The Orion
Lecture Series in Fine Arts

Carmen Aguirre

Memoir & Satire

Recorded on Thursday, February 17, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Carmen Aguirre reads from her bestselling memoir Mexican Hooker #1: Art, Love, and Forgiveness After Trauma, and from her new play The Consent Club, followed by a question and answer period.

Carmen Aguirre is an Electric Company Theatre Core Artist and Artistic Associate of New Play Development at The Stratford Festival. She has written and co-written over twenty-five plays, the #1 international bestseller Something Fierce: Memoirs of a Revolutionary Daughter (CBC Canada Reads winner), and its bestselling sequel, Mexican Hooker #1: Art, Love, and Forgiveness After Trauma. She is adapting Euripides’ Medea, Moliere’s The Learned Ladies for Toronto’s Factory Theatre, Linebaugh and Rediker’s The Many-Headed Hydra for The Stratford Festival, and writing Fire Never Dies for Electric Company. Carmen is a 2020 Siminovitch Prize finalist and a Studio 58 graduate.

(Advisory: Some content deals with subject matter related to sexual assault.)


About the Orion Fund

Established through the generous gift of an anonymous donor, the Orion Fund in Fine Arts is designed to bring distinguished visitors from other parts of Canada—and the world—to the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Fine Arts, and to make their talents and achievements available to faculty, students, staff and the wider Greater Victoria community who might otherwise not be able to experience their work.

The Orion Fund also exists to encourage institutions outside Canada to invite regular faculty members from our Faculty of Fine Arts to be visiting  artists/scholars at their institutions; and to make it possible for Fine Arts faculty members to travel outside Canada to participate in the academic life of foreign institutions and establish connections and relationships with them in order to encourage and foster future exchanges.