Opening: Friday, February 7 at 7:30 PM
Followed by a post-show reception – details to come.
Living in the Dominican Republic under the oppressive regime of Rafael Trujillo, four sisters are forced to rethink their values in order to change the fate of the country they love. Through music, magic, and memory, watch the Mirabal sisters as they undergo the difficult personal transformations necessary to finally emerge as Las Mariposas, international symbols of hope and resistance.
Caridad Svich received a 2018 Tanne Foundation Award, the 2012 OBIE Award for Lifetime Achievement in the theatre, a 2018 NNPN rolling world premiere for Red Bike, 2012 Edgerton Foundation New Play Award and NNPN rolling world premiere for Guapa, and the 2011 American Theatre Critics Association Primus Prize for her play The House of the Spirits, based Isabel Allende’s novel, and the 2018 Ellen Stewart Career Achievement in Professional and Academic Theatre Award from Association of Theatre in Higher Education. She has won the National Latino Playwriting Award (sponsored by Arizona Theatre Company) twice, including in the year 2013 for her play Spark. She has been short-listed for the PEN-West Award in Drama four times, including in the year 2012 for her play Magnificent Waste. Her works in English and Spanish have been seen at venues across the US and abroad, among them Arena Stage’s Kogod Cradle Series, Denver Center Theatre, 59E59, The Women’s Project, Woodshed Collective @ McCarren Park Pool, Repertorio Espanol, Ensemble Studio Theatre, Salvage Vanguard Theatre, Lighthouse Poole UK, Teatro Mori (Chile), Artheater-Cologne (Germany), Ilkhom Theater (Uzbekistan), Teatro Espressivo (Costa Rica), Welsh Fargo Stage (Wales), Homotopia Festival UK, SummerWorks festival in Toronto, and Edinburgh Fringe Festival/UK.
Yasmin Ruvalcaba Saludado graduated from Williams College in 2017. While at Williams she directed plays such as El Nogalar by Tanya Saracho, and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom by August Wilson. Now in Portland she has had the opportunity to direct a couple of readings for Milagro Theatre’s, Ingenio Series. She has also participated as an assistant director in Hurl (Corrib Theatre), Island in Winter (Bag & Baggage), Wolf at the Door (Milagro), and La Ruta (Artist Rep). Yasmin is currently the Community Engagement Coordinator at Advance Gender Equity in the Arts and the Problem Play Project Manager for Bag & Baggage.