Brian Garcia is an interdisciplinary artist whose work lives at the intersections of mental health, race, gender and sexualities. He has worked and performed internationally at various institutions including, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (New York City), Links Hall (Chicago), Dixon Place (New York), Brouhaha International (Liverpool, UK), UDESC (Florianópolis, Brazil) & UNIRIO (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). His recent artistic endeavors include researching and developing arts-based mental health practices in his hometown of Charlotte, NC.
In the vein of queer and feminist theorists, artists and activists before him, Brian aims to bridge the personal and the political through art-based practices. As an facilitator, Brian has studied Theatre of the Oppressed techniques working in community with queer-youth, men in the prison-industrial complex and schools. Through poetry, visual art and drag, Brian hopes to center experiences with depression uplifting others along the way.