Irma Herrera – SF


Written & Performed by Irma Herrera
Developed with David Ford
Directed by Rebecca Fisher
Character Development with Julia McNeal
Sound/Lightboard Operator: Lili Zakki & Jacque Bugler

February 3 – March 24 | San Francisco
Sundays at 2pm (entire run) | Saturdays at 5pm (starting March 2)


“Speaks volumes about the ingrained power structures in American society”-The Mercury News

“Delights us with the oft-tongue-in cheek ways she tells her stories”- The Theatre Eddy

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.

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.

Upcoming Talkbacks

February 3: Betty Reid Soskin is best known as the 97-year old Park Ranger for The Rosie The Riveter World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California. Betty is celebrated not just in the US, but internationally. , and in 2018 she was named one of Glamour Magazine’s Women of the Year. More at:

Show Info

Tickets: $20 – $35 sliding scale | $55 and $100 Reserved Seating
February 3 – March 24 | San Francisco Studio Theater
Sundays at 2pm (entire run) | Saturdays at 5pm (starting March 2)
60 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 14+ | Please do not bring infants to the show