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Aventuras de Don Quixote

A traveling troupe of actors has come to town to put on a show, but there is one small problem: the actor playing the lead role thinks he really is Don Quixote! Do they try to stop him? Or let him seek the impossible dream? Actors and audience members alike will be pulled into this interactive drama inspired by the famous novel by Cervantes. Throughout this short bilingual play, the audience will experience the adventures of a young girl who does not like to read and yet is drawn into Don Quixote’s world at the library. Unbelieving at first, she ends up a true champion for Don Quixote’s cause — ¡Leer es Poder! Reading is Power!

Part of our larger “Adventures” program, Aventuras de Don Quixote shares engaging arts activities that promote literacy for young children. The program has been successfully presented throughout Oregon, and is supported by grant funding to create an affordable opportunity for educational institutions and lib raries. In addition to performances, Teatro Milagro’s professional actors can engage youth in bilingual arts workshops in theatre, dance, music, poetry and visual art.

Aventuras de Don Quixote is a half-hour, 4-person show that can be presented in any space with a clear floor. Single performances are $500, plus travel expenses depending on location. Add-on workshops of 1 or 2 hours can be individually tailored as a one-time activity or an ongoing arts camp.

For more details, or to arrange a performance for your school, library or community group, contact Artistic Director Dañel Malán at 503-236-7253 ext. 116 or

Teatro Milagro Artistic Director
Dañel Malan
,co-founded the Miracle Theatre with her husband, Jose Eduardo Gonzalez and in 1989 she created the bilingual-touring program, Teatro Milagro, which also includes the BEAT and Puentes arts-integrated training programs. Under her Artistic Direction, Ms. Malan has created and produced over twenty original bilingual plays which have toured throughout the States, Mexico and Canada. As a playwright her recent works include El Ultimo (2009) a bilingual ecodrama, ZAPATISTA (2008) the story of SubComandante Marcos and FRIDA, un retablo (2007), a surrealist vision of one of Mexico’s greatest artist. In addition to researching and writing several play, Ms. Malan has also written and produced four books of bilingual curriculum for English-as-a-Second Language instructors.

Tricia Castañeda-Gonzales
is from Portland, where she received a degree in Theatre Arts from Linfield College. While she has been engaged in theater since her early years, she also has a strong background in education and works as a pre-school teacher. In addition to acting with Miracle Theatre, Tricia has also worked in Portland with Defunkt Theater as a company member and when not teaching or acting, also occasionally engages in set-building. This is Tricia’s first year as a company member of Teatro Milagro.

Ajai Terrazas-Tripathi is originally from Corvallis, Oregon, where he graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Theatre Arts. During his time at OSU he performed many memorable roles in such plays as Picasso at Lapin Agile, Much Ado about Nothing, Woyzek, The Silent Woman, and An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein. Ajai has also directed Bringing it all Back Home, No Exit and Doric Wilson's Street Theatre. He has also recently produced Stories of Discrimination: The Death Rattle, an original play based on real-life stories for the non-profit Rainbow Health Resources based in Corvallis. In addition to beginning his second year of touring with Teatro Milagro, he also assists with grant writing and development of Milagro’s community outreach efforts.

Daniel Moreno has performed in Miracles production’s for several years, which include The Shrunken Head of Pancho Villa and appearing in Miracle’s El Dia de los Muertos festivals: La Carpa Calavera, La Carpa del Ausente and La Carpa del Maestro. Teatro Milagro’s touring productions include El Ultimo, American Sueño and Duende de Lorca. His recent performances in Portland area theatres have included CRT’s Fiddler on the Roof, PAC’s showing of Big Love and Pelu Theatre's Suicide note from a Cockroach. Additionally he works in the Milagro office as a production assistant, house manager, volunteer coordinator and helps administrate Milagro’s participation in OYE, the Latino Sexual Health Coalition.

Sylvia Malan-Gonzalez, a ten year veteran of Milagro last seen in the production American Sueño, will be joining the team as a performer and arts instructor for the Aventuras program. Ms. Malan-Gonzalez began performing at the Miracle Theatre when she was just five years old in Miracles dance company, the Milagro Bailadores, many of Miracles annual El Dia de los Muertos festivals and several Teatro Milagro educational plays.

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Teatro Milagro is the international touring theatre company of the Miracle Theatre Group. Current global issues are crafted into cutting edge dramatic plays infused with Latino culture, Spanish language and original music.

Teatro Milagro's mission is to share the diversity of Latin America and advocate for global unity through theatre.

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