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Principal Personnel

José Eduardo González, Executive Director & Founder
José's background includes ten years as a freelance scenic designer working in Oregon and California, forming his own scenic design company designing and building theatrical productions and special events throughout South Texas. He founded Miracle Theatre Group in 1985 with his wife, Teatro Milagro Artistic Director Dañel Malán.  For Miracle, he has designed over 25 productions for the company, including most recently, Oyá: Call the Storm (2008) and Lorca in a Green Dress (2004) . González holds an MFA in Theatre Arts from UCLA and a BA in Humanities with an emphasis in Philosophy and Arts History from the University of Santa Clara. He has studied in Vienna and traveled through Europe and the Middle East.  In 1997, González was recognized as a Community Treasure by TACS-PGE/Enron.  He has also received awards for “Outstanding Contribution to the Hispanic Community” from IMAGE of Washington County, 1992, and a Dramalogue Award for Excellence in Set Design for The Hostage, 1983.  Under the pseudonym Martín Milagro, he has written five full-length plays produced by the Miracle Theatre: Maria’s Magic Christmas (1989); Un Christmas Cuento (1991); ¡Cuentos! (1992); La Canción de Libertad (1993); and Chavez (1996).  He has also penned two Spanish-language screenplays: Solución Familiar and Adios Tristeza for Washington County Aging Services.  González has served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Theatre Arts and Chicano/Latino Studies departments of Portland State University, and as a Visiting Arts Administration Specialist for the United States Information Agency, 1995 & 1996, conducting workshops in arts administration and fundraising with large and small organizations in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
Danel Malan, Founding DirectorDaņel Malán, Teatro Milagro Artistic Director & Founder
Dañel Malán received her BA in Theatre Arts from the University of California, San Diego. After co-founding the Miracle Theatre with husband, José González, Malán created the bilingual program of Teatro Milagro. Since 1989, she has produced and managed Milagro's touring productions, and is creator of “The Art of Science” an environmental arts-integrated curriculum and “Journeys”, a tolerance teaching curriculum; and C.D.S., cultural diversity training. Additionally, Malán researches and develops all script ideas and works with playwrights, directors, composers and choreographers for the creation of each production. As part of the creative team, Malán has written, directed, costumed and performed in many Teatro Milagro productions. As a playwright her works include El Último, an eco-drama set in Patagonia, ZAPATISTA, the story of SubComandante Marcos and FRIDA un retablo, a surrealist vision of one of Mexico’s greatest artists.
Olga Sanchez, Miracle Mainstage Artistic Director
Olga is an actor, director, writer and educator. A graduate of Hunter College, C.U.N.Y., her directorial work has been seen in Portland, Seattle, NYC, Martha's Vineyard, Peru, Venezuela and Cuba. She served as Co-Artistic Director of the People's Playhouse in New York City, and Artistic Director of Seattle Teatro Latino, and was a founder of La Casa de Artes, a Seattle-based non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating the beauty of Latino arts and cultural heritage. She holds an MA in Human Development, specialization in Bicultural Development, from Pacific Oaks College NW. In 2005, she received a Portland Drama Critics’ DRAMMY award for Excellence in Direction for Miracle’s production of Lorca in a Green Dress by Nilo Cruz.  She is a founding member of Portland-based Latino writers group Los Porteños, and currently serves on the Executive Committee for Theatre Communications Group’s Board of Directors.  She is on the Steering Committee for the Oregon Latino Agenda for Action, a member of the Greater Portland Vancouver Indicators Diversity and Arts & Culture committees, and a graduate of the Hispanic Metropolitan Leadership Program.
Julieth Maya Buri, Marketing Director
Born and raised in Medellín, Colombia Julieth moved to Portland in 2009. She has a degrees in business administration from and marketing with a focus in advertising. Her professional experience includes advertising agencies, newspapers, detail and whole sale consumer products companies, public relations agencies and non-profits. Julieth is passionate about the arts and community work. 

Alida Holguin Wilson-Gunn, Milagro Associate Artistic DirectorAlida Holguín Wilson-Gunn, Associate Artistic Director
Alida is currently chief coordinator of Milagro’s touring programs, workshops and residencies, and is directing two of their touring shows for youth and community: El Niño Diego, a play about an imagined young Diego Rivera and his search for artistic confidence; and Sueños de Fútbol, about a girl looking to find the courage to overcome her fears and join the soccer team.  Last season she directed El Tesoro/The Treasure, a community production in partnership with METRO Let’s Talk Trash program.  Ms. Gunn also appeared as an actress in last season’s touring production Cuéntame Coyote and will soon appear in this season’s Searching for Aztlán. Prior to joining Milagro in 2014, she was Director of Borderlands Theater’s Education Outreach Programs in Tucson, Arizona.  She interned with the Latino Theater Initiative at the Mark Taper Forum, and is a member of TCG and NALAC.  Alida is also a member of NALIP and has appeared in independent films and bilingual television commercials and the web series, Zhon: The Alien Interviews.



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