Olga Sanchez Saltveit

Director, devisor, writer, actor, and scholar-in-training; Artistic Director Emerita, Milagro; PhD (ABD), Theatre Arts, University of Oregon.

Most recently, Olga directed Como Agua para Chocolate at Gala Hispanic Theatre, and Tricks to Inherit, her translation/adaptation of Astucias por herder un sobrino a un tío by Fermín de Reygadas (1789) at UO. Most recent dramaturgy: The Home Planet, Tricks to Inherit, and Oye Oyá. Scholarly research centers on Latina/o/x theatre of the US; a critical introduction for Dreamscape by Rickerby Hinds in Encuentro: Latinx Performance for the New American Theater, and “(Afro)Latinx Theatre: Embodiment and Articulation,” published in Label Me Latina/o. A former member of the TCG Board of Directors, Olga currently serves on the Steering Committee for the Latinx Theatre Commons, a collaborative initiative with HowlRound Theatre Commons. Among her commitments to the LTC, she is a co-champion of El Fuego, the initiative to seed the American theatre field with new works by Latinx playwrights. AEA, SAG-AFTRA & SDC. 

Estamos Juntos / We are Together
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Estamos Juntos / We are Together

Report-Outs from the Latinx Theatre Commons International Convening

20 November 2017

Olga Sanchez reflects on Day Four of the Encuentro de las Américas International Convening on 12 November, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Ignited
Essay

Ignited

El Payaso in Flint

2 February 2017

Olga Sanchez on the writing and production process of El Payaso by Emilio Rodriguez at Milagro Theatre in Portland, OR.

Introducing Ignited
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Introducing Ignited

Communiques from the LTC’s El Fuego initiative

24 October 2016

Irma Mayorga and Olga Sanchez introduce a new initiative from the Latina/o Theatre Commons championing scholarship around new Latinx plays.

Carnaval 2015
Essay

Carnaval 2015

Day 2

25 July 2015

Olga Sanchez reports on Carnaval 2015, Day 2, sharing summaries of conversations and the three readings of the day.

Crossing Borders
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Crossing Borders

A Tijuana Encuentro

21 July 2014

In this second installment, Olga Sanchez discusses the act of physically and metaphorically crossing borders at the 2014 TCG Conference.

Ignited
Series

Ignited

Ignited is an occasional series that delivers on-the-ground communiques from the Latinx Theatre Commons’ (LTC) El Fuego initiative.