Paloma Sierra

Dramatic Writer
Class of 2021

My Bio:

PALOMA SIERRA is a Puerto Rican writer, translator, curator, and educator. Her writing combines music, lyricism, and translation; and centers the Latino and Hispanic communities. Emerging Poet Laureate of Allegheny County 2020-2021, Paloma has presented her work with Project Y’s Women in Theatre Festival, Theatre Now New York’s Sound Bites Festival, Poetic Theater Productions, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, and Carnegie Mellon School of Drama. Her verse dramas, poetry, and translations are published in Bridge: The Bluffton University Journal, Persephone’s Daughters, and Sampsonia Way. Paloma holds a BHA in Creative Writing and Drama from Carnegie Mellon and is an MFA Dramatic Writing candidate at the same institution.

Paloma’s recent projects include:

  • Open Frame (Film) An Astrophysics student sets herself to win a bowling tournament with the power of Physics.
  • Close (But Not Too Close!) (Musical) Not ready to meet your soulmate in person just yet? Log on to find the perfect date – but watch out for scammers!
  • Between Poetry and Performance (Workshop) a virtual series reimagining poetry through theater and film.

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