FRIDA, UN RETABLO
A bilingual Teatro Milagro touring production
Written by Dañel Malán
JANUARY 10-19, 2013
In Tehuantepec dress with eyebrows taking flight like the wings of a raven, Frida Kahlo is legendary for an independence that inspired generations of feminists around the world. From the streetcar accident that left her crippled, to her torrid relationship with muralist Diego Rivera, life and art intertwine in this story of one of Mexico’s most acclaimed visual artists.
Malán, Teatro Milagro Artistic Director
Ms. Malán co-founded the Miracle Theatre Group with her husband, José Eduardo González, and in 1989 she created the bilingual touring program, Teatro Milagro. Under her artistic direction, Ms. Malán has created and produced many original bilingual plays, a bilingual residency program Puentes(Bridges) and the BEAT (Bilingual Educator Arts Training) conducted in collaboration with arts groups and school districts throughout Oregon. Additionally, Ms. Malán has designed and edited an annual bilingual workbook for teachers that follows the thematic units of the Puentes residency program, which includes environmental education, anti-bullying curriculum, social justice theatre and countless writing, visual arts and crafts projects. For over 20 years, Teatro Milagro has provided opportunities for ethnic artists whose voices might not otherwise be heard. The playwrights, directors and actors involved have included artists from Mexico, Colombia, Honduras, Ecuador, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. In addition to producing plays and educational residencies, Ms. Malán also manages the tour that has traveled not only throughout Oregon, but also to Washington, California, Idaho, Montana, Illinois, Missouri, Massachusetts, Michigan, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, Wyoming, New Mexico, Texas, New York, Mexico and Canada.
January 10 to the 19th 2013
The 2013 tour of Frida, un retablo and its accompanying “Unidad” activities is made possible in part by support from the
Juan Young Trust
Garcia Seabold Investments, LLC
Oregon Arts Commission
Ventura Group, Inc.