about that girl with the fan tattoo.
"Hernandez is a captivating storyteller and performer" - Torontoist re: The Femme Playlist
"Hernandez is immediate and charismatic. " - Mooney on Theatre re: Eating with Lola
"Hernandez mesmerizes and delights." - Toronto Social Review re: The Femme Playlist
"This is the best alphabet book anyone has ever written in the history of all alphabet books. Please, for the love of all that is good and fabulous in the world, teach your children the alphabet with this book." - goodreads consumer review re: M is for Mustache: A Pride ABC Book
Catherine Hernandez is a proud queer woman of colour, radical mother, activist, theatre practitioner, award-winning author, and the Artistic Director of b current performing arts. Her one-woman show, The Femme Playlist, premiered at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre in 2014 as part of the afterRock Play Series co-produced by b current, Eventual Ashes and Sulong Theatre. Her other plays include Singkil (fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company in association with Factory Theatre), Eating with Lola (Sulong Theatre and Next Stage Festival), Kilt Pins (Sulong Theatre) and Future Folk (collectively written by the Sulong Theatre Collective, produced by Theatre Passe Muraille). She has served playwright residencies at Theatre Passe Muraille, Carlos Bulosan Theatre, Shaw Festival Theatre, Blyth Festival Theatre, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre and Nightswimming Theatre. Her children’s book, M is for Mustache: A Pride ABC Book, was published by Flamingo Rampant and her plays Kilt Pins and Singkil were published by Playwright’s Canada Press. Catherine’s first full-length fiction, Scarborough, won the Asian Canadian Writers' Workshop Emerging Writers' Awardwas shortlisted for the Toronto Book Awards, and was recently named one of the 100 Best Books of the Year by The Globe and Mail. Catherine was named one of 17 Writers to Watch by CBC Books.