"The Mermaid Who Learned How to Fly"

solo performance · sage siren productions · Ages 18+ · United States

one person show world premiere
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ENCI BOX certified reviewer June 07, 2014
Kyla did a wonderful job telling the story of THE MERMAID WHO LEARNED HOW TO FLY. Her show started at 10pm, which is late for me for a Friday as I had a very long day already but she bought lots of energy and charm to her character and her story that perked me up right away. She used her body, her voice, and just one scarf to make this one hour show interesting. Her story will stay with me for quite some time and I will make sure to keep all the fairies alive for future generations to come. :-)... full review
SHARI BARRETT certified reviewer June 07, 2014
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Kyla Garcia portrays dozens of characters in her amazing one-woman show. Besides her ability to totally transform herself moment to moment, sometimes presenting conversations with three people at once with each defined through both body and spirit, Kyla is also brilliant modern dancer and created scene breaks with soulful dance movement accompanied by voice over describing the scene. I was totally captivated throughout the hour long show. IT is a shame there are only a few chances to catch this piece during Fringe. Don't miss it. We all need to be reminded that only we can let go and fly towards our own dreams.... full review
BOB LEGGETT certified reviewer June 16, 2014
Garcia's storytelling ability is the stuff of legends, and her ease at slipping from one character to the next makes you want to sit, listen and watch her all day. But not only is she a brilliant actress but she is also a dancer, and intersperses her interpretive dance throughout the performance. Check out the rest of the review at Examiner.com. ... full review
TRACEY PALEO, GIA ON THE MOVE (OFFICIAL PRESS) gia on the move certified reviewer June 16, 2014
tagged as: Official Press
One of the biggest and loveliest surprises at Fringe this year. A vibrant and vivid performance. Read the official review: http://giaonthemove.com/2014/06/16/fringe-up-the-mermaid-who-learned-how-to-fly/... full review
SARAH TUFT certified reviewer June 18, 2014
Kyla Garcia's The Mermaid Who Learned To Fly is a one-woman show that’s part autobiography, part fairy tale and part performance art. It tells the tail (sic) of Victoria Valentin, a starry eyed dreamer who yearns to be a writer. Garcia, who both writes and performs, is a delight. As she reenacts scenes from her past, characters she met along the way come to life: a brash but insightful New Jersey psychic; a not-so-insightful therapist; and even both of her lovers. Garcia's comic timing is flawless, as are her acting chops. Her mother’s grief becomes as palpable as the tears steaming down her face. Victoria’s story is co-narrated by her Fairy, whose “heartbeat is tied to one human dreamer.” What her fairy encourages us to shout out mid-perfor... full review
ERNEST KEARNEY http://www.workingauthor.com/ certified reviewer June 13, 2014
There is one performance that no amount of technique or RADA courses can really help with, and that’s the performance of one’s self. You can meet someone for the first time, hear them introduce themselves as an “actor” and know immediately – no. They lack what dancers call “pop”. There’s no art, no style, no….”pop” about them. How can you assume that anyone would care to see your “production”, when the grand performance of who you are is flatter than a slow hedgehog on a busy freeway? The artist performs whether on a stage or before a bathroom mirror brushing their pearly whites; the artist’s breathes passion on their every breath. Every moment in their presence is a concert, a recital, time in their company doesn’t simply pass it par... full review