Carmen Aguirre is a Vancouver-based theater artist and screen actor who has worked extensively throughout North and South America. She organizes Theatre of the Oppressed workshops and teaches in the acting department at the Vancouver Film School. Her 2011 autobiography, Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, is an award-winning bestseller.
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About the Author
Her first 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 and is now available in Finland and Holland, in translation. It is being published in the United States in the fall of 2012 by Douglas & McIntyre. Something Fierce was nominated for the B.C. National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction, the international Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, was a finalist for the 2012 BC Book Prize, was selected by the Globe and Mail, Quill & 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 #1 national bestseller.
Aguirre has over sixty film, TV, and stage acting credits, is a Theatre of the Oppressed workshop facilitator, and an instructor in the acting department at Vancouver Film School. She received the Union of B.C. Performers’ 2011 Lorena Gale Woman of Distinction Award, will receive the 2012 Langara College Outstanding Alumnae Award, and has been nominated for the Jessie Richardson Theatre Award, the Dora Mavor Moore Award, and the prestigious Siminovitch Prize. Aguirre is a graduate of Studio 58.