Director, devisor, writer, actor, and scholar; Artistic Director Emerita, Milagro; Visiting Assistant Professor, Franklin & Marshall College; incoming Assistant Professor, Middlebury College.
Olga was directing the premier of Policarpa by Diana Burbano at F&M when the pandemic shut us down. Recent directorial projects include the reading of December by Marisela Treviño Orta at the Playwrights Center; the US premier of 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 by Theresa May, Tricks to Inherit, and Oye Oyá by Rebecca Martinez. Her research centers on Latina/o/x theatre of the US. Publications include 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 Advisory Committee for the Latinx Theatre Commons, a collaborative initiative with HowlRound Theatre Commons. Among her commitments to the LTC, she is co-editor, with Irma Mayorga, of HowlRound's Ignited series, which reports on El Fuego, the initiative to seed the American theatre field with new works by Latinx playwrights. AEA, SAG-AFTRA & SDC.