Performing Artists • K • Last Name


Performing Artists • K • Last Name

Annie Kaiser

a teacher and director, newly relocated to Portland, Annie was most recently seen as Kaye in Broadway Rose Theatre Company's Taffetas productions. Some of the roles she has most enjoyed playing are Bella in Lost in Yonkers, Anita in West Side Story, and Mrs. Gibbs in Our Town. Annie is very pleased to be working with the Miracle.



Yerma (2002)

Wailana Kalama

moved to the Northwest from Hawaii six years ago and loves Portland like a second home. She earned a B.A. in Comparative Literature and History of Ideas from Willamette University, and is now studying creative nonfiction at PSU. This is her fourth show with Milagro, having previously worked on ¡Viva Don Juan!, ¡Viva La Revolucion!, and Jardín de Sueños.

Wailana Kalama se mudó de Hawaii a Pacific Northwest que hace seis años y le encantó Portland como la casa segunda. Se ganó el bachillerato de letras comparativas e historia ideas de Willamette University y actualmente estudia “creative nonfiction” en PSU. Va a ser la temporada cuarta del Teatro Milagro en que anteriormente trabajó con la obra de ¡Viva Don Juan!, ¡Viva La Revolucion!, y Jardín de Sueños.



La Celestina (2013)
Jardin de Sueños (2012)
íViva la Revolución (2011)
Viva Don Juan! (2010)

Sariantra Kali

This is Sariantra's second assignment as a Dramaturg. Her first was Three Days of Rain at Artist Repertory Theatre. She is currently on tour with Teatro Milagro's Entre Dos Mundos, and has appeared as a dancer and actor in Miracle Theatre's Dias de los Muertos and Festival de Navidad. Other acting credits include Cecily Cardew in The Importance of Being Earnest, and Mavis in And the Rain Came to Mayfield at the Firehouse Theatre. Sariantra holds a B.A. in Geography from Portland State University and is a graduate of the Portland Actors Conservatory.



Burning Patience (1999)
Voces de Christmas (1998)
Día de los Muertos (1998)
Entre Dos Mundos (1998)

Debbie Kassner

in her continuous search for artistic fulfillment, dons a number of different hats in the performing arts arena. She was the musical director for The Wizard of Oz at the Glendale Civic Light Opera, and toured for three years as a singer with the Grammy nominated LA Jazz Choir. Since moving to Portland, Debbie has performed in productions of Top Girls, Wappapello Warming Trends, Never in My Lifetime, and Camelot. Currently she is appearing at the Rainforest Theatre in Means of Restraint.



Orinoco (1990)

Martha Kaufman

My name is Martha Kaufman and I am 18 years old. I go to Lincoln High School. I learned to speak Spanish last year when I lived in Argentina. I like to write and go to the movies.



Pluman Nueva (2004)

Elizabeth Keck

is thrilled to be making her post-quarantine come-back with Milagro Theatre! Previously, Liz has appeared in works such as Seattle Shakespeare’s bilingual production of Hamlet, Wooden O’s Romeo and Juliet, and Taproot Theatre’s Arsenic and Old Lace and Baskerville. She is honored to be giving voice to this powerful story, and would like to extend her love and thanks to this cast and production team.



City Without Altar (2022)

Michelle Keil

recently moved to Portland with her husband Karl and daughter Lulu from Arcata, California. Originally from California's bay area, Keil has been active in theatre since she was young. She currently teaches drama to youth at the Miracle Theatre, and is a student at Portland state University. This production is her first with the company.



Un Christmas Cuento (1997)

Bruce A. Keller

is a professor of Theatre Arts at Portland State University since 1988, teaching classes in technical theatre and lighting design. A graduate of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, he continues to design for both drama and dance with companies throughout the country. In 1993 Keller was Senior Project Manager for the Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival, in Lee, MA. Among his most recent designs are Icarus, References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot and True History of Coca-Cola in Mexico (Miracle MainStage), A Flea in her Ear and Death of a Salesman (PSU Theatre), Lips (Profile Theatre), Cosi Fan Tutte (PSU Music) and The Marriage of Figaro (PSU Music) which went on to take top honors at the National Opera Association Competition finishing first in the country.



