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Wolf at the Door


Wolf at the Door



MAY 2 - 25, 2019
Milagro Theatre
525 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97214

Wolf at the Door

A grim Latino fairy tale

Written by Marisela Treviño Orta 
Directed by Rebecca Martinez

An NNPN Rolling World Premiere | English 

Isadora finds the strength to stand up to her abusive husband Septimo when he forces the very pregnant Yolot to stay against her will. While Septimo makes plans for the baby, Isadora and Yolot devise one of their own. And as a pack of wolves closes in on the hacienda, Isadora must decide what price she’ll pay for her own freedom.

Milagro is one of four theatres producing Wolf at the Door as part of the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. The other participating theatres are New Jersey Repertory Company in Long Branch, NJ; Kitchen Dog Theater in Dallas, TX; and Halcyon Theatre in Chicago, IL.



Marisela Treviño Orta is a graduate of the Iowa Playwrights Workshop and currently a Core Writer at the Playwrights’ Center. She was awarded the 2006 Chicano/Latino Literary Prize in Drama, the 2009 Pen Center USA Literary Award in Drama, the 2013 National Latino Playwriting Award, and is a 2019 Kendeda Finalist. Her plays have been presented at Brava Theater, Arizona Theatre Company, Halcyon Theatre, the National New Play Network’s MFA Playwriting Week at The Kennedy Center, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and Shotgun Players. Her produced plays include The River BrideHeart Shaped NebulaGhost LimbBraided Sorrow, and Woman on Fire.



Rebecca Martinez is a director, choreographer, writer and long-time Milagro collaborator, Recent projects: [Writer] Óye Oyá (Music by Rodolfo Ortega) and La Muerte Baila. [Director] Antigonick(Fordham University), DON’T GO (Sojourn Theatre for USC), Pork Kidneys to Soothe Despair (Drama League Directors Project), Songs about Trains (Radical Evolution), Voz Alta: Amor en los tiempos de guerra (Milagro), 26 Miles (Profile Theatre), Tomás and the Library Lady (Oregon Children’s Theatre). Rebecca has worked with PlayMakers Repertory Company, Manhattan Theatre Club, INTAR, Artists Repertory Theatre, Signature Theatre, the Lark, and New Dramatists. Member of: Sojourn Theatre, Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab, INTAR’s Unit52, Latinx Theatre Commons Steering Committee, New Georges Jam, 2018-2020 Women’s Project Lab, Drama League Directing Fellow, SDC Associate.


The National New Play Network’s flagship initiative, the Rolling World Premiere (RWP) program, is shifting the new play paradigm of the one-and-one premiere to a diversified, traveling, multi-production premiere. The RWP program models a process for developing and producing new plays — one that results in stronger work overall and the momentum needed for a play to join the repertoire of frequently produced New American Works.

Each RWP supports three or more theaters that choose to mount the same new play within a 12-month period, allowing the playwright to develop a new work with multiple creative teams in multiple communities. The playwright is part of the process, working on the script and making adjustments based on what is learned from each production.

NNPN has contracted 80 RWPs in its 20 year history, with Milagro’s participation in five: Guapa by Caridad Svich, Into the Beautiful North by Karen Zacarias, The Mermaid Hour by David Valdes Greenwood, Jump by Charly Evon Simpson (co-production with Confrontation Theatre), and Wolf at the Door by Marisela Treviño Orta.

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