Tina Munoz Pandya
Tina is a Washington, DC native who relocated to Chicago in 2014 after graduating from the University of Michigan with a BA in Drama and Women's Studies. While still in college, she spent time at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, as well as here in Chicago at the School at Steppenwolf in 2013. She is proud to call this city her new home, and has had the pleasure of working with Jackalope Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, The Hypocrites, Shattered Globe Theatre, Chicago Children's Theatre, Steep Theatre, and The House Theatre of Chicago, among others.
In 2015, she began a year-long tour with the National Players, performing three shows in repertory, driving all over the country, and teaching workshops. In addition to acting in all three shows, she was also the Technical Director for the tour, overseeing set-builds in each new venue and adapting to different spaces on the fly. It was a year of excitement, exhaustion, and total insanity and she is so grateful for the experience. It was there that she discovered her passion for teaching, and she continues to share her love of theatre with young people as a teaching artist with The Viola Project and Chicago Children's Theatre.
She's also been fortunate enough to travel to some truly awesome regional theatres in DC, New York, and LA as part of The Hypocrites' wildly popular Gilbert and Sullivan repertory. A cellist and singer by training, so far she has learned to play the accordion, ukulele, and musical saw while doing these shows and is constantly adding to her musical arsenal. She is a proud Ensemble member with The Hypocrites, as well as an Artistic Associate with Shattered Globe Theatre, and plays with two bands, Vender and the Cobras and Hearts and Wands. She's a big fan of music, giggling, activism, and spicy food, but just don't get her started talking about horses or Harry Potter because she'll never stop.