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Ana Salim, Development Assistant 4/1/2002 - 7/31/2002

Gina Salinas is a sophomore at PSU in Speech Communications. She has worked with InterVision Productions and Oregon Public Broadcasting and has been involved in different theatre projects for Junior and High Schools. This is her first production with Miracle Theatre. (11/96)
Faustino (1996)
Rosa Salinas studied and worked as an actress in Mexico. Last year she moved to Forest Grove from Chicago, and is looking forward to getting involved in the theatre again. She is a student at Forest Grove High School. (8/93)
Ocho Elenas para Esteban (1993)

Dan Ruiz Salvatura is also the Marketing Director for the Miracle Theatre Group. He recently directed Teatro Milagro’s 2006 touring production of Mi Vida Gitana while directing Verge at the same time (something he’ll never do again but luckily got through thanks to the wonderful help of Olga Sanchez). Previously, Dan served as Director of Performing Arts at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center where he produced and directed several short-run performances and staged readings, including The Vagina Monologues and Defiance/Deliverance Playwrights Festival. In the process of completing his MFA in Directing from the University of Portland, his recent directing credits include The Taming of the Shrew, The Norman Conquests, New Dramatist Brooke Berman’s Dancing with the Devil and several performances for The Haven Project Afield Program. (2/06)

Marketing Director, 3/21/2005 - 5/31/ 2006

Men on the Verge2 (2006)
Mi Vida Gitana (2006)
Fuente Ovejuna (2005)
The Adventures of Barrio Grrrl! (2005)
Tino Does Time (2004)
John St. Nicolas, a native of San Diego, is a graduate of The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC. A veteran of numerous touring and NYC productions, he made his Portland debut here at Miracle in 2005 as Elliot in Elliot: A Soldier's Fugue, and has gone on to productions of The Odd Couple: Female Version, Miss Witherspoon, and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. Jon is also a rapper and a member of the band System Crashaz. He would like to thank Samantha Koontz for inspiration and support. (2/07)
Sonia Flew (2007)
Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue (2005)

Pablo Saldana is currently studying Jazz Voice Performance at Portland State University. This is his second production at Milagro and is more than thrilled to be back. He was lastly seen as El Jaguar in Milagro’s production of Jardin de Sueños, and also seen as one of the townsfolk in the Northwest Children’s Theatre original musical, El Zorrito. He wants to give special thanks to his first acting mentors, Jo and Derek Lane, as well as Julio Saldaña and his entire family for the support.(March 2013)

Pablo Saldana se graduó recientemente con honores de la preparatoria Roosevelt High School y actualmente estudia actuación y música. Este es su debut en el Miracle Theatre y se siente muy emocionado de poder trabajar con un elenco y un equipo técnico tan maravilloso, y de poder ser parte de una historia asombrosa que comparte  la lucha de los estudiantes indocumentados a punto de comenzar sus estudios universitarios. Él quiere dar agradecimientos especiales a Jo y Derek Lane, sus primeros mentores en la actuación, Eleanor Siebert, Heidi Feight, y a toda su familia.   (March 2012)

Guapa (2013)
Jardin de Sueños (2012)

Siumara Samayoa es originaria de Chiapas, México. Ha tenido la oportunidad de trabajar en tres fashion shows con ENT6. Fashion and dance, y tres cortometrajes con MABO productions. Además de actuar, Siumara ocupa su tiempo con la realización de comerciales. Sus últimas dos participaciones en Milagro fueron en las obras Jardín de Sueños y La Celestina. Contenta de ser dirigida nuevamente por Olga Sanchez Saltveit, Siumara dedica su participación en esta producción a su mamá Irma Lopez, hermanos, amigos y especialmente a su prima Sujei Samayoa (February 2014)

Siumara Samayoa was born in Chiapas, Mexico. She has participated in three runway shows by Ent6 Fashion and Dance as well as filming three shorts with MABO Productions. In addition to acting and modeling, she fills her time making commercials. She was last seen in Milagro’s productions of La Celestina and Jardín de Sueños. She is delighted to be directed by Olga Sanchez Salveit, and dedicates this show to her mother, Irma Lopez, her siblings and friends, and especially to her cousin Sujei Samayoa. (February 2014)

Ardiente Paciencia (2014)
La Celestina (2013)
Jardin de Sueños (2012)
Edwin Sanchez was a 1998 participant in the Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Conference with BAREFOOT BOY WITH SHOES ON, which was then selected to represent the National Playwrights Conference at the Schelykovo Playwrights Seminar in Russia in June 1999. Other productions include UNMERCIFUL GOOD FORTUNE produced at Miracle MainStage in 1997. His work has been workshopped at The Mark Taper Forum, Seattle Repertory Company, and South Coast Repertory, for whom he is currently commissioned to write a new play. He is the recipient of a 1995 Berrilla Kerr Foundation Award, the 1994 Princess Grace Playwriting Award, the 1994 ASCAP Cole Porter Award, the 1993 Barrie Stavis Playwriting Fellowship, the 1993 Eugene O'Neill Scholarship, the 1992 George Pierce Baker Scholarship, the 1991 William Morris Agency Fellowship and a 1989 Artists Fellowship in Playwriting presented by the New York State Arts Council. (05/06)
Clean (2006)
Icarus (2001)
Unmerciful Good Fortune (1997)

Hector Sanchez, Hector SanchezGraphic designer / Multi media / Artist / Photographer.
Born and raised in California, Hector worked in the music entertainment industry as a talent scout for Warner Brothers, Virgin and Sony record labels. For the past twelve years he has lived in Oregon, participating in art communities throughout Portland, and has had exhibitions in Los Angeles and Tokyo, Japan.

Board Member 11/2002 - 3/2009

 
Maria Sanchez has been in the BRIDGES Teen Theatre Group for the last two years. Last year she started a similar project on her own initiative at Forest Grove Middle School where she is a student. Her last project was also in the role of Elena in Solucíon Familiar for Vista Film and Video.(8/93)
Festival de Navidad (1993)
Ocho Elenas para Esteban (1993)
Miguel Angel Sánchez, de Michoacán, México, se graduó como locutor de radio en el International College of Hollywood en 1999, ha trabajado en estaciones de radio de gran prestigio, le fascina el estar en contacto con la gente. Sus pasatiempos son el arte y el baile. Ha participado en algunas obras de teatro como La barca sin pescador entre otras. ¡Promete dar su mejor esfuerzo para que Te llevo en la sangre sea un éxito!  (1/09)

Miguel Angel Sanchez is from Michoacán, México. He graduated from the International College of Hollywood in 1999 with a degree in broadcasting, and has worked at various prestigious stations. Miguel is a people-person and enjoys art and dance. He has appeared in several plays, including Barca sin pescador among others. He promises his best efforts to make Te llevo en la sangre a hit! (1/09)

Te llevo en la sangre (2009)
Día de los Muertos (2003)
La barca sin pescador (2003)

Olga Sanchez most recently she appeared in Oedipus el Rey at Milagro Theatre, and on the TV show, Grimm. This spring she directed Ardiente Paciencia and Mujeres for Milagro.  She is a founding member of Los Porteños writers group; her short play El Tesoro opens May 10th with Milagro Touring for Metro. Olga is a Steering Committee member of the Latino Theatre Commons of HowlRound at Emerson College, a member of the Latino Network’s Unid@s for Oregon Leadership Program, and a member of the Mesa Consultiva for the Latino Play Project at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. She holds a BA in Theatre from Hunter College, CUNY, and a Masters in Human Development from Pacific Oaks College NW, with specialization in Bicultural Development.  (May 2014)

