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Cambria Herrera

Fourth-year MFA Directing Candidate


Cambria Lorene Herrera is a fourth-year MFA candidate from Garden Grove, California. Their queer, Xicanx identity is central to their practice and often brings them to leading cross-cultural theatrical experiences or community art events. All of their art rises from their core inspiration: queer and female artists of color from the past, present, and future. In Portland, Oregon they co-founded and facilitated The AGE Theatre Collective and mentorship program to empower the resiliency of female and non-binary theatre artists of color. UC San Diego Directing Credits: Fifty Boxes of Earth, In the Red and Brown Water, Queer Adaptation of Twelfth Night or What You Will, Dainty (staged reading), Meladi Thive and Her Words of Comfort (audio play), Town Hall (virtual). Select other credits include: World Premiere Adaptation of King Arthur at Long Beach Opera (Assistant Director), Yellow, Yellow, Yellow at Red Balloon Theatre Collective (Director and Co-producer), Romeo and Juliet at Penguin Productions (Director), Peter/Wendy at Bag&Baggage Productions (Tiger Lily), and As One at Portland Opera (Assistant Director), and The Balkan Women at George Fox University (Director, awarded Meritorious Achievement by Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, Region 7). Cambria is a graduate of George Fox University, where they earned their BA in Theatre.

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UCSD Credits

Fifty Boxes of Earth

In the Red and Brown Water

Short Shakes: Twelfth Night

Dainty (staged reading)

Meladi Thive and Her Words of Comfort (WNPF '21, audio play)

Town Hall (virtual)

Happy Birthday Mars Rover (Virtual Reading) 


BA in Theatre, George Fox University