Luis Santeiro was born in Havana, and moved to Miami with his family when he was twelve. He’s a long-time resident of New York City, as well as a long-time writer of Sesame Street, for which he has received twenty Emmy Awards. He was head writer for the PBS series “Que Pasa, USA?”, the first bilingual sitcom on national television, for which he earned another Emmy. “Que Pasa?” has become the “I Love Lucy” of the Cuban diaspora, and is still aired frequently, more than thirty years after its premier. Luis has also written for the theatre, where his plays include “Praying with the Enemy” and “Land O’Fire,” both winners of the National Latino Playwriting Award, and “Our Lady of the Tortilla,” which has enjoyed hundreds of productions across the country. Other honors bestowed upon Luis include the Hispanic Heritage Award (Kennedy Center), Hispanic Achievement Award, National Hispanic Academy of Media Arts and Sciences Theatre Achievement Award, F.A.C.E. Excellence Award, and the Aurora Award.