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Where in the country is Teatro Milagro?

Posted on September 27, 2017 | 0 comments

Where in the country is Teatro Milagro?

Teatro Milagro’s National Tour of El Payaso by Emilio Rodriguez, directed by Georgina Escobar, is in full swing, criss crossing the country through late October. El Payaso invites the audience to learn the story of an incredible man and the extraordinary people with whom he unexpectedly connected. Our tale is told through the eyes of Elías, a Latino college student, traveling to Nicaragua thirty years later, to encounter the people who are still carrying on the work of the late Ben Linder. With red noses and humor, the performers will...

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Exodo Who’s Who

Posted on September 13, 2017 | 0 comments

Exodo Who’s Who

Milagro begins Season 34 with Éxodo, our 22nd Día de Muertos production, a new, company devised espectáculo built around the theme of diaspora. We have gathered an outstanding cast and creative team to create and bring this original Day of the Dead production to life in true Milagro fashion. Visit the Éxodo production page for more information and to get your tickets.   COMPANY Patricia Alvitez This is Patricia’s 4th Day of the Dead show. In the US since the late 80s, she worked with The Peninsula Ballet in San Francisco. She started...

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Nasty mothers and breaking the cycle

Posted on September 7, 2017 | 0 comments

Nasty mothers and breaking the cycle

A conversation with Marisela Treviño Orta We sat down with playwright Marisela Treviño Orta to discuss her play Shoe and more. We are thrilled to have her for the inaugural INGENIO. Tell us about Shoe. I wanted to write a play with a nasty character in it. It’s really as simple as that—someone who was mean and manipulative. But I knew the play wouldn’t be about that character, but rather the main character would be the person who was bearing the brunt of their venom and manipulation. The play then became about my main character finding her...

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An unexpected rom-com

Posted on August 30, 2017 | 0 comments

An unexpected rom-com

A conversation with Mónica Sánchez We sat down with playwright Mónica Sánchez to discuss her play Los Dreamers and more. We are thrilled to have her for the inaugural INGENIO. Tell us about Los Dreamers. I was pitching ideas for characters to be part of a pilot based in Albuquerque. I wanted to give visibility to ‘the invisible’. I conjured “Scoobi-the-Dreamer”. Well, my pitch didn’t make the cut, but once Scoobi emerged, she would not retreat, she would not, could not, go back into the tube. I started the first scene of Los Dreamers Scoobi...

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That stubborn mother your daughter takes after

Posted on August 16, 2017 | 0 comments

That stubborn mother your daughter takes after

A conversation with Monica Palacios We sat down with playwright Monica Palacios to discuss her play I Kissed Chavela Vargas and more. An accomplished playwright and performer, we are thrilled to have her for the inaugural INGENIO. Tell us about I Kissed Chavela Vargas. I was inspired by a 60-something Latina actress who was cast in my play Clock in 2014. I was greatly intrigued by her range and I found her sexy, strong and dynamic. By watching her perform every night made me want to write a play for her. My creative mind opened up and...

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Drama queens in the Theatre? You don’t say…

Posted on August 11, 2017 | 0 comments

Drama queens in the Theatre? You don’t say…

A conversation with Guillermo Reyes We sat down with Valentino and the Chilean Heiress playwright Guillermo Reyes. Guillermo is no stranger to the Milagro stage, you might remember Deporting the Divas (1999), Men on the Verge or a His-Panic Breakdown (1999), Sirena Queen of the Tango (2003), and Men on the Verge 2 (2005). Here’s what he had to say about Valentino and the Chilean Heiress and more. Tell us about Valentino and the Chilean Heiress? Valentino and the Chilean Heiress dramatizes the relationship between the young Rudolph...

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What’s Milagro’s brand new musical Óye Oyá about?

Posted on April 17, 2017 | 0 comments

The first question that comes to many of our minds is what does Óye Oyá mean? Óye: Spanish for Listen up, hey. Oyá: an Orisha (a spirit that reflects one of the manifestations of the Supreme Divinity) of winds, lightning, and violent storm and the guardian of the graveyard in the Cuban religion of Santería How did Milagro create Óye Oyá? It all goes back to two years ago, when inspired by an Oregon Community Foundation’s Creative Heights grant and the National Endowment for the Arts, Milagro set up to do something that hadn’t been done here...

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Lydia by Octavio Solis

Posted on March 21, 2017 | 0 comments

The long awaited Northwest Premiere of Lydia is finally here! We sat down with playwright Octavio Solis to discuss the inception of this poetic drama. What was going on in your life in 2008 that made you write this play? It was commissioned by The Denver Center in 2007. I was connected with several theatres at the time and I was actually working on Lydia and an adaptation of Don Quixote at the exact same time. I started writing Lydia in December 2007 and I gave myself a deadline of five pages a day. It couldn’t be more and it couldn’t’ be...

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A vast and varying place, such is (my) home

Posted on March 10, 2017 | 0 comments

Lydia, the next production in Season 33 Home Is…, opens in just a week. It is a fictional piece that poetically portrays life in playwright Octavio Solis’ childhood home, El Paso Texas. To get in the mood, please enjoy this poetic telling of “What home is for you” by our very own Development Manager, Molly Newgard. I imagine the river crisscrossing the sea, where palm trees sway and rice paddies dot the landscape.  I remember the humidity’s grip and mosquitos nets’ safe haven. The dust, the sweet, juicy mangoes. My uncharted home; my father’s...

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LGBTIQQ Teens At Significant Risk of Homelessness by Ariadne Wolf

Posted on February 20, 2017 | 0 comments

Milagro is proud to present the world premiere of Swimming While Drowning by Emilio Rodriguez. The show is in its final week with only 3 performances left and has been receiving high praise from audiences each night. It’s a timely piece about LGBTIQQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, and Questioning) youth and homelessness, the play not only explores the reality of their situation, it also shows how art can help cope with tough situations. Ariadne Wolf researched the unique situation that effects LGBTIQQ teens as it...

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