Theatre Lab’s ‘Ich Bin Ein Berliner’ A Profound Work of Hybrid Art
By John Thomason
Boca Magazine
April 16, 2021
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Playwright Vanessa Garcia’s Audio Drama Weaves Together The Fall of the Berlin Wall and Cuba
By Carolina del Busto
Miami New Times
April 8, 2021
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Companies Create a Fresh, Imaginative Round of Digital Theater
By Christine Dolen
March 29, 2021
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Virtual Reading of New Play Jenna & The Whale to Benefit North Star Projects & The Sol Project
By BWW News Desk
Broadway World
June 25, 2020
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Playwriting Pair’s Whale of A Tale Gets A Big-Time Virtual Reading
By Christine Dolen
Miami Herald
June 25, 2020
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How ‘Amparo’ Resonates in Real Life
NBCs Jackie Nesperal looks into the emotional reaction from people who attended “The Amparo Experience” – and how real to life the play really is.
June 4, 2019
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How the Cuban Revolution Ignited a Rivalry Between Two Multinational Liquor Brands:
The family behind the Real Havana Club Rum tells its story in al new immersive theater production in Miami

By Tanja M. Laden
Food & Wine
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The Amparo Experience, an Interactive Play Telling the True Story of Exiled Cuban Rum Makers, Is Miami’s Hottest Ticket
By Lena Hansen
People En Español
May 8, 2019
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For Havana Club rum, the play’s the thing: “Amparo,” a Cuban tale of exile, loss and reclamation
By Erin Keane
April 23, 2019
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By Cristina Pla-Guzman
Broadway World
April 16, 2019
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‘Amparo Experience’ moves its audience in more ways than one
By Christine Dolen
ArtBurstMiami/Miami Herald
April 16, 2019
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Bacardi Aims for Broadway with ‘Truth’ of Cuban Exile
By Fred Minnick
April 10, 2019
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Untold Stories: The Amparo Experience of the Real Havana Club
By Gabriela Garcia
April 9, 2019
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The Amparo Experience Tells the Cuban Exile Story in an immersive Theater Production
By Carolina Del Busto
The Miami New Times
April 4, 2019
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South Florida’s Private Prisoner Transport Industry, O, Miami Poetry Festival & The Play ‘Amparo’
By Alejandra Martinez & Chris Remington
April 2, 2019
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The Amparo Experience Makes Official Premiere in Miami
By BWW News Desk
Broadway World
March 25, 2019
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‘Amparo,’ la historia de los creadores del ron Havana Club sube a la escena de Miami
By Arturo Arias-Polo
El Nuevo Herald
March 27, 2019
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Obra de Teatro Dedicada a Familia Arechabala
March 20, 2019
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The Story You Didn’t Know About Cuba’s Most Famous Rum
By Cindy Diaz
Hip Latina
April 13, 2018
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Bacardi Recently Produced a ‘Sleep no More’-Like Live Experience Recreating 1950s Cuba – Rake an Exclusive Look Inside
Business Insider
By Tanya Dua
April, 7, 2018
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BWW Review: Immersive AMPARO Tells The Rags to Riches To Revolution Tale Behind Havana Club Rum
By Michael Dale
Broadway World
April 7, 2018
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The Airmail Cocktail
Fox News
April 5, 2018
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Havana Club Rum Debuts “Amparo” Experience in NYC – Bringing the Spirit of Cuba to the Big Apple
By Tony Bowles
April 4, 2018
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Havana Club Rum Debuts “Amparo” –A Private, one-night only immersive performance
Chilled Magazine
March 5, 2018
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Havana Club Rum Debuts “Amparo” – Am Immersive Theatrical Experience at Ball & Chain
World Red Eye
Photo Essay
By Ryan Troy
March 1, 2018
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Meet the Writer: Vanessa Garcia
Grab the Lapels
August 1, 2016
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The Write Place
Writer’s Atelier
April 11, 2016
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Miami’s New Literary Wave is Young, Experimental, and Diverse
By Ana Veciana-Suarez
Miami Herald, November 18, 2015
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First Draft: Vanessa Garcia
By Mitzi Rapkin
Aspen Public Radio, Nov. 16, 2015
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Focus on South Florida: Miami Book Fair
By Rudabeh Shahbazi
CBS Miami, November 15, 2015
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What Are You Reading?
By Connie Ogle
The Miami Herald, Oct. 10, 2015
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Meet Miami’s Newest Novelist
By Neil De La Flor
Knight Blog,
The Blog of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
Sept. 23, 2015
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Vanessa Garcia’s Grandfather Nurtured Her Love of the Arts
By Christine Dolen
Miami Herald, Sept. 9, 2015
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Ein Kraftiger Schluck Bananenwein
By Andreas Ross
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
August 14, 2015
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Breaking the Familial Embargo with Vanessa Garcia
By Nicole Martinez
The New Tropic, August 11, 2015
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NYC Theatre Festival to Feature Miami Playwright, Director, and Actors
By Hannah Sentenac
Miami New Times, August 6, 2015
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Miami’s Vanessa Garcia has two plays, a novel and a new degree
By Christine Dolen
Miami Herald, July 31, 2015
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Interview with Adam Szymkowicz
I Inteview Playwrights Part 757: Vanessa Garcia
June 23, 2015
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In "The Cuban Spring," Vanessa Garcia Confronts The "Familial Embargo"