Olga Sanchez es una de las dos directoras artísticas de Milagro. La pasada temporada dirigió uno de los estrenos en cadena de Guapa obra escrita por Caridad Svich. Anteriormente Olga dirigió las obras, ¡Viva la Revolución! y Boomcracklefly. Sus proyectos como directora favoritos para Milagro incluyen: de García Lorca Bodas de Sangre (original en español), Lorca en un vestido verde de Nilo Cruz (Premio Drammy, en Excelencia en Dirección), Frida, un retablo por Dañel Malán, los estrenos de las obras de Joann Farías The Road a Xibalbá, Rubén Sierra When the Blues Chase Up a Rabbit y Quiara Alegría Hudes The Adventures of Barrio Grrrl! . Olga e s una de los fundadores y miembros del grupo de escritores de Los Porteños, y es miembro del Latino Theatre Commons of HowlRound en Emerson College. Tiene una licenciatura en Teatro de Hunter College, CUNY, y una Maestría en Desarrollo Humano en Pacific Oaks Colegio NW, con especialización en Desarrollo Bicultural. (February 2014)

Artistic Director, Miracle Mainstage, 7/1/2003 - current

Learn to Be Latina (2014)
Ardiente Paciencia (2014)
Guapa (2013)
Oedipus el Rey (2012)
íViva la Revolución (2011)
Boomcracklefly (2011)
Viva Don Juan! (2010)
El Quijote (2010)
Canta y no llores (2009)
The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa (2009)
Bodas de Sangre (2008)
Mariela in the Desert (2007)
FRIDA, un retablo (2007)
Road to Xibalba (2006)
Clean (2006)
Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue (2005)
El Jardín de Sueños (2005)
The Adventures of Barrio Grrrl! (2005)
Cuéntame Coyote (2005)
Lorca in a Green Dress (2004)
Tino Does Time (2004)
Posada Milagro (2003)
Día de los Muertos (2003)
Barrio Hollywood (2003)
Spirits of the Ordinary (2003)
Blood Wedding (1999)
When the Blues Chase Up a Rabbit (1998)
Sharon Sassone, a former Artistic Director of Chicago's A Stage of One's Own, award winning playright, director and long-time actress with such notable theaters as Steppenwolf, the St. Nicholas with David Mamet, Second City, and National Theatre of Great Britain Touring Company. Sends her love to the 37th St. Gang. (1/98)
Cafe Con Leche (1998)
Unmerciful Good Fortune (1997)
Rochelle Savit has been deeply involved in the Portland theatre community in the past year, appearing in the production of Babylon 55, Wetdreams, Transformations, an, most recently, My Three Angels. She considers herself a post-yuppie, having forsaken "careerism" (as a family therapist and special education teacher) for the creative life. (2/86)
Tango (1986)
Meg Savlov, AEA is delighted to return to Miracle Theatre, where she was last seen in García Lorca’s Blood Wedding, directed by Olga Sanchez. Based in Seattle, Meg has worked there with A.C.T., The Group Theater, Theater Schmeater, Teatro Latino, Baba Yaga Productions, and most recently in Theater Simple’s Caucasian Chalk Circle. Meg’s flamenco experience spans twenty years of study and performance in New York City, San Francisco, New Mexico, and Seattle. She dedicates her work to the living memories of Alejandro Barquero Marín, Chester Kalter, and Shari Wilson. ¡Que vivan! (09/04)
Lorca in a Green Dress (2004)
Blood Wedding (1999)
Keith Scales has been in the Portland theatrical scene for over 15 years as actor, director, writer and teacher. His credits are too numerous to list here, but most notably he recently received critical raves as Colm in ART's Seamarks, as Tajomaru in New Rose's Rashomon, Lenny in The Homecoming and as the Interrogator in One For The Road at Sumus where he also directed The Dumbwaiter. (9/86)
Oedipus Rex (1986)
Tango (1986)
MGC 148 (1985)
Relatively Speaking (5/1985)
Son of Man (1985)
Relatively Speaking (1985)
Timothy Scarrott's theatre career began in the tenth grade when his older brother convinced him to be an extra in Glencoe High School's (Hillsboro, OR) production of the Cinderella spoof, If The Shoe Fits. Reluctantly Timothy agreed. After this experience, Timothy did not act, read or go see a single play until fifteen years later. This time it was his lovely wife, Dawn, who convinced him to give it another shot. After two years at the wonderful theatre program at Portland Community College Sylvania Campus, Timothy has no intention of doing anything but acting, directing, tech work and writing for the theatre except spending time with his seven year old daughter, Alexandra. At PCC Timothy played several roles including, Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream and Scapino in The Schemes of Scapino. In the PCC Student One-Acts he wrote, Ray the Mechanic and directed, The Chaplains. Last fall he had the opportunity to play, The Guard, in Imago's production of, Exit the King. Timothy is excited to work for Miracle Theatre and is astounded by the high quality technical and acting talent involved in, Sirena, Queen of the Tango. (2/03)
Sirena, Queen of the Tango (2003)
Gretchen Schackel, Marketing Assistant 1/6/2003 - 10/10/2003  

Mariana Schatte nació en Venezuela 1978, sus padres son chilenos, se mudó a Chile cuando tenía 11 años y ha vivido en los EEUU desde el año 2000. Desde que era pequeña ha estado involucrada en teatro, actualmente planea ir a la University of Washington para una licenciatura en Artes Liberales donde se mezclan sus tres amores el teatro, la música y la escritura. (4/2007)

Mariana Schatte was born in Venezuela in 1978 of Chilean parents, then moved to Chile when she was 11, and has been living in the USA since 2000. She has been involved in theater since she was a little girl, and now she is planing to go to University of Washington for a liberal arts degree mixing her three loves theater, music and writing.(4/2007)

Rosalba y los Llaveros (2007)
Hester Schell: The Savier Street Theatre welcomes Hester back to performing. For the past year and a half, she has been on sabbatical, away from acting. During this time, she taught for Portland State Univ., Portland Public Schools and Columbia High School. Past credits include two Willie nominations for Coupla White Chicks and Dylan. Directing credits include Theatre Workshop and Portland Women's Theatre. After the run here, Hester opens at Storefront Theatre in Talking With by Jane Martin. (1/85)
Relatively Speaking (5/1985)
Relatively Speaking (1/1985)
Angela Schrock celebrates her first show since her return from Oklahoma, where she worked extensively with Oklahoma Children's Theatre and Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park. Her credits include Miranda in The Tempest, Olivia in Twelfth Night, Mona in Com Back.Jimmy Dean, and a personal favorite, mama Goat in 3 Billy Goats Gruff. She's very glad to be back in Oregon. (4/91)
Our Lady of the Tortilla (1991)

Raquel Schuh recibió su titulo de bachiller en administración de empresas de la University of Phoenix en el 2004. Nativa de los Ángeles, Raquel tiene mucha experiencia en la industria nupcial. Debido a esta fuerte experiencia y conocimiento de la industria nupcial y de modas, Raquel actualmente está terminando su internado con el Miracle Theatre Group bajo la directa supervisión de la diseñadora Lori Sue Hoffman en la producción de Bodas de sangre. (1/2008)

Raquel Schuh received her bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix in 2004. A native of Los Angeles, Raquel has an extensive background in the bridal industry. Due to her strong background and knowledge of bridal and fashion design, Raquel is currently completing her professional fashion design certificate through Portland Community College. She is currently completing her internship with Miracle Theatre Group under the direct supervision of designer Lori Sue Hoffman on the production of Bodas de sangre (1/2008) .

