ashes and will is currently working on a Kickstarter campaign to fund the audiobook production to coincide with the release of her first chronicle.

Geri is also the screenwriter, producer, and director of a short film also titled Reina (log line:, “a comedic drama about a gay bi-racial couple who allow cameras behind the scenes as they face obstacles involving their adoption process, without revealing they are actually adopting a “dog.”) Reina will be submitted for the 2015 film festival season. Geri, a former cosmetologist, bartender, bar-tending school owner, former VIP manager, and retired hotelier now lives with her husband, and identical mirror image twin sons, in the historic mountain community of Laurel Canyon.

Learn More About Geri Fortune and her Life Changes and join the tens of thousands who already follow her at www.Facebook.com/theroadtoashes and follow her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/roadtoashes

Guest Category: Arts, Performing Arts, Health & Lifestyle, Philosophy, Psychology, Mental Health, Self Help
Lee McCormick
Guest Occupation: Author, Producer, Actor and Founder of Ranch Recovery Center and The Canyon Treatment Center in Malibu
Guest Biography:

Lee McCormick is the founder of the Ranch Recovery Center in Nunnelly, Tennessee, and The Canyon Treatment Center in Malibu, California. He is also cofounder of Nashville’s Integrative Life Center and IOP/PHP Community Recovery program in Nashville, Tennessee.

Through the organization of Spirit Recovery, Inc., McCormick facilitates the production of healing and recovery conferences and spiritual journeys around the world.

He is the executive producer of the documentary Dreaming Heaven, in which he plays a leading role. He is the author of The Spirit Recovery Meditation Journal: Meditations for Reclaiming Your Authenticity and coauthor of Dreaming Heaven: The Beginning is Near!

Visit Lee’s Blog

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Alternative Health, Energy Healing, Nutrition, Mental Health, Motivational, Spiritual, Access Consciousness, Meditation
Carl Calleman
Guest Occupation: Author of The Paradigm Shift Trilogy
Guest Biography:

Holding a Ph.D in Physical Biology and author of widely cited articles in the fields of Environmental Science, Chemistry and Cancer Research, he has lecturered at MIT, Cornell, the Chinese Academy of Preventive Medicine and the WHO.

During a trip to Mexico and Guatemala in 1979 he became aware of the enormous hidden potential of the Mayan calendar for helping us understand the meaning of human existence. This insight led Carl to dedicate himself to understanding the Mayan calendar. This includes books on consciousness shifts to a new theory about biological evolution. His three books have been translated into fourteen languages.

The Paradigm Shift Trilogy in 2014, with The Global Mind and the Rise of Civilization, draws on his collective experiences. The trilogy explores the aspects of the relationship between brain and mind and how it relates to the rise of early civilizations of our planet. He is convinced that rigorous science is needed to bring about a paradigm shift, which allows humanity to live up to its spiritual destiny.

Guest Category: Earth & Space, History, Psychology, Science, Theory & Conspiracy
Guest Occupation: Eastern Washington University Linebacker
Guest Biography:

Eastern Washington University Sixth-year senior Linebacker Ronnie Hamlin began his pursuit of the school record for career tackles. He had six versus SHSU, giving him a current career total of 367 tackles in 41 games (38 as a starter). The Buck Buchanan Award candidate is 32 from Greg Belzer (399 from 1997-00) and 65 away from record holder J.C. Sherritt (432 from 2007-10). Most importantly, he has helped lead the Eagles to a 30-11 record overall and 20-4 Big Sky Conference mark with a pair of league titles and two appearances in the semifinals of the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision Playoffs.

Guest Category: Sports & Recreation, Professional, High School, College
Jim Nichols UFOlogist
Guest Occupation: UFO Investigator, Author, Lecturer
Guest Biography:

Since 1980, noted artist and investigator, lecturer Jim Nichols, has produced an extraordinary body of UFO illustrations that have been published internationally in magazines, articles, books and the internet. His art was routinely featured on The History Channel's "UFO Hunters". As well, Jim has become a prolific writer, posting 12 blog essays on his web site examining EXOPOLITICS - the political and social impact of a possible extra-terrestrial reality. His art book, "Case Files Revealed", shares the untold stories behind 40 of his most dramatic UFO illustrations - based on actual accounts - a stunning visual portfolio which spans twenty years of in-depth research. More recently, Jim has produced 14 video essays for "UFOTV Youtube" which further explore the UFO enigma and can also be accessed from his website.

