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Performing Artists • Z • Last Name

Karen Zacarías

recently saw three world premieres of her work The Book Club Play at Round House Theater (also selected for the 2007 Eugene O’Neill conference and developed with PWC), An American Home at the Kennedy Center, and Looking for Roberto Clemente at Imagination Stage (with music by Debbie Wicks La Puma). Her work was last seen at Miracle when it produced Mariela in the Desert in 2007, a play that won the 2006 Francesca Primus Award, the 2005 TCG/AT&T First Stages Award, the 2004 National Latino Playwrights’ Competition, finalist for the 2004 Susan Smith Blackburn prize, and short listed for 2005 Kesselring Prize. Her play The Sins of Sor Juana won Outstanding New Play at the 2000 Helen Hayes Awards. Her musical plays for young people have enjoyed productions at The Goodman Theater, The Coterie, Chicago PlayWorks, The Alliance Theatre, Imagination Stage, Arden Theater, Cleveland Playhouse, and St. Louis Rep. The plays include Einstein is a Dummy (world premiere at the Alliance Theatre), a flamenco version of Ferdinand: The Bull, the mariachi-inspired The Magical Piñata and salsa/hip-hop Cinerdella East Rice and Beans: A Salsa Musical. Karen Zacarías is the founding artistic director of Young Playwrights’ Theater, an award-winning nonprofit dedicated to enhancing literacy, arts empowerment and conflict resolution through playwriting in Washington, DC area schools.



How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents (2010)
Mariela in the Desert (2008)

Samuel Manes Zackheim

Sam oh Sam, He’s sorta a ham. He plays the guitar, sings. Um... Other stuff too. Likes to be alive and stuff.

Sam Zackheim (Proyección de video) Samuel te quiere impresionar. Samuel Samuel hay que brindar



Opción Múltiple (2015)
Entre Villa y una mujer desnuda (2010)
Te llevo en la sangre (2009)

Kyra Zagorsky

received her BFA in acting from Southern Oregon University. Favorite roles include Susy in Wait Until Dark, Tybalt in R & J, Popeye in The Miss Firecracker Contest, Hero in Much Ado, and Agnes in Agnes of God. All my love and thanks to my future husband, my Portland family, Pedro's Capoeira School and Andy for giving me such a beautiful role to play.



A Bicycle Country (2002)

Tera Nova Zarra

co-created and performed as Missy Jitsu in Fist of Dishonor. She worked as a vocalist at Dig Recording, performed stage combat with Do Jump, and understudied for Portland Opera. Tera’s movement background includes parkour, rock-climbing, gymnastics, and aikido. She now trains in acrobatics and aerial dance. Tera studies singing at Eugene Lewis Studio, and teaches at Rock ‘n’ Roll Camp for Girls. She is enjoying the Miracle Theatre community immensely.



La Carpa del Maestro (2008)

Alima Zepeda-Olsen

acted in Mexico for 18 years before she moved to the States. She studied at El Centro Universitario de Teatro and worked with Actores del Metodo in Mexico city for 13 years. This is Alima's third season with Teatro Milagro, directing and performing in most of the productions. She has performed in many countries, including Yugoslavia, the East and West Coast of the U.S. and throughout Mexico.



Recuerdos de Cuba (1998)
Vision del Jaguar (1997)
Un Christmas Cuento (1997)
En Este Valle de Lagrimas (1997)
Corazon Gitano (1997)
Regreso a mis Sueños (1996)
En Este Valle de Lagrimas (1996)
Tierra del Fuego (1996)
Posada 187 (1995)
El Sueño Americano (1995)

Francisco Zermeño

Nacido en la Ciudad de Mexico, creció e hizo sus estudios en la Ciudad de Guadalajara en donde se tituló como Arquitecto. Durante sus estudios, participó en Vacelina y Tan perfecto no te quiero. Llegó a Portland en 1996 a estudiar inglés. Trabajó con el Musical Theatre Company en la construcción del escenario para Babes in Toyland. Se interesó rápidamente en Teatro Español y el mes pasado hizo el papel de Fausto para la obra con el mismo nombre del escritor Cubano Reinaldo Montero.



Ajua! un güerco va a nacer (2002)
Fausto (2002)

Deanna L. Zibello

está emocionada de estar haciendo su debut en Milagro. Aquí en Portland, su trabajo ha sido visto en las producciones de Fuse Theater Ensemble de Slap That Bitch y Paradise Park. Obtuvo su MFA en la University of Washington School of Drama. En 2005, Deanna fue galardonada por Gay Chicago Magazine con el premio After Dark por el diseño escénico excepcional por su trabajo en Middle-Aged White Guys.

Deanna L. Zibello is excited to be making her Milagro debut. Here in Portland, her work has been seen in Fuse Theater Ensemble’s productions of Slap That Bitch and Paradise Park. She earned her MFA at the University of Washington School of Drama. In 2005, Deanna was awarded Gay Chicago Magazine’s After Dark Award for Outstanding Scenic Design for her work on Middle-Aged White Guys.



Ana en el trópico (2011)

Eric Zimmer

began his formal dance training in 1989 at the University of Montana before moving to Portland in 1994, where he has continued training in ballet, modern, and jazz, performing regularly with Kinetic Images.



Tango al Tiempo (2003)

Matthew B. Zrebski

is a multi-award winning playwright, composer, script consultant and producer-director. He has served as the Artistic Director for Theatre Atlantis and Stark Raving Theatre. He has mounted over 40 world premieres, and had many of his own plays produced, including the planet ME, Neck, A Place Called Timothy, Parts, After the Zipper, Darkstep and Dawning, The Vespiary, Ablaze, Hunter in the Corner, The Aquavarian, Handprint Alley, and Rubber ‘n’ Glue. He was recently awarded commissions from Oregon Children’s Theatre to pen both Texting the Sun and 1 1/2. Matthew teaches playwriting through the Literary Arts WITS program and for Visions and Voices at Portland Center Stage.



Duende de Lorca (2011)