Associate Professor, Scenic Design

The Pennsylvania State University
226 Theatre Building
University Park, PA 16802

Milagros studied drawing and painting at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru in Lima-Peru, and holds MFA degrees in both drawing & painting, and scenic design from the University of Maryland at College Park. Milagros joined the Design & Technology faculty at Penn State in 2010 after teaching at Stevenson University in Baltimore for for 6 years. Her areas of specialization include scenic design, scene painting and rendering for the theater.

Recent regional theatre credits in the Washington DC area include scenic designs for Jeffersons Garden and Ragtime at The Fords Theatre in Washington DC, In the Heights, coproduced by Round House and Olney Theatre Centre, and Sweeney Todd at Olney Theatre Centre.  Additional regional credits include scenic designs for Catalyst Theatre, Childrens Theatre of Charlotte, Everyman Theatre, Gala Hispanic Theatre, Imagination Stage, The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Metro Stage, National Players, Opera Vivente, Penn State Centre Stage, Rep Stage, Theatre Alliance, and Studio Theatre 2nd Stage among others. International credits include the scenic design for Long Days Journey Into Night in Lima-Peru.  

Milagros has received three Helen Hayes nominations for outstanding scenic design in the Washington DC area. She is a member of United Scenic Artists, Local-829 and an Artistic Associate at Olney Theatre Centre. 


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