Tanya Orellana

Tanya Orellana


Tanya Orellana designs performance spaces for Theater, Dance, Opera and Puppetry. Originally from San Francisco, she is a core member of the award winning ensemble Campo Santo, participating in their intimate New Work Process, conceptualizing and designing sets alongside the writing process.  Her design collaborations include the Mexico Premiere of Angels in America directed by Martín Acosta at Teatro Juan Ruiz de Alarcón, SAPO by Culture Clash at The Getty Villa, Casa de Spirits written and directed by Roger Guenveur Smith at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Forum (San Francisco, CA), the world premiere of The Heath, by Lauren Gunderson directed by Sean Daniels at Merrimack Repertory theatre (Lowell, MA), and Dry Powder directed by Jennifer King at Aurora Theatre. Tanya received her MFA in Scenic Design from CalArts (’17) and is the 2016 recipient of the Princess Grace Fabergé Theatre Award.  Her design work on Angels in America was presented in the US Emerging Designers Exhibit at the Prague Quadrennial 2019.