Irma Herrera

Writer. Solo Performer. Social Justice Activista.

Super excited to be back on stage with my first live solo performance since March 2020. And it’s a double-header. Fred Pitts and I are performing at the inaugural Mission Solo Series at Stage Werx Theater in San Francisco on Thursday, May 19th, 2022.


Join us for a thought-provoking evening with plenty of hearty laughs. One night only, you won’t want to miss it. Tickets here.



"Creative, clever, and critical . . . addresses themes of identity, courage, and prejudice in ways that are relevant to America today."

            ~Sam Pasco, KXSF 102.5 FM

Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?

One Woman Show

When Irma Herrera gives her name its correct Spanish pronunciation, some people assume she’s not a REAL American. Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name? is one woman’s journey from a small segregated South Texas town to California's multicultural mecca. What part of Irma’s identity is she asked to give up for the sake of fitting in and getting along? How can a simple introduction turn into a potential battle to be heard and seen? Weaving history and comedic insights into stories about names, this solo performer invites us to consider how open and welcoming we really are.

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