Bodas de Sangre (2008)
Ted Schulz is very pleased to be back at Milagro where he was seen in El Paso Blues.  Ted was last seen onstage in the extension of Ma Rainy’s Black Bottom at Portland Playhouse. He has also appeared at Artists Repertory Theatre in Sideman, Death of a Salesman (Drammy award), Take Me Out, The Seagull, Theatre District,Three Sisters and All My Sons. Ted has worked with Theatre Vertigo in Freedomland, Popcorn and The Grey Zone (Drammy award). Other work includes Sowelo Theatre, Profile Theatre, Lakewood Theatre, Pilot Light and others.In the “old days”, Ted was at Storefront Theatre Co. in Fifth Of July, Short Eyes, The Unseen Hand, Bloodknot and Holy Ghosts (Drammy award). He has also worked in Chicago and New York. He spent two years working Steppenwolf  Theatre Company’s The Grapes of Wrath in Chicago, La Jolla Playhouse, the National Theatre London and on Broadway.(February 2012)
Boleros for the Disenchanted (2012)
El Paso Blue (2000)
Patrick Scott has had the opportunity to write two plays with Aldo Velasco: The True History of Coca-Cola in Mexico, and The Good News About Sweatshop Shoes. Each had its regional theatre opening at Mixed Blood Theatre Co. in Minneapolis. ‘True History’ has had many productions including Miracle and Mixed Blood, Teatro Vision in San Jose, Borderlands Theatre in Tucson, Seattle’s Empty Space Theatre and the San Diego Rep.Patrick is a 1993 graduate of the University of Washington School of Drama and a 1997 graduate of Pacific Oaks College NW where he earned his teaching certificate. Patrick has written The Pen, with Chris Baker, and Naked Mole Rats with Vince Delaney. His play The Whole Famndamily was produced in Seattle by Grex in 2002. Patrick has recently moved back to Seattle after spending a few years in L.A. teaching elementary school and writing screenplays with Aldo. He is currently teaching middle school at Pacific Middle School in Des Moines, working on a new one person show, and honing his rapping skills.Patrick would like to thank Aldo for being a great collaborator and friend, and his parents for their ongoing support and encouragement.(2/05)
The True History of Coca-Cola in Mexico (2005)
David Seitz is making his first appearance with the Miracle Mainstage and he is very pleased to be working with Antonio, Katie, the designers, cast and Miracle staff on such a outstanding and beautiful piece of theatre. David recently completed a run of Bogosian's one-man show Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll at Stark Raving theatre, where he also works as the marketing manager. In addition to Stark Raving, David has also worked with the Classical Greek Theatre, CoHo productions, Tygres Heart Shakespeare, and many other fine theatres in Portland. David has also worked across the country in numerous Shakespeare Festivals as well. (4/01)
References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot (2001)

LUISA SERMOL was enchanted by this play when she did the reading for Miracle’s La Luna Festival 2 years ago. This is her first Miracle production. Favorite Portland credits include Three Sisters,The Goat, Master Class, Night of the Iguana and  Sideman (Drammy award-Lead actress) for Artists Repertory Theatre, Heather Raffo’s 9 Parts of Desire (Drammy award-Lead actress) and Moon for the Misbegotten for CoHo, Midsummer Night’s Dream for Portland Center Stage and Withering Looks, Vitriol and Violets and Bloody Poetry (Drammy award -Lead actress) for Cygnet Productions. Luisa has also performed in New York/Regionally with The Roundabout, Classic Stage Company, Colonial Theater, Williamstown Theater Festival, as well as numerous Off-Off Broadway productions. She holds a B.A. from Portland State University, a MAT from Lewis & Clark College and a Conservatory degree in acting from the Juilliard School.  A special thanks to her parents for loving and caring for each other for so many years. You are a testament to the journey of marriage.(February 2012)

Boleros for the Disenchanted (2012)
B. J. Seymour has appeared in several lead roles, in such productions as The House of Bernarda Alba, and The Jewish Wife. While directing productions for the Pentacle Theatre in Salem, she worked by day as a lobbyist and public relations specialist. In addition to performing, she has also appeared on the stage for the Portland Poetry Festival and in nursing homes under a Metropolitan Arts grant. Most recently she was see in in Pacific University's production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. (9/90)
Medea (1990)
Tom Sexton's experience in the theatre ranges from playing dead bodies in Arsenic and Old Lace to being the lighting supervisor at Evergreen State College. (4/93)
The Miser of Mexico (1993)
Sandy Shaner has been involved in the Portland area theatre scene for years as an actress, director, and choreographer. This is her first production with MTG. (10/94)
Heroes & Saints (1994)
Erin Shannon, also a performer, has appeared in productions with Lakewood Theatre, Many Hats Collaborations and Tin Pan Alley Theatre.  Local choreography credits include Pippin with Tin Pan Alley Theatre, Thoroughly Modern Millie with Lakewood Theatre Company (Assistant Choreographer,) WonderBroads with BroadArts Theatre, and Honk! with Cleveland High School. Erin holds a BFA in Dance Performance from Oklahoma City University and teaches dance and yoga in several locations throughout the Portland/Vancouver area.  She is honored to be a part of La Carpa del Maestro. (10/2008)
La Carpa del Maestro (2008)

Adrienne Shelnutt is very excited to join the Miracle Group in the role of assistant director/stage manager! Previously she worked as a costumer and intern with Teatro Milagro. She graduated from the University of Portland (Woo!) after studying theater, Spanish and social justice and so loves the combination of community and theatre found here at Milagro. Adrienne has directed The Shape of Things at UP as well as performed in a number of shows there and can't wait to work more in Portland theatre!(October 2012)

Frida, un retablo (2013)
Raíz (2012)
Aventuras de Don Quixote (2012)

Chip Sherman is a choreographer trained in many different styles of dance from Ballet to Butoh. While a student at University of Oregon and Lane Community College, he began collaborating with professional companies in the Eugene area as both choreographer and performer before moving to Portland, where he has distinguished himself by his work with local companies like Post 5 Theater and Sound and Furry. (May 2014)

Learn to Be Latina (2014)

Shuhe is very thankful to be working with Miracle Theatre and hopes to do so again. He has been in Portland for 6 years and was most recently seen in Delusions of Darkness with Pavement Productions. Look for him later this season in Richard II at Tygres Heart and Cupid & Psyche at Stark Raving Theatre. Shuhe is also an associate director and performer with Tears of Joy Theatre. (9/01)
Icarus (2001)
Rudi Sias was born in Edinburg, Texas and raised in eastern Washington. He acted in high school and took part in a couple of plays for his church. Rudi moved to Oregon in 1984 and pursued broadcasting. His goal is to work in Spanish television, hoping to eventually land a part in English or Spanish movies, and make it a career. (4/92)
Cuentos (1992)

