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Paul S. Flores

Multidisciplinary Theatermaker

Paul S. Flores is a San Francisco artist of Mexican and Cuban-American descent who has built a national reputation for interview-based theater and bilingual spoken word. He integrates indigenous and Latino healing practices to tell the stories of real people impacted by immigration and systemic inequalities. Flores appeared on Season 3 and 4 of HBO’s Def Poetry. He is the author of the play “PLACAS: The Most Dangerous Tattoo,” and the novel Along the Border Lies. His commissions have come from Creative Capital, La Peña Cultural Center, MACLA, MAP Fund, Pregones Theater, National Performance Network, SF Arts Commission, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts and many more. His work has played across the United States and internationally in Cuba, Mexico, and El Salvador. Paul is a Doris Duke Artist Award winner, and he teaches Theater at the University of San Francisco. He is also a teaching artist with the Prison Arts Project at CMF in Vacaville, and in San Quentin State Prison. He also works a cultural event producer at Acción Latina in San Francisco’s Mission District. His debut book of poetry We Still Be was published in August 2023 by El Martillo Press. He lives in San Francisco with his children.

Job Title

2nd Generation

San Francisco, CA, USA

Affiliated Artist

Paul S. Flores

Photo by Gustavo Rodriguez

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