Nancy García Loza is an award-winning, self-taught, pocha playwright rooted in Chicago, Illinois and Jalisco, México. This year, she received The Joyce Award, as well as the APAP ArtsForward Award, both in collaboration with the National Museum of Mexican Art. She was most recently recognized by the Dramatists' Guild Council (NYC) with the 2022 Lanford Wilson Award. She is a two-time alum of the national where Rust was originally conceived. She has enjoyed residencies with: Goodman Playwrights Unit, Future Labs, and New Stages; Steppenwolf Theatre; The New Harmony Project; Fornés Playwriting Workshop; Oregon Shakespeare Festival Black Swan Lab and more. Her audiodrama, Brava, is available on all podcast platforms (Make-Believe Association, 2019). She is currently under commission/development with Steppenwolf Theatre (Ascent), Goodman Theatre (Rust), Paramount Theatre (Bull: a love story, world premiere, 2022), NMMA (Pénjamo: a Pocha Road Trip story; Macha), and more. She is the daughter of Mexican immigrants and the eldest daughter of seven children. She lives in Chicagolandia and writes in her kitchen. She is Mexican American, no hyphen.