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Tanya Saracho

 
Birth Place:
Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
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Tanya Saracho was born in Sinaloa, México. Named “Best New Playwright of 2010” by Chicago Magazine, she is a resident playwright emerita at Chicago Dramatists, a Goodman Theatre Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media at Columbia College Chicago, the ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico

Bio:
Tanya Saracho was born in Sinaloa, México. Named “Best New Playwright of 2010” by Chicago Magazine, she is a resident playwright emerita at Chicago Dramatists, a Goodman Theatre Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media at Columbia College Chicago, the ... (read complete bio)
 

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Jerry Ruiz and Tanya Saracho Photo

Jerry Ruiz and Tanya Saracho

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Eddie Martinez, Annie Dow, Tanya Saracho and Jerry Ruiz Photo

Eddie Martinez, Annie Dow, Tanya Saracho and Jerry Ruiz

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Eddie Martinez, Tanya Saracho, Annie Dow and Jose Mendes Photo

Eddie Martinez, Tanya Saracho, Annie Dow and Jose Mendes

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02/09/2017
Annie Dow, Tanya Saracho and Christina Nieves  Photo

Annie Dow, Tanya Saracho and Christina Nieves

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02/09/2017
Tanya Saracho and Danny Strong Photo

Tanya Saracho and Danny Strong

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02/09/2017
 
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Tanya Saracho Biography

Tanya Saracho was born in Sinaloa, México. Named “Best New Playwright of 2010” by Chicago Magazine, she is a resident playwright emerita at Chicago Dramatists, a Goodman Theatre Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media at Columbia College Chicago, the founder of the Ñ Project and founder and former Artistic Director of Teatro Luna: Chicago’s All-Latina Theater. Saracho is a winner of the Ofner Prize given by the Goodman Theater, a recipient of an NEA Distinguished New Play Development Project Grant with About Face Theatre and a 3Arts Artists Award. Saracho was named one of nine national Latino “Luminarios” by Café magazine and given the first “Revolucionario” Award in Theater by the National Museum of Mexican Art. Her plays include Enfrascada; El Nogalar, inspired by The Cherry Orchard (Goodman Theatre/Teatro Vista commission); an adaptation of The House on Mango Street (Steppenwolf commision); Our Lady of the Underpass (Goodman Commission); Surface Day (Steppenwolf/CCHF Commission); Jarred (A Hoodoo Comedy) (Teatro Luna Commission); Kita y Fernanda, and Quita Mitos.Tanya is currently working on two Mellon Foundation commissions for Steppenwolf Theatre, a Goodman theater commission, an adaptation of a Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz play for Oregon Shakespeare Festival which will premier in the 2013 season , and a historical fiction about a transgendered civil war soldier titled The Good Private for About Face Theatre. Directing/Co-Directing credits include: No Roosters In The Desert, Jarred, Lunatic(a)s, S-E-X-Oh!, Maria Chronicles, Generic Latina, SOLO Latinas, SOLO Tu y Dejame Contarte. Tanya is a proud Chicago working actor and a long time member of SAG/AFTRA.




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Clubbed Thumb Announces Casts for 25th Annual SUMMERWORKS Productions Photo Clubbed Thumb Announces Casts for 25th Annual SUMMERWORKS Productions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

Tony Award-nominated and five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced complete casting for the rescheduled 25th SUMMERWORKS festival of new plays. 

Clubbed Thumb Announces Full Programming For 25th SUMMERWORKS Festival Photo Clubbed Thumb Announces Full Programming For 25th SUMMERWORKS Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 10, 2022

Tony Award-nominated and five-time Obie Award-winning theater company Clubbed Thumb has announced the complete line-up for the rescheduled 25th SUMMERWORKS festival of new plays. SUMMERWORKS will run May 20 – July 2, 2022 at The Wild Project (195 East 3rd Street) and will feature productions of three new plays.

