Andrew Siañez-De La O is a Boston based Mexican-American playwright and audio drama writer from El Paso, Texas. He graduated from Emerson College with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theatre and Performance. Raised in the borderlands, his work has found its focus in the political and social structures of the border. His passions lay in creating works that share stories from his communities.
He is currently a 2019-2021 Huntington Playwriting Fellow, supported by the Stanford Calderwood Fund for New American Plays, at the Huntington Theatre Company, Boston Massachusetts. Additionally he is an organizing committee member for the WGA Audio Alliance, helping organize for a more equitable future for writers of audio drama.
Most recently, Andrew was a Scratchpad Playwright with The Playwrights Realm in New York City, where he further developed his play Sangre Mia. Other development opportunities include Pipeline Theatre Company's PlayLab, Milagro Theatre's INGENIO Program, Echo Theater Company’s National Young Playwright in Residence program, and Company One Theatre’s 2018 PlayLab Fellows program.
He is also a published fiction writer with stories in literary magazines such as Stork, Concrete, and The Grief Diaries as well as a collection of short stories titled, “Lo Siento Miguel,” published by Wilde Press in 2017 and was the 2019 Gish Jen Fellow with the Writers' Room of Boston. Currently, thanks to the support of the Latinx in Publishing group, he is starting work on his first YA fantasy book.
Additionally, he is a scriptwriter for the Latinx children's fiction podcast, TIMERSTORM, with Cocotazo Media and his play, THE ORTIZ TWINS ARE COMING HOME, is currently being adapted for audio in partnership with Stormfire Productions and slated for a 2021 release. Other audio writing credits include Someone Dies In This Elevator, Sidequesting, and Written in Stardust.