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.