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Irma Mayorga

Chicanx theatermaker & scholar

A native of San Antonio, Texas, Irma Mayorga is a Chicanx scholar/theatermaker. 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, theater by women, and Chicanx/Latinx expressive culture.

Call to Action, Academics!
Essay

Call to Action, Academics!

#HigherEdHireArtists

8 June 2020

Olga Sanchez, Juliette Carrillo, Jamie Gahlon, and Armando Huipe issue a call to action: for people currently employed in higher education to leverage their privilege toward maximum paid opportunities for independent artists in the coming academic year.

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 Latinx 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
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Series

Ignited

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