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.
"Creative, clever, and critical, Irma Herrera's "Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?" addresses themes of identity, courage, and prejudice in ways that are relevant to America in 2019. In this one honest, charming, one-woman show, Irma embodies a variety of engaging characters through speech, song, images and the occasional dance."
- Sam Pasco, KXSF 102.5 FM