Mexican-American actress, playwright and showrunner
- I’m obsessed with women and Latina women. I think I’m on my seventh or eighth all-Latina play. I’m really comfortable in that world. So, if I had to say what I’m interested in exploring, it’s that—class, and how it affects Latinas and people of color.
- On the themes that she’s most intrigued by in “An Interview with Tanya Saracho” in The Interval (2014 Oct 29)
- The border is a notion too. It’s a mood. It’s a culture…after living seven years on the border, and I really was speaking in two tongues—I was dual person back then…
- On living on the border and how it affected her life in “An Interview with Tanya Saracho” in The Interval (2014 Oct 29)
- We haven’t gotten a chance to tell those stories for Latina women. If you look at what’s in the landscape right now, it’s very stuck in its lane, and I love that we have no lanes. There’s no road. There’s nothing. We start off somewhere and it just detours, regarding the characters…
- On her television series Vida which stars a Latino cast in “‘Vida’ Creator Tanya Saracho on Exploring Underrepresented Perspectives with Her Starz Drama” in Collider Magazine (2018 May 5)
- I feel very ni de aquí ni de allá…I’ve carried that border, that duality with me, because I’m not a full American...They can’t deny us right now…We don’t have it all, but we’ve gotten this much. We are undeniable. We are here.
- On her Mexican ancestry and the need for her people to succeed in “How Tanya Saracho Made the Most Radically Queer Show on TV” in Out Magazine (2019 Jan 10)