Mariel Sierra is honored to be making her debut with Corrido Calavera! A recent graduate of the Portland Actors Conservatory, Mariel was a founding company member of Post5 Theatre, and engaged in many roles from from marketing to working as Production Manager for the inaugural production of Romeo & Juliet. Recent credits include A Bright Room Called Day (Zillah), Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (Player King) at the Portland Actors Conservatory, and HumanBeingCurious’s Antony and Cleopatra (Alexas/Octavia). You can also catch Mariel in several sketches of Potty Talk Series 2. She will be participating in all three productions of Teatro Milagro’s 2013-2014 tour as an actor, teaching artist, and marketing assistant. Endless gratitude to Lakin and Olga for trusting me with this opportunity, and to all of my past and current mentors. This show is dedicated to the memory of my father, Ruben Sierra. Everything I do is for you. (October 2013)

Corrido Calavera (2013)
Ruben Sierra is a tenured Professor of Performing Arts and Humanities at Portland State University and Director of Chicano/Latino studies. He is the Founding Artistic Director of the Seattle Group Theatre and has spent over 25 years working in a professional theatre as a director, performer, playwright, presenter and producer. Sierra is considered a forerunner in Multiethnic Theatre and issues and is often sought after as a consultant to help develop programs in diversity. He is also a published playwright and poet, and has been selected to Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the West. (9/98)
When the Blues Chase Up a Rabbit (1998)
Unmerciful Good Fortune (1997)
David Sikking recently appeared in The Crucible, Birdsend, The Destiny of Me and Mrs. Bob Cratchit at Artists Repertory Theatre. He was the founder and artistic director of Hellfire Productions, producers of Portland’s late-night Twilight Zone series and the Clive Barker pieces Sex, Death & Starshine, and The History of the Devil. He has performed at the Edinbrugh Fringe Festival in a one-man show based on the life of Raymond Chandler, and has appeared locally at Theatre Vertigo, Triangle Productions, and others. David teaches and heads the Language Arts Department at Beaverton’s Arts & Communication Magnet Academy.(9/2007)
Mariela in the Desert (2007)
Bunnie Rivera Siler
Carmel Rivera Siler became interested in acting at age 10 after appearing in a commercial for OPB. In 1989 Carmel appeared in Miracle's production of Medea for the Ancient Greek Theatre Festival. Carmel recently performed the roles of Rosinante and Carmela in Aventuras de Don Quixote and served as Production Assistant for both plays of the 1991 Ancient Greek Theatre Festival. (12/92)
Shadow of a Man (1993)
Un Christmas Cuento (1992)
Latina (1992)
Un Christmas Cuento (1991)
Theseus, A Dangerous Journey (1991)
The Frogs (1991)
Aventuras de Don Quixote (1991)
Medea (1990)
Dominic Rivera Siler is appearing in his fourth production for the Miracle. He played the young minotaur in Theseus, A Dangerous Journey, one of Medea's sons in the 1990 Ancient Greek Theatre Festival production of Medea, and Dominic in the 1991 production of Un Christmas Cuento. Nick is interested in acting as a career. He is 9 years old and in the 4th grade. (12/92)
Festival de Navidad(1994)
Festival de Navidad (1993)
Un Christmas Cuento (1992)
Un Christmas Cuento (1991)
Theseus, A Dangerous Journey (1991)
Medea (1990)
Joshua Rivera Siler has worked on many of Miracle's past productions as both lighting and sound technician. (12/91)
Hispanic Playwrights Series (1992)
Un Christmas Cuento (1991)
Theseus, A Dangerous Journey (1991)
The Frogs (1991)
Aventuras de Don Quixote (1991)
Our Lady of the Tortilla (1991)
Medea (1990)
Maria Rivera Siler's mother encouraged her to start acting when she was seven. That was two years ago, and since then Maria has appeared in Theseus: A Dangerous Journey and Un Christmas Cuento. She also enjoys art. (10/94)
Festival de Navidad (1994)
Heroes & Saints (1994)
Festival de Navidad (1993)
Un Christmas Cuento (1992)
Un Christmas Cuento (1991)
Theseus, A Dangerous Journey (1991)
Nathan Rivera Siler is a cellist in the orchestra at Clackamas High School. This is his first acting experience with the Miracle, previously he worked backstage as a technician. This 18 year old plans to join the military when he graduates and then later to work towards a career in fire fighting. (4/95)
Matachines (1995)
Our Lady of the Tortilla (1991)
Rosalie Rivera Siler is a 14 year old freshman at Clackamas High School. She has been working with the Miracle Theatre since 1989. Most recently she appeared as Cerezita in Heroes & Saints and as Lupe in Shadow of a Man. (4/95)
The Fat-Free Chicana & the Snow Cap Queen (1995)
Matachines (1995)
Heroes & Saints (1994)
Brujerias (1994)
Shadow of a Man (1993)
Theseus, A Dangerous Journey (1991)
Aventuras de Don Quixote (1991)
Shawn Silva is appearing in his second Milagro production. In our fall tour of Rey de la Gente Frutal Shawn ably portrayed the dual roles of Hector and Bill. His Christian youth theater group, HUMAN VIDEOS, for which he serves as director as well as performer, tours throughout the western states offering positive and inspirational messages for young people.(1995)
Mi Gente mi Vida (1995)
Rey de la Gente Frutal (1994)
Mónica Silver es dramaturga y maestra que vive y trabaja en Buenos Aires, Pórtland y Barcelona. Entre sus obras escritas se encuentran: Gag, Bando-Neón, Mal de familia, Parada en la nada y Te llevo en la sangre, obra por la cuál la autora recibió el Primer Premio Nacional de Teatro, otorgado por el Instituto Nacional de Teatro, en Buenos Aires Argentina. Ha escrito para las series televisivas: Nueve Lunas, De Poeta y de Loco  y Laura y Zoe, en Buenos Aires, Argentina, y Paco y Veva en España. Actualmente se encuentra en Buenos Aires dictando un curso sobre escritura y creatividad. (1/09)

Mónica Silver is a playwright and instructor living and working in Buenos Aires, Portland and Barcelona. Among the works that she’s authored are: Gag, Bando-Neón, Mal de familia, Parada en la nada y Te llevo en la sangre, a play for which the author took first place in a national theatre competition sponsored by the National Institute of Theatre in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has written for TV series, including Nueve Lunas, De Poeta y de Loco  y Laura y Zoe in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Paco y Veva in Spain. Currently, Mónica can be found in Buenos Aires giving a course in writing and creativity. (1/09)

Te llevo en la sangre (2009)
Te llevo en la sangre (2002)
Shaun Simpson is a professional ballet dancer. A student at Portland Community College, his credits include Bottle Dancer and Russian Soldier in the Musical Company's "Fiddler on the Roof." (3/98)
Camino al Carnaval (1998)

Ann Singer tiene una Maestría de San Francisco State University. A su llegada a Portland, empezó a trabajar detrás de las escenas con Lunacy Stageworks donde recientemente ha conceptualizado y producido Stories: From the Streets para el Fertile Ground Festival. Ann está encantada de regresar a Milagro trabajando anteriormente en Te llevo en la sangre, The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa y Entre Villa y una mujer desnuda. (February 2011)

Ann Singer received her MFA from San Francisco State University. Upon arrival in Portland, she began working behind the scenes with Lunacy Stageworks where she recently conceptualized and produced Stories: From the Streets for the Fertile Ground Festival. Ann is thrilled to return to Milagro having previously worked on Te llevo en la sangre, The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa and Entre Villa y una mujer desnuda. (February 2011)

