Milta Ortiz is a playwright raised in the Bay Area, planting roots in Tucson by way of Chicago. As an NNPN Playwright-in-Residence at Borderlands Theater for the 2013/14 season, she wrote and developed Más, which premiered at Borderlands Theater fall 2015. Other plays include 19th Annual A Tucson Pastorela; Disengaged, a TYA play commissioned by Rising Youth Theater and premiered at the Phoenix Center for the Arts in 2014; 18th Annual A Tucson Pastorela; and You, Me and Tuno, a finalist in NYC's Downtown Urban Theater Festival in 2013. Fleeing Blue won the 2012 Wichita State Playwriting Contest and a university production in 2012. Last of the Lilac Roses was a runner-up finalist at Repertorio Español, Nuestra's Voces Play Contest in 2011.
She earned an MFA from Northwestern University's Writing for the Screen and Stage program and a Creative Writing BA from San Francisco State University. She received two City of Oakland Cultural Arts grants and a Zellerbach Family Foundation award to write and perform her solo work in the Bay Area. She's a member of sheworXX theater making collaborative. Milta's day job is Marketing & Outreach Director at Borderlands Theater. She's worked as a teaching artist for over six years and occasionally moonlights as such. She is proud to be mommy to a bubbly toddler.