Carmen Aguirre (Playwright & Performer)

Carmen has written and co-written twenty-five plays, including Chile Con Carne, The Trigger, The Refugee Hotel, and Blue Box. She is currently writing a new play entitled Anywhere But Here and is the author of two bestselling memoirs: Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter and Mexican Hooker #1 and My Other Roles Since the Revolution. Carmen is the recipient of the Hispanic Business Alliance’s 2014 Ten Most Influential Hispanics in Canada Award, Latincouver’s 2014 Most Inspirational Latin Award, the 2014 Betty Mitchell Outstanding Actor Award for her work in Alberta Theatre Projects’ The Motherfucker with The Hat, the 2012 Langara College Outstanding Alumna Award, the 2011 Union of B.C. Performers’ Lorena Gale Woman of Distinction Award, and the 2002 New Play Centre Award for Best New Play, for The Refugee Hotel. Carmen is a graduate of Studio 58. She has over eighty film, tv, and stage acting credits. www.carmenaguirre.ca

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