I'm an unrepentant theatre nerd with a penchant for Shakespeare and learning new instruments. Born and raised just outside Washington, DC, I 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, I was lucky enough to spend time at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, and the School at Steppenwolf, which I totally blame for making me fall in love with Chicago. I am so proud to call this city home, but I'm also an adventurer and love to take my talents on the road.
In 2015 I toured for a year with the National Players, driving all over the country to perform three shows in repertory and teach workshops. I also toured with Montana Shakespeare in the Parks in the summer of 2019, bringing two outdoor Shakespeare productions to communities all over Montana, Idaho, Washington, Wyoming, and the Dakotas (and visiting every hot spring along the way).
I've 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 G&S nerd by birth and a cellist by training, so far I've learned to play the accordion, ukulele, spoons, and musical saw while doing these shows and am constantly adding to my musical arsenal. I occasionally guest with a few bands around the city on different instruments, I teach with Chicago Children's Theatre, and I perform Shakespeare for high school students in and around Chicago with A Crew of Patches. When I'm not running around doing all that, you can find me cooking, watching wholesome British tv, experimenting with accents, or recording various podcasts and audio dramas.
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For The Pirates of Penzance:
"the ensemble here, which doubles as its own band, channels that spirit with an infectious blitheness that requires no footnotes"
-Ben Brantley, The New York Times
For The Tall Girls:
"talented and honest performers...able to craft some wise and moving scenes... [Muñoz] Pandya is especially good"
-Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune
For The Mousetrap:
"Tina Muñoz Pandya radiates strength, an aptitude for taking charge, while offering a mysterious, vulnerable quality to Miss Casewell"
-Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review