Art & Culture

Teatro Milagro is proud to present Cuéntame Coyote at El Teatro Campesino

A cross border journey of magic, dreams, and the supernatural

May 1, 2014–Cuéntame Coyote, written and directed By Dañel Malán, will be presented Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8:00 PM at the El Teatro Campesino Playhouse (705 Fourth Street, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045). Tickets are $15.00 for adults, $10.00 for Seniors, Students, and Children. Tickets available at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/631505 or the ETC box office two hours before the show. For more information call 1-800-838-3006.

Journey through cold, dark desert nights with two cousins desperately dreaming of a better future beyond the iron fence that marks la frontera. Fleeing sorrow and hopelessness, they follow coyotes with two legs and four, stepping over dried bones scorched by the sun, chased by the wind that murmurs tales of Santa Muerte. Amid the dangers that lurk, ready to pounce, in that arid expanse they risk their lives with no one to trust but each other. Will their steps lead to the dreams they seek or vanish in the desert sands like so many before? Cuentame Coyote was developed after an intensive research trip to the Tohono O’odham reservation in Arizona. Sacred stories combined with migrant tales of the dangers of dehydration, snakebite and scorpions in the desolate 100 degree desert heat fuel the storyline of this new Milagro work. Erubiel Valladares joins Milagro this season in the title role of Coyote. Ajai Terrazas Tripathi and Alida Holquín Wilson-Gunn are the two cousins and play various roles.

Join Milagro Theatre Founding Director, Dañel Malan, for a FREE “Reality Theatre” workshop, in search of Aztlan. For the 2015 season, Lakin Valdez of Teatro Campesino, will write and direct this new work created from authentic stories from los lideres del moviemento. Malan is partnering with Valdez in the development of Searching for Aztlan, which focuses on the roles that women have played in the history of los MEChistAs and into the future of Latinidad. Come share your story and be a part of the collaborative process of creating an original play on Saturday May 17th from 2 – 4 pm! This workshop is the first of three, with the following two happening in Portland and Chicago. Searching for Aztlan, will debut at the Milagro Theatre in January, then tour the country through November of 2015. For more information, contact Dañel Malan, Founding Director, at [email protected] or Joe Luis Cedillo at [email protected]

The mission of the Milagro Theatre is to provide extraordinary Latino theatre, culture and arts education experiences for the enrichment of all communities. Since its founding in 1985, Milagro has given a primary voice to issues affecting the local and national Latino community, and has introduced a host of new performers to the local arts and education field. The company’s touring and education venture tours Oregon and the nation with original bilingual theatre productions and educational residencies. Current global issues are crafted into cutting edge dramatic plays infused with Latino culture and Spanish language. Since 1989 the touring program has provided culturally appropriate arts education & engagement programs that further Latino participation in the arts and building appreciation for culture.

Joe Luis Cedillo