Irma Herrera's solo performance piece "Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?" weaves history and comedic insights into stories about names and sheds light and throws shade on our prejudices and assumptions. How open are we to seeing people who aren't white as equals? How welcoming are we of others who are different from us?
Herrera's five-month run of the show at The Marsh in San Francisco, a major home for developing works, played to sold-out houses and garnered glowing reviews from critics and everyday folks. Her post-show talkbacks tackle a range of topics including school to prison pipeline, the rights of transgender folks, and immigration policy.