Alexis Rene Garcia - Teaching ARtist, Codman Academy Partnership, and August Wilson Monologue Competition
Alexis Rene Garcia, (he/him/his), Teaching Artist, Codman Academy Partnership and August Wilson Monologue Competition, professionally known as Naheem, has been an actor and theatre educator for more than twenty years. He grew up in Boston, arriving here from Cuba with his mother, grandmother and aunt in 1968. He is proudly bilingual (English and Spanish) and known for his deep, mellifluous voice. Naheem has worked extensively in the Northeast, including with The Huntington Theatre Company, Boston Youth Theatre, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Company One, Kennedy Library (Moakley Public Speaking Program), and New African Theatre Company. He is an adjudicator for Massachusetts Educational Theatre Guild. In recognition of his excellence as a theatre educator, he represented the Codman Square Neighborhood Development Corporation for NeighborWorks American and Community Leadership Institute in 2017. A member of AFTRA and SAG, Naheem has appeared in several prominent Hollywood-and independently-produced feature films. A selected list includes; The Sleepover (Netflix), Emma (Hallmark), Free Guy (Ryan Reynolds), Jungleland (Charlie Hunnam, Jessica Barden, Jack O’Connell), Equalizer2 (Denzel Washington), Daddy’s Home2 (Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Mel Gibson, John Lithgow), Joy (Jennifer Lawrence), Black Mass (Johnny Depp), The Proposal (Sandra Bullock, Ryan Reynolds), The Heat (Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy), Lift (Kerry Washington), Maiden Heist (Morgan Freeman, Christopher Waken, William H. Macy, Marsha Gay Harden), and Purge3 Election Year (Frank Grillo, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mykelti Williamson). His television work includes Showtime’s SMILF (Frankie Shaw and Rosie O’Donnell) and voice-over work and appearances in commercials for Subways, Dunkin Donuts and Visa. Naheem’s work has been lauded by his peers and he received the El Planeta Powermeter 100 (2014) and Sojourner Truth Award (2007). He completed the Aesthetic Education Immersion program with the Lincoln Center Summer Forum at Julliard in 2017. Naheem continues his path as an actor and theatre educator whose mission is to represent and encourage audiences and youth through his work.