Paloma Sierra

Paloma Sierra

PALOMA SIERRA writes about displacement and alienation in the Latinx and Puerto Rican experience, and crafts stories aimed for the growing Hispanic population in the United States of America.

A writer with poetic and musical roots, Paloma has had her work developed by POETIC THEATER PRODUCTIONS, NUYORICAN POETS CAFE, and CARNEGIE MELLON'S SCHOOL OF DRAMA; and has been published in BRIDGE:...
PALOMA SIERRA writes about displacement and alienation in the Latinx and Puerto Rican experience, and crafts stories aimed for the growing Hispanic population in the United States of America.

A writer with poetic and musical roots, Paloma has had her work developed by POETIC THEATER PRODUCTIONS, NUYORICAN POETS CAFE, and CARNEGIE MELLON'S SCHOOL OF DRAMA; and has been published in BRIDGE: THE BLUFFTON UNIVERSITY JOURNAL, PERSEPHONE'S DAUGHTERS and SAMPSONIA WAY. Also a filmmaker, Paloma has contributed to short independent films such as FUCK BIRTHDAYS (Lighting Design), NICE GIRL (Art Direction, Set Decoration), (IN)ALIENABLE (Production Design) and TEACHING YOURSELF HOW TO DIE FAST (Art Direction, Set Decoration). Paloma holds a BHA in Creative Writing and Drama from CARNEGIE MELLON, and is currently pursuing an MFA in Dramatic Writing from the same institution.

Paloma hopes to pursue a career in writing for the stage, and establish herself as a writer of choreopoems, musical theatre and opera.

Find more information about Paloma at pasierra.com

Plays

  • almost native or BuT yOuR eNgLiSh Is So GoOd!
    A choreopoem inspired by the phrase BuT yOuR eNgLiSh Is So GoOd!
  • Cola'o
    Two lovers – each with contrary opinions about Puerto Rican national identity – uncover how to prepare “authentic” coffee.

    A bilingual play with music (trova).

    Scripts fully in Spanish and/or English are available upon request.
  • diásPoRa
    A play with music (trova) examining Puerto Rican identity and its evolution during the Hispanic-American War, hurricane María, and the present time.

    Through three different acts, "diásPoRa" questions different perspectives regarding Puerto Rican national identity, while juxtaposing each to pivotal moments in Puerto Rican history, such as the Hispanic-American War, hurricane María, and...
    A play with music (trova) examining Puerto Rican identity and its evolution during the Hispanic-American War, hurricane María, and the present time.

    Through three different acts, "diásPoRa" questions different perspectives regarding Puerto Rican national identity, while juxtaposing each to pivotal moments in Puerto Rican history, such as the Hispanic-American War, hurricane María, and the present Puerto Rican Diaspora. Correspondingly, the play depicts three distinct narratives: (1) A family finds itself separated between ideologies as they must choose between either their Puerto Rican or Hispanic heritage during the Hispanic-American war; (2) A crew wavers between staying together, parting ways or sacrificing themselves in the face of an imminent deluge; and (3) Two lovers – each with contrary opinions about Puerto Rican national identity – uncover how to prepare “authentic” coffee.

    Scripts fully in Spanish and/or English are available upon request.
  • Fuga
    In the face of an imminent deluge, a crew wavers between staying together, parting ways or sacrificing themselves. When storms hit, what is to find our homes broken, distanced, and displaced?

    A play with music (trova) that can be performed in Spanish, English, or a combination of both.
  • Wanna Pizza Me?
    For one night only, Squirell Hill's legendary pizza rivals—Pineo’s and Costello’s—get together to decide who has the best pizza in Pittsburgh once and for all! Are they bready to leave their hard-feelings behind, or will another one bite the crust? Joined by your host, famous New York Times food critic Jack Wittmann, Pineo’s and Costello’s will—for the first time ever!—share their secret family recipes for...
    For one night only, Squirell Hill's legendary pizza rivals—Pineo’s and Costello’s—get together to decide who has the best pizza in Pittsburgh once and for all! Are they bready to leave their hard-feelings behind, or will another one bite the crust? Joined by your host, famous New York Times food critic Jack Wittmann, Pineo’s and Costello’s will—for the first time ever!—share their secret family recipes for audiences to taste. Who will you choose as the best pizza in town?
  • The Monkey's Paw
    An adaptation of W. W. Jacobs’s "The Monkey’s Paw," a story of a family that discovers a monkey’s paw with the magical power to grant three wishes.

    The play employs Dark Theatre’s storytelling tools to explore how the integration of sensorial stimuli can serve horror narratives.