SUPER ANA!

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SUPER ANA!

Written By Olga Sanchez & Directed by Ajai Terrazas Tripathi
Touring September 2016 – June 2017
Bilingual

About the Play

Ana is disparaged by her friends for not being fashionable or technologically cool enough. At night Ana dreams of a consumer monster that attacks her old family things. She becomes “Super Ana”, battling the monster by giving it a swift lesson that saves her family's treasures and the planet too.


Playwright

Olga Sanchez served as the Artistic Director of Milagro, the NW’s premier Latino arts & culture organization from 2003-2015. An actor, director, writer and educator originally from NYC, she earned her BA in Theatre from Hunter College. Olga holds a MA in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College NW, with specialization in Bicultural Development. In NYC, Olga served as a co-Artistic Director of the People’s Playhouse, and in Seattle as Artistic Director of Seattle Teatro Latino, for which she wrote and directed several pieces celebrating the beauty of Latino cultural heritage, including RETRATOS LINDOS a bilingual children’s show which toured Washington elementary schools & libraries. A founding member of Los Porteños writers’ group, she regularly pens a column on local Latino arts & culture for El Hispanic News. Her fiction has been published by Elektrik Milk Bath Press, Rio Grande Press and Rain City Projects. This past fall, she co-wrote ¡O ROMEO!, a Drammy Award winning production for Outstanding Achievement in Devised Work, in which Shakespeare meets el Dia de los Muertos.

 

 


Director

Ajai Terrazas Tripathi, originally from Corvallis, Oregon, where he graduated from Oregon State University with a BA in Theatre, Ajai has directed, and produced Stories of Discrimination, two original plays The Death Rattle, and The Anti-Bullying Project, both based on real life stories.  This is his seventh year in the Milagro touring company as a performer and teaching artist.  At Milagro, Ajai is a grant writer, as well as the development, marketing, and production assistant for Milagro touring and educational programs, where he assists in curriculum development and community outreach efforts.  He is a resident playwright, having recently written and directed the touring show Sueños de Fútbol, and he has performed in FRIDA, un retabloB’aktun 13, Duende de LorcaCuéntame Coyote, Searching for Aztlán, and Broken Promises.