Tanya Saracho is a native of Sinaloa, Mexico. Named "Best New Playwright" by Chicago magazine, she is a new Ensemble Member at Victory Gardens Theater, a resident playwright emerita at Chicago Dramatists, a Goodman Theatre Fellow at the Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women and Gender in the Arts and Media at Columbia College Chicago, founder and co-director of ALTA and co-founder and former Artistic Director of Teatro Luna. Her plays have been seen at the Goodman Theatre, Mo'olelo Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Teatro Vista, Teatro Luna, the Fountain Theatre, Clubbed Thumb, Next Theatre Company, 16th Street Theater, and Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Her plays include Enfrascada, El Nogalar, The House On Mango Street (adaptation), Our Lady Of The Underpass, Surface Day, Kita Y Fernanda, Quita Mitos, Song for the Disappeared, and The Tenth Muse. Saracho is a winner of the Ofner Prize, a recipient of an NEA Distinguished New Play Development Project Grant and a 3Arts Artists Award. Saracho is a member of SAG/AFTRA and the Writers' Guild of America. Currently, she writes for the Lifetime series Devious Maids.