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Get to Know Playwright Cruz Frankie Gracia

Cruz Frankie Garcia is the author of the upcoming one-act play I'll Keep Coming, coming soon from Pinwheel Plays!

Playwright Cruz Frankie Garcia
TEN QUESTIONS

1. Tell us about your play: I’ll Keep Coming focuses on the struggles of grief. The thoughts and ideas that come to mind after someone very close and near has suddenly committed suicide, and how to live with those thoughts and ideas.

2. Who is your favorite character from your play and why?
Corban. He is a tortured character, and someone very real dealing with an unthinkable situation.

3. What is your favorite scene/moment in the play and why?
The ending has to be my favorite. It’s such a sad, terrible realization, but at the same time it is a beautiful and bittersweet moment. It sums up the tone and feeling of the entire play in one amazing moment.

I'll Keep Coming will be
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4. Give us an interesting fun fact about your play:
My goal was to write Leland’s lines in such a way that he’s singing to Corban. Like an angel comforting a grieving soul, humming its quiet lullaby.

5. Tell us a bit about yourself:
Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve always wanted to tell stories. At first it was through my action figures with a small camera. It grew into writing these stories, and it fueled my other passion for film making.

6. What’s next? What can we expect from you in the future?
Some short films, screenplays, and of course plays are definitely coming soon. More hard hitting, and emotionally drawn stories, as there are more stories to tell. I’m also playing with a few comedies in the same vein as those stories.

7. What play are you reading now?
The Mountaintop by Katori Hall. It’s a beautiful story that really humanizes Martin Luther King Jr.

8. Do you see writing as a career?
I do. I see it as something I was always meant for, and something that I’ll need to work very hard at.

9. What is the hardest part of your writing process?
Starting anything is always a struggle. I usually have to motivate myself and suffer until that feeling of “getting started” is gone. Once that feeling is gone, the story grows and becomes an addiction. Something I can’t quit till it’s finished.

Playwright Katori Hall
10. What playwright has inspired you the most?
Katori Hall. I love her work, and her message to young playwrights and storytellers. Telling us it’s okay to work harder and shout louder than older playwrights, as it will give us an edge many people don’t have getting into this business. That we should work harder that our superiors, so we can surpass them.





THIS OR THAT?

Sing or Dance?
Dance!

Chocolate or Vanilla?
Vanilla.

Mashed Potatoes or French Fries?
I couldn’t live without French Fries.

Comedy or Drama?
Comedy.

Go Out or Stay In?
Go out.

Fantasy or Reality?
Reality is way more interesting.

Call or Text?
Text.

Summer or Winter?
Summer, being cold isn’t fun.

Coffee or Tea?
Coffee for sure.

eBook or Paperback?
Paperback, I don’t own a single eBook.

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