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Paloma Sierra

Paloma Sierra

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Paloma Sierra is a writer and director who develops multilingual narratives for stage and film.

    From a young age, Paloma cemented her love for storytelling by tracing her ABC’s, reading picture books, and puzzling her way through poetry. Her passion for stories fusing words, music, and images not only got her stuck in her elementary school’s library once, but also led her to complete MFA/BHA training with Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, and literary translation studies with the Universidad de Buenos Aires.

    A Puerto Rican-born global citizen, Paloma reimagines theater and film through translation to break down cultural barriers, foster empathy and understanding, and bring forth stories that have been historically underrepresented in mainstream media.

    Invested in narratives centering Latinx/Hispanic communities, Paloma has developed films, musicals, and verse dramas across Europe, the Americas, and the Caribbean.

    Paloma's accolades include a Fulbright scholarship, an Emerging Poet Laureate of Allegheny County appointment, and a ¡Tú Cuentas! CineYouth Festival Grand Prize, among various publications, awards, fellowships, and grants.

    Paloma is now open for commissions, workshops, feedback consultations, and artist talks.

    Professional Experience

    • Regional
    • Education
    • TV/Film

    Regions

    • NYC/Tri-State Area
    • Other Countries

    Interested in touring?

    • Yes

    Maestra Expertise

    • Theatrical Bookwriter

    Affiliations

    • THE DRAMATISTS GUILD

    Person of Color?

    • Yes