Ana en el trópico (2011)
Entre Villa y una mujer desnuda (2010
The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa (2009)
Te llevo en la sangre (2009)
Kam Sisco was last seen on the Miracle Mainstage as Mario in Burning Patience. Kam has worked at a variety of theatres since arriving in 1986. He attended the University of Oregon where he studied theatre and vocal performance. You can see Kam next in Vampire Lesbians of Sodom and Christmas with the Crawfords at Triangle Productions. He wishes to thank Ms. Sanchez for "making this better than the first time." (9/99)
Blood Wedding (1999)
Burning Patience (1999)
The Truer Story of Columbus (1992)
Cuentos (1992)
Antonio Skármeta was born on Nov. 7, 1940, in Antofagasta, Chile, the grandson of Yugoslav immigrants. While attending the University of Santiago, from which he graduated in 1963, he produced plays by Edward Albee, William Saroyan, and Eugène Ionesco with the university drama group. He published his first book, a collection of short stories entitled El entusiasmo (1967), the year after he graduated with a master's degree from Columbia University. It was followed by Desnudo en el tejado (1969), which won the Casa de las Américas de la Habana Prize and was the first of his works to be widely translated, and El ciclista del San Cristóbal (1973). He finished another collection, Tiro libre (1973), and the novel Soñé que la nieve ardía (1975; I Dreamt the Snow Was Burning, 1985) while living in Argentina in exile from Chile's military regime. In 1975 he moved to Berlin, where he lived until 1988, when he returned to Santiago. During this period he wrote Ardiente paciencia, as well as Novios y solitarios (1975), No pasó nada (1980), and La insurrección (1980; The Insurrection, 1983).

Ardiente Paciencia (2006)
Burning Patience (1999)
Burning Patience (1989)

Ashley Smith is a visual artist and designer with an MFA from Northwestern University.  She has a BS in Design and enjoys painting and fibre arts.   Ashley has professionally designed costumes and scenery, both locally and nationally, including costumes for Milagro’s production of Rosalba y los Llaveros.  Past costume/scenic design credits include ART (Abundance), Tygres Heart (The Tempest), Syracuse Stage (Dear), Santa Fe Rep (Oleanna), Unicorn Theatre (Baltimore Waltz).  www.wholehat.wordress.com (February 2013)

Ashley Smith es la artista visual y diseñadora quien tiene un título posgrado de Northwestern University.  Además de eso, logró el bachillerato de diseñadora y le gusta pintar y hacer artes fibras.  Profesionalmente, Ashley diseñó vestuario y escenografía, demás por Portland y por todo el país, incluyendo el vestuario para la producción de Rosalba y los Llaveros del Teatro Milagro. Otras obras de diseño de vestuario y escenografía por ART (Abundance), Tygres Heart (The Tempest), Syracuse Stage (Dear), Santa Fe Rep (Oleanna), Unicorn Theatre (Baltimore Waltz).  www.wholehat.wordress.com  (February 2013)

La Celestina (2013)
Rosalba y los Llaveros (2007)
Carol Ann Smith has been working with the Miracle Mainstage as a Stage Manager for many years now. In the past She has stage managed Cloud Tectonics, When the Blues Chase Up a Rabbit, Deporting the Divas, Burning Patience, Blood Wedding, La Posada, The True History of Coca-Cola in Mexico, and El Paso Blue. Smith has also worked for the Carousel Company Theatre for Children, Musical Theatre Company, Stark Raving Theatre, Triangle Productions, and also worked for Theatre for the New City in New York. (2/01)
Kiss of the Spider Woman (2001)
El Paso Blue (2000)
The True History of Coca-Cola in Mexico (2000)
La Posada (1999)
Blood Wedding (1999)
Burning Patience (1999)
Deporting the Divas (1999)
When the Blues Chase Up a Rabbit (1998)
Cloud Tectonics (1998)
Charise Castro Smith is an actress and playwright. Acting credits include: Jane Says (The Public Theater: New Work Now!), The Art of Preservation (The Flea Theater), Chain of Fools (The Guthrie Theater), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Hermia), La Ronde (The Young Wife), Phedre (Oenone), 99 Ways to F@#k a Swan (Leda) and Estrella Cruz [The Junkyard Queen] (Estrella), all at the Yale School of Drama. She was also company member of the 2010 Lincoln Center Theater Director’s Lab and her television credits include The Good Wife and Body of Proof. She recently received her MFA from the Yale School of Drama, is a graduate of Brown University and an affiliate artist of New Georges. She would like to thank her family and friends for their love and support, and the wonderful artists at Miracle Theatre Group for giving Boomcracklefly its first life on stage. (March 2011)
Boomcracklefly (2011)
Laura Faye Smith makes her debut at Miracle in Sirena, Queen of the Tango. She has also appeared in Spinning Into Butter (CoHo Productions), A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear (Tygres Heart), It's a Wonderful Life, Pippi Longstocking (Oregon Children's Theatre), Christmas With The Crawfords, Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love, Blood Brothers, Bash! (Triangle Productions), Never Swim Alone, Popcorn, This Is a Play, and Poona The Fuckdog (Theatre Vertigo). She has been a member of Brainwaves Improvisational Comedy for the past 9 years, and she teaches improv for Oregon Children's Theatre. She recently won the 2002 Indievision Film Festival Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting (Female) at the New York Guerilla Film Festival for her work in Poona the Fuckdog. (2/03)
Sirena, Queen of the Tango (2003)

Leslie Smith is very excited for her first production with Miracle. Past lighting designs include: A Suicide Note from a Cockroach ... (Pelú Theatre), Breaching (Coarse Ground Productions), Fat Pig (Lucky Apply Productions) and several productions at Lewis and Clark College. Leslie has also served as stage manager for Imago Theatre’s Stage Left Lost, ZooZoo, and the upcoming Splat. (May 2011)

Lazarillo (2011)
L Ninos Smith, formerly of the Archon Players, performed such locally written plays as Love Kamp, Corporate Rome, The Shovel, Dogsleds to Hell, and Smith's own, How Sharks Breathe as well as an infamous production of Wozzeck on the streets of Portland. L. Ninos Smith spends most of his days perfecting his touring show called "Larry Eros, the Master of Greek Interpretive Dance" and correcting English usage at sporting events. 2/86)
Tango (1986)
Rebecca Smith is today one of the top tangueras in the United States -- having studied with various master teachers from Buenos Aires and having danced across the US and in Buenos Aires.   She is considered by many one of the most stylistically versatile and adaptable followers around -- with a deep understanding of both open and close styles of the tango, and the ability to connect with a wide range of tango dancers.   She danced in Teatro Milagro's production of "Tango al Tiempo" in 2003. (5/07)
¡Viva Baile! (2007)
Tango al Tiempo (2003)
Wayne B. Smith is originally an LA based musician/songwriter. Wayne is also the author of several literary projects that range from musical comedy to non-fiction dissertations on theology. Wayne currently resides in Portland and admittedly "talks to plants." (3/87)
The Death & Life of Sneaky Fitch (1987)
Rebecca Sommermeyer is a graduate of the MFA program at the University of Portland, and has lived and worked in Portland for the last ten years. Along with five years of work with Shakespeare In The Parks, she has appeared in productions with Lakewood Theatre, Tapestry Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, and understudied for Portland Cen ter Stage. She will appear next in Angels: The Next Generation Christmas 1998 production, Bring In Da Toys, Bring in Da Bunk. (9/98)
When the Blues Chase Up a Rabbit (1998)

