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Ren Dara Santiago

Birth Place: New York City, New York

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Ren Dara Santiago BIO

Ren Dara Santiago is a Big Sister, Fila-Rican playwright from Yonkers and Harlem. Plays: Gods Play Inside Us, SANTO, The Siblings Play, Something in the Balete Tree, SUBLIMINAL. Shorts: Building Models, Hard as You Can, Heard You, In the Shit, Love & Animation, Someone’s Family, Where We At. Theaters: Cherry Lane Theatre, Clubbed Thumb, En Garde Arts, Gingold Theatrical Group, Labyrinth Theater, The Lark, MCC, Middle Voice, Ojai Playwrights Conference, PLAYxPLAY, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, Rising Phoenix Rep, SPACE on Ryder Farm, The Theatre Co, TOW Foundation. Radio: creator and curator, MTA Radio Plays.

Teaching: Carnegie Mellon, The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Lincoln Center Theater, Williams College University, The Young Women’s Leadership School. Community: The Lark, Middle Voice at Rattlestick, Rising Phoenix Rep, C-19 Writers Group. Accolades: MCC Alumni Award, a Playwright’s Week winner at The Lark, a Finalist for the National Playwrights Conference, and the inaugural recipient of Rising Phoenix Rep’s Cornelia Street American Playwriting Award, recognizing an emerging playwright of exceptional work ethic, character, and talent.

Ren Dara Santiago STAGE CREDITS

Ren Dara Santiago Productions

[Off-Broadway, 2020]


Ren Dara Santiago News

BWW Exclusive: Ann Harada And More Perform “Closer, Higher, Thicker” From New Musical THE NEW PEGGY

Hear an exclusive new track from The New Peggy: Studio Cast Recording featuring  Ann Harada, Deb Radloff and Devil Ilaw performing the song “Closer, Higher, Thicker”.

THE NEW PEGGY Studio Cast Recording Featuring Ann Harada to be Released Next Week

Discover the excitement surrounding the upcoming release of THE NEW PEGGY studio cast recording, featuring the talented Ann Hard. Get all the details on when and where you can get your hands on this highly anticipated recording, and experience the magic of this enchanting musical.

Amy Berryman Receives Cornelia Street American Playwriting Award

Rising Phoenix Repertory has announced Amy Berryman as the recipient of this year’s Cornelia Street American Playwriting Award. The honor is presented to an emerging playwright of exceptional work ethic, character, and talent. 

Cherry Lane Theatre Bought By A24 Film Studio

The Cherry Lane Theatre, located in New York City's Greenwich Village, has been bought by the film studio A24. A24 is the company behind the film adaptation of The Whale, as well as the critically-acclaimed Everything Everywhere All at Once. Other A24 films include The Humans, Hereditary, Zola, The Florida Project, Lady Bird, Moonlight, and more.

Photos: On the Red Carpet for the 2022 Dramatists Guild Awards

The Dramatists Guild celebrated their 2022 Awards, honoring winners of the 2021 and 2022 seasons. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below!

Sanaz Toossi, Jeanine Tesori, Alice Childress and More To Receive Dramatists Guild Awards

The Dramatists Guild of America has announced further recipients for their 2022 Awards. The Awards for both 2021 and 2022 recipients will be presented at Joe’s Pub on Monday, July 25, 2022.

See Andrew Barth Feldman, Lillias White & More Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below

Next week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond.

Mabou Mines to Present Preview Performances of THE VICKSBURG PROJECT

Mabou Mines will present preview performances of The Vicksburg Project, May 11 - 15, May 18 - 22, May 25 - 29, 2022 (at Mabou Mines, 150 1st Avenue, Second Floor, New York), in anticipation of its premiere at Harlem Stage in 2023.

Cherry Lane Theatre Back on the Market After Previous Deal Fell Through

The Cherry Lane Theatre, in New York City’s Greenwich Village, is back on the market after a previous deal fell through.

Leviathan Lab Announces Directors And Casting For Its National Filipino American History Month Reading Series

In celebration of National Filipino American History Month, Leviathan Lab will present readings of three new plays by rising Filipino American playwrights in October 2021.

The Theatre Company Announces CAPAX INFINITI By DELANNA STUDI

This film is a part of The Playwright Initiative: Solo Works - a robust commissioning series featuring six nationally known playwrights turned screenwriters for this specific moment in time.

MCC Theater Announces 2021 Youth Company FRESHPLAY FESTIVAL Lineup

MCC Theater announced today the lineup for the 2021 Youth Company FreshPlay Festival, which will be held online for free through MCC's On Demand Portal August 16-21, 2021.

Cherry Lane Theatre Sold to Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation

Cherry Lane Theatre, the oldest continuously running Off-Broadway theatre in New York City, has a new owner, it has been announced by Angelina Fiordellisi, the theatre’s Executive Director since having acquired the building in 1996.  Cherry Lane is located at 38 Commerce Street in Greenwich Village.

Wai Ching Ho, James Chen, and Jon Norman Schneider Lead INFLECTIONS from Second Generation Productions

Wai Ching Ho ('Marvel's The Defenders'; ENDLINGS, New York Theatre Workshop), James Chen ('FBI'; 'The Walking Dead'), and Jon Norman Schneider (Bitter Melon; HENRY VI, PARTS 1-3, National Asian American Theatre Company) lead the cast and program of Second Generation Productions' (2g's) INFLECTIONS, five short new works about the undulations of the Asian American life, curated by Executive Producer Victor Malana Maog (Disney, American Conservatory Theater, Magic Theater, Cal Shakes). Jonathan Castanien (The Sống Collective, Atlantic Theater, Manhattan Theatre Club) produces.

Second Generation Productions (2g) Presents INFLECTIONS

These 2g commissioned pieces will be presented online from June 28-30, 2021 as part of the Consortium of Asian American Theatres & Artists (CAATA)'s 'Healing Over Hate' Virtual Series.

Larry Powell Receives The Cornelia Street American Playwriting Award

Rising Phoenix Repertory has announced that Larry Powell is the recipient of this year’s Cornelia Street American Playwriting Award. The honor is presented to an emerging playwright of exceptional work ethic, character, and talent. 

Reservations Now Open for A DOZEN DREAMS

Reservations are now open for A Dozen Dreams, an immersive theatrical installation based on the pandemic-inspired dreams of 12 leading American playwrights. Produced by En Garde Arts and presented by Arts Brookfield, A Dozen Dreams premieres at Brookfield Place on Thursday, May 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, May 30.

NEW SONGS NOW IN YOUR LIVING ROOM, Episodes of MTA RADIO PLAYS and More Announced for Rattlestick in April & May

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced online programming for April and May including the return of New Songs Now In Your Living Room, new episodes of MTA Radio Plays, and several public conversations. The activities highlight new and necessary theatrical voices while also deepening connections between audiences and artists.

En Garde Arts Presents A DOZEN DREAMS

At the start of the global pandemic, En Garde Arts invited twelve women playwrights to share their pandemic dreams. Now, these dreams will be brought to powerful life with A Dozen Dreams, an immersive installation of sets, lights, video, and sound.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: March 13-14- with Emily Skinner, Eric Jordan Young and More!

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, March 13-14, 2021.


Ren Dara Santiago has written 1 shows including The Siblings Play (Playwright).

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