Tanya Saracho was born in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, México. She was a long time member of the Chicago Theatre community and is the co-founder of ALTA (Alliance of Latinx Theatre Artists) and of the former Teatro Luna: Chicago’s All-Latina Theatre. Saracho is a playwright and Television Writer who serves as Creator/Showrunner/EP for “VIDA” on Starz. She has worked on “How To Get Away With Murder, “HBO’s Looking” and “Girls” as well as “Devious Maids.” Named “Best New Playwright” by Chicago Magazine, she has had plays produced at: Victory Gardens in Chicago, Primary Stages and 2nd Stage in NYC, Denver Theatre Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Goodman Theater, Steppenwolf Theater, Theaterworks (CT), Teatro Vista, Teatro Luna, Fountain Theater, Clubbed Thumb (NYC), NEXT Theater and 16th Street Theater. 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. She is currently in development with Big Beach Films on a series about brujeria and under theatre commission with South Coast Repertory Theatre and Two River Theatre. Tanya is a proud SAG/AFTRA actor who misses Chicago every day.
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