has a theatrical background extending 20 years from a variety of positions that includes acting, directing, lighting design, and scenic design. He was a KCACTF Finalist for the Student Directing Initiative Competition and was nominated for the Irene Ryan Award for his performance in “King of Shadows”. After graduating with an associate degree in theatre from Amarillo College in Texas he started working as a lighting designer for Lone Star Ballet, lighting their main stage shows such as Nutcracker (2018) Frankenstein (2018) and LIPPS Singing Competition (2019). In 2019 Chris Moved to Portland, OR and most recently has been working with Pacific University as a lighting designer and West Coast Event Production as a project manager. At Pacific University Chris designed the lights for Far Away and Fairy Tales Unhinged. Now working for Milagro Theatre as Technical Director and acting lighting designer for ¡Viva la Muerte! Chris is thrilled to be a part of the Milagro Production Team, and looks forward to their upcoming season.
Technical Director 10/22 - current
Viva la Muerte! (2022)
Upon completion of her graduate studies at The National Shakespeare Conservatory, Marjorie toured nationally, performing classical literature for young audiences with Chamber Theatre Productions. She has performed regionally in Chicago with Thunder Road Ensemble, in Texas with 24th Street Experiment as Audrey in “Little Shop of Horrors”, and in Kentucky with The Pioneer Playhouse as Sylvia in “Sylvia”, Josie in “Proposals”, Floral in “The Impossible Marriage” among others. A recent transplant from NYC, Marjorie was last seen on Miracle’s MainStage as Ginny in “Elliot, a Soldiers Fugue”. She would like to thank Paul A. for his patience, love and constant support, and Olga for the amazing opportunities and inspiration.
Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue (2005)
having arrived from Cleveland Ohio, finds himself amidst warm and welcoming company. Mr. Taylor has recently been seen onstage as Morris Kaden, in As Bees in Honey Drown, Peter Stockmann in a postmodern adaptation of An Enemy of the People, and Gaston in Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Aside from acting, he tours with his bluegrass band, FishCreek, is collaborating with a newly emerging postmodern production company BoyGirl Productions, and is an avid kayaker, mountain biker, and backpacker. With Cleveland Signstage Theatre, Mr. Taylor worked as the Musical Director and Composer for their national tour of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. As Educational Director, Mr. Taylor initiated several educational residencies and educational tours, including the development and production of an experimental D/deaf issue play, The Death of Silence.
Yemaya's Belly (2004)
has amassed 47 years as a performer and director in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, San Jose, Monterrey, Seattle, Albuquerque, and Portland. She is a founding director of Masque Alfresco in Portland and served as Artistic Director of the Foundation Theatre in Seattle. She was last seen as Miss Fellowes in ART's production of Night of the Iguana.
Spirits of the Ordinary (2003)
Familia, Food & Fiesta (2002)
has most recently designed costumes for Teatro Milagro’s touring productions of El Payaso, Mijita Fridita, and Super Ana as well as Love and Information (Theatre Vertigo). Along with designing, she also manages the costume stock here at Milagro. She was last seen as Cordelia in King Lear (Oregon Adventure Theatre). This is her first time designing for a main stage production with Milagro and she is thrilled to be working with such a great group! As always, her work is dedicated to her family and her dad who is missed every day. Te amo mucho.
Swimming While Drowning (2017)
Broken Promises (2016)
Feliciano Tencos-Garcia was recently seen as Karl in Die Hard: The Musical Parody (Funhouse Lounge), L.A. in Gypsy (Broadway Rose Theatre Company), Paco in Man of La Mancha (Portland Opera), Ensemble and Franz u/s in Rock of Ages (Stumptown Stages). He studied Contemporary Music at Western Oregon University, where he performed with Kurt Elling, Allen Toussaint, and Hindu Rodeo.
Watsonville: Some Place Not Here (2018)
grew up in a musical family, performing with her mother, Shirley Tennison. Sage is new to Portland, and her experience includes dancing with David Montanano in New York, performance art in Vermont, studying ballet at SUNY Purchase and African dance in Santa Fe.
Camino al Carnaval (1998)
is twenty years old and currently working full-time for an alarm dispatching company while saving for college. She grew up with a creative family in a theatre friendly environment. Tonya participated in various shows as she matured, thus gaining exposure to many diverse areas of the performing arts.