The True History of Coca-Cola in Mexico (2005)
A Bicycle Country (2002)
Viva Baile! Danza Tropical (2002)
El Grincho's El Dorado Escapade! (2001)
Icarus (2001)
References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot (2001)
The True History of Coca-Cola in Mexico (2000)

Moira Keller

is a recent graduate of Portland State University with a BA in Theatre Arts and is thrilled to be debuting at the Miracle Theatre Group.



El Grincho's El Dorado Escapade! (2001)
Life is a Dream (2000)

Dennis Kelly

counts among his favorite roles Levene in Glengarry Glen Ross, Estragon in Waiting for Godot, Jerry in Tales of the Lost Formicans, and Skouratov/Annenkov in The Rope by Albert Camus. Dennis has also appeared in The Shape of Things, Big Love, Alice in Bed, and Interview by Jean-Claude van Itallie. He has trained in the advanced acting series at Portland State University and is currently engaged in a journeymanship with director Devon Allen regarding the craft of teaching acting.



Labyrinth of Desire (2008)

Suzanne Kenney

started her career as a dancer and in television as a fashion and beauty reporter for AM San Francisco. She moved to LA and performed in numerous regional theatre productions. In Portland, Suzanne played Airborn Peasblossom at Portland Center Stage's production of Midsummer Nights Dream. Suzanne's current project is her recently formed dance and trapeze company. The group hopes to have its first public performance in early 1997.



Faustino (1996)

Matthew Kerrigan

is thrilled to return to Milagro stage with the cast of Learn to be Latina. He has called Portland his home since 2010. Since arriving, performances include:One Flea Spare (Shaking the Tree) Wilde Tales (Shaking the Tree) Taming of the Shrew (Portland Shakespeare Project), Much Ado About Notiing (Northwest Classical Theatre Company) The Boys In The Band (defunkt) Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol (Artist Repertory Theatre). Prior to his arrival in Portland, Matthew studied at Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theatre and Illinois State University.



Learn to Be Latina (2014)
Lazarillo (2011)

Mike Kersey

is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he majored in Theatre and English (not everyone there plays football or becomes a priest). Since graduation Mike has worked at the New Jersey Shakespeare Festival and at thunder Bay Theater in Alpena, Michigan. A native Oregonian, Mike is happy to be in Portland, where he has taught theatre classes for kids and was most recently seen with the West Side Players as Francis Ford in the Merry Wives of Windsor. Mike joined Miracle Theatre for the production of Chavez and will also be part of Teatro Milagro in the spring.



Corazon Gitano (1997)
Faustino (1996)
Chavez (1996)

Mandana Khoshnevisan

is a multifaceted theater artist. She first worked with Milagro directing Judge Torres (2019), and since then, has directed all of Milagro’s filmed plays: Blast Off!, Huinca, ¡HUELGA!, and all nine episodes of La Bici. Mandy moved to Portland in 2013 from California, where she studied literature, theater, and history at Stanford University, and then taught and performed theater and improv all over the Bay Area. In Portland, she is a Resident Artist at Bag&Baggage Productions and a member of the ensemble at Funhouse Lounge. Other recent favorite directing projects include The Ballad of Aurelie the Bold, a theater-film with music (Bag&Baggage); fight/dance choreography for A Clockwork Orange (Bag&Baggage); and Triassic Parq (Funhouse Lounge). She also builds puppets, designs costumes and lighting, does some voice acting, and is usually pretty busy. She recently published her first book, Managed Mischief, about improvisation and creativity.



