Cherríe Moraga

Cherríe Moraga, Playwright

Representative Plays:

The Mathematics of Love (2017) 
Digging Up the Dirt (2010) 
The Hungry Woman: A Mexican Medea (1995) 


Cherríe Moraga is an internationally recognized poet, playwright, essayist and memoirist.  As a playwright, she has received two Fund for New American Plays Awards, the NEA’s Playwrights’ Fellowship, as well as a Drama-logue and Critics Circle Award, and the Pen West Award.  She has published three volumes of plays: Heroes & Saints & Other Plays; The Hungry Woman/Heart of the Earth and, Watsonville/Circle in the Dirt. In 2017, Moraga premiered and directed her newest work, The Mathematics of Love at Brava Theater Center in San Francisco. For over twenty years, Moraga served as an Artist in Residence in the Department of Theater and Performance Studies at Stanford University. In 2017 she began her tenure as a Professor in the Department of English at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where she and Celia Herrera Rodríguez instituted Las Maestras: Center for Xicana Indigenous Thought and Art Practice. She is also a founding member of La Red Xicana Indígena, an advocacy network of Xicanas working in education, the arts, spiritual practice, and indigenous women’s rights. Recently, Moraga completed a new literary memoir entitled: Native County of the Heart published in Spring 2019.



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