Carmen Aguirre is a Vancouver-based, multiple-award-winning theatre artist and author who has written and co-written twenty-five plays, including The Trigger, The Refugee Hotel, and Blue Box. Her first book, the critically acclaimed Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, won CBC Canada Reads in 2012 and is a #1 national bestseller. Her second book, Mexican Hooker #1 and My Other Roles Since the Revolution, comes out in April 2016, and is listed as one of the most anticipated books of the season by The Globe and Mail, The Ottawa Citizen, Quill & Quire, and 49th Shelf. Carmen has eighty film, TV, and stage acting credits, and is a Theatre of the Oppressed workshop facilitator. She is a graduate of Studio 58.