A founding member of Culture Clash,
Herbert Sigüenza was born in San Francisco. Culture Clash was founded on Cinco de Mayo,
1984 at René Yañez's Galería de la Raza/ Studio 24 in San Francisco's Mission
District by Richard Montoya, Ricardo Salinas, Herbert Sigüenza, and José Antonio
Burciaga. Culture Clash's brand of Chicano comedic theater has brought them to
renowned venues including the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, the Lincoln Center in
New York City, the Huntington in Boston, the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, The Alley
Theatre in Houston, Texas, the Seattle Repertory Theatre in Seattle, and the Mark Taper
Forum in Los Angeles.
Herbert Sigüenza was born in San Francisco. His parents are from El Salvador, and the
family returned there to live when Sigüenza was nine years old. During that time El
Salvador fought the "Soccer War" with Honduras. A Civil War broke out in El
Salvador one year after Sigüenza left the country at age seventeen.
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