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American Night

Posted on April 18, 2015 | 0 comments

American Night

June 1 – July 2, 2015

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Opcion Multiple

Posted on April 17, 2015 | 0 comments

Opcion Multiple

April 5 – May 20, 2015

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Something new in the neighborhood

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Something new in the neighborhood

Our neighborhood, the Central Eastside Industrial District is getting hotter day by day, with great eateries and bars, in addition to the cultural institutions that are OMSI, Oregon Ballet Theatre and Milagro. We’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate our neighbors from Kachka on being shortlisted for the James Beard award this year… good luck in May! One issue that people are concerned about when coming to one of our performances or workshops is the parking. The regulations apply as the signs indicate from 8 a.m. to 6...

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Caution! Art in rapid progress

Posted on April 16, 2015 | 0 comments

Caution! Art in rapid progress

Some times art just seems to flow and the time flies as we are creating. Other times, the inspiration just pours out and soon you are in front of a beautiful work. In this case, the award-winning designer and muralist José Solis (and his assistant) are progressing at breakneck speed while creating the mural that will serve as the backdrop to Super Ana!, the newest offer from the touring troupe, Teatro Milagro (more on that soon).  The three pictures above were taken in the space of 24 hours and take us from the blank, stretched canvas,...

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Smile! You and Amazon can help Milagro

Posted on April 14, 2015 | 0 comments

Smile! You and Amazon can help Milagro

Everyday more and more businesses reward your loyalty by supporting your values. Amazon has now joined the trend, creating smile.amazon.com, and they can help you continue to support Milagro! The concept is simple: log into your existing Amazon account (or create one) though the smile page and select the charity you would like to support, such as Milagro (listed under Miracle Theatre Group) and shop as you normally would. Amazon will donate 0.5% of your qualified purchase price to us! And in case you didn’t know, your Fred Meyer rewards...

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Photo of the Day: Enter (America) at your own risk

Posted on April 13, 2015 | 0 comments

Photo of the Day: Enter (America) at your own risk

Fresh on the heels of Jewish Theatre Collaborative‘s ingenious dark satire, The Ministry of Special Cases, Milagro is busy building the set for our upcoming, season-closing show, American Night: the Ballad of Juan José, preparing for its Portland premiere on May 1 (preview on April 30). Perhaps representative of the land of opportunity, the set for this sharp-witted ride through US history features a lot of doorways. Then again, the design by Megan Wilkerson may just need all these entrances for the dozens of characters played by our...

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Happy 135th Birthday to the Mother of Social Security!

Posted on April 10, 2015 | 0 comments

Happy 135th Birthday to the Mother of Social Security!

Secretary Perkins stands behind President F.D. Roosevelt as he signs the Social Security Act Our season-closing show, American Night: the Ballad of Juan José sheds lights on some of lesser known moments and figures in the history of the country. Frances Perkins is not portrayed on stage, but on the 135th anniversary of her birth, we take a look at the extraordinary life and contributions of the first female US Cabinet member. Perkins (née Fannie Coralie Perkins) was by all accounts a woman with a remarkable life, being named Secretary of...

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Who remembers Storefront Theatre?

Posted on April 9, 2015 | 0 comments

Who remembers Storefront Theatre?

José does! Our fearless leader and founder will be speaking this weekend as part of a panel discussion on the history of theater in Portland. The Oregon Historical Society will be presenting, as part of their Second Sunday series, “Glimpses of Portland Theater History.” The discussion will be moderated by the influential arts critic Bob Hicks (formerly of The Oregonian and current Performance and Visual Arts writer for Oregon Artswatch), and the panel will include Don Horn (Executive Director and founder of triangle productions) and Julianne...

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Two decades of theatre and health education

Posted on April 7, 2015 | 0 comments

Two decades of theatre and health education

A slightly different version of this story was originally published in our newsletter, Miracle Insider. Click here to subscribe. When Milagro Founder and Executive Director José González decided to quit smoking about a decade ago, he did it on April Fools’ Day so he would always remember what a fool he was to begin. Today we take a look at the many ways Milagro has helped increase awareness and improve the wellness in our communities. Although touring educational shows have been part of our offerings since the early days of the company,...

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History and its Malcontents: Howard Zinn & APHUS

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History and its Malcontents: Howard Zinn & APHUS

Peter Esterhazy wrote, “History belongs to the victors, legends to the people, fantasy to literature,” but in this Information Age, control over official accounts has been somewhat equalized by instant contact, citizen journalism, and more equitable access to education. Our next production, American Night: the Ballad of Juan José, takes us through the house of mirrors where our nation’s history, legends and fantasies have made their home, using as our guide a text as controversial as it has been influential: A People’s...

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