2020 Siminovitch Prize Finalist

Carmen Aguirre


Aguirre’s a vibrant, no-nonsense, innovative artist who beautifully and generously demonstrates the power of radical resistance through dance, music, and developing deeper connections to our bodies, broken tailbone and all. The Georgia Straight
Last updated: November 3, 2020

Carmen Aguirre is an award-winning theatre artist and author who has written and co-written  more than 25 plays, including Chile Con Carne, The Refugee Hotel, The Trigger, Blue BoxBroken Tailbone, and Anywhere But Here, as well as the international bestseller and #1 in  Canada, Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter (winner of CBC Canada Reads  2012), and its bestselling sequel, Mexican Hooker #1 and My Other Roles Since the Revolution.  Carmen is currently writing an adaptation of Euripides’ Medea for Vancouver’s Rumble Theatre,  and Moliere’s The Learned Ladies for Toronto’s Factory Theatre. She is a Core Artist at Electric Company Theatre and a co-founding member of the Canadian Latinx Theatre Artist Coalition  (CALTAC). She has more than 80 film, TV, and stage acting credits, including her award-winning  lead role in the Canadian premiere of Stephen Adley Guirgis’ The Motherfucker with the Hat, and her Leo-nominated lead performance in the independent feature film Bella Ciao!. She is a  graduate of Studio 58. 

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