Olga Sanchez Saltveit

Actor, director, writer, and scholar-in-training, Olga Sanchez serves as Artistic Director Emerita of Milagro, the NW’s premier Latino arts & culture organization. A founding member of Los Porteños writers’ group, her work has been published by Electrik Milkbath Press, Rio Grande Press and Rain City Projects; she penned a column on local Latino arts and culture for El Hispanic News, Oregon’s bilingual newspaper from 2012 to 2015. ¡O Romeo!, which she conceived, co-wrote & directed, received the 2015 Drammy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Devised Work. She is currently serving as dramaturge for the University of Oregon’s New Voicesproductions and Milagro’s Óye Oyá, a new musical based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, set in Cuba as its relationship with the US transforms. Originally from New York City, Olga served as People’s Playhouse Co-Artistic Director. In Seattle, she served as a co-founder and Artistic Director of Seattle Teatro Latino, for which she wrote and directed several pieces celebrating the beauty of Latino cultural heritage. She serves on the Steering Committee for the Latinx Theatre Commons, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Theatre Arts at the University of Oregon.Actor, director, writer, and scholar-in-training, Olga Sanchez serves as Artistic Director Emerita of Milagro, the NW’s premier Latino arts & culture organization. A founding member of Los Porteños writers’ group, her work has been published by Electrik Milkbath Press, Rio Grande Press and Rain City Projects; she penned a column on local Latino arts and culture for El Hispanic News, Oregon’s bilingual newspaper from 2012 to 2015. ¡O Romeo!, which she conceived, co-wrote & directed, received the 2015 Drammy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Devised Work. Her bilingual play on youth prostitution, Broken Promises, is Teatro Milagro’s 2016 national touring production. She is currently serving as dramaturge for Milagro’s Óye Oyá, a new musical based on Shakespeare’s The Tempest, set in Cuba as its relationship with the US transforms. Originally from New York City, Olga served as People’s Playhouse Co-Artistic Director. In Seattle, she served as a co-founder and Artistic Director of Seattle Teatro Latino, for which she wrote and directed several pieces celebrating the beauty of Latino cultural heritage. She serves on the Steering Committee for the Latina/o Theatre Commons, and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Theatre Arts at the University of Oregon.

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Sanchez Saltveit

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