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Prometeo Theatre’s Artistic Director Honored among 20 Most Influential Local Artists

Joann Yarrow

Prometeo Theatre Artistic Director Joann Yarrow

Miami, September 15, 2010 - Joann Maria Yarrow, artistic director of Prometeo Theatre, a component of the Florida Center for the Literary Arts (FCLA) at Miami Dade College (MDC), has been named among The Miami Herald’s 20 Under 40, which recognizes 20 South Floridians poised to make an impact on the local arts scene. The Herald recently honored Yarrow with an article in the paper and a plaque at The Fall for the Arts Festival held at the Adrienne Arsht Center in downtown Miami.    

At Prometeo Theatre, Yarrow created and spearheads the country’s only college Spanish-language professional actor training program. Currently, she teaches the first-year students in the conservatory-style program. In addition, she initiated an afterschool Spanish-language theater program, developed Acting for the Camera courses, directed productions during the International Hispanic Theatre Festival, and toured Prometeo Theatre productions at theater festivals in Peru and Boston, where her group received a Best Ensemble Performance award at the New England Russian Theater Festival.    

Yarrow earned a Masters in Fine Arts in directing from the University of California at Irvine, where she formed the film company Standing Stone Productions that won several television and film awards. In 1994, the Colombian-born director, professor and producer co-founded A Laboratory for Actor Training in New York, which is still active today. She also headed the Acting Program at Union College, and produced a documentary titled Beyond Offence, dealing with issues of diversity, among many other projects and accomplishments.  

Under the direction of Yarrow and guidance from FCLA’s Executive Director, Alina Interián, Prometeo Theatre has received national acclaim as the nation’s leading Spanish-language theater program. Housed at MDC’s Wolfson Campus, it offers a rigorous, well-rounded curriculum of study for committed students where the actor’s unique potential is cultivated and encouraged.

In addition, FCLA is celebrating its 10th year anniversary as an internationally-recognized champion of reading and writing initiatives, including the world-famous Miami Book Fair International, and continues serving as a valuable resource for local authors and the community at large.


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