Milta Ortiz is a playwright from the Bay Area, who now calls Tucson home. She’s excited to work with Milagro Theater on the play Judge Torres, with StoryWorks and Arizona Daily Star on a play about the Arizona Foster Care system and Pima Community College on a play about two sisters, one who happens to be a dreamer. She received NEA and NALAC grants to develop/produce her play, Sanctuary (September 2018). She wrote/directed Solving for X for the Working Classroom (2016-17.) Her play, Más was produced at Su Teatro (March 2017,) and co-produced by Laney College (March, 2016) and Ubuntu Theater Project (May 2016.) Más premiered at Borderlands Theater (September 2015) and was nominated for a Steinberg-ATCA Award, toured Arizona Universities in 2016/17 and will be produced at San Diego State University (October 2018.) Milta teaches theater at Pima Community College. She earned an M.F.A. from Northwestern University’s Writing for the Screen and Stage program, and a Creative Writing B.A. from San Francisco State University. She is a proud mom to a creative Kindergartener.