As Americans, when we think about the 60s, we often generalize the time with thoughts of flower children, Timothy Leary, and protests over the war in Vietnam. However, the power of these changing times were not limited to the U.S., instead they had powerful effects across the world, and Criaturas Salvajes takes a look at the way these times affected the life of the youth in Mexico.
The play, which was chosen out of several hundred submissions, was performed at the VI Festival of Theater in Guadalajara. Mac played the leading role of ‘The Professor’, a progressive thinker who, despite the judgments of his contemporaries, remained faithful to his students offering them fervent support during the confusing times brought on by both the 60s, and the transition from adolescence to adulthood.
In the play Tastoanes, which was created by Martin de la Torre Vega and directed by Enrique Martinez, Mac plays the starring role of ‘Santo Santiago’, who is known outside of Spanish speaking countries as ‘Saint James’, the historical icon who spread Christianity across Spain, Mexico, and several other surrounding countries in South America. The production, which was held at two of the most celebrated and renowned theaters in Jalisco, the ‘Teatro Degollado’ and the ‘Teatro Galerias’, was performed in front of more than 2,000 people during a major historical celebration organized by the US/Mexico Sister Cities Association (USMSCA).
Aside from Mac’s work in the theater, he has also been in numerous films in the U.S., including the The Call, Graduation, and The Hunted. He also recently completed a pilot called The Failures, which was produced for HBO Access by Joe Ferris Films Inc.
For someone so young, Mac has quite an extensive repertoire under his belt and shows no sign of stopping.