Irma Herrera

WHY WOULD I MISPRONOUNCE MY OWN NAME?

Written & Performed by Irma Herrera
Developed with David Ford
Directed by Rebecca Fisher

October 25 – December 8 | San Francisco
Thursdays at 8pm | Saturdays at 5pm

No Show: November 22

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Show Description

What’s in a name? A minefield of misplaced notions – comical, sad, demeaning. Irma’s observations from the front-lines, notes from American history, and laugh out-loud humor allow us to consider what it will take for all of us to get along.

Special Talkbacks

Thursday, October 25: “The Role of Art in promoting Social Justice” with Rinku Sen, author, activist, thinker, and former publisher of Colorlines.

Saturday, October 27: “How Technology Can help Us Learn ‘Difficult’ Names” with Praveen Shanbhag, Founder of Name Coach (name-coach.com), a software that enables individuals to record their names and append digital links to social media and email.

Thursday, November 1: “Implicit (Unconscious) Bias, What It Is and How We Can Reduce the Impact of Our Biases” with Christopher Bridges, Attorney for The Equal Justice Society.

Saturday, November 3: “Naming Your Baby: What’s the Law Got to Say About It?” with Carlton Larson, University of California, David Law Professor and author of Naming Baby: The Constitutional Dimensions of Parental Naming Rights

Thursday, November 8: “Wherever There’s a Fight: How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers & poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California” with Elaine Elinson and Stan Yogi, authors of Whenever There’s a Fight.

Saturday, November 10: “National Origin and Race Discrimination in Employment” with Bill Tamayo, (appearing in his personal capacity) who  is the District Director of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Artist Biography

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. Her solo play Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name? sheds light and throws shade on our prejudices and assumptions.

Show Info

Tickets: $20 – $35 sliding scale | $55 and $100 Reserved Seating
October 25 – December 8 | San Francisco Studio Theater
Dark Night: November 22
Thursdays at 8pm | Saturdays at 5pm
70 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 14+ | Please do not bring infants to the show

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  • October 25, 2018 8:00 PMWhy Would I Mispronounce My Own Name 10-25-18 (SF)
  • October 27, 2018 5:00 PMWhy Would I Mispronounce My Own Name 10-27-18 (SF)
  • November 1, 2018 8:00 PMWhy Would I Mispronounce My Own Name 11-01-18 (SF)
  • November 3, 2018 5:00 PMWhy Would I Mispronounce My Own Name 11-03-18 (SF)
  • November 8, 2018 8:00 PMWhy Would I Mispronounce My Own Name 11-08-18 (SF)
  • November 10, 2018 5:00 PMWhy Would I Mispronounce My Own Name 11-10-18 (SF)
  • November 15, 2018 8:00 PMWhy Would I Mispronounce My Own Name 11-15-18 (SF)
  • November 17, 2018 5:00 PMWhy Would I Mispronounce My Own Name 11-17-18 (SF)
  • November 24, 2018 5:00 PMWhy Would I Mispronounce My Own Name 11-24-18 (SF)
  • November 29, 2018 8:00 PMWhy Would I Mispronounce My Own Name 11-29-18 (SF)
  • December 1, 2018 5:00 PMWhy Would I Mispronounce My Own Name 12-01-18 (SF)
  • December 6, 2018 8:00 PMWhy Would I Mispronounce My Own Name 12-06-18 (SF)
  • December 8, 2018 5:00 PMWhy Would I Mispronounce My Own Name 12-08-18 (SF)
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