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"4 STARS!... Gomez leaves the audience wanting more of that bravado" The List, United Kingdom Theatre LA Ovation Award – Best Featured Actress

Marga Gomez is the author/performer of eight solo plays: "Long Island Iced Latina", "Los Big Names", A Line Around The Block, Memory Tricks, Marga Gomez is Pretty, Witty & Gay, Jaywalker, The Twelve Days of Cochina and Proud and Bothered, which, along with her collaboration with Carmelita Tropicana on an erotic horror comedy Single Wet Female, have been produced nationally, internationally and in New York at The Public Theater, The 47th Street Theater, Performance Space 122, Dixon Place and La Mama.

She frequently collaborates with director David Schweizer on her theater pieces. Marga is a Drama Desk award nominee and the winner of the GLAAD Media Award for Off-Broadway Theater, Theater LA’s Ovation Award for “Best Featured Actress,” New York’s Hola Award for “Best Solo Performance.” Marga’s acting credits include roles in the Off Broadway and national companies of The Vagina Monologues working alongside Rita Moreno, Vicki Lawrence, Lisa Ling and Jo Beth Williams.

Selections from Gomez’s work have been published in several anthologies including Extreme Exposure (TCG Books), HOWL (Crown Press), Out Loud & Laughing (Anchor Books), Contemporary Plays by American Women of Color (Routledge) When I Knew (Harper-Collins) and Out of Character (Bantam Books.) Three of Marga’s plays; "Long Island Iced Latina", "Proud and Bothered" and Los Big Names are available now for booking

 

Long Island Iced Latina

 

2009 Hola Award –Best Solo play  (New York)

Marga Gomez’s new play Long Island Iced Latina is a fired-up comedy for the dork in every Latino and the Latino in every dork. Award winning comedienne Marga Gomez first recounts the cultural confusion and chronic virginity that she experienced as the only brown girl in a white high school. Then she switches gears to deliver an intoxicating manifesto for Latinos who can’t speak Spanish, suck at Salsa, and suffer from Blonditis. “We’re everywhere.” Gomez claims “And we vote!” In 2009 Long Island Iced Latina was presented to full houses at Miami’s South Beach Comedy Festival, New York’s Teatro Stagefest, The National Hispanic Cultural Center in New Mexico, Chicago Museum of Modern Art, Princeton, Cornell and Loyola College. Winner of 2009 Hola Award “Best Solo Performance”

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Proud and Bothered

 

2005 GLAAD Media Award Off-Off Broadway

 

A professional Gay Pride emcee takes the Walk Of Shame through her sexual backstreets in this award winning comedy tell-all. Marga Gomez shares her improper encounters with a sociapathic New Jersey housewife, a public access television personality, and a seductive but fragile statue. Based on actual misguided events during one very long Pride month. “Proud and Bothered” premiered in New York at La Mama Theater under its original title “Marga Gomez’s Intimate Details” and was directed by David Schweizer. This show was named one of the “Top five performances in Gay Theater” by Ada Calhoun, New York Magazine. In 2006 “Proud and Bothered” played in an extended sold out run in San Francisco at Theatre Rhinoceros. In May 2010 it gets new life at San Francisco’s New Conservatory Theater Center.

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Los Big Names

 

2006 Drama Desk Award Nominee

Showcasing Gomez’s signature blend of hilarious storytelling, spirited physicality, and emotional muscle this autobiographical play is set in two eras: the New York Latin show business world of the ‘60s and Hollywood in the ‘90s. It follows the lives of an unconventional Latino family of three pursuing their dreams of fame and fortune. Ms. Gomez portrays her mom, dad, the bodega busybody, Queen Latifah, Kathleen Turner and all of the vivid characters in this wild but true tale interweaving a moving family saga with an all-out skewering of celebrity. Los Big Names has been presented at The Kennedy Center and Off Broadway at the Puerto Rican Travelling Theater Company. The Washington Post says "Los Big Names" is a sweet and saucy riff on life on the outer edge of the spotlight by a woman who knows that foggy territory.”

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