Creator/Showrunner/Executive Producer, “Vida”
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Tanya Saracho is a playwright and television writer who serves as creator, showrunner, and executive producer of “Vida” on Starz, premiering May 6, 2018. She recently signed an overall deal with Starz, and is developing a new series, titled “Brujas,” with Big Beach. Her television credits include “How to Get Away with Murder,” HBO's “Looking” and “Girls,” and “Devious Maids.” Named "Best New Playwright" by Chicago Magazine, Saracho has had plays produced at New York City’s Primary Stages and 2nd Stage, as well as Victory Gardens Theatre, The Denver Theatre Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Goodman Theater, Steppenwolf Theater, Teatro Vista, Teatro Luna, Fountain Theater, Clubbed Thumb, NEXT Theater and 16th Street Theater.
Saracho was named one of nine national Latino "Luminarios" by Café Magazine, and received the first "Revolucionario" Award in Theater by the National Museum of Mexican Art. She is the founder of Teatro Luna (the first all-Latina Theatre Company in the nation, now defunct) as well as the founder of ALTA (Alliance of Latino Theatre Artists). She is currently in development with South Coast Repertory and Two River Theatre.
Saracho was born in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, México, and raised along the Texas border, spending the better part of her adult life in Chicago.Saracho is represented by UTA and Mark Orsini at Bret Adams, Ltd.