Duende de Lorca (2022)
Judge Torres (2019)

Elise Kim

is thrilled to be back at Milagro again, previously working on Dos Pueblos and El Último. Theatre companies she has worked with previously (and some currently) include Stumptown Stages, Fuse Theatre Ensemble, Hand2Mouth, La Comedia Humana (of Mexico City), Mt Hood Rep, Integrity Productions, Northwest Childrens Theatre, Willamette Radio Workshop, and JANE, where she also serves as treasurer of its board of directors.



The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa (2009)
El Último (2009)
Dos Pueblos (2008)

Rebecca Kimball

is a native of this beautiful city that we so affectionately refer to as "the place that Sally Struthers was raised." As of June, 1991 Rebecca graduated with a BA in Theatre from the University of Oregon and wants to let you know that she has yet to frame and hang her diploma. Rebecca says: "Hope you enjoy the show", and "Thank you Husband!"



Cuentos (1992)

Alan H. King

has worked in Portland since 1979 with almost all of the theatres in the area. Since graduating from Linfield College Mr. King has appeared on the stages of New Rose, ART, Portland Rep, Musical Company, Storefront, Portland Actors Ensemble, Sirius, Oregon Stage Co., Open Door Theatre, the Juneau Douglas Little Theatre (Alaska), and others. Some of his favorite roles include: Paracles in Alls Well that Ends Well, Roy in Lone Star, harry Brode in Born Yesterday, Tom in The Norman Conquests, and Eddy in Pump Boys & Dinettes. Alan has enjoyed it immensely.



The Frogs (1991)

Mariana Carreño King's

lays include Ofelia’s Lovers (Mabou Mines Residencies, 2007-2009), Rare Encounters (INTAR’s Hispanic Playwrights in Residency Lab, 2008), Darkroom and The Wake (NewWorksLab, 1996 and 2007), Fool’s Journey (finalist, 2001 O’Neill Playwrights Conference) and La Mujer del tiempo (Autonomous University of Queretaro, Mexico).
Her short plays, Pitahayas (finalist, 2003 Actors Theatre of Louisville’s Heideman Award), Mexico ’68, Riding Hope, Night of the Cat-Sitter, Clowns and Static have been presented at The Public, Milagro Theatre, Intar and with LAByrinth Theatre Company.
As a director, she has worked at Stages Repertory Theatre (Houston, TX), Aaron Davis Hall, Intar, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre, The Lark, The Cherry Pit and The Neighborhood Theatre among others. She has also acted in many off and off-off Broadway productions. Mariana has written articles for VNU’s Marketing y Medios, Marie Claire en español, National Geographic Traveler Mexico, La Opinión, Colombia’s El Tiempo, Portada Magazine and She has translated fiction, theatre and essays. Mariana is a member of LAByrinth Theatre Company and an alumna of the Hispanic Playwrights in Residency Lab at INTAR Theatre.



Dance for a Dollar (2013)

Mina Kinukawa

está muy contenta de poder trabajar con el Milagro. Algunos de sus créditos de diseño escénico incluyen: Voices from Okinawa y Stew Rice (East West Players); The Love of the Nightingale, Anon, y Thursday (Echo Theatre); Innocent When You Dream (Timescape Arts); The Mikado Project y Trojan Women (Lodestone Theatre); Young Man from Atlanta (Profile Theatre).

Mina Kinukawa is excited to be working with Miracle. Select design credits: Voices from Okinawa and Stew Rice (East West Players); The Love of the Nightingale, Anon, and Thursday (Echo Theatre); Innocent when You Dream (Timescape Arts);The Mikado Project and Trojan Women (Lodestone Theatre); Young Man from Atlanta (Profile Theatre).



Entre Villa y una mujer desnuda (2010)

Cindy Kirshner

is the principal and owner of Sage MarketingAssociates LLC. Prior to founding Sage in 1997, Cindy was a Marketing executive at Sun Microsystems in Milpitas, California. Under her maiden name, Williams Gutiérrez, Cindy is also a poet-dramatist. In 2005, her poems were exhibited in People, Places and Perceptions: A Look at Contemporary Northwest Latino Art at the Maryhill Museum of Art in Goldendale, Washington. She founded the Miracle’s ¡Viva la Word! poetry series in 2002. Cindy earned an MBA from The Wharton School, an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Computing Science from Texas A&M University. She has been an adjunct professor in the MBA Program at Marylhurst University in Portland, Oregon. Currently, she is pursuing an MFA in Creative Writing in the Stonecoast program at the University of Southern Maine, with a focus on Nahua poetics.


