Adrian C. Mejia was a full-time, very busy, incredibly talented artist. He was asked to write bio’s often. Here are some of the bios Adrian wrote for himself.
June 2, 2010
Adrian Mejia is originally from Riverside, California. He earned his BA in Theater from Humboldt State University in 2003, and received his MFA in Ensemble Based Physical Theater from Dell’Arte International in 2006. Adrian has toured with the Dell’Arte Company, The San Francisco Mime Troupe, Clowns Without Borders, and Teatro Pachuco. He is a mask maker, an educator, and a lover of food and music.
March 3, 2010
First of all, I love to eat, all kinds of food, and to aid this love I posses a high metabolism and athletic build. So, for the time being, I can get away with eating just about anything I want. I am a charismatic, easy going, lover of people and conversation, of learning and finding new places. I believe that travel is one of the best schools in the world. You can never take much more than yourself with you and that kind of experience builds character. I grew up with food around at all times. My parents grew up poor and have worked their way up during my lifetime. The one promise my mother made to herself, when it came time for her to start her own family, was to always have food around, to spare no expense on this basic necessity. My mother is the best cook in the family, a large family near seventy strong, just on my mother’s side. Whenever a big event came up, be it a wedding or a funeral, a baptism or some other familial celebration, my mother, and consequently my brothers and I, would cook for a few hundred people.
Food is life. It’s one thing we all have to do, eat. And with food comes stories, celebration, tradition, that exchange of comfort and nutrition akin to song and dance.
January 20, 2009
Originally from the smoggy Southern California city of Riverside, Adrian Cervantes Mejia spent seven years living intermittently in Humboldt County, before landing in his happy San Francisco home. He earned his B. A. from Humboldt State University and his M. F. A. in Ensemble Based Physical Theater from Dell’Arte International. Having toured up and down the West coast with The Dell’Arte Players Company as a guest artist and ensemble member, traversed the jungles of Chiapas Mexico with Clowns Without Borders, and performed in street festivals throughout Northern Europe with Teatro Pachuco, Adrian is happy to have a plethora of work opportunities close to home. He joined the San Francisco Mime Troupe for their summer tour last year, and is presently a teaching artist with their Youth Theater Project. Adrian is currently developing new work, in the vein of mask-character and the eccentric-clown, under the Climate Theater’s Artists in Residency program, and will be offering workshops to supplement his creative journey.
Adrian Cervantes Mejia died in a hit and run in Brooklyn, NY on June 29th, 2010. He was 29 years old. The driver was never found and has yet to come forward. His case was closed by the NYPD in January of 2011. He is survived by his father, mother, three brothers, fiancée, eight nieces and nephews, a very large and loving family, and a legacy beyond measure.