Carmen Aguirre

Carmen Aguirre

Biography: 

Carmen Aguirre is a Vancouver-based theatre artist who has worked extensively in North and South America. She has written and co-written twenty-one plays, includingChile Con CarneThe TriggerThe Refugee Hotel, and Blue Box. Her non-fiction book,Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, was published in 2011 by Douglas & McIntyre in Canada and Granta/Portobello in the United Kingdom. It was nominated for British Columbia’s National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and the international Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction; was a finalist for the 2012 BC Book Prize; was selected by the Globe and MailQuill & Quire, and the National Post as one of the best books of 2011; was named Book of the Week by BBC Radio in the United Kingdom; won CBC Canada Reads 2012; and is a national bestseller. Aguirre has more than sixty film, TV, and stage acting credits and is a Theatre of the Oppressed workshop facilitator and an acting instructor at the Vancouver Film School. Aguirre is a graduate of Studio 58.