The Miser of Mexico (1993)
Born: Milwaukie, Wisconsin - Eldest of seven, Gemini-Virgo, "Dragon", Mezzo-Soprano. BFA: Theatre/Dance/Music/Physical Education - University of Denver. Special Training: Voice, Martial Arts (Judo, Karate, Aikido), Dance (Ballet, Acrobatic, Jazz, Modern), Trap and Skeet, Fencing, Archery, Equestrian (Western, English, Jumping)
Conquista & Rebellion (2003)
is a part time student at the Multnomah Learning Center with a sincere interest in the dramatic arts. She has had three years of drama study at various schools.
The Miser of Mexico (1993)
is new to theater. While he has long been a fan of the performing arts, Óye Oyá is his first production.
Charlie Thompson es nuevo en el teatro. Aunque lleva mucho tiempo disfrutando las artes escénicas, Óye Oyá es su primera producción.
Oyé Oyá (2017)
is a 1985 graduate of Pacific University in English Literature with an emphasis in Technical Theatre. He is interested in the life and development of theatre in Portland.
Oedipus Rex (1986)
holds a BA in Theatre from PSU's honors program. She minored in French and German, but, undaunted by reality, is campaigning vigorously backstage for the title of Honorary Hispanic. Karen has designed lighting for the IFCC, ART and the American Dance Theatre, as well as for the Miracle Theatre Company's charming Lysistrata. She acts, directs, and does everything else in her spare time.
Burning Patience (1989)
began performing with Hand2Mouth in 2006 and joined the company 2007. He holds a BA in Theater and Management (Magna Cum Laude, All-College Honors, Distinction in Theater) from St. John’s University in Minnesota. Jerry is a seasoned improv and sketch comedian, studies trapeze and acrobatics with Do Jump! and performs as a vocalist/bassist with the punk rock spectacle 25 Cent Tacos. He has had the pleasure to work and study with many amazing theatre influences including: Imago, Radiant Theatre, The Tragedies, NACL, A Business of Ferrets, In the Basement Productions, Dudley Riggs: Brave New Workshop, Second City: Los Angeles, The Groundlings, Theatre L’homme Dieu, Guthrie Theatre, The Acting Company, Central Minnesota Children’s Theatre, Paramount Theatre, Aquila Theatre Company, Diavolo Dance Theater, Theater Grottesco, and others.
Dos Pueblos (2008)
is 20 years old and Chavez was her first theatre production. Her involvement with Miracle's productions shows her many interests. Juliana is also the play's still photographer. She started learning photography in High School and later on developed her own style of conceptual portraits. Don Faustino continues what she hopes will be a long relationship with the theatre.
returned recently from a years work in Los Angeles on film and in equity waiver theatre. She studied at the U of Oregon, where she appeared in LOOK BACK IN ANGER and in LAUNDRY AND BOURBON. In London she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and at the Bristol Old Vic. Since her return to Portland she has been seen in TALKING WITH at Storefront and will soon appear in COME BACK TO THE FIVE AND DIME, JIMMY DEAN and also in NIGHT OF THE IGUANA at PSU's summer stock program.
Relatively Speaking (5/1985)
See Joann Farías
Tino Does Time (2004)
is thrilled to return to the Milagro after his appearance in Amor Añejo (2019), the COVID-postponed Corrido de Los San Patricios (2020) and the lead in the Dañel Malan penned Duende de Lorca (2022). He is a native of Los Angeles where he studied drama at UCLA and the Lee Strasberg Acting Institute. He earned a 2016 Best Supporting Actor nomination at Twilight Theater as Tony in Comfort and Joy and a 2017 nomination as Felix in The Normal Heart. He earned great notices as Robert in Boeing, Boeing at Magenta Theater and as Victor Velasco in Barefoot in The Park at HART Theater. Johnnie wishes to extend his sincere gratitude to the entire cast and crew and the staff of Milagro.
The Play You Want (2023)
Duende de Lorca (2022)
The Corrido of the San Patricios (2020)
Amor Añejo (2019)
is a student of acting, writing, and directing. He is also your friendly neighborhood Hayoka who loves to make ya laugh, cry, and think. He hopes you enjoy this amazing piece of importance and your mind gets expanded. You can find him on the socials, youtube, of same name and Loud and The Fog. Salud and Cheers Friends!
Antigone at the Border (2022)
Duende de Lorca (2022)
has had an extensive career in music, dance, and theatre. She is ecstatic to be performing for the first time with Milagro. Most recently Julana was seen as Grandma in Artist Repertory Theatre’s world premiere musical Cuba Libre. Other musical theater appearances include Fame (Carmen), West Side Story (Carmelita), Peter Pan (Tiger Lily 2), and South Pacific (Ensemble). Julana established the full time dance program for Franklin High School, and was the creator of successful arts showcase for youth, Arts Alive. She can also be seen performing as the lead singer for popular Latin jazz orchestra The Bobby Torres Ensemble.