Board Member and Past President 4/2006 - 3/2009

Amanda Kishlock

- Lydia marks Amanda’s first Milagro production and she would like express her gratitude to the cast, crew, and company for having her on board. A Portland native, she has been working on productions all over town, including Northwest Dance Theatre’s Nutcracker (SM); Artists Repertory Theatre’s Civil War Christmas (PA); Stumptown Stages’ Jekyll & Hyde (SM); and Bag&Baggage’s Moby Dick Rehearsed (ASM). In addition to theatre, Amanda loves to cook and bake and is most often found with a good book. She’d like to thank her partner Trevor without whom none of this would be possible.



Lydia (2017)

Natan Klatt

is currently in the touring production of EARTH SUMMIT for Teatro Milagro. Past Miracle productions include; Boxcar and The Miser of Mexico. Last June he directed The Finest, Tastiest Carrot, Ever for Miracle Theatre. This fall he will move to Seattle to attend Cornish College for the Arts.



Boxcar (1993)
Camino Confusion/Confusion Street (1993)
Earth Summit (1993)
The Miser of Mexico (1993)
The Truer Story of Columbus (1992)
Zona Rosa (1992)
Noche Oscura (1992)
Cuentos (1992)

Lara Klingeman

came to the Miracle after a ten-year stint at Sylvia's dinner theatre, where her last show was the Woman in Black. She is glad to be working again with the Miracle after recently finishing up technical work on Día de los Muertos Festival (2000). Klingeman's work on this show is as with most shows is dedicated to the memory of "Pops" who encouraged her love for theatre and the gratitude of her good friend and grandmother Etoile who just recently changed her status of encouragement and support into a more spiritual guidance."



Christmas Crisis in Las Cruces! (2000)
Día de los Muertos (2000)

Victoria Klingenberger

is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego, and is extremely excited to be a part of the Milagro Theatre. This is Victoria’s third production design with the Miracle and she is happy to share this experience with all of you.



The True History of Coca-Cola in Mexico (2005)
Yemaya's Belly (2004)
Día de los Muertos (2003)

Melissa Knotts

began her children's theatre experience playing Konga in The House at Pooh Corner. She hods a BS in theatre from PSU, where she enjoyed two summers at the Coaster Theatre. While involved with Ladybug Theater she wrote a children's play that was produced at Reed college.



Jason & the Golden Fleece (1988)
Lysistrata (1988)

Lara Kobrin

is making her Miracle debut. She was last seen on stage in A Country Doctor with defunkt theatre. Other recent credits include the sketch comedy soap opera Soap St. Theater, the independent film American Disciples, and Jeannie in Neil LaBute’s Fat Pig. Lara is also a producer and co-star of the Web series Wage Slaves, which will premiere its second season in March 2010. For more information about upcoming projects, visit



How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (2010)
Milagro on Calle 401K (2002)

Maeve Kolk

Maeve Kolk is excited to be working on their first show with Milagro Theatre. Originally from
Ohio, they are a recent grad of Reed College where they majored in biology. Though they spent
a year studying cyanobacteria, Maeve also has a passion for theater as they have continued to
work on productions both onstage and behind the scenes.



