(Bio as of September 2021)
Nancy García Loza (Playwright) is a pocha playwright rooted in Chicago, Illinois and Jalisco, México. She is a two-time alum of the national Fornés Playwriting Workshop, where Rust was first conceived. Her commissioned work includes Ascent: the eighth wonder (Steppenwolf Theatre); Bull: a love story (in development with Paramount Theatre; Chicago Dramatists Tutterow Fellowship); Rust (Goodman Theatre Playwrights Unit); Los Lakeview ’92 (Make-Believe Association); and Wave (Teatro Leyden, premiering this October). Her audio drama, Brava: a folktale con música (Make-Believe Association) is available on all podcast platforms. A self-taught writer, García Loza draws from instinct, plays by ear and is determined to bring the pocha experience in all its complexity, rawness, and lyricism to American stages. She is Mexican American, no hyphen.