In this brisk bilingual escapade filled with endearing characters and Mayan legends, Candelaria ("Candi") dreams of trying out for the Fútbol team. She wants to play soccer, but lacks confidence, so she plays videogames instead. Suddenly, a giant runaway Hamburguesa pops out of the TV and into her living room! Following the Hamburguesa through the flat-screen and into her videogame, Candi embarks on a great adventure in La Tierra de los Sueños.
For more than 30 years, Milagro has been dedicated to bringing the vibrancy of Latino theatre to the Northwest community. In addition to its national tours, Milagro provides a home for Spanish and Latin American arts and culture at El Centro Milagro, where it enriches the local community with a variety of community outreach projects and educational programs designed to share the diversity of Latino culture.
Giovanni “Geo” Alva is a Chicano actor from San Diego, California. He is a recent graduate from Humboldt State with a BA in Theatre Arts. In addition to his academic training, he also honed his acting skills as an ensemble member of This Is (Improv) and Underground Improv, specializing in Long Form Improv. As an actor of traditional theatre, he has performed at Chronos and Teatro Mascara Magica in California in such plays as La Pastorela de Creencia and Johnny Tenorio respectively. This will be Geo’s first season touring with Teatro Milagro and he will also be leading educational workshops for Hacienda CDC’s Expreciones Program
Monica Domena is a recent graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Central Washington University. Of Puerto Rican decent, she is delighted to share her Spanish speaking skills with Teatro Milagro. In addition to acting, Monica is also a dance and fight choreographer, specializing in unarmed, broadsword, and rapier and dagger. Some favorite credits include playing Ariel in The Tempest with Central Theatre Ensemble and originating the lead role in Ramon Esquivel’s Luna. Last season Monica debuted at Milagro in the title role of SUPER ANA! and as an ensemble member in Searching for Aztlán.
Shenekah Telles is an actor and costume designer from Las Cruces, New Mexico. She recently graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Portland. In addition to her acting experience, she brings to Milagro her skills as a costume and hair designer. At the University of Portland she appeared in the title role of Cymbeline and as Divata in Speech & Debate. In California she performed in The Children’s Hour and Urinetown with Mayfield Theatre Productions. This is Shenekah’s first season of touring with Milagro and she will also be the residency costume designer for the 2015-16 season.
Ajai Terrazas Tripathi, Tour Manager, Playwright and Teaching Artist, is originally from Corvallis, Oregon, where he graduated from Oregon State University with a BA in Theatre. Ajai has directed many community and university productions, and produced, wrote, and directed Stories of Discrimination, two original plays based on real life stories. In his sixth year in the Milagro touring company as a performer and teaching artist he leads and manages all of Milagro’s regional and national touring productions. As Milagro’s leading teaching artist he has led social justice theatre and bilingual arts education workshops throughout the country. He is one of Milagro’s resident playwrights, having written and directed the regional touring show Sueños de Futbol. He does community outreach, and facilitates health education workshops for Opciones y Educacion, the Latino Sexual Health Coalition. Ajai is also the assistant grant writer, and the development and production assistant for Milagro touring and educational programs