Tanya Orellana

2016 Princess Grace Award
Theater Scholarship
Faberge Theater Award
Nominated by: California Institute of the Arts


Additional Grants:
• 2021 Special Project Grant
• 2016 Professional Development Grant

Tanya Orellana designs performance spaces for theatre, opera and immersive experiences. Collaborations include The IndustrySweet Land, an immersive opera directed by Yuval Sharon and Cannupa Hanska Luger, the Mexico premiere of Angels in America directed by Martín Acosta (Mexico City)  and the premiere of The Heath, by Lauren Gunderson directed by Sean Daniels (MRT). She is a member of Wingspace Theatrical Design and an organizing member of La Gente: The Latinx Theatre Design Network.  She is part of the National design team representing the US at the Prague Quadrennial 2023. Upcoming projects include Voices from the Killing Jar, a new opera at Long Beach Opera and Last Days at Puunene Mill, ainstallation and community engagement project. She holds a MFA in Scenic Design from Calarts and is a core member of the award winning ensemble Campo Santo.