Las Cruces, NM 10/7
Taking My Show to the Land of Enchantment
My big news is that I'll be performing Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name? in Las Cruces, New Mexico, at The Black Box Theater on Sunday, October 7th: 2 pm and 7 pm. If you have friends, family, or colleagues, in either Las Cruces or El Paso, please let them know by forwarding on this email. I’d be most grateful. They can learn more about my show and watch what folks are saying about it by visiting my website: irmadherrera.com.
I'm interested in connecting with social justice activists in Las Cruces as I'd like to invite some to participate in talkbacks after each of the two shows. So do point me in that direction if you know folks doing this important work. Gracias.
Working on Two Different Shows
It’s been a really busy and productive summer. I’ve been working on two separate shows: my one-woman show, Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name? and a second solo play, titled I Want To Sell Democracy, that is part of the Times Unseen Project, a group effort described in a pervious blog. In the Democracy show, I portray a first-year social studies HS teacher from Corpus Christi, Texas, that I have been interviewing over the past 18-months as she was launching a new career. Prior to getting her teacher credential she had spent a decade working in the world of social justice and political activism. I'll be doing the next performances of the Democracy show at the Times Unseen Theater Festival, at The SF Marsh Theater, the weekend of October 19-21, 2018, along with some 20 other performers who will bring a variety of stories to the stage that are based on interviews we've been doing with everyday Americans around the country.
San Francisco Run -- October 25 - December 8, 2018
Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name? opens on October 25th at The Marsh Theater in San Francisco, for a seven-week run. Tickets are now on sale at: https://themarsh.org/mispronounce-my-name/irma-herrera/
There will be two shows each week, Thursdays at 8 pm and Saturdays at 5 pm. I have already lined up an exciting list of Talkback speakers after each show, among them prominent civil rights lawyers, law professors, social justice activists and artists, who will speak on topics related to the assault on civil rights in the Trump Era. I will be highlighting the speakers and topics in future blogs.