Carmen Aguirre is a Vancouver-based theatre artist and author. She has written and co-written twenty-five plays, including Blue Box, The Trigger, and The Refugee Hotel, and has eighty film, television, and stage acting credits. Her second memoir, Mexican Hooker #1 and My Other Roles Since the Revolution was published in April 2016 to outstanding reviews in Canada and the United Kingdom, and is a Globe and Mail bestseller. Her first book, the critically-acclaimed Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, won CBC Canada Reads 2012 and is a #1 national bestseller. Her short story Open Fire was recently published in The Irish Times, and her short story Our Lady of San Juan River was published in the Spring 2016 issue of Room magazine. She is currently working on three new plays, Anywhere But Here, Broken Tailbone, and The Trial of Tina Modotti. Carmen is the recipient of the Hispanic Business Alliance's 2014 Ten Most Influential Hispanics in Canada Award, Latincouver's 2014 Most Inspirational Latin Award, the 2014 Betty Mitchell Outstanding Actor Award for her work in Alberta Theatre Projects' The Motherfucker with The Hat, the 2012 Langara College Outstanding Alumna Award, the 2011 Union of B.C. Performers' Lorena Gale Woman of Distinction Award, and the 2002 New Play Centre Award for Best New Play, for The Refugee Hotel. Carmen is a graduate of Studio 58.