PROPS FOR MARGA:
“Amazing..a Lesbian Lenny Bruce” Robin Williams
“Deliciously Cheeky …A Comic Marksman” New York Times
“She pushes buttons, pushes the envelope, and pushes the boundaries of all conventional wisdom” The Washington Blade
“Gomez beguiles..” Time Out New York
“Hysterical! Adore her!” Eve Ensler
“Great Stuff!” Boston Globe
Stand-up comic, playwright and actress Marga Gomez is the winner of The GLAAD Media Award and Theatre LA Ovation Award and a nominee of New York’s Drama Desk Award. She was named “Best Comedian 2008” by the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
Marga tours nationally as one of the first openly gay comedians in America. On June 20th, 2009 she will be seen in the premiere of LOGO’s One Night Stand-Up and has appeared on HBO’s Comic Relief, Showtime’s Latino Laugh Festival, Comedy Central’s Out There and the PBS series In the Life. Marga is profiled in the 2003 documentary Laughing Matters (along with Kate Clinton and others) Her comedy recording, Hung Like a Fly, is available on Uproar Records.
Marga’s acting credits include The Vagina Monologues at the Westside Theater, HBO’s Tracy Takes on…, Guiding Light, Batman Forever, Sphere and indie favorites Rosa Negra and The D Word.
Marga Gomez is also the writer and performer of eight solo plays: Long Island Iced Latina,Los Big Names, A Line Around The Block, Memory Tricks, Marga Gomez is Pretty, Witty & Gay, Jaywalker, The Twelve Days of Cochina and Marga Gomez’s Intimate Details and her collaboration with Carmelita Tropicana, Single Wet Female, have been produced nationally, internationally and in New York at The Public Theater, The 47th Street Theater, Performance Space 122, Dixon Place and La Mama ETC.
Selections from her work have been published in several anthologies including Extreme Exposure, Out, Loud & Laughing, Contemporary Plays by American Women of Color and Out of Character and When I Knew and Howl(an anthology of dog humor. )
She was one of eight playwrights to be commissioned by the Mark Taper Forum’s Latino Theater Initiative as part of the 2004 Amor Eterno project. Her website is http://www.margagomez.com