Every fall, the dead are commemorated in Portland’s longest-running Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) celebration. This year, we observe our 28th Día de Muertos with an original production, Las Adelitas. Las Adelitas will be infused with folkloric dance and music, accompanied by theatrical elements that celebrate the ancestors through the building of altars and the sharing of cultural traditions. Workshops will share altar building crafts such as sugar skulls and paper flowers for decorating home altars.
Lawrence Siulagi is a multi-disciplinary theatre artist and filmmaker based in Portland. As a resident artist at Milagro Theatre he recently directed ¡Viva la Muerte!, and designed sound, projections, and music composition for over a dozen Milagro productions since 2015. Most recently he filmed and designed sound and projections for Semillas. Mr. Siulagi is also a resident artist with Bag&Baggage Productions where he recently directed Troy, USA and played Sidney Bruhl in Deathtrap; he also debuted his play Sea/Sick for SoloFest at The Vault. He has designed for productions at CoHo and Crave Theatre and is currently in pre-production for Where The Mountain Meets The Moon for Oregon Children’s Theatre. Mr. Siulagi is originally from San Diego where he pursued a Bachelors degree in Dramatic Arts (directing emphasis) at San Diego State University; and film editing and marketing at the University of Southern California.