3 More Chances Left to See
El Payaso had a great opening this weekend. Despite the snow, we performed to a nearly sold-out house on Friday and enthusiastic crowds on Saturday and Sunday. Several community partners turned out for the environmental resource fair, which was also well attended and very informative. We were very fortunate to have in the audience on Friday, Ben Linder’s brother John, who loved the play. On Saturday, Don Macleay, the engineer who worked most closely with Ben, flew up from Oakland to see the show with his family and joined the actors on stage for Saturday’s talk-back.
Highlights from this weekend’s talk-backs:
“I thought the cast did a wonderful job of weaving water, culture and politics into ben’s story. The second mural backdrop brought such life to the stage and the choreography was beautifully done.”
— Susan Bloom, The Ben Linder Scholarship Foundation
“Gilda Granados, who had a third grade education, was trained to be an electrician and run the power plant, which she still does today. Gilda had a chance to see the script and she was very honored to have been recognized in the play. Currently they have over 30 clean water projects in addition to the power plants. You can find out more on our Facebook Page: ‘Nicaragua 1980’.” — Don Macleay
“It’s such an important message. It’s time for more action and less words!”
— Debbie Kitchen, Central Eastside Industrial Council
“It’s really cool the way the education of science and the art of clowning were blended together!” — Audience Member
“I really liked the play. And even though I don’t speak any Spanish, it was understandable!” — Audience Member
Creative Team on opening night.
(Back Row L to R: Georgina Escobar, Director; Emile Dultra, Actor; Danielle Pecoff, Actor; Emilio Rodriguez, Playwright; Dañel Malán, Artistic Director, Teatro Milagro
Front Row L to R: Marlon Jiménez Oviedo, Actor; Ajai Terrazas Tripathi, Actor)
Hurry before we sell out!
Up Next at Milagro:
January 18, 2017 at 7 PM
El Centro Milagro
Commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Watsonville Canning Strike, veteran labor journalist Peter Shapiro will be on hand to discuss the strike, read excerpts from his new book Song of the Stubborn One Thousand, an in-depth narrative history of the walkout. This event will also include time for book signing.
Milagro cast members will perform a dramatic reading of highlights from Cherrie Moraga’s 1996 play Watsonville: Some Place Not Here, in which Moraga used the strike (and extensive interviews with strikers) as the basis for the play.
Admission is free! For more information visit our website.
Tertulia: Art + Conversation
January 25, 2017 from 6:30 – 8 PM
El Zócalo at El Centro Milagro
Please join us for the second in our four-part Salón del Artista series, Tertulia: Art + Conversation. Poet Germán Rizo will share work from his forthcoming book entitled, Atraeme Contigo, and poems from his recently published, Bajo la sombra del corazón. The evening will be presented mostly in Spanish. Light refreshments provided.
This is a Free Event. Spaced is limited. Reservations are required.
Email email@example.com to reserve a spot or call 503-236-7253 x118.
Germán Rizo is a Mexican poet and narrator residing in the United States. He wrote his first poems at the age of ten, in which he described landscapes of his land and amatory stages, influenced by the poets of Romanticism. Rizo has published Cantos del alma y la vida(2014), Bajo la sombra del corazón (2016) and contributed to the anthology Equilibrios contrarios, tributo a Federico García Lorca (2015); he has a third book in the process of editing: Atráeme contigo, a dos manos con la poeta Odalys Interián. Rizo lives in Portland, Oregon, where he actively participates in cultural events and poetry readings. Several of his texts have been read on the radio and television stations of his city of residence. He has also collaborated with international literary magazines. He is currently a member of the Hispanic Poets and Writers Association AIPEH-Miami.
Para información en español: http://es.milagro.org/event/tertulia-art-conversation/
Hecho a Mano with Nelda Reyes
Fantastical Creatures, Paper Mache Alebrijes Workshop
Part 1: Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 6 PM
Part 2: Tuesday, February 21, 2017 at 6 PM
El Zócalo at El Centro Milagro
$30 for both days
Alebrijes are brightly colored fantastical sculptures. They often depict a combination of animal, human and fantastical beings. Alebrijes originated in the turn of the 20th century in Mexico out of a lifelong tradition of “Cartonería”, known as the Mexican papier-mâché. You will be able to design, build your structure and decorate it in this 2-session workshop. Come ready to bring life to those fantastical beings that you have had dreams about!
Maximum capacity for each workshop is 20 people. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Reminder: This weekend you can get even more for your money through:
Fertile Ground Festival
Milagro is excited to participate in Fertile Ground 2017, an 11-day arts festival that is held every January in Portland, Oregon. This city-wide festival is focused on new work in the Arts and features world premiere projects, staged readings, and developing works from the Portland creative community.
If you are interested in seeing dozens of new plays across the City, including El Payaso at Milagro, you may want to consider purchasing a $50 festival pass on Fertile Ground PDX Website.