Performing Artists • E • Last Name


Performing Artists • E • Last Name

Shawnti Eaden

is an Oregon native raised in Northeast Portland. She enjoys acting, directing, traveling, and anything exciting and fun. She has recently appeared in the last four Storytellerz Readers Theater performances at IFCC, in the ensemble of The Vagina Monologues, as Ruth Younger in A Raisin in the Sun, several roles in Love Child, and the ensemble of Tea with Zora. This is her first Miracle Theatre production. Shawnti dedicates her performance to her loved ones and to God through whom all things are possible.



The Adventures of Barrio Grrrl! (2005)

Sally Anne Eames

This is Sally's first appearance with Miracle Theatre. Other Portland roles include chorus member in Iphigenia for Classic Greek Theatre, the Courtesan (among others) in Tygres Heart's A Comedy of Errors and Lady India in Ring Around the Moon at Lakewood. She would like to take this opportunity to say "Thank You" to her brand new husband Dave.


Cafe Con Leche (1998)

Trish Egan

is delighted to be returning to Miracle Theatre, where she last performed in Blood Wedding. Recent roles include Ariel in Tygres Heart's The Tempest, Zofia in Tongue of a Bird for MediaRites and Queen Margaret in Stark Raving Theatre's Richard III (for which she was awarded a Drammy for Best Supporting Actress). Other local credits include Wings for Profile Theatre Project, Julius Caesar at Tygres Heart, Twelfth Night for Epicurean Productions, and Arsenic and Old Lace at Oregon Stage Company. Outside Portland, credits include A Pirate's Lullaby, You Can't Take It With You, Merry Wives of Windsor, Musical Comedy Murders of 1940, and Night of the Iguana. Also a director, her local directing credits include The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, Driving Miss Daisy, Trifles, Fifth of July, and The Actor's Nightmare. She studied with Uta Hagen at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. where she was a national finalist in the Irene Ryan Acting Competition. She thanks the audience for allowing her to indulge her passion for theatre, and her soul mate, spouse and fellow actor Harold Phillips for his patience and unselfish support of both her theatrical addition and Portland arts in general.



Yerma (2002)
Blood Wedding (1999)

Hans Eleveld

moved to Portland from Corvallis three years ago. He has studied acting under Devon Allen at Portland State University. Favorite roles include Aaranow in Glengarry Glen Ross, Vaslov in DasVedanya Mama, Ralph in Listeners and John Proctor in The Crucible. Hans would like to thank his family and friends for all their love and support.



Labyrinth of Desire (2008)

Diane Englert

is pleased to be working with Daniel and Miracle Theatre for the first time. Most recently, she appeared in Porch at Lakewood Theatre. Favorite projects include The House of Bernarda Alba (Adela), Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice), Hay Fever (Sorel), Angry Housewives (Jetta), Holy Ghosts (Nancy), Greek, The Day Room and Mary Tudor. Diane has also directed numerous productions for such companies as Portland Rep, NW Children¹s Theater and Stark Raving Theatre. Thanks to the most beautiful of them all, Mark and Miette.



Icarus (2001)

John Epperson

is a composer and producer whose work appeared on dozens of albums as well as television, film, and video games. John is a prolific sound designer, working with a number of Seattle theaters including Arouet, ArtsWest, Driftwood Players, Latino Theatre Projects, Playwright’s Theatre, Play Factory, Redwood Theatre, and Theatre 9/12. He is thrilled to finally be working with the astonishing talent here at Milagro in his new home, Portland!

John Epperson es un compositor y productor cuyo trabajo ha sido parte de docenas de álbunes, televisión, películas y video juegos. Johm es un diseñador de sonido prolífico, y trabaja con una variedad de teatros en Seattle incluyendo Arouet, ArtsWest, Driftwood Players, Latino Theatre Projects, Playwright’s Theatre, Play Factory, Redwood Theatre, y Theatre 9/12. Él está encantado de finalmente poder trabajar con el asombroso talento de Milagro, en su nuevo hogar, Portland!



Oyé Oyá (2017)

Georgina Escobar, Playwright Georgina Escobar

Georgina Escobar’s playwriting credits include: SWEEP (Aurora Theatre, Lincoln Center Theatre’s Directors Lab 2016), The Unbearable Likeness of JONES (Dixon Place), WAYFOOT (originated at the O’Neill National Puppetry Conference, 2014), THE RUIN (Words Afire, 2011) FIREROCK: PASS THE SPARK (Lensic, 2012). She is the recipient of the Kennedy Center’s National Theatre For Young Audiences Award for ASH TREE (Duke City Repertory, ASSITEJ Festival). Directing Credits include: EL MUERTO VAGABUNDO (Milagro Theatre) MUSINGS (Music Director, Waterville ME) JONES (Dixon Place, NYC), ASSASINS (Assistant Director, Lark, NYC), ASH TREE (Duke City Rep, NM). She is the founder of Fourth Wall/One Blue Cat Productions and Steering Committee Member for the Latina/o Theatre Commons.