Antonio Sonera is a Founder and the Producing Artistic Director of Badass Theatre Company. This is his 28th season as a professional theatre artist in Portland.  He has directed over 25 productions and acted in over 20. He is the director of last summer’s hit show INVASION!, which was selected Best Production 2013 by Willamette Week. Antonio is a longtime friend of Milagro, and has directed many memorable shows including The True History of Coca-Cola in Mexico, Mariela in the Desert, El Grito del Bronx, How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents and Boleros for the Disenchanted. Learn to be Latina will mark the 17th show he has directed for Milagro. He is also the creator of La Luna Nueva and was the creative director of that program for its first three years. Antonio is the recipient of the Theatre Communication Group: Future Leaders in American Theatre Fellowship. This June he will direct Badass Theatre Company’s remount of INVASION! right here on the Milagro stage, and in September he will direct Sans Merci for Badass Theatre Company on the stage of the Portland Actors Conservatory. (May 2014)

Associate Director 7/1/2008 - 6/30/2010
Artistic Director, Miracle Mainstage 7/1/1999 - 5/13/2000
Assistant to the Artistic Director 4/1/1999 - 6/30/1999

Learn to Be Latina (2014)
Boleros for the Disenchanted (2012)
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (2010)
La Luna Nueva Festival (2009)
Mariela in the Desert (2007)
The True History of Coca-Cola in Mexico (2005)
A Bicycle Country (2002)
References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot (2001)
Life is a Dream (2000)
The American Sueño (2000)
El Paso Blue (2000)
Burning Patience (1999)
Voces de Christmas (1998)
Cafe Con Leche (1998)
When the Blues Chase Up a Rabbit (1998)
Cloud Tectonics (1998)
Heroes & Saints (1994)
Ay, Compadre (1994)
Cuentos (1992)
Un Christmas Cuento (1992)
Un Christmas Cuento (1991)
Our Lady of the Tortilla (1991)

Ron Sorci was seen in Portland as Horace Gilmer in To Kill a Mockinbird and as Reverend Harry Harrington in Shadowlands. He has also performed in New York, Chicago and the San Francisco area. Ron has studied in the Jean Sheldon School of acting in California, at Second City in Chicago and William Hickey in New York. He has also appeared in films such as Dead by Sunset and Salinger. Thanks to his bride to be Kerry, for all support. (3/97)
Velvet, Velour & Burlap (1997)

Maria de los Angeles Sanchez Soultairewas born in Puerto Rico where she studied acting as free electives while pursuing her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.  In those years she participated in TV and movie theater commercials, fashion shows and was featured in local magazines.  Soon after college she moved to New York where she deepened her love for theater experiencing the great Broadway plays.  Life took her to Rome, where she lived 14 years before moving to Portland in 2007.  In Rome she also studied theater and was casted as Charlotte Wallace in the play Terapia di Gruppo (Beyond Therapy) by Christopher Durang, and made other TV/theater appearances. Maria was part of the ensemble of RAIZ and most recently portrayed Dona Tichi in Las Metichis during the celebration of the International Day of Women 2013.  She's really excited to return to Miracle Theater and to work with Director Daniel Jaquez in this production. (May 2013)

Dance for a Dollar (2013)
Raíz (2012)
Donna Southwick has been sewing since high school. In the past five years, she has been making costumes for her church’s dramas as well as for the home school community. Her children opened the door to Donna’s love of theatre, and she is a theatre student at Clackamas Community College. This is her second show with the Miracle Theatre Group, and she loves it. (10/04)
Día de los Muertos (2004)
Joshua Spencer has been acting and directing for 15 years in Ohio and New York. Acting credits include Sycamore in The Unseen Hand, Furball #2 in Sincerity Forever, and John Williamson in Glengarry Glen Ross. Directing credits include Tom Donaghy’s Northeast Local, José Rivera’s Each Day Dies With Sleep and Caryl Churchill’s Three More Sleepless Nights. He was assistant director on Will Eno’s Thom Pain (based on nothing) produced by Our Shoes Are Red/The Performance Lab. He holds theatre degrees from Kent State University and Portland State University. (May 2008)
Labyrinth of Desire (2008)
Katherine E. Spencer was born and raised in San Rafael, California. She studied acting at North Carolina school of the Arts for two years before moving to New York. Spencer holds a B.A. from the University of Oregon, and this role marks her Portland debut. Some of her previous roles include Rose in "A Streetcar Named Desire," Desdemona in "Othello," Marisol in "Marisol," and Kate in "Taming of the Shrew." (9/97)
Unmerciful Good Fortune (1997)

Cari Spinnler is thrilled to be making her Milagro debut with Learn To Be Latina! A recent graduate of Rugters University, Cari received her BFA in acting. But her first passion was dance, starting her training at four years old. Cari was last seen in Independent Women (Action Adventure). Other credits include: As You Like It (Shakespeare's Globe), Richard III Workshop (Shakespeare's Globe), La Dispute (Rutgers) and Binnorie (Rutgers).  (May 2014)

Learn to Be Latina (2014)

