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Judge Torres


Judge Torres


JANUARY 10 - 19, 2019
Milagro Theatre
525 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97214

Judge Torres

Once an undocumented foster child, 
now one of Oregon's newest judges

Written by Milta Ortiz 
Directed by Mandana Khoshnevisan

World Premiere
National Tour Launc


Judge Torres is a modern day fairytale rooted in Salvadoran folklore. Ximoara Torres faces many obstacles in her turbulent journey crossing the border, maneuvering the US foster care system, missing her family, aging out, and becoming the most recent Latinx judge in Multnomah County, Oregon. But these barriers are no match for her Salvadoran-American grit.




Milta Ortiz left El Salvador at an early age and grew up in the Bay Area. Currently she lives in Tucson, AZ, where she is the Associate Artistic Director at Borderlands Theater. As an NNPN playwright, she wrote and developed Más, which premiered at Borderlands Theater and was then nominated for an American Theatre Critics/Steinberg New Play Award and Citations, and a Tucson Mac award for best drama. Her other works include: SanctuaryA Tucson PastorelaDisengagedYou, Me and Tuno, and Lilac Roses.



Mandy has long been a multifaceted artist. She studied literature, theater, and history at Stanford University, earning a B.A. and M.A. in English. Most often an actor, improvisor, singer, and director, she’s also been a musician, costumer, lighting designer, choreographer, puppeteer and more. In San Francisco, she spent 10 years with The Un-Scripted Theater Company (SF) and seven years as Master Electrician for the SF Playhouse. In Portland, she teaches with NWCTS and performs and directs at the Funhouse Lounge; she’s also an Associate Artist at Bag&Baggage, recently appearing in Romeo & Juliet/Layla & Majnun (Lady Capulet) and Death and the Maiden(Paulina).

Earlier Event: January 9
The King and I
Later Event: January 12
Rossini and Rimsky-Korsakov