Teatro Milagro presents Duende de Lorca, an espectáculo that follows the early years of poet Federico García Lorca and his early successes. From the opening night of Mariana Pineda, followed by the printing of Gypsy Ballads and Poet in New York. Audiences will share in his triumphs, failures, relationships and travels that shaped his life and his art. We will further the engagement with supplemental conversations centering around LGBTQ topics, representing the flamenco dance style, and offering community readings of the works of Lorca.
Duende de Lorca is proudly supported by the Oregon Cultural Trust.
Dañel Malán co-founded the Milagro Theatre with her husband, José Eduardo González and in 1989 she created the bilingual touring program, Teatro Milagro, which tours nationally to schools, colleges and universities. Ms. Malán researches and develops script ideas and works with playwrights, directors, composers and choreographers for the creation of many of the productions. She has also written several bilingual scripts for Teatro Milagro, which include Cuéntame Coyote (2005, 2014) and FRIDA, un retablo (2006, 2013). Ms. Malán has worn many hats in her 30 some year career as a performing artist. For a number of years she managed and performed with the Milagro Bailadores, Miracle’s pan-Latino dance troupe. For Milagro’s residencies and workshops, she has collaboratively designed and implemented curriculum for K-12 schools, colleges and community groups. She has shared her curricular work and bilingual education techniques as a guest instructor and workshop leader at various national and regional workshops, conferences, universities and college campuses around the country. Malán co-founded OYE, Opciónes Y Educación, a Latino sexual health coalition with Multnomah County Health Dept. and has also developed a cultural competency training program for the corporate sector. Malán received her BA in Theatre Arts from the University of California, San Diego and her MS in Curriculum in Instruction from Portland State University. Her graduate work focused on a case study of quantitatively documenting improved learning with bilingual arts integration in 8th grade classrooms.
Lawrence Siulagi is a performer, director, sound designer, projection designer and music composer from San Diego where he pursued a Bachelor’s in the Dramatic Arts with a directing emphasis at San Diego State University. He has composed original music for three Milagro national touring shows: El Tesoro, ¡Super Ana! and ¡Corre Corre! Lawrence also designed projections for Milagro’s Oyé Óya (dir. Estafania Fadul) and American Night (dir. Elizabeth Huffman) as well as sound designs for such shows as Astucias Por Heredar Un Sobrino A Un Tío (dir. Robi Arce), Bi– (dir. Georgina Escobar), and Searching for Aztlan (dir. Lakin Valdez).