Guest Category: Literature, Visual Arts, Earth & Space, History, UFOs, Politics & Government, Technology, Theory & Conspiracy, TV & Film
Dan Baker
Guest Occupation: author, baker
Guest Biography:

Dan Baker known as Baker Dan specializes in alternative cooking and baking.  In 2006 he formed Baker Dan, LLC.  Hi book, Beating Arthritis: Alternative Cooking was published in 2013. He lives with his family in Manhattan and Warrensburg, NY. More information is available at: http://www.bakerdan.com

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Self Help
Jenny giblin on stress and holistic practices
Guest Occupation: yoga, nutrition, therapist
Guest Biography:

Jenny Giblin is a 29 year old Therapist, Yoga Instructor, & certified Nutrition Counselor.  She has been featured internationally as a health, wellness and beauty expert.  She has a Master's Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Syracuse University in Upstate New York.  Along the way she become a certified yoga-instructor (through Amazing Yoga in Costa Rica, RYT Approved) & became a Certified Nutrition Coach.

Jenny created the term "Therapize"--blending therapy  with nutrition, yoga, exercise, and life styling to help others become the best version of themselves and to live the life of their dreams. Jenny currently coaches clients privately and leads yoga, health & wellness workshops around the world. More information is available at: http://www.jennygiblin.com

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Self Help
Dr Pam Blair
Guest Occupation: psychotherapist
Guest Biography:

Pamela Blair, PhD, is a holistic psychotherapist, spiritual counselor, and personal coach with a private practice. She has written for numerous magazines, appeared on radio and television talk shows, and co-authored a bestselling book on grief entitled I Wasn't Ready to Say Goodbye.  She is also the author of The Next Fifty Years:A guide for women at midlife and beyond., . Her latest book is Getting Older Better  She lives in Shelburne, VT. Visit her online at www.pamblair.com.

Guest Category: Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Self Help
LOVEnet
Guest Occupation: Vision-Aries
Guest Biography:

Activating the Universal Source Field (InnerNet)
i.e., the Quantum Field of the Cosmic Cloud,
  a.k.a. The G.O.D.net (LOVEweb)

Discussing...
 'Progress of THE MOVEMENT'
and 'Global Net Activation

Guest Category: Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, Medicine, Philosophy, Physics & Metaphysics, Psychology, Spiritual
Guest Occupation: Musicians
Guest Biography:

The Outback Gypsies are Andrea and Del Fisher, two very gifted musicians from Australia.  Their special blend of musical magic will take you on a journey deep into your soul and make you want to sing right along with them with no inhibitions.

Through a series of songs consisting of heart stirring and thought provoking original material they will have you up on your feet wanting more.

The Outback Gypsies’ unique appeal lies not only in their highly credible song writing and musical ability but also in the chemistry of this talented couple.  The love they share combined with their passion for the music they naturally exude reaches out to connect with every member of the audience. 

The result is a spellbinding orb of colour and light, healing sounds through beautifully blended harmonies, storytelling and laughter, gentle reflection, invigorating rhythms and joyful movement.  Add to this eclectic mix a genuine care and respect for their audience’s sense of musical appreciation and you have a very magical performance indeed.

A treat for the ears and eyes, a nurturing for the soul and an uplifting for the heart is what you will experience with The Outback Gypsies.

Guest Category: Arts, Music, Spiritual
Anna Maria Kinberg
Guest Occupation: Owner of Interiors By Anna Maria, LLC., International Tely Award winner, attended the New York School of Interior Design
Guest Biography:


 

Anna Maria Kinberg, owner of Interiors By Anna Maria, LLC., International Tely Award winner, attended the New York School of Interior Design and has been creating beautiful spaces for discerning clients for over 15 years. Her scope of work has been residential and commercial spaces, set design, restaurants, night clubs and offices. Interiors By Anna Maria believes in infusing your taste, treasures, and personality into a space and integrating our expertise and resources to give you a look that is personally yours. Our clients attest that Interiors By Anna Maria is much more than just a design company, we assist our clients with their design vision and while we are doing it we establish a true sense of creativity and adventure throughout the entire designing process. Whether the design is traditional, transitional, contemporary or modern it is paramount that functionality is first and foremost in today's modern lifestyle.

Our professional success is due to Anna Maria's uncanny ability to make a design look as though it has always been in it's environment. Over the past 15 years Anna Maria has completed many significant projects from the Landmarked Steinway Building in the Sherry Netherlands Hotel which overlooks Central Park in New York City; a loft Penthouse on trendy Duane Street in New York City; Landmarked Built 1800's Roger Sherman Inn Dining Rooms and Bar in New Canaan; Life Nightclub the former Village Gate on Bleeker Street New York City; a 5,000 sq. ft. vacation ski house in Park City, Utah; a Modern Frank Lloyd Wright home designed by architect John Howe; a 14,000 sq. ft. Central Hall Colonial in Harrison, New York; a unique Hollywood Hills home in Los Angeles, California; and a 4,500 sq. foot estate in the Glendale Hills section of Los Angeles.

