Director Biography – Edgar García (THE GUST)

LGBT Toronto Film Festival

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Born and raised in Puerto Rico, Edgar is a UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television alumni. During his years as an actor, Edgar has worked with several theater companies across the USA, including LATEA in NY and the Denver Center Theater Company. He has written and directed a couple of television series in PR, premiered several spanish language versions of well-known theater pieces and most recently directed the awaited revival of the classic Latin American musical La Verdadera Historia de Pedro Navaja, as well as the first bilingual version of Lisa Loomer’s Living Out (Casa Ajena). As a writer, in 2016 Edgar received the IBEREX, a Spain Education and Culture Ministry Grant to become part of the Einstein created Residencia de Estudiantes in Madrid and worked with IBERMEDIA to develop a full-length script (Lovely) about political corruption and human trafficking in the Caribbean. Edgar’s short film “La Ráfaga (The…

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