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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