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, Andrew is a Scratchpad Playwright with The Playwrights Realm in New York City, where he is further developing his play Sangre Mia.
Most recently, he developed a children's adventure play with Pipeline Theatre Company (NYC) which focused on reconnecting young audiences in the Borderlands to their indigenous roots. Other development opportunities include 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.
Artistic Development: 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).
Directing Credits Include: MALA by Melinda Lopez (Assistant Director, ArtsEmerson, MA 2016); RUBEN (Writer/Director, RareWorks Theatre Company and Mercutio Troupe, MA 2016).