A Portrait of My Mother
by Jarrott Productions

May. 09, 2021

Jarrott Productions is pleased to present the world premiere of A Portrait of My Mother, written and performed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia and directed by David R. Jarrott.


An artist remembers their mother, spinning a modern Mexican Cinderella tale as we follow the trials and tribulations of one woman's journey into motherhood, from her humble beginnings in the town of Laredo, Texas to her journey to the Windy City of Chicago, and everything in between. It's one child's tribute to their mother, but in a way, it's a tribute to all mothers.


Additional production credits: Natalie Garcia (assistant director), Craig Brock (audio consultant),Jose Lozano (steadicam operator), Alison Marie Lewis (lighting consultant), Jason Graf (editor) and Carlo Lorenzo Garcia (technical director).


About the Artists

Carlo Lorenzo Garcia (Playwright, Performer) is an actor, director and writer, based in Austin, TX by way of Chicago. He is a proud member of SAG-AFTRA. Notably, as an actor, he has performed in: El Nogalar, Solid Sand Below and Song for the Disappeared at the Goodman Theatre,Cherrywood and Mojo directed by David Cromer, Buried Child, and more at Mary-Arrchie Theatre,Pocatello (B. Iden Payne Nomination for Lead Actor) and Junk with Street Corner Arts in Austin, and The Coast of Chicago at Lookingglass Theatre


As a director, he directed The Butcher of Baraboo for Street Corner Arts (Winner of 6 B Iden Payne Awards & 10 Nominations), Red Light Winter (4 Jeff Nominations & 1 Jeff Citation), Our Bad Magnet (2 Jeff Nominations) and American Buffalo (1 Jeff Nomination) for Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co., Richard III for Wayward Productions and The Children for Jarrott Productions (2 B. Iden Payne Nominations), as well as short plays for Pavement Group, Jackalope Theatre Co, Columbia College, and GUERA for Collaboraction and Teatro Vista’s YO SOLO Festival.


Carlo is a company member of Street Corner Arts and Jarrott Productions, he is also an Artistic Associate with Teatro Vista. Other regional theater credits include Teatro Vista, Wayward Productions, Vineyard Arts Project, Strawdog Theatre Co., Collaboraction, Greasy Joan & Co., Teatro Luna, The Free Associates and Shrewd Productions.


Film /TV work includes Chicago PD (NBC), Empire (FOX), Under Covers (web series), Innocent (feature) with Alexa Vega & Austin O'Brien, Anything is Possible (feature), I Made America (web series), and co-wrote and directed Cowl Girl (TV pilot). www.carlogarcia.com


David R. Jarrott (Director) has been involved in making theatre for over 65 years, beginning with a cameo role at the San Antonio Little Theatre at age 10. He made his directorial debut in high school with productions of Arsenic and Old Lace, The Boy with a Cart and J.B., as well as several of his own original one-act plays. While continuing his theatre career, for nearly 40 years, his day jobs were in radio and television, as well as advertising where he won numerous state, local, national and international awards as a writer, producer and director. Most notably, in 2012 he won an International Telly Award for an industrial video he wrote, directed and produced for IBM. In 2015, David began Jarrott Productions, his own Austin theatre company, producing late 20th/early 21stcentury comedies and dramas from playwrights including Theresa Rebeck, Arthur Miller, Sarah Ruhl, Eleanor Burgess and John Patrick Shanley, among others. His latest directorial credits were the 2018 and 2019 productions of the Joshua Harmon plays, Significant Other, and Admissions. In addition to directing Carlo Lorenzo Garcia’s video theatre production of A Portrait of My Mother, he is currently in pre-production for an audio theatre production of Dan Caffrey’s The Frog Prince. Both of these are world premieres of new works by exciting young playwrights with Texas connections.


About Jarrott Productions

Jarrott Productions is based in Austin, Texas. Our goal is to present the highest quality productions on-stage, utilizing the best and brightest talent available in the local theatre community. Since our inaugural production in the fall of 2015, we have produced 11 plays, most of which were written in the 21st century. Plays by established playwrights like Arthur Miller, John Patrick Shanley, Theresa Rebeck and Sarah Ruhl, and exciting new playwrights like Eleanor Burgess, Jane Anderson and Joshua Harmon. These plays have all received high praise from Austin theatre critics, as well as an overwhelming number of awards and award nominations. www.jarrottproductions.com


A Portrait of My Mother
by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia
Jarrott Productions

May 09, 2021
via internet
Everywhere, TX, 78700

This heartwarming and touching autobiographical tribute to Garcia’s mother Maria begins streaming on Mother’s Day – Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 7 pm for an open run. Advance tickets ($5) are currently available through TicketWeb or through jarrottproductions.com

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/922515838493096


(via Carlo Lorenza Garcia)