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"Art, theatre, is what defines a culture in the long arc of history.

In a hundred years, I want to make sure that the stories of MY people are part of the canon as well."


"Playwright Erlina Ortiz’s powerful work rewards its audiences with emotional depth and honesty." - Out in Jersey


Morir Sonyando looks at family cycles of abuseOut in Jersey, 2019 

A family must confront domestic violence in Morir Sonyando, Town Topics, 2019

Listen to Morir Sonyando at the Parsnip Ship Podcast here or wherever you listen to podcasts! 

 “Healing, Educated, Opening, Love, and Empowerment.” These were several of the words that audience members shouted out in the Talkback after Saturday’s powerful performance of Las Mujeres- deslumbrar


A look at gentrification and the impact of change, Inquirer, 2019


She Told Her Own StoryBroad Street Review, 2016

"Throughout the 90-minute one-act, Ortiz balances the lighthearted and the serious, the tender and the terrifying." - Broad Street Review


La Egoista in ConnecticutBroadway World, 2021

La Egoista at the 2022 Latinx Theatre Commons Comedy Carnaval, 2022


Sisters Forever, Splash Magazine, 2023 

La Egoista delivers a touching portrayal of hope in the face of uncertainty, Glamgical, 2023

A California Premiere of a Thoughtful New Play, Broadway World, 2023


Las Mujeres a new play, Deslumbrar, 2018


Power Street Theatre Presents Las Mujeres, Broad Street Review, 2018

Las Mujeres brings Ancestral Feminism to PSTArtblog, 2018

Las Mujeres at Power StreeTheatre, Bonaly, 2018

“On Friday night, the play onstage looked like America, as did the audience.” - Philly Inquirer

Check out all my plays on the new play exchange! 
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Coverage and Reviews

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