A WLRN/NPR Interview with Tim Padgett

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Season of The Arts: 20 Under 40
By Christine Dolen
Eds: Sara Frederick and Margaria Fitchner
The Miami Herald
Sept. 12, 2010

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ArtStreet Special on AE District Featuring The Krane (on WLRN).
ArtStreet #713

Vanessa is a Contributing Artist in:

Edited by Charo Oquet & David Vardi
Available: November 2008
6.5” W x 8.75” H
soft cover, perfect bound 300 Page full color book
Price: $30

Photographs below taken by Tomas Bertelsen, May 2008
Photographs represent trip taken as Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative Finalist to Nigeria (Abeokuta and Lagos, May 2008). People pictured include: Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka, other finalists, Rolex Directors, and staff members.


A New Voice for Democracy in Cuba: Yoani Sanchez

Interview for NPR about Yoani Sanchez in which I comment:
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Cuba's Next Generation Reflects on Change
by Eduardo Castillo and Christine Armario
Associated Press
December 21, 2014
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Los Locals: Mixed Media Artist Vanessa Garcia Shares her Picks for Where To hang in Miami
By Daniela Cabrera
Oct. 22, 2014
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Cuban Spring -- It's All About The Love
By Roger Martin
Broadway World
Oct. 23, 2014
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Cuban Spring
By Kathryn Ryan
Edge, Ft. Lauderdale
Oct. 16, 2014
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Playwright Vanessa Garcia Tackles Identity in Exile in Her New Play 'The Cuban Spring'
By Amy Reyes
Oct. 15, 2014
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'Cuban Spring' Highlights Generational Divide
By Bill Hirschman,
The Miami Herald
Oct. 13, 2014
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Top Theater Events of 2014-15 By Christine Dolen
Miami Herald
Sept. 19, 2014
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Girls' Club to Present Drifting: A Theatrical Exquisite Corpse
Broadway World
November 13, 2013
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From Scratch' Celebrates New Plays By Christine Dolen
Miami Herald [Drama Queen Blog]
Sept 26, 2013
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Girls' Club Writer-in-Residence Captures 12 Women Making a Difference with New Video Blog Series
Broadway World
January 6, 2014
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Girl's Club Provides Creative Platform To Nurture Local Artists
Sun Sentinel
[Chosen as Writer in Residence 2013-2014 for Girls Club]
August 7, 2013
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"THE UNDERGROUND" Digs a Hole in Wynwood
By Neil De La Flor
in Knight Arts Blog --
Sept 17, 2012
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"New Theatre, Alliance Theatre Lab debuting short-play collections
By Christine Dolen
The Miami Herald
Sept. 1, 2012

