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Herbert Siguenza

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Actor, Playwright, Director & Producer

Herbert Siguenza is currently the Playwright in Residencefor the San Diego Repertory Theatre thanks to a generous grant from the AndrewW. Mellon Foundation.  Herbert is also afounding member of the performance group CULTURE CLASH. Along with RichardMontoya and Ric Salinas, Culture Clash is the most produced Latino theatertroupe in the United States.

Founded in San Francisco in 1984, Culture Clash hasperformed on the stages of America’s top regional theaters including the MarkTaper Forum, The Kennedy Center, The Arena Stage, The Alley Theatre, TheBerkeley Repertory, Yale Repertory, South Coast Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, SanDiego Rep, and Syracuse Stage, The Huntington Stage and countless universities and colleges.

Mr. Siguenza has co-written, and or performed in the followingCulture Clash plays: Bordertown Now, American Night (Commissioned by Oregon ShakespeareFestival), Palestine New Mexico, Water and Power, Chavez Ravine (all three commissioned by the Mark Taper Forum) , Peace (Commissioned by The GettyVilla), Zorro in Hell! (Commissioned by the Berkeley Rep), The Birds(Commissioned by the Berkeley Rep and South Coast Rep), Bordertown(commissioned by the San Diego Rep), Radio Mambo, Nuyorican Stories, Anthems,S.O.S., A Bowl of Beings, The Mission and others.

As a solo writer and performer Mr. Siguenza has produced Cantinflas! , A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, Steal Heaven , El Henry (Best newplay San Diego Critics Circle Award 2014), Manifest Destinitis, Beachtown and Bad Hombres/Good Wives.

Mr. Siguenza is also an accomplished visual artist and has exhibited both nationally and internationally. He has a BFA in printmaking fromthe California College of Arts, Oakland, California.  TV and Film credits: Ben Ten Alien Swarm fort he Cartoon Network, Larry Crowne feature film directed by Tom Hanks. His voice was prominently featured in Pixar’s 2017 Oscar winning animation feature, Coco.