Magdalena Gómez

Magdalena Gómez is an award-winning performance poet, playwright, actor, teaching artist, and workshop facilitator. Her writing for performance series; Writing from the Belly, which she created, and facilitated for women for over a decade at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, launched the now yearly student performance of Body Politics. Gómez was also on the faculty of New WORLD Theater’s 2050 Project for several years. Her plays and performance poems have been produced and read in venues such as: INTAR; Pregones Theater; the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater; Boston, Playwright's Theater; HERE; Ko Festival; Mendenhall Center for the Performing Arts; BING Arts Center; Factory Theater; BAAD!; Engelmann Recital Hall; Lark Playwright’s Development Lab, among others. Her arts grants include: the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures; the Massachusetts Cultural Council; Arts International; and an NEA Master Artist Award from Pregones Theater. Gómez is the co-founder and artistic director of Teatro V!da, the first Latin@ theater in Springfield, Massachusetts, and founder of the Ferocious Women’s Group, giving venue to the voices of women and girls through writing and performance training. For ten years, she performed nationally as a jazz poet with the late baritone saxophonist, Fred Ho. She is the author of Shamless Women (Red Sugercane Press 2014).

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