Amor Añejo (2019)

Juliana Kolson

Administrative Assistant 8/12/1996-6/13/1997


Tim Krause

holds a BA in Theatre Arts from SouthwestStateUniversity in Marshall, Minnesota and a BA in Spanish from PortlandStateUniversity. Joining Miracle’s family in August 2006, Tim brings over 15 years of professional marketing and arts administration experience through work at the Southwest Minnesota Arts & Humanities Council, North Shore Music Theatre, Maine Shakespeare Festival, Penobscot Theatre Company, Maine Community Foundation, and, most recently, as Communications Coordinator for the City Club of Portland. He is also a published author, having contributed to various newspapers and periodicals. In 2008, Tim was one of five arts marketers in the country to be awarded a scholarship to attend the National Arts Marketing Project Conference.



Marketing Director 2006-May 2013

Alex Krebs

of Portland’s Tango Berretín teaches Argentine tango for the social dance floor, emphasizing the improvisatory side of the dance through a strong communication between the partners. Alex’s goal is to give his students the vocabulary necessary so that each person can find their own unique way of dancing — dancing the tango of their own body. Alex has taught not only in Portland and across the United States, but internationally, from Beijing to Moscow, Cape Town to Frankfurt. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Reed College, and his work has been influenced by many people and styles, including early on by Mariano "Chicho" Frumboli (musicality), Fabian Salas (structure of the dance) and Damian Esell and Nancy Louzan (posture, walk, elegance). Alex has studied and danced in Buenos Aires and performed locally in "Tango Nights" at the Aladdin Theater and "Danza Tropical" at Teatro Milagro, choreographed Piazzolla's "Histoire du Tango," wrote and directed the tango show "Tango al Tiempo" at the Miracle Theatre, taught, performed, DJed, and played bandoneon for many benefit gigs and local shows in Portland. Alex has been studying the bandoneon since May 2002, and directs the tango band "Conjunto Berretin." (with two CDs recorded). For more information, visit



¡Viva Baile! (2007)
Tango al Tiempo (2003)
Viva Baile! Danza Tropical (2002

Christopher Kuhl

is a lighting and scenic designer based out of Portland and Los Angeles. Currently he is one of the resident assistant designers at Center Theatre Group and was also the resident lighting designer at Redcat for the 2005-2007 seasons. He has also assisted regionally at Hartford Stage, Dallas Theatre Center, Portland Center Stage, the Kirk Douglas Theatre, South Coast Rep, and the Geffen Playhouse. His recent work includes lighting design for A Guide to an Exhibitionist, Laundromatinee, Longing in Hong Kong, My Beowulf, C’Opera receiving a Horton Award nomination (Collage Dance Theatre); Model Behavior, Monster of Happiness receiving an Ovation Award Nomination (Theatre Movement Bazaar); Project X at the Bumbershoot Festival (Hand2Mouth Theatre); and others. Chris is originally from New Mexico and a graduate of Calarts.



Dos Pueblos (2008)

Sam Kusnetz

is a sound designer, composer and general all-purpose-theatre-doer from New York City. He has been seen around Portland designing and technical directing for the Miracle Theatre Group, Lightbox studios, and Tears of Joy. In the past, he designed sound for more than fifteen productions at Brown University, and writing and performing music for four of them, namely Marisol, Macbeth, King Lear and Marat/Sade. This is his third show at the Miracle. Sam recently moved to Portland with the Cardboard Box Theatre Company, a young theatre dedicated to the inclusion of the audience. You haven't heard of them yet, but you will soon.



Sirena, Queen of the Tango (2003)
Milagro on Calle 401K (2002)
Milagro on Calle 401K (2002)
Día de los Muertos (2002)

Emmanuel Kyei-Baffour

is an actor/teaching artist born and raised in the DC area. Previous credits include, “Blackest Battle” “Quadrant series”, “Blood At The Root”, “Breathe the Musical”, “Seasons of Light”. In addition to being a Helen Hayes Award nominated actor, Emmanuel enjoys spending his free time mentoring youth in his community and watching/reading copious amounts of anime/manga. Emmanuel would like to dedicate this performance to his angels Martha and Anthony. And a special thanks to his loving partner Tatum who always supports him no matter what.You can follow Emmanuel on Instagram @MannyKyei



City Without Altar (2022)