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Judge Torres Tour

Once an undocumented foster child,
now one of Oregon's newest judges
Written by Milta Ortiz
Directed by Mandana Khoshnevisan
Touring Feb – Dec 2019
Judge Torres by Milta Ortiz

An immigrant. A dreamer. A survivor. This is the story of Xiomara Torres. Milta Ortiz’s Judge Torres recounts the inspiring story of one of Oregon’s finest judges, woven together with magic realism and Mayan folktales from her home of El Salvador.


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.


Milta Ortiz, Playwright
Milta Ortiz, Playwright

Milta Ortiz left El Salvador at an early age and grew up in the Bay Area. Currently she lives in Tucson, AZ, where she is the Associate Artistic Director at Borderlands Theater. As an NNPN playwright, she wrote and developed Más, which premiered at Borderlands Theater and was then nominated for an American Theatre Critics/Steinberg New Play Award and Citations, and a Tucson Mac award for best drama. Her other works include: Sanctuary, A Tucson Pastorela, Disengaged, You, Me and Tuno, and Lilac Roses.


Mandana Khoshnevisan, Director
Mandana Khoshnevisan, Director

Mandy has long been a multifaceted artist. She studied literature, theater, and history at Stanford University, earning a B.A. and M.A. in English. Most often an actor, improvisor, singer, and director, she’s also been a musician, costumer, lighting designer, choreographer, puppeteer and more. In San Francisco, she spent 10 years with The Un-Scripted Theater Company (SF) and seven years as Master Electrician for the SF Playhouse. In Portland, she teaches with NWCTS and performs and directs at the Funhouse Lounge; she’s also an Associate Artist at Bag&Baggage, recently appearing in Romeo & Juliet/Layla & Majnun (Lady Capulet) and Death and the Maiden (Paulina).

Venue

National Touring Production