Olga Sanchez Saltveit
Olga Sanchez Saltveit is a PhD candidate in Theatre Arts at the University of Oregon, and Artistic Director Emerita of Milagro, the Pacific Northwest’s premier Latino arts and culture organization, where she served as Artistic Director from 2003-2015. An actor, director, devisor, writer, and scholar-in-training, her work has been seen in the Pacific NW, NYC, LA, Martha’s Vineyard, Peru, Venezuela, and Honduras. In 2018 she directed Como Agua Para Chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate) at Gala Hispanic Theatre (D.C.), and Tricks to Inherit, her translation/adaptation of Astucias por Heredar un Sobrino a un Tío by Fermín de Reygadas (1789) at UO. Olga served on the Executive Committee and the Diversity Task Force for TCG’s Board of Directors, and 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. She holds a B.A. in Theatre from Hunter College, C.U.N.Y., and M.A. in Human Development, specialization in Bicultural Development, from Pacific Oaks College Northwest. Her article “(Afro)Latinx Theatre: Embodiment and Articulation” is published in Label Me Latina/o.