Julana Torres ha tenido una larga carrera en la música, el baile y el teatro. Ella está encantada de poder presentarse por pirmera vez en Milagro. Recientemente, Julana interpretó a Grandma en el estreno mundial del musical Cuba Libre, del Artist Repertory Theatre. Otras apariciones en el teatro musical incluyen Fame (Carmen), West Side Story (Carmelita), Peter Pan (Tiger Lily 2), y South Pacific (como parte del ensamble). Julana estableció el programa de baile de tiempo completo del Franklin High School, y fue la creadora de la exitosa presentación de artes juveniles, Arts Alive. La pueden ver cantando como artista vocal principal en la popular orquesta de Latin Jazz The Bobby Torres Ensemble.
Oyé Oyá (2017)
de nacionalidad Mexicana. Fuente Ovejuna es la primera obra en la que participo en el Teatro Milagro. He tenido una experiencia muy bonita pero a la vez ha sido un reto ya que estoy haciendo dos personajes a la vez. Uno de ellos (La Reina) no fue muy dificil pero el de Pascuala ha sido muy talentoso. Me estoy divertiendo a lo maximo y mis compañeros son buenisima Honda. Christy es una excelente directora y muy buena amiga ademas de comprensiva. Estoy muy contenta de participar en Fuente Ovejuna.
Fuente Ovejuna (2004)
has performed in Portland theatre for over five years. Her credits last year included Odd Couple, Paranormal Review, and The Playwright's Festival. Bonita is an ensemble member of "Murder for Sale" Mystery Company and is represented by the Troutman-Downey Group. She thanks the Lord for his delightful sense of humor and her children for eating a lot of Ramen during rehearsals!
Our Lady of the Tortilla (1991)
is excited to venture back into the world of Theatre since moving to the Pacific Northwest! Taron studied Theatre for Youth at the University of Northern Iowa. They have a passion for bringing accessible theatre to children, especially those with disabilities. This is Taron's first production with Milagro.
Worry Dolls (2023)
is originally from Lima, Peru and currently lives in Battleground, Washington. She is a full-time student at Clark College and president of the Help Club. Cecilia has two children, Trilce, 17 and Gabriel, 8. She first became involved in the theatre while in high school in Lima, and has long been an avid theatre goer. "For me, acting in this play is the realization of a life-long dream."
Burning Patience (1989)
is currently an apprentice to the theatre. She is very interested in and supports of the arts, and plans to continue with her theatrical experience.
Día de los Muertos (2003)
Ajai received his BA in Theatre Arts from Oregon State University. This is his tenth season with Teatro Milagro where he has performed in Duende de Lorca, B’aktun 13, Frida: un retablo, Cuéntame Coyote, Searching for Aztlán, Broken Promises, El Payaso, Bi-, and Judge Torres. He has also appeared in Tenali the Royal Trickster at Northwest Children’s Theatre, Troilus and Cressida for Salt and Sage Productions, and complex at Theatre Vertigo. He has written three plays for young audiences: Sueños de Fútbol; Mijita Fridita; and ¡Corre! ¡Corre! and is currently developing Osho Returns, a one-person show performing this February.
Judge Torres (2019)
El Payaso (2017)
Mijita Fridita (2016)
Broken Promises (2016)
Super Ana! (2016)
Searching for Aztlan (2015)
Sueños de Fútbol (2015)
Frida, un retablo (2013)
Aventuras de Don Quixote (2012)
Duende de Lorca (2011)
has a B.S. degree in theatre from OSU. In 1989 he appeared in Miracle Theatre's first Annual Hispanic Cultural Festival as Shadow #2 in Roosters. In Eugene, he was seen as Abhorson in Measure for Measure, Antigonus in The Winters Tale, and Morocco in Merchant of Venice at LLTC. He just moved back to Portland and is glad to be playing Guadalupe Marcialo which is unlike any role he has played before.
Velvet, Velour & Burlap (1997)
has been active in the Portland theatre scene since late 1987. He has worked as an actor, technician, light & sound designer, and stage manager for over 120 shows. Favorite projects include The Secret of Singbonga with Tears of Joy; Five Women Wearing The Same Dress with Integrity Productions; Baby Dance with Stark Raving; and Sharon and Billy with ART. Mark thanks his lucky stars that he gets to work with this AMAZING cast and crew.
Life is a Dream (2000)