Olga Sanchez Saltveit
Theatre Arts PhD candidate, 5th year. Artistic Director Emerita, Milagro, the NW’s premier Latino arts & culture organization, served as the company’s Artistic Director from 2003-2015. She is an actor, director, writer, educator, and arts activist. A graduate of Hunter College, C.U.N.Y., B.A. Theatre, her directorial work has been seen in Portland, Seattle, New York City, Washington DC, Martha’s Vineyard, Peru, Venezuela, Honduras, and Cuba. Olga served as co-artistic director of the People’s Playhouse in New York City, artistic director of Seattle Teatro Latino, and co-founder of La Casa de Artes, a Seattle-based non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the beauty of Latino arts and cultural heritage. She holds an MA in Human Development, with specialization in Bicultural Development, from Pacific Oaks College Northwest. She is a founding member of the Portland-based Latinx writers’ group Los Porteños. Olga served on the Executive Committee and the Diversity Task Force on TCG’s (Theatre Communications Group) board of directors. She serves on the Advisory Committee of the Latinx Theatre Commons, a program of the Howlround Theatre Commons at Emerson College. At UO, Olga serves on the board of CLLAS. As of Jan, 2020, Olga will serve as a Visting Assistant Professor in the Theatre Department of Franklin & Marshall College. This fall, Olga will perform in Tartuffe at the University Theatre, Nov 8-24.