If society keeps pronouncing your name wrong, write a play! | KALW

If society keeps pronouncing your name wrong, write a play!

Jun 20, 2016

Ever since high school, people have pronounced Irma Herrera’s name wrong. When she'd correct their pronunciation, they'd ask where she was from, as if it was a foreign name. “I’m a fifth generation South Texan,” she’d say.

Herrera’s new one woman play, “Tell Me Your Name”, explores her struggle with people’s perception of her over time and her identity in multicultural America. Herrera spoke with KALW’s Hana Baba about the play. 

 

Click the audio player above to listen to the interview. 

 

You can see “Tell Me Your Name” on June 25 and 26th at the Marin Art and Garden Center. Details here.