Herbert Sigüenza is currently the Playwright in Residence for the San Diego Repertory Theatre thanks to a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Herbert is a founding member of the Chicanx/Latinx performance group CULTURE CLASH celebrating 36 years in the American theatre. For over twenty years, Herbert and Culture Clash created a series of plays based off oral histories of immigrant residents from different cities and neighborhoods throughout America. Their collectively created plays include A Bowl of Beings, Chavez Ravine, Culture Clash in AmeriCCA and American Night.
As a solo writer and performer, Herbert Sigüenza has produced Cantinflas! , A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, Steal Heaven, El Henry (Best new play San Diego Critics Circle Award 2014), Manifest Destinitis, Beachtown and Bad Hombres/Good Wives for the San Diego Rep. He is currently writing a play about the 1970 community takeover of Chicano Park in San Diego’s Logan Heights district.
Herbert Sigüenza is also an accomplished visual artist and has exhibited both nationally and internationally. He has a BFA in printmaking from the California College of Arts, Oakland, California. TV and Film credits: “Ben Ten Alien Swarm” for the Cartoon Network, “Larry Crowne” feature film directed by Tom Hanks. His voice was prominently featured in Pixar’s 2017 Oscar winning animation feature, “Coco”.