A&M-Texarkana to host Alejandro Garza for solo show ‘Coconut’
TEXARKANA, Texas – The Program for Learning and Community Engagement (PLACE) at Texas A&M University-Texarkana will host actor, writer and director Alejandro Garza with his solo show “Coconut” on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. in Eagle Hall of the University Center on the A&M-Texarkana campus, 7101 University Ave., Texarkana, Texas.
The show is free and open to the public.
Garza was born in Houston, Texas, and was raised all over south Texas. He has been acting, writing and directing plays for over 20 years. He received a Master of Arts in theatre from Eastern Michigan University, and he has acted professionally with several theatre companies in the Austin area.
Garza has received recognition for four of his plays from the Texas Educational Theatre Association and has written a number of solo shows, including “The Journey of Tam,” “The Baby Harp Seal Diaries” and one of his favorites, “Abuelita’s Christmas Carol,” which he has performed throughout south and central Texas, as well as in California.
He has been performing “Coconut” for several years, and he enjoys sharing his life stories with audiences, especially stories written as tributes to his family.
PLACE is a faculty-led program designed to create a community of learners comprising A&M-Texarkana students, faculty, staff and the community at large. PLACE chooses an annual theme around which to organize a lecture series and other activities that provide focal points for learning and discussion. This year’s theme is “Race and Ethnicity.”