Milagro is proud to introduce a host of Resident Artists for Season 33. This is an opportunity for Milagro to welcome new collaborators locally and from around the country, and for audiences to be exposed to artists on the cutting edge of Latino art.
Georgina Escobar will be directing El Muerto Vagabundo and El Payaso.
Emilio Rodriquez is the resident playwright for El Payaso and Swimming While Drowning.
William Hernandez is the painter behind all of Season 33’s art cards.
Georgina H. Escobar is multi-platform artist and Ciudad Juarez, México native currently living in Manhattan via Chihuahua, Zacatecas, Ocean Beach, El Paso, TX, Albuquerque, NM and Waterford, CT. She is the President and Co-Founder of a three-tiered production company, which includes; Fourth Wall Productions, specializing in creative artistic campaigns, One Blue Cat Productions, a multi-platform, artist-based branch specializing in producing impossible productions, and GrettleGrott Ink, an entertainment consulting company. In 2004 at the height of the genocide in Ciudad Juarez, Escobar co-produced a bilingual/bi-cultural double production of The Vagina Monologues: Spotlight on the Women of Juarez in El Paso/Juarez: starring Jane Fonda, Sally Field and Lila Aragon; benefiting Casa Amiga of Juarez, for which she was awarded, “Outstanding Service to Women on The Border.”
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.
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Emilio Rodriguez and his work have been a part of various festivals including the inaugural 2015 Latino Theatre Common’s Carnaval of New Works (Swimming While Drowning), the inaugural Activate Midwest Festival at Western Michigan University (Spin), and the Austin Latino New Play Festival (Mamacita and the Negrito). Emilio was selected for a residency with the prestigious Djerassi Artist Residency Program and the recently founded Mitten Lab in Traverse City, Michigan. Additionally, Emilio was a 2015 finalist for the Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s Excellence in Playwriting Award and 2016 Finalist for the Playwright’s Center Many Voices Fellowship.
William Hernandez trained at Lima’s Escuela Nacional de Bellas Artes (1995-2002), and moved to Portland in 2009. He creates both figurative and abstract paintings with his distinct vision, incorporating intense colors, warm figures and humor. The work of William Hernandez has been exhibited in galleries and cultural centers from Lima to Portland and Seattle, including Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano, Centro Cultural de Espana, and several venues around Portland. In 2007 and 2008, he participated in the U.S. Embassy’s Noche de Arte: the largest art exhibition in Peru, a show that generates funds for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). In 2011, his work was exhibited throughout La Luna Nueva festival, a Portland event sponsored by PGE Foundation, The Oregonian, and supported in part by a grant from the Oregon Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. Aside from painting, Hernandez worked as a graphic designer for both public and international institutions in Lima and worked as an art teacher for El Museo de Arte de Lima. He was one of the organizers for the first Intercambio de Artistas Latinos (Latin American Artists Exchange), which aims to create a network of artists in the Northwest to share ideas, expression and art. Currently, he works as a freelance illustrator for a Book Publishing Company in Chicago.
Hernandez artworks are in private collections in Spain, Lima, Germany, Guatemala, Chile, France, Australia, Belgium and the United States.
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