Rancho Trinidad: Stage Director
Sophina (she/ella) is the founder of local dance theatre company Roots and All Theatre Ensemble, centering marginalized identities and breaking the boundaries of realism. You may have seen her directing there, with Liminal and The Between Spaces with Ritual Treatment coming this summer. Other directing credits include Little Women, A Slight Ache, Romeo and Juliet, and Noises Off! As a theatre maker, playwright, deviser, and choreographer, her work centers the intersectionality of identities as a bisexual Puerto Rican woman, and prominently features themes of mental illness and trauma, with surrealist or magical realist motifs. She’s delighted to share this beautiful show with you!
Community Chorus: Director / Rancho Trinidad: Music Director
Lynn (she/her) is a classically trained professional singer, private voice teacher, composer, musical director, and choir director. She has been fostering and developing talent in singers of various ages and abilities for 20 years in San Diego, CA, and now in Portland, OR. Whether her work is on stage, private studio, choir, or in a workshop she leads with her heart, soul, and experience to inspire others in their journey with music.
Yasmin Ruvalcaba Saludado
Rancho Trinidad: Playwright
Yasmin (she/her) is a Portland-based director, writer, consultant and arts advocate. Yasmin is currently working at Centro Cultural as the Arts & Culture Manager. Previously, Yasmin has worked with AGE in the Arts as the Grants Program Director, and has worked with numerous theatres and nonprofits as an artist and contractor. Yasmin has been an assistant director at Artist Repertory Theatre and Bag&Baggage Productions. Yasmin is also an active writer in the community. Two of her monologues, Carmelita and Ruega Por Mi, were featured in Theatre Diaspora’s Here on This Bridge: The -ism Project, and was commissioned by the Portland Revels for their 2022 Spring production, Un Pajarito Canta. She is also honored to be a co-founding member of Moriviví Theatre.
Daniel Andres Blanco
Rancho Trinidad: Felix
Daniel (he/him) is an award-winning director, actor, editor, composer, and writer from Palmdale, California. As a Colombian-American artist, Daniel is focused on continuing his work in creating and presenting unique, genre-bending stories about the Latinx experience in film and theater, typically focusing on storytelling through color, devised movement, reimagined Latin music, and dance. Daniel holds a BFA degree in acting from University of California, Santa Barbara, and most recently worked as an Emerging Professional Resident in Directing at Milwaukee Repertory Theater for the 2021-2022 season.
Rancho Trinidad: Juanita
Caty (she/her/ella) is a full-time student of Mexican American descent at Linn-Benton Community College studying Human Development and Family Sciences. Rancho Trinidad is Catalina’s first professional show as she’s been in two other community theatre productions in the town of Corvallis, Oregon where she resides. When Caty is not in school, you will find her tutoring for her tutoring business, doing translation work, doing advocacy work in the Latino community of Linn-Benton Counties, and hosting a weekly Bilingual Playgroup for preschool age children. Caty dedicates her participation in Rancho Trinidad to her children, family and community members that lack color representation in theater, as well as her friends and community members that have supported her in this journey.
Rancho Trinidad: Teresa
Paulina (she/they) is making her debut with Portland Revels. She has enjoyed working with this warm and playful team. Recent favorite credits include The Play You Want (Vera/Abuela/Gloria Estefan) and Antigone at the Border (Ismene/Tiresia) at Milagro, and assistant directing Troy, USA at Bag&Baggage Theater. Paulina is a regular performer in Stomping Grounds Arthouse’s weekly showcase The Saturday Thing. She loves fresh air, making art of many kinds, and supporting other artists around town.
Rancho Trinidad: Maribel
Marissa (they/them) is a queer xicanx performer, teacher, writer, stage manager, activist and overall creative. Their most recent performance was for the Centro Cultural’s winter showcase of Karina Ramirez’s play Gloria. Their most recent stage managing project was for Hand-2-Mouth’s devised production, We Live Here. They are a strong advocate for using theatre as a catalyst for social change and believe in the healing power of storytelling.
