Miracle Theatre Group aka Milagro
Miracle Theatre Group, aka Milagro, provides extraordinary Latino theatre, culture and arts education experiences for the enrichment of all communities.
Bottom Line for Portland
One of Milagro’s most distinguishing organizational features is that the work it produces on stage is not available in any other venue in Portland. Milagro provides a singular opportunity for the community to experience the work of writers from Latin America, serving the Latino audience that may feel cut off from its cultural roots, as well as a more general audience that is interested in experiencing the increasingly influential Latino culture.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
For over two years, Milagro has been a participant in Prosper Portland’s Broadway Corridor Steering Committee, actively engaging with a diverse group of individuals and organizations to ensure equity, diversity, and inclusivity (EDI) by people of color in this signature community development. On a national scale, Milagro participates as a core member of the National New Play Network, and Jose Gonzalez, Executive Director, is a board member. As the only theatre of color, Milagro has been actively working with them to increase EDI in the organization and amongst its members. Dañel Malán continues as the Oregon representative of the Arts Education Advisory Council for Americans for the Arts, a national arts advocacy organization, and also serves as a MERC commissioner, representing Multnomah County. The organization also received an Equity Investment grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council to bring together artists and art organizations from diverse backgrounds and disciplines and address diversity, equity, and inclusion as an arts community. The project consists of several convenings facilitated by expert DEI consultants. Milagro will provide a report of its findings at the commencement of the project this fall with the intention of creating a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable arts community.