El Payaso (2017)
El Muerto Vagabundo (2016)

Michelle Escobar

is actually a brown belt in Karate! This is her fourth show with Milagro after Guapa, Learn to Be Latina, and American Night: The Ballad of Juan José. In addition to training with the Pacific Martial Arts group of Portland, Michelle is working towards her graduate degree in physical therapy. Thank you to all the creative souls involved in this production, especially to Daniel, Karen, and Olga for their encouragement, vision, and magic. To my magnificent seven--what a band of brave warriors you are. ¡Al Norte!



Into the Beautiful North (2016)
American Night (2015)
Learn to Be Latina (2014)
Guapa (2013)

Jeana Espinoza

just graduated from Forest Grove High School. Currently working for an insurance agency in Forest Grove, she will be attending Western Oregon State College in the fall, where she will study Business and Languages.



Ocho Elenas para Esteban (1993)

Alyssa Essman

is marking her fourth production with Milagro, having previously stage managed Boomcracklefly, El Quijote, and Entre Villa y una mujer desnuda. This is her 12th year of stage managing, and 4th season in Portland. Around Portland she has stage managed for Profile Theater, Oregon Children’s Theatre, CoHo, Oregon Repertory Theater, Theatre Vertigo, and Portland Actor’s Ensemble. Alyssa graduated from University of North Carolina Asheville with her BA in Theater. She wants to thank her loving family and Olga for the opportunity to work with her again.

Alyssa Essman recientemente, obtuvo un titulo en Teatro con honores de UNC-Asheville. Está emocionada de poder trabajar en la carrera para la cual estudió. En Portland, ha sido regidora de escena para Theatre Vertigo y Oregon Repertory Theatre. Entre Villa y una mujer desnuda es su primera obra en el Milagro. (2/2010)



Guapa (2013)
Boomcracklefly (2011)
El Quijote (2010)
Entre Villa y una mujer desnuda (2010)

Gray Eubank

recently returned to Portland after teaching and directing theatre at Oregon State University for four years. He's been seen with the Portland Actor's Ensemble in As You Like It, Trifles with Stark Raving Theatre and in the Eddie May Murder Mysteries. Gray graduated from the Drama Studio London in 1977 and received his MFA in theatre from the University of Oregon. He arises every morning to host "Morning Edition" on Oregon Public Broadcasting.


Matachines (1995)

Susan Evans

is a singer, dancer, choreographer, teacher and General Director of Kalichoron. Recent Portland performances include Carmina Burana, choreography and dance, for ORS and chorus for the Portland Opera's Turandot. She has also taught Comparative Mythology for Talented and Gifted Children and served on the Board of Directors for the Oregon Friends of C. G. Jung.



Oedipus Rex (1986)

Tom Eveland

originally from Alaska, has been boxing seriously for about a year. His goal is to be a professional boxer, and box all over the country. He has been in three fights and KO'd two of his opponents.



Barrio Hollywood (2003)

Catherine Evleshin

is a professor of dance and nationally recognized folklorist, lectures on culture and dance at Portland State University, specializing in the Cuban and Brazilian complexes. She has studied with various artists from the Conjunto Folklorico Nacional, Afro Cuba, Raíces Profundas, and Ballet Folklórico de Santiago, both in Cuba and in the U.S. She continues to perform with Axe Dide, Omo Ire, and other groups in the Portland area. She has worked independently with the Miracle Theater for two decades, as choreographer, performer, director and consultant.

Cathy Evleshin es profesora de baile y una folclorista reconocida a nivel nacional. Da clases de cultura y baile en Portland State University, con especialidad en Cuba y Brasil. Ha estudiado con varios artistas del Conjunto Folklorico Nacional, Afro Cuba, Raíces Profundas, y el Ballet Folklórico de Santiago, en Cuba y el los estados Unidos. Toda vía se presenta con Axe Dide, Omo Ire, y otros grupos en el area de Portland. Ha trabajado independientemente con el Miracle Theater por dos décadas como coreógrafa, bailarina, directora y asesora.



Duende de Lorca (2011)
Oya: Call the Storm (2008)
Yemaya's Belly (2004)
Alma de Cuba (2003)
Viva Baile! Danza Tropical (2002)
Día de los Muertos (2001)
Noches de Cuba (2001)
Baile Romantico (2000)
Día de los Muertos (1999)
Día de los Muertos (1998)
Camino al Carnaval (1998)
Recuerdos de Cuba (1998)
Día de los Muertos (1997)
X-Flock 209 (1996)
Tierra del Fuego (1996)
Posada 187 (1995)
When El Cucui Walks (1995)
Matachines (1995)
Festival de Navidad(1994)
Cancíon de Libertad (1994)
Festival de Danza y Musica (1994)
Festival de Navidad (1993)
Theseus, A Dangerous Journey (1991)
Orinoco (1990)
Roosters (1989)
Burning Patience (1989)