100 Creatives
By Ily Goyanes
Miami New Times
Oct 18, 2010
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The New Generation: One Foot in Cuba, the other in the United States
By Raul Garcia
Pedazos de La Isa (blog)
Sept. 22, 2010
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Two Islands: The Jewish Nun and the Island Blogosphere
By David Leon
[Edinburgh Fringe Festival]
August 12, 2010

Theatre Review: Two Islands: The Jewish Nun and Island Blogosphere
By Roger Cox
Edinburgh Festivals
August 8, 2010

You Can Help Send Playwrights to the Fringe
By Miami Herald Staff
Miami Herald
June 20, 2010

Audacious acts on tap at Here & Now Festival
By Jordan Levin
The Miami Herald
March 2, 2010

One-Act Plays Are Showcased
By L’Attitudes Staff
Florida Keys Keynoter
Feb. 19, 2010

Who’s Next?
By Colleen Dougher
Jan. 20, 2010
City Link

Best of the City 2010
By Melissa Cantor, Andrea Carneiro, Virginia Gil,
Ginger Harris, Saxon Henry, Daniel Murphy, Valerie Nahmad,
Nikki Novo, Kevin O’Donnell, Hlary Saunders, Elizabeth Stewart,
and Malerie Willens.
Theatrical Chairs
Jan. 2010

Best Role Model
Best of 2009: People
By Colleen Dougher
Metromix South Florida
Nov. 2009

UM Students and Shakespeare “Shake it Up”
By Jeremy Rosenthal
The Miami Hurricane
Nov. 18, 2009

To Go or Not to Go
By Scott Cunningham
Miami New Times
Nov. 19-26, 2009

Bodies at Play
By Christine Dolen
Drama Queen Blog: A theater critic’s notes
The Miami Herald
March 11, 2009

Show Business…and shoe business
By Christine Dolen
Drama Queen Blog: A theater critic’s notes
The Miami herald
November 13, 2008
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Putting on ‘Shoes and a Show’ a Perfect Fit for Coconut Grove
By Christine Dolen
The Miami Herald
Arts Section
November 15, 2008

A Soaring Career
By Christine Dolen
Drama Queen, Miami Herald Blog
April 14, 2008
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Four Readings
By Christine Dolen
Drama Queen, Miami Herald Blog
April 3, 2008

Press for Cloudcuckooland
March 2008
“An Original Work Takes Flight”
By Christine Dolen (Miami Herald)

March 2008
“Local Playwright focuses on “The Meaning of Home” In Cloudcuckooland”
Southern Florida by Kevin Johnson
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Press for Exposed!
During Art Basel, Miami Beach
Dec. 2007
Exposed! Was an exhibit at Artformz (group show of Miami artists)
Located at 130 NE 40th Street
Miami Design District @ Atlas Plaza
Miami, Fl. 33137
PH: 305-572-0040

After Writer’s Workshop, Rep Visitors Get to Play
Arkansas Democrat Gazette
August 26, 2007

Raising Their Voices
Four-day event acknowledges African-American and Latino Playwrights
Arkansas Times
August 16, 2007

Hearing Voices
The Rep Workshop Shines Spotlight
On Budding Black, Hispanic Playwrights
Arkansas Democrat Gazette
August 12, 2007

The Death of Kings: An Encyclopedia at Circa28
By Julian Elliott, June 2007

Culture Briefs: Artformz Alternative Presents New Art Exhibit, "Intensely Superficial"
Biscayne Boulevard Times, Feb. 2007
Vol IV, Issue XII

By Whitney May
NYArts Magazine, Vol. 12 No. ½

“Intensely Superficial” Press, The Miami Herald
Jan. 12, 2007 [weekend section]

Check out Vanessa Garcia’s Mural, as it appeared on HGTV [House and Garden Television].

Press for Pregon: Call and Response Series #1
@ The MDPL gallery