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© 2016 Irma Herrera

Irma Herrera

Writer. Solo Performer. Social Justice Activista.

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.

Two shows just added to round-out 2019 performances. My first South Bay appearances will be at MACLA (Movimiento de Cultura y Arte Latino Americana) in Downtown San Jose on Friday and Saturday, November 15-16. Student tickets $10 ($15 at door) and general admission is $20 ($25 at the door). Hope to see you there. 

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Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?