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Herbert Sigüenza as Pablo Picasso painting

Join us at BroadStage Santa Monica as writer, performer, and founding member of Culture Clash Herbert Sigüenza takes on the role of Picasso for L.A. Theatre Works’ A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, a sensational one-man show based on writings from Picasso himself. The show invites the audience to experience a weekend in Picasso’s private studio as he prepares to deliver six new works to a buyer on Monday morning. 

A Weekend with Pablo Picasso includes large scale video projections of the art being created, as well as historic images and text, making it an immersive and artistic experience you don’t want to miss. 

“there’s undeniable power in the presence of this creative genius, as embodied so convincingly by Sigüenza.” – San Diego Union Tribune


BroadStage continues its organizational initiative to be an accessible platform to experience art.

The Friday, March 15 performance will include English supertitles

The Saturday, March 16 performance will include Spanish supertitles.


Explore the various conversations and perspectives on Pablo Picasso by clicking here.

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"Sigüenza turns in an assured, charismatic and well-researched performance as the complicated Spanish expatriate who became the most influential artist of the 20th century. Sigüenza's secret weapon, however, is his talent as a painter in his own right. A lifelong admiration for Picasso led him to create the show, and his ability to paint credibly in his hero's style makes for a visual tour de force as the artworks come to life."

– Philip Brandes, The Los Angeles Times

To watch the video with audio descriptions click here

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”.

Theatre Sponsor:

Laurie and Bill Benenson

The Friday presentation of A Weekend with Pablo Picasso is made possible by generous gifts from Ruth Waddell and Eric Stockel & Amelia and Ralph Saltsman.