Another passion for Anna Maria are children...Her non-profit "Designing Angels" is a creative program that brings comfort and happiness to children from low and moderate income families with special needs emotional or physical by designing and decorating a "room of joy" for healing.

Anna Maria recently won an International Telly Award which she shared with television producer Tim Hamilton for creating a script for her Intuitive Interior Design business.

Guest Category: Design, Visual Arts, Earth & Space, Health & Lifestyle, Feng Shui, Philosophy, Psychology, Self Help, Spiritual
Kimberly Sherry
Guest Occupation: Healer
Guest Biography:

Kimberly has a gift and passion for connecting world changing women tothe power of their money. She has helped 1000’s of people over the past 15 years release their debilitating hidden blocks and fears to lead more successful lives. Kimberly has 15 years experience in the financial planing world. She owned and operated an eco-flooring store for 5 years and earned 3/4 of a million dollars in her third year. She spent 12 years training at Aesclepion Intuitive Healing Center where she discovered her intu-itive abilities, channeled, lead healing clinics, and learned how to manage her energy. Kimberly has traveled to more than a dozen countries. She has worked directly with many indig-enous healers in Guatemala, Tibet, and spent 15 days with the Shipibo shamans deep in the Am-azon jungle in Peru participating in sacred ceremony with, their master plant teacher, Ayahausca. This allowed her to access ancient wisdom and innate knowledge that has enabled her to expand on the work of Dr. David Hawkins in his book “Power vs. Force.” But it hasn’t always been this way… Kimberly grew up in one of the wealthiest counties in the country on welfare. Her alcoholic fa-ther was often unemployed and her mother raised her in a very suppressive religious cult. This deep programming taught that money is the root of all evil, and having anything luxurious was being materialistic. While growing up, she could not participate in holidays and birthdays, she could not have friends outside the group, and college was forbidden. This life long quelling of her spirit eventually caused her to walk into a sporting good store to buy a gun to end her life. Instead she got angry and found an exit strategy to leave the cult and her abusive husband. She discovered she and her children were not disowned by her higher power. She set out to unearth what she had been deprived of… Today she believes each of us is perfect, luminous and brilliant beyond belief. She believes heal-ing is necessary, not because we are broken, damaged, or defective, but because some of our es-sence is buried among the lies and misconceptions we believe about ourselves. She is delighted to share the best of her discoveries as an international energy healer, seer, and spiritual guide who has unlocked the secrets on how to manage the energy of your money to lead a life of true wealth without worry.

Andrea Brook
Guest Occupation: International performing artist and yoga teacher, musician, dancer, and workshop facilitator,
Guest Biography:

The “Sound” of Transformation… if you could hear transformation, as it is happening, what would it sound like?  Our guest tonight offers us a glimpse through the instrument of her body united with the Sonic Butterfly.  Feel the transformation in this inspired conversation with Andrea Brook, International Peforming Artist and Yoga Teacher.

ANDREA BROOK

Andrea Brook is an international performing artist and yoga teacher. As a musician, dancer and installation artist, Andrea has toured since 2001, presenting visually and sonically stunning performances and transforming architecture and natural environments into large scale musical instruments, including the Coliseum in Rome, the Space Needle in Seattle, the Temple at Burning Man and the Grand Theater in Shanghai.

Andrea has been teaching yoga since 1998, and has led workshops and retreats around the world including Richard Branson’s Necker Island in the British Virgin Islands, the Omega Institute, the TED Conference, and festivals including Wanderlust, Burning Man, Lightning in a Bottle and the Envision Festival in Costa Rica. Her classes, workshops and retreats are designed to set one’s intentions into motion and use the tool of yoga to live life fully.

