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The man with the American dream: An interview with Ozvaldo Gonzalez

Posted on May 9, 2015 | 0 comments

The man with the American dream: An interview with Ozvaldo Gonzalez

Actor Ozvaldo González returns to the Milagro stage in the title role of American Night: the Ballad of Juan José, in a performance that “underplays the character perfectly, so that you can empathize with him and identify with his plight” (Dennis Sparks). With opening weekend under his belt, González had a moment to answer some questions from Marketing Assistant Vicente Guzman-Orozco about the play, his role and the production in general: Vicente Guzman-Orozco: How would you describe the play and your role? Ozvaldo González: The...

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Meet the artist behind the American Night poster: Sivonna West

Posted on May 7, 2015 | 0 comments

Meet the artist behind the American Night poster: Sivonna West

American Night continues tonight and through May 23! As an added bonus, check out Garden of Nocturne, the one woman show by the artist who created the promotional artwork! Read on to learn more about this young talented woman, and check out her exhibit in our lobby, open to the public an hour before the performances and during intermission! About the Artist: Sivonna Ash West was named after a figment of her mother’s imagination. Born and raised in sunny southern California, her life as an artist is influenced by the youthful skate, surf and...

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A very Milagro reason for remembering 5 de Mayo

Posted on May 6, 2015 | 0 comments

While doing an informal survey of the office, we were brought back to an important moment in our own history. Originally, taking a cue from American Night, the show currently playing at Milagro, we were going to talk about how typically few people truly understand what the holiday meant and how it went from hometown pride (not even in Puebla) to corporate bonanza, but instead we encountered a much more personal reminiscence with great import. Our outgoing (but not truly departing!) Artistic Director, Olga Sanchez, reminded us of a truly happy...

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American Night is “exceptional!” – Review excerpts

Posted on May 4, 2015 | 0 comments

American Night is “exceptional!” – Review excerpts

The following highlights have been taken from the review Home is Where the Heart is on Dennis Sparks: All Things Performing Arts: “This is a strange and wonderful piece, taking us on a journey through our history… The story is told with nine actors playing a variety of roles, as well as a voice over by Adrienne Flagg, and they are quite amazing… [T]he purpose of the play is not so much to answer questions for Juan but to have us ask questions of ourselves about the issues presented. [Director Elizabeth] Huffman is absolutely...

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American Night: DREAM ON! a series of conversations

Posted on April 28, 2015 | 0 comments

American Night: DREAM ON! a series of conversations

Join the FREE Conversations inspired by Richard Montoya’s play  American Night: The Ballad of Juan José    moderated by  Olga Sanchez, Milagro’s Artistic Director • Saturday, May 2, after the show: History: Whose Story? Pablo Picasso once said, “Art is a lie that tells the truth.”  In American Night, Juan José’s dream challenges everything he has read about U.S. history, to the point that he doesn’t know what to believe. This is more than just a playwright taking poetic license, the play’s revisionism illuminates how “history” is recorded and...

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American Night: Meet the folks behind the scenes

Posted on April 27, 2015 | 0 comments

American Night: Meet the folks behind the scenes

Milagro’s 32nd season is coming to a close with the wild odyssey through US history by the pen of Richard Montoya, a madcap romp titled American Night: the Ballad of Juan José! The production for this Portland premiere is helmed by the award-winning director of Oedipus El Rey, Elizabeth Huffman!  Read on to meet her and the rest of the creative team, get ready to laugh and think with this sharp-witted take on the land of the free, and get your tickets today! (You can read about the cast here). ELIZABETH HUFFMAN (Director)   returns to...

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American Night: Meet the Cast!

Posted on April 24, 2015 | 0 comments

American Night: Meet the Cast!

Milagro’s 32nd season is coming to a close with the wild odyssey through US history by the pen of Richard Montoya, a madcap romp titled American Night: the Ballad of Juan José! The show features Ozzie González (Oedipus El Rey) in the title role, accompanied by an outstanding cast made up of Milagro favorites as well as newcomers. Read on to meet the cast, and get ready to laugh and think with this sharp-witted take on the land of the free, and get your tickets today! ENRIQUE E. ANDRADE (Ensemble) originally from Mexico City, is a...

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A few words with a Culture Clasher

Posted on April 23, 2015 | 0 comments

A few words with a Culture Clasher

Photo courtesy LA Theatre Works via The Hollywood Reporter Richard Montoya, author of our upcoming, season-closing show American Night: the Ballad of Juan José, has become known for satirizing aspects of society, especially as founding member of the comedy troupe Culture Clash. Recently, Marketing Assistant Vicente Guzman-Orozco had the chance to ask him some questions about the show and Portland: Vicente Guzman-Orozco: What are some of the stronger reactions you have encountered throughout your history creating provocative works? Richard...

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Happy Earth Day from Milagro and Super Ana!

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Happy Earth Day from Milagro and Super Ana!

Happy 45th Earth Day! This happy salmon scene is a detail of the backdrop recently completed by muralist and designer José Solis. (You can see the entire thing below.) This will be the basis for the backdrop scenery to accompany the latest addition to the touring productions, Super Ana! (Saving the world – by choice!). Teatro Milagro, the touring arts and education arm of the company, continues to partner with Metro to make our local government’s  recycling work easier, and also make it easier for all of us to do our part! Written...

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Photo of the Day: American Night, all marquee’d up

Posted on April 22, 2015 | 0 comments

Photo of the Day: American Night, all marquee’d up

We’re super-excited and counting down the days to the Portland premiere of American Night: the Ballad of Juan José, but our marquee is all ready for this fun run! Get tickets or sign up to usher...

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