February 2014, Volume 18, Number 1

Cultural Spotlight

Teatro Prometeo performance
Teatro Prometeo performed at Miami Book Fair International.

Stealing the Spotlight

Teatro Prometeo continues to make its mark on the national theater scene as the only Spanish-language conservatory in the country for actor training. Having recently celebrated 40 years of preserving Hispanic culture through theater, the recognition and accolades continue to pour in.

Propelled with the help of faculty members such as Cristina Rebull, 2013 Emmy winner for her TV children’s show Cuentos de Tía Nelly that features Los Prometeítos — the conservatory’s youngest members — the program forges ahead with assurance and community support. Prometeo recently received a $50,000 grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Knight Arts Challenge 2013 for Play Time! An International Theatre Festival.

A sign of its national prominence, Teatro Prometeo also was selected as Miami’s satellite site for the Latina/o Theatre Commons National Convening, joining New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas. Prometeo Artistic Director Joann María Yarrow spoke for the South Florida Latino theater community in this first-of-its-kind video conferencing event — the first large-scale formal gathering of the Latino theater community since 1986. It convened actors, directors, producers, playwrights, designers and scholars representing all regions of the U.S.

After four decades, MDC’s Teatro Prometeo — like its mythic namesake Prometheus — remains steadfast in stealing the limelight and directing it toward the stars in our community.

— HP


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