See “My Life Purpose” Video – Featuring Andrea Brook and learn more about our guest, and the Sonic Butterfly at her website www.sonicbutterflyproductions.com

Guest Category: Arts, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Health & Lifestyle, Fitness & Exercise, Yoga, Music, Philosophy, Self Help
Patrick Kennelly
Guest Occupation: C0- Artistic Director of Highways Performance Space, cross-disciplinary practitioner who works in film/video, theater, performance and the visual arts
Guest Biography:

Patrick Kennelly is a cross-disciplinary practitioner who works in film/video, theater, performance and the visual arts. Kennelly’s diverse practice across these disciplines involves writing, producing, directing, designing, performing and curating. Hailed as a “wunderkind” by esteemed critic Debra Levine, Kennelly’s 2012 creation, PATTY – a multi-platform project that included an album, website, music video, commercials, clothing, and a Pop! Musical event (featuring an all-female cast) received 5 L.A. Weekly Theater Award nominations including “Best Musical.” It was cited in that same publication as “one of the most exhilarating eviscerations in L.A. this year. Don’t miss it. GO!”

Kennelly was a recipient of the 2008 Princess Grace Award for Theater, and has received fellowships, grants and awards from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the City of Santa Monica, the Center for Cultural Innovation and others. He received his BFA in Film/Video at CalArts and an MFA in Theater Direction at UCLA. He is the founder and producer of U-N-M-A-R-K-E-D, a production entity dedicated to live and remote Outer-disciplinary spectacle, horror, glamour, and social justice. Kennelly’s most recent completed project is the experimental short-form documentary video ten minutes is two hours, shot in South Sudan. The video is currently being distributed by OneCloud Entertainment.

Guest Category: Arts, Design, Fashion, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Health & Lifestyle, Music, Philosophy, TV & Film
Leo Garcia
Guest Occupation: Artistic Director of Highways Performance Space, NEA award-winning playwright, actor, filmmaker, producer, teacher, and activist
Guest Biography:
Leo Garcia – Artistic Director of Highways Performance Space

Space, where, among other things, is venue for freedom of creative expression.  Why being you and expressing oneself artistically is important for you, for the community and for the growth of civilization.
  Leo Garcia – Artistic Director of Highways Performance Space

“I’m aligned with Highways’ commitment to diversity, to the development of new works, to the exploration of new forms of performance, and to our commitment to the First Amendment: ‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.’ I will continue to facilitate artistic expression in a supportive, non-elitist, non-judgmental, non-dogmatic way. At Highways, I believe that we contribute to culture and society by affecting progressive change through performance. There’s no place I’d rather be.”

Leo Garcia

Leo Garcia, an NEA award-winning playwright, actor, filmmaker, producer, teacher, and activist has served as Highways’ Artistic Director since 2003.

One of the most versatile theater artists in Southern California, Leo Garcia is a nationally respected playwright, actor, filmmaker, teacher, director and producer. His plays have won awards from The National Endowment for the Arts, Theatre Communications Group, New York Foundation for the Arts, Mark Taper Forum, South Coast Repertory, The National Hispanic Media Coalition, and MCA/Universal. Garcia’s works have been presented by numerous nationally-established companies and presenters, including New York’s Theater for the New City, The New York Shakespeare Public Festival, The Jewish Repertory Theatre, INTAR, The Los Angeles Theater Center, The South Coast Repertory Theatre, The Tiffany Theatre, and Santa Fe Stages, among many others. He worked for many years with his mentor, internationally acclaimed playwright and director, Maria Irene Fornes, as writer and actor and has been directed by her in her plays in New York, Los Angeles and Siena, Italy at the Dionysia World Festival. Fornes also directed Garcia’s play, “Dogs,” at West Coast Ensemble Theater in LA.

Garcia has also been a fixture on the Los Angeles alternative performing arts scene for many years, one of a handful of artists who represent a fully developed, professional approach to multidisciplinary work. His show of solo works, “My Alien Abduction,” was an LA Weekly Performance Pick of the Week. Between 1995 and 2002, he served as an artist, teacher, director and producer for numerous productions and classes at Highways ; Resident Playwright with the Mark Taper Forum’s Latino Theatre Initiative; and Project Artistic Director and Playwright of the community-based San Diego Playwrights Project. As an actor, Garcia appeared in over 30 off-Broadway and regional theatre productions and guest starred in such episodic series as “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” “Tour of Duty,” and “Jake and the Fatman.” He was also a regular on the daytime drama Santa Barbara. As a filmmaker, Garcia’s film, “A Rainy Day,” was distributed by Universal Television and was shown in festivals nationally and internationally. Garcia has been recognized by Out Magazine as one of the OUT 100 of 2005, a list of the year’s most interesting, influential, and newsworthy LGBT people. He is the recipient of the Master of Fine Arts degree from the Asolo Conservatory.

To email: leogarcia@highwaysperformance.org
Website: http://www.leogarcia.com

Guest Category: Arts, Performing Arts, Literature, Visual Arts, Education, Philosophy, Self Help, Spiritual, TV & Film

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