Tony St. Clair was last seen at the Miracle in Tino does Time. His recent performances include Frank in The New House ART, and the BFG in OCT’s , The BFG Mr. Sir in Holes for OCT, Sir Dunis in Arthur and Merlin for Northwest Children’s Theatre, and Leslie in Seascape for Profile Theatre for which he received a Drammy acting award in 2003. He is a member of the 3rd Floor Sketch Comedy Group. He is an alumnus of New York’s H-B Actors Studio and The Drama Studio of London, Berkeley.(2/05)
The True History of Coca-Cola in Mexico (2005)
Tino Does Time (2004)
Marilyn Stacey trained two years at New York's Circle in the Square Theatre. In Portland, she has received recognition for her performances in Quilters at the ART, Arms and the Man and the House of Bernarda Alba at the New Rose, The Importance of Being Earnest at the Portland repertory, and The Art of Dining for Storefront. In the coming season, she will be playing in Storefront Theatre's The Rocky Horror Show at Portland's new Performing Arts Center. (9/87)
Antigone (1987)
Jennifer Stalcup is new to the Miracle Mainstage. Previously she was a sound operator and stage manager in Mt. Holyoke, Massachusetts. She will be stage manager for the Miracle's upcoming Día de Los Muertos Festival and is currently a Theatre/English major at PSU. (9/99)
Día de los Muertos (1999)
Blood Wedding (1999)
Johnny Stallings studied acting with Howard Thoresen. He has appeared in several Portland productions directed by Keith Scales performing the roles of Einstein in The physicists, Jesus in the ARTPAZ production of Son of Man and in a two-hour, one-man version of King Lear. (9/86)
Oedipus Rex (1986)
Son of Man (1985)
Tim Stapleton has been a designer in Portland for 15 years having designed for ART (Drammy Award: Best Set Design, Indiscretions ); Storefront Theater, Portland Civic Theatre, Triangle Productions (Drammy Award: Best Set Design, Snake In Vein); Tygres Heart Shakespeare Company; Portland Actors Conservatory, Profile Theatre Project, the Oregon Zoo and Oregon Public Broadcasting. Stapleton also received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He was resident scenic designer at Boarshead: Michigan Public Theatre from 1978 to 1986. (2/01)
Kiss of the Spider Woman (2001)
Life is a Dream (2000)
Neal Starbird is honored to be making his Miracle debut with this show. Neal is a proud member of the Theatre Vertigo acting ensemble where he was most recently seen as Titus in Freedomland. Other Portland credits include Jeff in Lobby Hero and Adam in the Shape of Things (ART); Mephistopheles in Faust.Us. and Cupid in Cupid & Psyche (SRT); Mortimer in Edward II (Triangle); Harry Bagley in Cloud 9 (defunkt); and Edward in The 7 Deadly Sins (liminal group). Neal would like to thank the cast and crew of Lorca. Special thanks to Olga and Rody. Extra-Special thanks (and love) to Julie. (09/04)
Lorca in a Green Dress (2004)
Jane Stebbins hails from the foggy green of Oregon’s Bay Area. A graduate of the University of Portland with her BA in Drama and Music, Stebbins voice has been heard on KBOO’s Six on Shakespeare radio show, Hamlet the Vampire Slayer, as well as with the bands Bottom’s Dream and The Jane and Scott Show. She sang the role of Lady Beatrice with the Oregon Symphony’s production of Camelot, and Woman II in Flip Side, the musical review. Theatrical accomplishments include Sis in WASP with Reader’s Theater Rep., Hymen in the Quintessence production of As You Like It, and Saphir in Patience with Mock’s Crest Productions. Outside of Portland, audiences have seen her as the Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and Little Red Riding Hood in Into the Woods at The Little Theater on the Bay. She’s elated to be doing her first show at Milagro, and sends love to her puppy, Rox. (10/05)
La Noche Eterna (2005)
Mark Steering is working on his first show with Milagro. For the last 7 years Mark was the Artistic Director for Whole Megillah Theater at Mittleman Jewish Community Center. In March, he sang the role of Mordechai in the rock opera, Orphan Queen. After so long behind the scenes, he's glad to be acting on other stages again. He has also performed with Storefront Theater, Artists Repertory Theater and Portland Actor's Ensemble. Mark is also a composer and voice teacher and is currently forming a new singing group called "Leap of Faeth". He doesn't mind playing an old guy in 401K. One year he played two old greeks and a pig. (12/02)
Milagro on Calle 401K (2002)
Dave Stefani se graduó recientemente de Southern Oregon University con un título en Artes Teatrales con énfasis en diseño de utilería y carpintería escénica. Además es un escritor activo con el grupo de comedia teatral Superego. Esta es su segunda colaboración con el Miracle, su primer trabajo fue al inicio de esta temporada con Dos Pueblos. (1/09)

Dave Stefani recently graduated from Southern Oregon University with a degree in Theatre Arts and an emphasis in prop design and scenic carpentry. He is also an active writer with local sketch comedy group Superego.  This is his second collaboration with Milagro, having worked on Dos Pueblos earlier this season. (1/09)

Te llevo en la sangre (2009)
La Carpa del Maestro (2008)
Dos Pueblos (2008)
Stacy Stephens: Improv actress 24 hours a day. The favorite role I play is myself. Seventeen years in this body, two hundred and ten on "This" planet, and still don't "Know how" to drive. Graduating from Metropolitan Learning Center, where I am taught how to learn. Enjoys Why, regardless of What. (5/85)
Waiting for Godot (1985)

Carmen Martin Stiles es de España, aunque lleva en Portland casi 10 años y se considera también “de las Américas.” Adora el teatro y el buen cine y aunque lleva toda su vida profesional dedicada a la enseñanza, se siente pertenecer en gran medida al mundo del escenario, por sus prácticas y actuaciones cuándo era estudiante, por la experiencia dirigiendo en pequeñas representaciones a sus propios alumnos y por las dotes de actuación que requiere ser profesora de una segunda lengua. Carmen es profesora de Portland Community College y directora del programa de radio Buscando América de KBOO. Colaboró con el grupo Teatro Milagro en la obra Mi vida gitana como consultora de lenguaje y esta es su prime-ra actuación con “esta familia tan especial de la
farándula.” (1/2008)

Carmen Martin Stiles is originally from Spain, even though she has been in Portland for almost 10 years and considers herself “from America.” She adores theater and films, and although she has dedicated her professional life to teaching, she feels very drawn to the stage, through her work as a student, through her experiences directing short presentations with her own students, and through the acting talents required to be an instructor of a second language. Carmen is a professor at Portland Community College and host of the Buscando América radio program on KBOO. She has collaborated with Miracle Theatre as language consultant for the play Mi vida gitana; this is her first role with “this very special theater family.” (1/2008)

Bodas de Sangre (2008)

RORY STITT , durante los últimos 15 años Rory ha trabajado como actor, diseñador de sonido, compositor, orquestador y director musical. Su trabajo como solista se ha presentado en el Public Theatre en Nueva York, The Knitting Factory en Los Ángeles y el Kennedy Center en Washington, DC. Una de sus óperas está siendo actualmente producida exclusivamente en su ciudad natal Juneau, AK. (February 2014)

Rory Stitt: Over the last 15 years Rory has worked as actor, sound designer, composer, orchestrator and music director. He has performed his solo work at the Public Theatre in New York, The Knitting Factory in L.A. and the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.  His current opera commission is currently being produced in his hometown of Juneau, AK.  (February 2014)

