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When Irma Herrera gives her name its correct Spanish pronunciation, some people assume she’s a foreigner. She’s not.
The proud Chicana claims her identities as Mexican and American, and she speaks both of her native languages: Spanish and English.
This play is one woman’s journey from a small segregated South Texas town to multicultural California.
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.
Born and raised in South Texas, Irma worked three decades as a San Francisco civil rights lawyer and as a journalist.
Her one-hour one-woman show Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name? was on stage in San Francisco from late October 2018 through the end of January 2019.
Now showing in Downtown Berkeley, Irma sheds light and throws shade and asks all of us to examine our prejudices and assumptions. Learn more about Irma and the invited guests who will join her on-stage to discuss issues affecting the Latino community after her show at irmaherrera.com
When Irma Herrera gives her name its correct Spanish pronunciation, some people assume she’s a foreigner. She’s not. Irma proudly claims her Tejano roots and her Mexican and American identity as well as her native languages: Spanish and English. Irma worked three decades as a San Francisco civil rights lawyer and journalist.