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Marichewea – We shall overcome!
Written by Marilo Nuñez
Directed by Reina Solunaya
Touring Sept – Nov 2019

Javiera, the daughter of Chilean exiles, has returned to her native country to practice law. When she chooses to defend the life of Rodrigo Curipan, a Mapuche who is fighting to reclaim tribal land from a large forestry corporation, she may have taken on more than she can handle. The corporation sends one of their strongest lawyers to negotiate a deal. Javiera’s encounters with the Mapuche elders and dreams of a sacred Araucania tree spirit will test her dedication and remind her of her heritage as she takes on the trial of her life.


About Teatro Milagro

Teatro Milagro is Milagro's national touring company. Four teaching artists perform the programs and lead workshops and residencies. In the 2017 – 2018 season, Milagro teaching artists reached over 12,000 students in grades kindergarten to graduate school. Workshops and residencies are designed with existing curriculum of teachers in mind.


Marilo Nuñez, Playwright

Marilo Nuñez is a Canadian-Chilean playwright. She was Artistic Director of Alameda Theatre Company, a Toronto company dedicated to new work by Latinx Canadian playwrights. She won the 2018 Hamilton Arts Award, Established Artist in Theatre, and has been shortlisted for the KM Hunter Artist Award in Theatre twice, nominated for the Most Influential Hispanics in Canada, and the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Spirit Awards. Marilo traveled to Chile in June 2019 and met with Mapuche leaders and families who welcomed her into their homes as they taught and exposed her to their culture and land. She wrote this play for them, to tell their stories and spread word of their struggle to preserve their land and autonomy.


Reina Solunaya, Director