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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 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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Cast and Creative Teams Set for Clubbed Thumb's SUMMERWORKS

Clubbed Thumb will present SUMMERWORKS. See who is starring, learn about the productions and see how to purchase tickets.
Clubbed Thumb Reveals Complete Lineup for 2024 SUMMERWORKS

Clubbed Thumb has revealed the complete line-up for the 27th SUMMERWORKS festival of new plays. See full programming and learn how to purchase tickets.
Review: FADE is in Focus at Capital Stage

Capital Stage’s season of “True Identity” continues with Tanya Saracho’s social commentary, Fade. The semi-autobiographical piece explores the inner turmoil that comes with feeling adrift in one’s culture and the struggle to reconcile that with class disparities and unrelenting ambition. Like last month’s American Fast, Fade focuses on the experiences of a woman of color in a competitive field.    
Primary Stages Announces 2024 Fresh Ink Reading Series And Playwriting Cohort

Explore the 2024 Fresh Ink Reading Series and Playwriting Cohort announced by Primary Stages. Discover new talents and upcoming plays in the world of Broadway.
Capital Stage to Present Sacramento Premiere of FADE by Tanya Saracho

The Sacramento Premiere of FADE is the fourth production of Capital Stage's 2023/24 Season: True Identity. Learn about the show and see how to purchase tickets.
Return Engagement of Liza Birkenmeier's GRIEF HOTEL is Coming to The Public

Clubbed Thumb and New Georges announce the return engagement of GRIEF HOTEL, a collaboration that soars to new heights with an intimate and gentle ensemble play.
WAM Theatre Unveils 15th Anniversary Season

​WAM Theatre has unveiled its 2024 season centering new paths and brave futures, through four innovative theatrical stories and a special 15th Anniversary Benefit.
Charles Busch, Judy Kaye, Jen Cody & More to Star in IBSEN'S GHOST at George Street Playhouse

George Street Playhouse in association with Primary Stages has revealed the complete cast for IBSEN’S GHOST: An Irresponsible Biographical Fantasy, a new play written by and starring Tony Award nominee Charles Busch.
Denver Center Theatre Company Announces Playwrights For The 18th Annual Colorado New Play Summit

The Denver Center Theatre Company has announced playwrights, dates, and details for the 2024 Colorado New Play Summit (CNPS). The 18th annual festival will take place over one weekend on February 24-25, and feature readings of new plays by Terence Anthony, Nina McConigley and Matthew Spangler, Andrew Rosendorf, and Vauhini Vara. The festival will also feature 2022 CNPS World Premieres, Cebollas by Leonard Madrid and Rubicon by Kirsten Potter.
Theresa Rebeck's DIG Extended For Two Weeks at Primary Stages

Dig, a new play written and directed by Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck (Bernhardt/Hamlet, Downstairs at Primary Stages), has been extended for two weeks. Learn how to purchase tickets!
Andy Karl, Orfeh, Javier Muñoz & More to Join Primary Stages 39th Anniversary Gala

Get all the details about the upcoming Primary Stages 39th Anniversary Gala, where Kate Hamill and Beth Blickers will be honored. Find out when and where this star-studded event will take place. Plus, catch performances by Judy Gold, Andy Karl, and Orfeh.
Industry Pro Newsletter: A Shift in the Chicago Theatre Scene and Saving Theatre in Seattle

In this issue, we explore the efforts being made to sustain theater scenes in various cities, the evolution of Chicago's theater landscape, and the exciting announcement of a new Broadway musical adaptation. We also take a look at strategies to keep the curtain from falling on Seattle's theater scene.
Primary Stages Reveals Cast for Theresa Rebeck's DIG

Primary Stages has just announced the highly anticipated cast for Theresa Rebeck's DIG. Discover the talented actors set to bring this captivating production to life as performances begin on September 2. Don't miss out on the excitement!
FADE Comes to the National Theatre of Parramatta

Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta will present the Australian premiere of Fade, playing at Parramatta’s Riverside Theatres from Thursday 27th July to Saturday 5th August. 
Erin Daley Appointed Interim Artistic Director of Primary Stages

PRIMARY STAGES has appointed Erin Daley as Interim Artistic Director of Primary Stages, following the passing of longtime Artistic Director Andrew Leynse.
Celebration Arts Presents BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK, June 2- 25

Celebration Arts continues its 2023 Season with its third production, BY THE WAY, MEET VERA STARK, written by Lynn Nottage.
Initial Casts Set for SUMMERWORKS at Clubbed Thumb - Featuring Three New Plays

Clubbed Thumb has announced initial casting for the 26th SUMMERWORKS festival of new plays. Learn how to purchase tickets!
PlayCo's LUNCH BUNCH Extended Through Late April

PlayCo has extended Sarah Einspanier’s Lunch Bunch, directed by Tara Ahmadinejad and presented with Clubbed Thumb.
Complete Programming Set for Clubbed Thumb's 2023 SUMMERWORKS

Clubbed Thumb has announced the complete line-up for the 26th SUMMERWORKS festival of new plays. SUMMERWORKS will run May 18 – July 1, 2023 at The Wild Project.
Dominic Colón & Roger Q. Mason to Star in THE PINK Developmental Reading at 59E59 Theaters

Casting has been announced for the developmental reading of THE PINK by acclaimed Black Filipinx playwright and Kilroys List honoree Roger Q. Mason, presented by Breaking the Binary Theatre in association with Primary Stages as part of the Creative Access Grant Reading Series with Primary Stages.


How many shows has Tanya Saracho written?

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

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