Paloma Sierra

Paloma Sierra

​I'm a Puerto Rican writer and translator of poetry, plays, screenplays, musical theatre books, and opera librettos.

Inaugural Emerging Poet Laureate of Allegheny County (2020), I am the recipient of a Puffin Grant (2018), and a finalist for Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Screenwriting Grant (2021) and City Theatre Miami National Short Play Award (2020). I have produced and developed plays,...
​I'm a Puerto Rican writer and translator of poetry, plays, screenplays, musical theatre books, and opera librettos.

Inaugural Emerging Poet Laureate of Allegheny County (2020), I am the recipient of a Puffin Grant (2018), and a finalist for Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Screenwriting Grant (2021) and City Theatre Miami National Short Play Award (2020). I have produced and developed plays, musicals, and operas with various companies, including Project Y Theatre Company, Theatre Now New York, Poetic Theater Productions, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, and White Snake Projects. My poetry and translations appear in Film Poetry Live, Bridge: The Bluffton University Journal, Persephone's Daughters, and Sampsonia Way Magazine. A writer and director, my videopoems have been screened in Spain, Germany, Denmark, and Puerto Rico, among other countries.

I am a graduate of Carnegie Mellon School of Drama’s Dramatic Writing MFA, and a member of Dramatists' Guild and New Play Exchange.

I am now available for writing commissions, feedback consultations, writing workshops, and artist talks. You can learn more about me, my work, and my creative services on my website: www.pasierra.com

You can also follow me on Social Media: @pasierra (Instagram) and @pasierrah (Twitter).

Plays

  • Close (But Not Too Close!)
    15-MIN MUSICAL: Not ready to meet your perfect someone in person just yet? Log on to CloseButNotTooClose.com to find the perfect date - but watch out for scammers!

    Book by Paloma Sierra
    Music by Dusty Sanders
    Lyrics by Julia Sonya Koyfman
  • BuT yOuR eNgLiSh Is So GoOd!
    5-MIN PLAY: A choreopoem inspired by the phrase BuT yOuR eNgLiSh Is So GoOd!
  • Cola'o: A Bilingual Trova
    10-MIN PLAY: Two lovers – each with contrary opinions about Puerto Rican national identity – uncover how to prepare “authentic” coffee.