Ardiente Paciencia (2014)
Guapa (2013)
Frida, un retablo (2013)
Duende de Lorca (2011)
Phil Stockton is making his debut both in Portland and for the Miracle Theatre, and he’s thrilled to be working with such a talented cast and crew. Phil recently moved from the San Francisco Bay Area and worked for many theatre companies there, including the Magic Theatre, the American Conservatory Theatre, George Coates Performance Works, Encore Theater, the Aurora Theatre and Shotgun Players, among others. He has worked in Televisiont appearing on “Nash Bridges”, “America?’ Most Wanted” and “General Hospital” as well as a number of independent Film projects. He is the recipient of two Dramalogue Awards. He dedicates this project to his father, Bayard.(9/2007)
Mariela in the Desert (2007)
Matthew Strauhal through his experiences of living in South America and Europe, Matthew has not only learned another language and been exposed to other cultures, but most importantly his eyes have been opened to what it really means to live in his own society. We are all "Mestizos", and when we realize this we will finally become a truly enlightened culture. (4/03)
Conquista & Rebellion (2003)
Ina V. Strauss was most recently seen on the Miracle stage in mipueblow.biz and Barrio Hollywood. Prior to that, she toured in the 2002 version of FRIDA un retablo, and performed in the MainStage award winning production of Icarus. Ina has trained at PSU and The Canadian National Voice Intensive. Her film credits include All the Labor and Stain. This winter she is performing at the Electric Company in The Bad Seed. (9/2007)
Mariela in the Desert (2007) mipueblo.biz (2004)
Barrio Hollywood (2003)
FRIDA, un retablo (2002)
Icarus (2001)
Aventuras de Don Quixote (2001)
Christmas Crisis in Las Cruces! (2000)
Siouxsie Suarez.This is Siouxsie’s third show with Miracle Theatre and she is delighted to be back. Siouxsie thanks her entire cast, crew and of course, Olga, for all the hard work and joy!! Other performances by Siouxsie seen at the Miracle Theatre: Magdalena in Tino Does Time and Meche in La Chunga.Other recent credits include: Second Politician/Assemblein Killing Game, Nellain Murder of Crows, andKateinOld Timesall with defunkt theatre, Witch #3/Lady Macduffin Macbeth with Quintessence. Siouxsie is a proud company member ofC.I.T.E. (Creative Information Transformation Education) where by day she teaches kids how to conserve energy, how NOT to be a bully, and stay safe (sometimes in Spanish). By night, she plays dirty pool and tells dirty lies. She would like to thank Todd for his constant patience and for his love. (03/05)
The Adventures of Barrio Grrrl! (2005)
Tino Does Time (2004)
La Chunga (2002)
Yolanda Suarez is making her debut at the Miracle with The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa.  She has also worked with Many Hats Collaboration, Theatre Vertigo, CITE, defunkt, Oregon Children’s Theatre, Brianwaves and Action/Adventure. She can also be seen in Action/Adventure’s 5th Season of Fall of the House opening June 4, 2009, as well as the film Management starring Jennifer Aniston in theatres May 15, 2009. (5/09)
The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa (2009)
Mika Sunago, a native of São Paulo, Brazil, moved to the USA in 1987, completing her Bachelor and Master's Degree in Piano Performance and Conducting at Indiana University. She has performed worldwide with broadcasts on many TV and radio programs. Locally, she teaches at Reed College and has been soloist with the Columbia Symphony and performed with Third Angle Ensemble, Fear No Music and Oregon Symphony's Nerve Endings and Tango Pacifico. Mika has two CDs released: "Between the Tropics" (collection of solo Latin American Piano Music) and "Café 1930" (Piazzolla Tangos). (4/03)
Tango al Tiempo (2003)
Paul J. Susi has trained and performed as an Actor with the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and the British-American Youth Festival Theatre, and as a technician for the San Francisco Opera. This past winter, he played Miles in Vermont Stage Company’s production of The Drawer Boy. In his native Portland, Mr. Susi recently appeared as the title character in Jimmy Blue with Hand2Mouth Theatre, Talthybius in Trojan Women with Theatre of the Invisible, George Telman in Cart with defunkt theatre; and Tybalt / Lady Capulet / Balthasar in Shakespeare’s R & J with Triangle! Productions. As an Ensemble Company Member, Mr. Susi traveled last fall with Hand2Mouth Theatre’s “Project Blue,” an intercultural theatre collaboration that staged and toured an original work in six cities across Poland. Trained as an EMT-Basic and a Wildland Firefighter, Mr. Susi is proud of having yet to attend a formal college education. Passions include strong beer, cycling, Shakespeare, jelly rolls, the Temptations, da Vinci’s “Isabelle d’Este”, and Constitutional Law. Visit his blog, www.polyform.blogspot.com, because it’s the fashionable thing to do. (4/05)
Fuente Ovejuna (2005)
Caridad Svich received a 2012 OBIE Award for Lifetime Achievement in the theatre, and the 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize for her play The House of the Spirits, based on the novel by Isabel Allende. She has been short-listed for the PEN Award in Drama four times, including in the year 2012 for her play Magnificent Waste. In the 2012-13 season: 2012 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award round two recipient GUAPA receives a rolling world premiere courtesy of NNPN at Borderlands Theater in Arizona, Miracle Theatre in Oregon and Phoenix Theater in Indiana; her 4-actor play Love in the Time of Cholera, based on the Gabriel Garcia Marquez novel, premiered at Repertorio Espanol in NYC, where it is still running, The Tropic of X premieres at Single Carrot Theatre in Baltimore, and her play The Way of Water receives a touring UK premiere with Welsh Fargo Stage Company in Wales. There will also be regional premieres of In the Time of the Butterflies (based on the novel by Julia Alvarez) at Mixed Blood Theatre in Minneapolis, The House of the Spirits at Gala Hispanic Theatre in Washington D.C,  and academic premiere of her fantasia on 1963, Pop culture and the Kennedy assassination The Archaeology of Dreams at University of Nebraska-Omaha. Her new play Spark received 32 readings across the US and abroad, including a reading at the Cherry Lane Theatre produced by TEL and Mannatee Films under Scott Schwartz’ direction in November 2012 to honor war veterans (http://www.nopassport.org/spark).
    Among her key works: 12 Ophelias, Any Place But Here, Alchemy of Desire/Dead-Man’s Blues, Iphigenia Crash Land Falls on the Neon Shell That Was Once Her Heart (a rave fable), Instructions for Breathing,and the multimedia collaboration The Booth Variations. Five of her plays radically re-imagining ancient Greek tragedies are published in the September 2012 collection Blasted Heavens (Eyecorner Press, University of Denmark). Her works are also published by TCG, Broadway Play Publishing, Playscripts, Arte Publico Press, Smith & Kraus, Alexander Street Press, and more. Among her awards/recognitions are: Harvard University Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study Fellowship TCG/Pew Charitable Trusts National Theater Artist Residency at INTAR, NEA/TCG Playwriting Residency at the Mark Taper Theatre Forum Latino Theatre Initiative and a California Arts Council Fellowship. She has edited several books on theatre including Out of Silence: Censorship in Theatre & Performance (Eyecorner Press), Trans-Global Readings and Theatre in Crisis? (both for Manchester University Press) Divine Fire (BackStage Books), and Out of the Fringe: Contemporary Latina/o Theatre & Performance (TCG), and Conducting a Life: Reflections on the Theatre of Maria Irene Fornes (Smith & Kraus). Her translations of Federico Garcia Lorca’s plays are collected in Lorca: Six Major Plays (NoPassport Press) and Impossible Theatre (Smith & Kraus). She has also translated works by Julio Cortazar, Lope de Vega, Calderon de la Barca, Antonio Buero Vallejo and contemporary plays from Mexico, Cuba, Serbia and Catalonia. She is alumna playwright of New Dramatists, founder of NoPassport theatre alliance & press (http://www.nopassport.org), Drama Editor of Asymptote journal of literary translation, associate editor of Routledge/UK's Contemporary Theatre Review and contributing editor of TheatreForum. She is affiliated artist of the Lark Play Development Center, Woodshed Collective, New Georges, and a Lifetime member of Ensemble Studio Theatre. She holds an MFA in Theatre from UCSD, and she trained for four consecutive years with Maria Irene Fornes at INTAR. She has taught playwriting at Bard College, Barnard College, Bennington College, Einhorn School of the Arts at Primary Stages, OSU, Rutgers University-New Brunswick, ScriptWorks, UCSD, and Yale School of Drama. She is an entry in the Oxford Encyclopedia of Latino Literature. Website: http://www.caridadsvich.com
Guapa (2013)
Labyrinth of Desire (2008)

Clif Swinford was born in Dallas and raised in the Portland area. He has been acting for over 20 years and has a degree in theatre from Portland State University. Swinford has spent the past few years traveling and acting, mostly on the East Coast. Some of his favorite roles include: Bottom in "A Midsummer's Night Dream,' Sheridan Whiteside in "The Man Who Came to Dinner," and everyone in his one-person version of "A Christmas Carol." He now lives in the Portland area and shares his life with his wife, son, and cat. (9/98)

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When the Blues Chase Up a Rabbit (1998)
Entre Dos Mundos (1998)
Unmerciful Good Fortune (1997)
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