Gabriela is excited to spend some time with high school students from around the world as a faculty member at AMDA's Summer Conservatory Program. She will lead them in a monologues class and help prepare the seniors for their college audition in hope of gaining acceptance into the American Music & Dramatic Academy.
Gabriela will replace actress, and role originator, Lorna Velasco, in shadow-puppet play Feathers of Fire 2017-2018 International Tour. Gabriela will lead this epic journey as the character Zal, telling the story of the legendary Iranian King who was raised in the wild and later became recognized as one of the greatest leaders and warriors of the Shahnameh Epic. Gabriela will perform puppetry throughout the show, however, the majority of her performance is based in shadow movement and mask technique, developed by Larry Reed.
"Fantastic! One of the great epics of all time and my favorite "Shahnameh" brought to life in a spectacular fashion by Hamid Rahmanian with shadow puppets design and cinematic wizardry" - Francis Ford Coppola
Conceived, designed and directed by Hamid Rahmanian
In collaboration with Larry Reed and ShadowLight Production
Produced by Fictionville Studio and Banu Productions
Feathers of Fire
THE MOST ELABORATE SHADOW PLAY EVER PERFORMED.
Gabriela Garcia is set to play a supporting role opposite Maya Stojan of Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D, Richard Gilliland, and Michael Galante of Switched at Birth in independent alien thriller Case 347 (working title); a Wrotten Whiskey Productions and 9 Wire Pictures feature film written and directed by Chris Wax.
Gabriela will play Sophia Luna, a beautiful, outgoing, determined young woman who’s family has been in contact with extraterrestrial activity and is in search and in desperate need of answers.
Gabriela spent two weeks putting that masters degree to work teaching eager, young actors, singers, and musical theater kids for the 2017 AMDA Los Angeles High School Summer Conservatory Program. Thank you AMDA and all of the young artist for a fun, inspiring, and art filled summer.