Herbert Sigüenza is a founding member of Culture Clash, the most prominent Chicano/Latino performance troupe in the country for the past 28 years. He is a contributor to Culture Clash: Life, Death and Revolutionary Comedy, which has been banned in Arizona. Culture Clash performances have been produced by the nation’s leading regional theatres including the Mark Taper Forum, Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and the Goodman Theatre in Chicago.
In his most recent performance, Sigüenza delves into Picasso’s private studio, “Le Californie” on the coast of France, for an intimate and revealing weekend. The play explores Picasso’s proclamations about ambition, destruction, creativity and art as an agent of social change.
Along with partners Richard Montoya and Ric Salinas, Sigüenza has performed and/or co-written: The Mission, A Bowl of Beings, S.O.S.-Comedy for These Urgent Times, Unplugged, Capra Clash, Radio Mambo: Culture Clash Invades Miami, Bordertown, The Birds, Nuyorican Stories, Anthology, Mission Magic Mystery Tour, Anthems: Culture Clash in the District, Chavez Ravine, Señor Discretion Himself, Culture Clash in AmeriCCa, Zorro in Hell, Water & Power, and Peace and Palestine New Mexico.
Sigüenza has a BFA in printmaking from the California College of Arts, Oakland. He wrote Private Eddie U.S.A.
for the youth CAL-ARTS program at the Redcat Theatre. He also co-wrote and directed Lost and Found
with students at UC Irvine Theatre Department. In his play, Cantinflas!
Sigüenza paid tribute to Mexico’s greatest film star.