AVENTURAS DE DON QUIXOTE Set for Gresham Public Library Today
AVENTURAS DE DON QUIXOTE, written and directed by Dañel Malán, will be performed today, August 21, 2013 at Gresham Public Library at 2 PM.
Admission: Free. For more information, call 503-236-7253 or visit www.milagro.org. Complimentary bilingual study guide available from www.milagro.org or email@example.com.
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 libraries. 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. 113 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 eco-drama, 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.
For more than 28 years, the Miracle Theatre Group has been dedicated to bringing the vibrancy of Latino theatre to the Northwest community. In addition to its national tours, Miracle provides a home for Spanish and Latin American arts and culture at El Centro Milagro, where it enriches the local community with a variety of community outreach projects and educational programs designed to share the diversity of Latino culture. For more information about the Miracle Theatre Group, visit www.milagro.org or call 503-236-7253.