Michael Garcés

Michael John Garcés is the artistic director of Cornerstone Theater Company, a community-engaged ensemble based in Los Angeles. Most recently at Cornerstone he directed What Happens Next by Naomi Iizuka, a play about trauma and recovery created in residence with veterans in San Diego, and is developing Native Nation with Larissa FastHorse working in collaboration with Native American communities in Arizona.  



  • Working With/In Communities: Modeling Decolonized Practices
    Director Megan Sandberg-Zakian talks with representatives of organizations which are intentionally working towards decolonized practices.
  • Interview with Michael Garcés
    P. Carl interviews Michael Garcés, Artistic Director of Cornerstone Theater, about their touring production California: The Tempest , which revisits ten California communities that were part of ten year’s of Institute Summer Residencies.