Sara Guerrero

Sara Guerrero

SARA GUERRERO​, a Southern California native, is a professional versatile theatre artist whose mission is to model, share, and create theatre-making opportunities for and with her community. A CalArts alum, she has been recognized as one of the “People to Watch” by American Theatre Magazine, and “Best [Artistic] Director” and “Person of Interest” by OC WEEKLY. As the founding artistic director of Breath of...
SARA GUERRERO​, a Southern California native, is a professional versatile theatre artist whose mission is to model, share, and create theatre-making opportunities for and with her community. A CalArts alum, she has been recognized as one of the “People to Watch” by American Theatre Magazine, and “Best [Artistic] Director” and “Person of Interest” by OC WEEKLY. As the founding artistic director of Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble, an award-winning, Santa Ana-based group, she and the ensemble are ARTISTS-IN-RESIDENCE at Grand Central Arts Center of Cal State Fullerton, Ca. Under Guerrero’s leadership, the organization serves as an incubator for underrepresented voices in theater by providing programming and guidance in the art of storytelling. Full Bio teatroguerrero.com

Plays

  • Calzones Cagados
    An excerpt from Guerrero’s one woman show "Calzones Cagados," a coming of age tale of young Estrellita desperately searching for her missing “Johnnie,” her beloved purple bike. Through the tale’s twist and turns much is revealed of Estrellita, her hand-me-down saggy ​chonies​, a Mexican "Yoda" grandma, a homemade merkin, a secret addiction, marriage and divorce, weekends with dad, and much...
    An excerpt from Guerrero’s one woman show "Calzones Cagados," a coming of age tale of young Estrellita desperately searching for her missing “Johnnie,” her beloved purple bike. Through the tale’s twist and turns much is revealed of Estrellita, her hand-me-down saggy ​chonies​, a Mexican "Yoda" grandma, a homemade merkin, a secret addiction, marriage and divorce, weekends with dad, and much disappointment that all add up to a lot of family dysFUNction.
  • Canto de Anaheim
    "The result blends oral and journalistic history, original dialogue, a fourth wall-breaking narrator, mariachi, and original (even a dash of punk) and classical music that doesn’t underscore so much as stop the narrative flow as each piece is introduced in its historical context. But all of it reinforces a narrative throughline of people standing together to get shit done; although marginalized and...
    "The result blends oral and journalistic history, original dialogue, a fourth wall-breaking narrator, mariachi, and original (even a dash of punk) and classical music that doesn’t underscore so much as stop the narrative flow as each piece is introduced in its historical context. But all of it reinforces a narrative throughline of people standing together to get shit done; although marginalized and maligned for much of Anaheim’s history, the contributions of Mexican Americans make Mouse Town far more Brown Town. It’s a decidedly more truthful, historically based Our Town. " - JOEL BEERS, OCTOBER 3, 2019, OC WEEKLY

    “Canto de Anaheim” is a multi-disciplinary look at the city’s past told through the stories of its unsung heroes, of several immigrants from Anaheim’s past and present who have had a substantial impact on their community...
    Guerrero, who is taking on the gargantuan task of pulling it all together..."
    - By PETER LEFEVRE August 23, 2019, VOICE OF OC

    "It’s a great play, and the epitome of a collaboration: I did nearly all the research, Sara Guerrero of Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble [and did more research] wrote the play, and Long Beach Community Band head Greg Flores was guest conductor.
    Sara Guerrero, a personal friend from years back, is turning into Orange County’s August Wilson" - Gustavo Arellano’s Weekly, Canto LXXVIII: Get Off Book

    Commissioned under the Pacific Symphony and City of Anaheim.
  • Festival of the Dead
    "Guerrero’s storyline centers around a boy and girl who lose their aunt to a fatal disease and start to build an altar to remember her. Their mother, who is still grieving, is not ready to participate. Eventually, her children convince her to bring her sister back to celebrate the holiday with them.

    “I love to be able to share this story,” said Guerrero, a theater artist, teacher, founder of...
    "Guerrero’s storyline centers around a boy and girl who lose their aunt to a fatal disease and start to build an altar to remember her. Their mother, who is still grieving, is not ready to participate. Eventually, her children convince her to bring her sister back to celebrate the holiday with them.

    “I love to be able to share this story,” said Guerrero, a theater artist, teacher, founder of Breath of Fire Latina Theatre Ensemble and part of the artist-in-residence program at CSUF’s Grand Central Art Center. “Growing up I didn’t celebrate this holiday. It is only as an adult that I came into this holiday and I write it from that perspective.” - By SUSAN GILL VARDON, The Orange County Register

    A commission under the Pacific Symphony
  • Not Sorry
    “One dark night, Kiki, a resident of Pleasure Trails Senior Living Complex, is confronted about the whereabouts of a certain Mr. Tinkles. “
  • Have to Believe We Are Magic
    Latinx, coming-of-age, life after high school, roller skating, and making big life decisions. In the summer of 1994, all under the shadow of "the Magic Kingdom", Anaheim, Ca.