Andrew Siañez-De La O is a Boston based Mexican-American playwright and 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 developing his play The Ortiz Twins Are Coming Home with Corkscrew Theater Festival in preparation for a full production in the Summer of 2021.
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. He is currently a Latinx in Publishing Mentee.
Artistic Development: Corkscrew Theater Festival (Corkscrew Theater Festival, New York City, NY, '20-21); Huntington Playwriting Fellow (Huntington Theatre Company, Boston, MA '19-21); Scratchpad Playwright (The Playwrights Realm, New York City, NY '19); INGENIO Playwright (Milagro Theatre, Portland, OR '19); Gish Jen Fellow (The Writers' Room of Boston, Boston, MA '19); PlayLab Writer (Pipeline Theatre Company, New York City, NY '18-19); PlayLab Fellow (Company One, Boston, MA '18-18); National Young Playwright in Residence (Echo Theatre Company, Los Angeles, CA ‘17-18); PlayLab Bootcamp (Company One, Boston, MA, Fall ‘17); Creative Producer Training (ArtsEmerson, Boston, MA ‘15-17).
Audio Drama Credits: Timestorm (Scriptwriter, Cocotazo Media); Tales of the San Patricios (Showrunner, Sound Escape Productions); Someone Dies In This Elevator (Scriptwriter/Actor, Sound Escape Productions); The Minerva 7 (Showrunner); Super Secret (Scriptwriter, SECRET).
Directing Credits Include: MALA by Melinda Lopez (Assistant Director, ArtsEmerson, MA 2016); RUBEN (Writer/Director, RareWorks Theatre Company and Mercutio Troupe, MA 2016).