Milagro’s Renaissance en Verso

Milagro Theatre’s new Season 38, Renaissance en Verso, is a creative exploration of a demoralizing year in darkness and our subsequent humanity renewed. While emerging from the pandemic, Milagro sees a path revealed brighter than the one we’ve traveled so far.

Season 38 begins with Teatro Milagro’s community art project, La Bici, an nine-episode video play uniting the fundamentals of bike safety and its relationship to art and community. 

In the fall, Milagro continues its annual celebration of Día de Muertos with its 25th original production exploring the mystery of rebirth and renewal. The production will feature a community altar dedicated to COVID-19 victims, and a documentary recounting Milagro’s 25-year history of Día de los Muertos presentations with testimonials from directors, artists and patrons.

In 2022, Milagro presents Duende de Lorca by Dañel Malán, a play that recognizes the life of Spanish poet, playwright and theatre director Federico García Lorca. From the opening night of Mariana Pineda, followed by the printing of Gypsy Ballads and Poet in New York, audiences will share in his triumphs, failures, relationships and travels as they shape his life and his art.

Next spring is their world premiere of Antigone At The Border, a work from acclaimed Arizona-based playwright Marc Pinate. Adapted from Sophocles’ Antigone, Pinate reimagines the tragic classic within the provocative context of the contemporary US-Mexico border, centered on the themes of immigration and the suffering of families affected by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. 

The season closes with the world premiere of City Without Altar, by Dominican-American playwright Jasminne Mendez, a play in verse to amplify the voices and experiences of the victims, survivors, and living ancestors of the 1937 Haitian Massacre along the northwest Dominican/Haitian border during the Trujillo Era. 

Teatro Milagro will also present virtual tours of ¡HUELGA!, a play remembering the life and work Dolores Huerta, and Blast Off!, the play about Ellen Ochoa, the first Latina astronaut (both featured in these pages before). 

Join Milagro this season and see what their powerful storytelling offers. More at Milagro.org.

Milagro’s Renaissance en Verso

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