Rancho Trinidad: Don Oscar
Ricardo (he/him) is excited to be performing with the Portland Revels again. He is a graduate of Portland State University. A few of his favorite credits include Time and Time Again with Hand2Mouth as a creator/performer, Gabriel in Un Pajarito Canta with the Revels, Polisteno in Isla en Invierno with Bag & Baggage, and as Edward Weyland in Vampire Tapestry for +Street Scenes.
Rancho Trinidad: Production Stage Manager
Emily (she/her) began her stage management career in Durham, North Carolina, where she worked for several local theatres and festivals including Manbites Dog Theater, National Black Theatre Festival, and the Durham Performing Arts Center. She continued her career on the West Coast, including credits on Death of Kings: Seize the Crown (NAKED SHAKES), What Martha Did (UCSB LAUNCH PAD), Anima (FEMININE UNDERGROUNG), Alone, Together: a Zoom festival of short plays and monologues (UCSB LAUNCH PAD), Generations (UCSB THEATER & DANCE), Desperate Measures (IMPROV CO-OP), and The Long Isolation (LAUGH THEN THINK PRODUCTIONS). She also moonlights as an electrician, assistant focus director, and production supervisor.
Rancho Trinidad: Lighting Designer
Blanca (she/her) Lighting Designer, set designer and Writer, has a degree in Architectures from Del Valle de Mexico University, was a Banff Center Inter ( Canada), and worked with the National Institute of Fine Arts for over two decades ( Mexico City). Notables shows include : Faust (Brooklyn Academy of Music, N.Y ) and Hamlet ( Cadiz Spain ). Other credits : Bicycle Country (Aurora Theatre, Lawrenceville, G.A.) Octorroon and A Dolls House Part 2, La Ruta (Artist Repertory Theatre), In The Next Room (Portland State University, Men on Boats (Willamette University, Salem ) and Jump ( Confrontation Theatre) Mother Courage and Ruin Imago Theatre with Profile Theatre, Measure of a innocent Bag & Baggage,2020, a Brigth New Boise 2021 (Willamette University) Achristmas Carol 2021 (Portland Play House) In the name of forgotten womens ( Coho theatre 2022) Neat With Passinart at IFCC 2022, Bella An American Tall Tale, Portland Plahuose 2022. The Hombres 2022 Artist Repertory Theatre. Blink (Therd Rail 2022) Dia de los Muertos Portland Playhouse 2022. Black Nativity (Passinart 2022). 2023 El Huracan by Charise Castro Gable Stage Miami Florida. Happy to be for my first time here with Portland Revels.
Rancho Trinidad: Costume Designer
Julio (he/him) returns to the theater world with great excitement and glee after a ten year hiatus. A SouthWestern Native, Julio began his roots in theater on the main stage throughout his Pre-K thru 12 grade education. While attending undergrad., Julio took some time to explore and create in different venues to find inspiration and joy before returning the main stage. A lover of adventure, community and a good laugh, , his driving inspirations to create are new experiences, wherever they may come from, every day people with a story to tell and whatever makes people laugh and feel comfortable. This will be his second production he has worked on post-hiatus, the first being with Bag&Baggage in Hillsboro.
Rancho Trinidad: Scenic and Properties Designer
Jesi (she/her) is a graduate of the University of Portland where she received her BA in Spanish and Theater Production Management, along with a minor in Psychology. This last year she finished working on Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio as the Puppet Production Coordinator, but she can still be found in and around the theatre, whether it be designing, performing, managing, or directing. Her most recent credits include being the Props Master for the Midwinter Revels shows as well as stage managing the children’s show Brave Night. She is so excited to be back with Revels this spring to continue making magic together.
Community Chorus: Stage Manager / Rancho Trinidad: Chorus Stage Manager
Johanna (she/her) has been with the Portland Revels since 2014. She has been stage managing since 2006. When not in the theater, she can be found backstage at concert venues hosting the VIPs. She does all of this for her Springer Doodle Millie, and Siamese cats Lucy and Laurie. In her spare time she skydives and was involved in helping the rebellion defeat the empire.