InsideOut presented by Vanderbilt University

InsideOut Lunchtime Preview: Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?

Lunchtime Preview: Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?

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DATE: February 9, 2023, at 11:30 a.m.

LOCATION: TPAC's Johnson Theater



Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m.
Preview is from Noon – 1:00 p.m.

A free box lunch will be provided for the first 200 people to RSVP. 

Join us for a preview of Irma Herrera’s one-woman show, Why Would I Mispronounce My Own Name?, a mashup of personal narrative, lessons in American history, and stories about respecting people’s names - even when they don’t sound like “real” American names.

We’ll see excerpts of the show and learn about its creation from the playwright and actor. Herrera is a Mexican-American who left a segregated South Texas town, became a civil rights lawyer, and now performs nationwide. Her political commentary about life in the United States is shared with humor and warmth, and by weaving history and comedic insights into stories about names, this solo performer asks us to consider how open and welcoming we really are.