Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Texas Performance Artist, Activist and Writer to Lead Workshops, Lectures at A&M-Kingsville

KINGSVILLE - October 05, 2011

Contact: Adriana Garza
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4979

Nationally-renowned performance artist, writer and activist Tammy Gómez will spend a week at Texas A&M University-Kingsville Oct. 10-14 sharing her work as a scriptwriter, performing her own improvisational works and teaching students the ins and outs of being an artist.

Gómez will host a scriptwriting workshop from 3-5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10 in the Blue Room of Fore Hall. During the workshop, Gómez will prepare students for a performance of her screenplay, Martha and Me later in the week.  

Gómez will then share her insights about developing a career as an artist during “Solo Artist Nuts & Bolts: Business Management for an Artistic Career” at noon in the Ben Bailey Art Gallery, Tuesday, Oct. 11.

Students will work with Gómez to perform her Martha and Me production at 6 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 12 in the Blue Room of Fore Hall. This is a free performance.

Gómez will take the spotlight during her performance of Tammy Tell Me True--an improvisation/comedic commentary on things in her world at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13 in the Ben Bailey Art Gallery.

 About Tammy Gómez            

Tammy Gómez has more than 20 years of experience in producing, directing and performing, and has collaborated with more than 100 artist/writers. She curated the Texas Book Festival Poetry Tent readings for six consecutive years and performed with the Red Salmon Poets, Dharma Broads and WOW (Women of Words).

She edited two anthologies: Yoniverse: In a Loud Kitchen and North Texas Neruda Love as a small press publisher. Gómez has been named Best Poet of Austin and was named 1st Runner-Up, in the Hispanic Playwrights Festival in Fort Worth.  As a poet and playwright, she has performed throughout the U.S., Mexico and Nepal. With her band, La Palabra, she toured the Southwest in the 1990s.

Gómez has staged performances of literature in the original productions Siempre, Neruda (2005) and Palabra: The Written Word, Spoken (2010). She also produces Palabrazos, a festival of multimedia literary performance.

Widely anthologized, Gómez 's poems and essays can be found in Bicycle Love and Hecho en Tejas. Her latest play, She: Bike/Spoke/Love, premiered in 2007, receiving positive reviews. Tammy's one-woman show, Saliendo Abierta (Emerging Open), played for six nights at three different venues, including the Out of the Loop Festival in 2010. She will stage She: Bike/Spoke/Love at the Mexican American Cultural Center in Austin in May 2012.

For more info: www.unitedstatesartists.org/user/tammygomez.


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