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Irma Mayorga

A native of San Antonio, Texas, Irma Mayorga is a Chicana scholar/theatremaker and an Assistant Professor of Theater at Dartmouth College. Throughout her career, she has worked between academic, non-profit, and community based sectors of the arts. Her plays include Cascarones, which earned the Jane Chambers Playwriting Award and was selected for development at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Playwrights Conference. She is also author of The Panza Monologues, Second Edition with collaborator Virginia Grise. Her scholarship explores contemporary performance by US people of color, theatre by women, and Chicana/o/Latina/o expressive culture.  

Introducing Ignited
Essay

Introducing Ignited

Communiques from the LTC’s El Fuego initiative

24 October 2016

Irma Mayorga and Olga Sanchez introduce a new initiative from the Latina/o Theatre Commons championing scholarship around new Latinx plays.

Should Latina/o Roles Be Cast with Non-Latina/o Actors?
Essay

Should Latina/o Roles Be Cast with Non-Latina/o Actors?

6 December 2015

Playwrights Magdalena Gómez, Irma Mayorga, Marisela Treviño Orta, Elaine Romero, and Martín Zimmerman weigh in on casting practices in light of recent debates.

Ignited
Series

Ignited

Ignited is an occasional series that delivers on-the-ground communiques from the Latinx Theatre Commons’ (LTC) El Fuego initiative.