Carmen Aguirre is a Vancouver-based, multiple-award-winning theatre artist and author who has written and co-written twenty-five plays, including The Trigger, The Refugee Hotel and Blue Box. She is currently working on three new plays: Anywhere But Here, The Trial of Tina Modotti and Broken Tailbone. Her first book, the critically acclaimed Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter, won CBC Canada Reads in 2012 and is a #1 national bestseller. Carmen has eighty film, TV and stage acting credits, and is a Theatre of the Oppressed workshop facilitator. She is a graduate of Studio 58.