Ren Dara Santiago

Ren Dara Santiago (They/Them): Yonkers & Harlem Native. Fili-Rican storyteller & world-builder. Awards: Dramatist Guild’s Lanford Wilson Award 2022, TOW Fellowship 2020, Cornelia Street American Playwriting Award 2017. Plays: THE SIBLINGS PLAY (Cherry Lane Theatre: Mentor Project 2017; Ojai Playwrights Conference 2017; TOW Fellowship Recipient 2020, Rattlestick Playwrights Theater); SOMETHING IN THE BALETE TREE (Winner: Lark Play Development Center, Playwright’s Week 2019. Finalist: National Playwright’s Conference 2019); ALL THE TIME (Drama Club NYC commission); SUBLIMINAL (SUNY College commission). Building Models, Someone’s Family (Homebound Project); Hard as You Can (En Garde Arts); In the Shit (Radio Round); Same Shadow (2G Productions commission); Where We At (NY Rep commission). Audio: Conceived and Curated MTA RADIO PLAYS (Rattlestick Playwright’s Theater); Head Writer: SEE YOU IN YOUR NIGHTMARES (iHeart Media). TV: LET THE RIGHT ONE IN (Showtime), staff-writer. Upcoming: AIN’T IT THOUGH, experimental anthology feature (C-19 Screenwriter’s Group), writer, co-director, co-producer, actor. LILA BLUE’S: THERE IS A DROUGHT, and SWEETPEA cinematic two-part music video, lead actor (dir. Samantha Soule). I’LL WRITE YOU DOWN IN BRICK & MORTAR, short film, stage play (The Theater Co).


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