Lydia Garcia is the Executive Director of Equity and Organization Culture at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Throughout her multi-faceted career, she has been a dramaturg, educator and facilitator.
She was a founding member of artEquity under the leadership of Founder and Director Carmen Morgan, where she was a core facilitator and trainer working with individual artists, theatre institutions, and arts service organizations to build analytical skills and implement equity and inclusion practices.
She has served as the Literary Manager and Resident Dramaturg at Marin Theatre Company as well as the Resident Dramaturg at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. At OSF, she co-adapted and translated the bilingual La Comedia of Errors with Artistic Director Bill Rauch and dramaturged more than 25 productions, including the world premieres of Sean Graney’s The Yeomen of the Guard, Alexa Junge’s Fingersmith, Tracy Young and Oded Gross’s The Imaginary Invalid and The Servant of Two Masters, and Octavio Solis’s Quixote. She has also dramaturged at Center Theatre Group, Native Voices at the Autry, the Latinx Theatre Commons Carnaval of New Latinx Work, Play On Shakespeare, The Playwrights’ Center, the University of Southern California, and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival.
She has taught and lectured at CalArts, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Puget Sound, the University of Oregon, and the Siskiyou Center.
She was educated at Harvard University (English and American Literature and Language) and the Yale School of Drama (Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism), and is a member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA).
Gender pronouns: she/her/hers.