Tanya Saracho is the show-runner for “Vida,” a hit television show on Starz with a majority Latino cast and crew. The show focuses on the relationship between two sisters, Lyn and Emma, as they come to terms with the death of their mother and the secrets she kept from them.

Tanya Saracho spent part of her childhood in Mexico before moving with her family to the U.S. She eventually moved to Chicago where she pursued acting and writing. She founded her own theater company there, Teatro Luna.

Nonetheless, Saracho’s work isn’t limited to the stage. She has written for “Devious Maids”, “Girls,” “Looking,” and “How To Get Away with Murder”. Saracho sits down with Latino USA to share the story of how she got to where she is today and why telling complex, sometimes dark stories about Latinos is important.

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