Born south of the border/ raised in Chicago IL


Quien es la Galvan

Karla Galván is a Mexican/Peruvian actress,  artistic director and teaching artists. She is a Columbia College Chicago graduate with a B.A. in fine arts. Karla also received extensive theatrical training in the City Mexico . In 2003, Karla  founded Teatro  Tariakuri Theater, a Latin spanish speaking  theater company in Chicago. Based on the south side of Chicago, making it one of the first Mexican-American theater companies. In 2004 she opened with “Cats Have Tails in the Fall” at the Village Player Theater in Oak Park IL. Now Madison Street Theatre. Karla has directed many productions, including Dracula Gay, Abuelita de batman, Tent time, Cri Cri the musical adventure, Homenaje a Chespirito serving both comedy for adults and children's production, Karla has also worked on stage creating many characters such as Doña Remedios in “Los secretos de Santa Monica” with Family bridges. He worked on stage with Urban Theater Co. playing "Lydia" in their 12-season production of "Ashes of light," Karla also currently teaches theater and works with youth on the south side of Chicago where she directed Peter Pan, the Magician, Beauty and the beast and many more.

Nancy Romo, company ensemble Member at Tariakuri Theater. Born in the Windy City, Chicago. Nancy fell in love with acting when she was just a child, seeing her first play “Cats”. I study Meisner with Sebastián Ligarde, Nancy also recieved  an intensive course with the SAH, and among other acting technique workshops. Nancy's last participation was in How to make a XXX movie with TariaKuri Theater. Other credits include: El Huerto with El Quixote, La Ley de Herodes with Artespacio, and more. In 2018, she was nominated for Best Actress by the Zonika Latino Awards. Thank life for having the joy of living an imaginary world in the magic of the stage.

Fabian Rojas company ensemble member was born in Celaya Guanajuato . I grew up in a town called Tarimoro Gto. In April 1990 at the age of mmigrated to  the windy city Chicago Fabian love for theater  began at home, and enjoyed to make people laugh. His first theatrical work was with  Teatro Tariakurien "Tiempos de Carpa" Pilsen when I met Karla Galvan 2004. As has created many characters and been in many performances including Piwi and the Aborigines in November 2015, El Mundo Magico de Cricri 2015, Mi pequeña vecindad  del Chabo 2016, How do you make a movie XXX June 2021 and March 2022


Nancy Mata 

Miembro  de planta de Teatro Tariakuri. Actriz y comediante Mexicana- American con vasta experiencia en la escena teatral  en la ciudad de los vientos . Recientemente disfrutamos de su intervencion en Como hacer una perlica  xxx, los creditos de Nancy icluyen  piezas como Solo para aridos y Abuelita de batman. Se destaca su participacion en la ya anual Pastorela de Dolores y Las virgenes prudentes por mencionar algunas otras. Cuando no esta en escenario Nancy le encanta pasar tiempo con familia y acompañada por su hermosa perrita Amber 

Patricia Galvan

Nacida en Tampico, Tamaulipas Mexico y miembro de planta de Teatro Tariakuri. Paticia ha logrado obtener su entrenamiento actoral y desarollarse profesionalmente con teatro Tariakuri desde sus inicios.

Esteban Pantoja
Actor, director, Co-artistic director and Production Manger

Quien es Pantoja 

Esteban Pantoja is a Mexican-Amirican actor. Pantoja joined Tariakuri theatre company in 2005. Pantoja is co-artistic director and production manager here at Tariakuri. As an actor he has brought to life many characters in many of our Productions including our famous monologue "Dracula gay" by Thomas Urtusastegui. His theatre background and education were received on Tariakuri’s stage.  But his love for performance and characterization have led him to create " La mas mejor” one of the most important icons in the Latino Drag shows community in Chicago. Esteban Pantoja has performed with other theatre companies including his leading role in "Varones". Esteban has also founded Cabaret parodia theatre company. Where he produces, writes, and directs many productions including “Un pozole con Frida” and “Cuna de brujas”.

Jennifer Garcia

Teaching artist, choreographer

Quien es Jennifer

Jennifer Garcia is a graduate from Columbia College Chicago with a BA in Dance and Minors in Teaching Artist and Entrepreneurship. Jennifer has trained in various dance forms including Ballet, Modern, Contemporary, West African, Jazz, and Dance Improvisation. During her time at Columbia, Jennifer had the opportunity of working with choreographers like Jennifer Kayle, C. Kemal Nance, Darrell Jones and Paige Cunningham. Jennifer is currently teaching acro dance, jazz, ballet 1 & 2, Latin, and hip-hop at Teatro Tariakuri.