Honorees Announced for the 2022 Final Draft Awards Photo Honorees Announced for the 2022 Final Draft Awards
by Michael Major - Jan 26, 2022

Guillermo del Toro (“Nightmare Alley”) will be presented with the Final Draft® Hall of Fame Award. The inaugural Final Draft Trailblazer Award will go to Academy Award® winning filmmaker Jane Campion (“The Power of the Dog”). Nicole Holofcener and Danny Strong will receive the Storyteller Award for film and TV respectively.

Kitchen Theatre Company Continues 2021-2022 Season With Tanya Saracho's FADE Photo Kitchen Theatre Company Continues 2021-2022 Season With Tanya Saracho's FADE
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 21, 2022

The Kitchen Theatre Company will continue its 2021-2022 season with Tanya Saracho's Fade, a charming and poignant dramedy that explores exactly how far we will go to climb to the top of the ladder.

Theatre Arlington Announces 2022 Season Photo Theatre Arlington Announces 2022 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 16, 2021

Theatre Arlington's 49th season will offer great musicals, family-friendly children's programming, prize-winning dramas, hysterical comedies and the return of a favorite holiday show – all on the brand-new, state-of-the-art Arlington Tomorrow Foundation Theatre stage. Debuting in the newly renovated lobby, Theatre Arlington's Club Series will feature the return of Club Cabaret along with the new Comedy Club and Play Reading Club.

DCPA Theatre Company Announces Playwrights For The 16th Annual Colorado New Play Summ Photo DCPA Theatre Company Announces Playwrights For The 16th Annual Colorado New Play Summit
by Stephi Wild - Nov 3, 2021

The DCPA Theatre Company has announced playwrights, dates, and details for the 2022 Colorado New Play Summit. The 16th annual festival will take place over two weekends, February 25-26 and March 4-6, and feature readings of new plays by James Ijames, Kimber Lee, Leonard Madrid, and Kirsten Potter.

Single-Ticket Sales Are Available Now From GableStage With Streaming Options Photo Single-Ticket Sales Are Available Now From GableStage With Streaming Options
by Stephi Wild - Oct 8, 2021

Tickets for GableStage's 23rd season are now on sale with streaming options. Intimate, edgy and inspiring, the new season presents three world premiere productions and one rolling premiere. 

Rita Moreno Talks WEST SIDE STORY Remake, Her New Documentary and More on AWARDS CHAT Photo Rita Moreno Talks WEST SIDE STORY Remake, Her New Documentary and More on AWARDS CHATTER Podcast
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 2, 2021

Living legend Rita Moreno stops by 'Awards Chatter' podcast to chat about her life in the industry. On Tuesday, October 5 (9 pm), PBS will air American Masters - Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It. 

Trinity Rep Adds Three New Company Members Photo Trinity Rep Adds Three New Company Members
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 24, 2021

Three new artists will join Trinity Repertory Company's resident company in the 2021-22 Season. Tatyana-Marie Carlo, Rachel Christopher, and Taavon Gamble have each worked with Trinity Rep for many years and will take on a more active role with the organization by joining the company. They will contribute as actors, directors, choreographers, and educators. 

RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT Will Premiere Oct. 5 on PBS Photo RITA MORENO: JUST A GIRL WHO DECIDED TO GO FOR IT Will Premiere Oct. 5 on PBS
by TV News Desk - Aug 2, 2021

Film interviewees include Gloria Estefan, Morgan Freeman, Mitzi Gaynor, Whoopi Goldberg, Eva Longoria, Justina Machado, Terrence McNally, Karen Olivo, as well as Norman Lear and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

Tanya Saracho Videos

VIDEO: New Trailer for TheaterWorks' NEXT TO NORMAL Starring Christiane Noll
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2017

TheaterWorks presents NEXT TO NORMAL through May 14, 2017. Check out the newest trailer below!


Tanya Saracho Frequently Asked Questions

How many shows has Tanya Saracho written?
Tanya Saracho has written 1 shows including Fade (Author).