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Tutor profile: Paloma S.

Paloma S.
Writer and Translator


About Paloma

About Paloma
PALOMA SIERRA (she/her) is a Puerto Rican writer, translator, educator, and curator. She writes poetry, plays, screenplays, musical theatre books, and opera librettos. Emerging Poet Laureate of Allegheny County 2020-2021, Paloma has developed plays, musicals, and operas with various theater companies. She has collaborated with Project Y Theatre Company, Theatre Now New York, Poetic Theater Productions, Nuyorican Poets Cafe, and White Snake Projects. Her poetry and translations appear in Bridge: The Bluffton University Journal, Persephone's...

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
As a poet with a Drama background, I strive to nurture writers that are capable to adjust and innovate their craft, and generate new possibilities for their artistry. To be the best teacher that I can be, I actively explore traditional, experimental and contemporary writing practices at the intersection of the literary, visual, and performing arts. Additionally, I sustain my craft by pursuing further professional opportunities, and by exploring the lyric, choreopoem, verse drama, verse novel, and video poem mediums. When teaching emerging...
Carnegie Mellon University
Master's Degree
2019 - 2021
Carnegie Mellon University
Literature (Creative Writing)
Bachelor's Degree
2015 - 2019

Work Experience

Work Experience
Conch Shell Productions, Remote, United States, Dramaturg, Reset Series Festival of Caribbean and Hawaiian Playwrights
2021 - 2021
- Develop new plays in collaboration with artistic director, playwrights, and directors - Provide feedback to playwrights throughout the revision and rehearsal process
Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, Poetry Judge, Ralph Munn Creative Writing Contest
2021 - 2021
- Select first and second place high school winners out of screened entries - Review and provide written feedback for all finalists and pre-selected entries
New Hazlett Theater, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, Dramaturg, “The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano” by Tlaloc Rivas
2021 - 2021
- Present production on-demand after selection for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - Provide research and rehearsal support to writer, director, designers, and cast - Produce oral and written materials for press releases and interviews
Carnegie Mellon School of Drama, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, Instructor, “Introduction to Playwriting” and “Writing Choreopoems”
2020 - 2021
- Design and develop online courses for 5-10 undergraduate and master students - Tailor courses considering students' mastery levels and course feedback - Adjust syllabus and teaching with the Eberly Center Future Faculty Program
City of Asylum, Pittsburgh, PA, Emerging Poet Laureate of Allegheny County
2020 - 2021
- Curate a workshop series that reimagines poetry through theater and film - Develop free, virtual programming in collaboration with project manager - Outreach to and collaborate with 7 poet-playwrights and visual artists
Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, Boundary Street Poetry Writing Mentor
2018 - 2018
- Help students expand their writing skills through individualized writing exercises - Mentor high school students through the creative writing and recitation processes


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