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Artist in Residence

Artist in Residence

2022-2023 Current Residency

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2022-2023 Current Residency

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Herbert Siguenza

2022-2023 Arts Alive Artist SDSU In Residence


Culminating Event

Each Arts Alive Artist in Residence must design and produce an original creative event on campus that embodies themes of social justice. 

Herbert is currently planning to create and produce an original satirical television show. He is currently seeking students, faculty, and staff who want to get involved in every creative element of its development and production. For updates on how to get involved, registration is available online. 

Artist Talk

Herbert's Artist Talk took place on Wednesday, September 28, 2022, at the Donald P. Shiley Bioscience Center. 

He discussed his 35 years of work in theatre, film, and television, focusing on how his unique perspective shaped his professional journey and how the pandemic forced him to think out of the box. Herbert also led an audience Q&A session and conversation about which critical social issues the SDSU community would like to see discussed on campus. This conversation will inform the development of a satirical television show to be created with SDSU students across the University.

A recording of the Artist Talk will be available online shortly.


Herbert is a founding member of the performance group CULTURE CLASH. Along with Richard Montoya and Ric Salinas, Culture Clash is the most produced Latino theater troupe in the United States. Founded in San Francisco in 1984, Culture Clash has performed on the stages of America’s top regional theaters including the Mark Taper Forum, The Kennedy Center, The Arena Stage, The Alley Theater, The Berkeley Repertory, Yale Repertory, South Coast Rep, La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego Rep, and Syracuse Stage, The Huntington Stage and countless universities and colleges. Mr. Siguenza has co-written, and or performed in the following Culture Clash plays: Bordertown Now, American Night (Commissioned by Oregon Shakespeare Festival) ,Palestine New Mexico, Water and Power, Chavez Ravine (all three commissioned by the Mark Taper Forum) , Peace (Commissioned by The Getty Villa), Zorro in Hell! (Commissioned by the Berkeley Rep), The Birds (Commissioned by the Berkeley Rep and South Coast Rep), Bordertown (commissioned by the San Diego Rep), Radio Mambo, Nuyorican Stories, Anthems, S.O.S., A Bowl of Beings, The Mission and others.

As a solo writer and performer Mr. Siguenza has produced Cantinflas! , A Weekend with Pablo Picasso, Steal Heaven , El Henry (Best new play San Diego Critics Circle Award 2014), Manifest Destinitis, Beachtown and Bad Hombres/Good Wives.

Herbert is also an accomplished visual artist and has exhibited both nationally and internationally. He has a BFA in printmaking from the California College of Arts, Oakland, California. TV and Film credits: Ben Ten Alien Swarm for the Cartoon Network, Larry Crowne feature film directed by Tom Hanks. His voice was prominently featured in Pixar’s 2017 Oscar winning animation feature, Coco.