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Magdalena Gómez


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Magdalena Gómez is an award winning, prominent figure of the Puerto Rican Literary movement, known as a playwright, teaching artist, lyricist, essayist and performance poet. Her work is featured in curriculums throughout the U.S. and abroad. Ms. Gómez has performed in venues which include: Lincoln Center, The Brooklyn Academy of Music, Smith College, Boston University, The Massachusetts State House, New WORLD Theater, the Puerto Rican Studies Association National Conference in Puerto Rico, and Vanderbilt University, among many others. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications and anthologies, such as The Los Angeles times, Tea Party Magazine, The Massachusetts Review, Latino Boom, the Berkshire Review, upstreet Journal, Palabra, among many others. Upcoming publications include, OtheRicans anthology, edited by Aurora Levins-Morales, and Breaking Ground: Anthology of Puerto Rican Women Writers in New York 1980-2010, edited by Dr. Myrna Nieves. Her plays have been produced off-Broadway, as well as other venues throughout the United States. In 2008, she was the recipient of a national award from the Black Women Playwright’s group in Washington, D.C. for her life-long contributions to the U.S. theater. Ms. Gómez is a regular collaborator with Fred Ho and her work will be included on his upcoming album with his Green Monster Big Band, which recently premiered at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Pregones Theater of New York City, has nominated Ms. Gómez for a National Endowment for the Arts American Masterpieces series residency award for 2010-2011. Her archives have been selected for inclusion in the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center, University of Connecticut, Storrs. Ms Gómez is currently the Co-founder and Artistic Director of Teatro V!da, the first latina theater in the history of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Firehouse 12 Performances

Caliente! Circle Around the Sun Friday, March 26, 2010, 10:00p

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