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MDC’s Prometeo Theatre Celebrates the XXVI International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami with a Series of Events

Mujeres de Shakespeare

Scene from Mujeres de Shakespeare (Shakespeare’s Women)

Miami, July 5, 2011 - The XXVI International Hispanic Theatre Festival of Miami is back in town! Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Prometeo Theatre, a component of its acclaimed Florida Center for the Literary Arts, will once again shine the spotlight on its extraordinary students with several performances and events, which are parts the Festival. On Thursday, July 7, at 6 p.m., the Festival commences with an invitation-only reception at MDC’s Wolfson Campus in Room 6100 to kick-off three weeks of incredible cultural events and performances.  The working media is welcome.

The acclaimed XXVI International Hispanic Theatre Festival (IHTF) of Miami, presented by Teatro Avante, American Airlines (the festival’s official airline), the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and its producing and academic partner, Prometeo Theatre of Miami Dade College, runs from July 7 – 24, 2011.

This year, for the first time in its history, the Festival dedicates a season to Chile, in recognition of the country’s contribution to Hispanic culture. With a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s Knight Arts Challenge, Prometeo Theatre and the Florida Center for the Literary Arts at Miami Dade College have partnered with the Festival and the Latin American Theatre Review to present a two-day Educational Conference that brings in the most prominent theatre scholars from the United States and abroad with a special dedication to the memory of George Woodyard (1934-2010), founder and editor of the prestigious Latin American Theatre Review on Friday and Saturday, July 8 -9, at the Wolfson Campus Auditorium, in Bldg. 1 (Auditorium) and Bldg. 2 (Room 2106). Free admission. For more information, please call 305-445-8877, or visit www.teatroavante.com.

As part of the Educational Component, Prometeo students will also perform two staged readings: El Coordinador (The Coordinator), written by Benjamin Galemiri and directed by Beatriz J. Rizk, at 8:30 p.m. Monday, July 11, and Carolina, written by Isidora Aguirre and directed by Beatriz J. Rizk, at 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12. Both readings will be held at Prometeo Theatre. Free admission.

Students in Prometeo Theatre’s Professional Training Program in the Performing Arts will present Mujeres de Shakespeare (Shakespeare’s Women) at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 8 - 9. Inspired by the most memorable Elizabethan characters in all of dramatic literature, this theatrical adventure brings to life the women fashioned by the most-produced playwright from six of his most famous plays. Written and directed by Neher Jacqueline Briceño, the play will be performed in Spanish with English supertitles. Tickets are $25 for the general public with discounts for students and seniors.

The following performances will also be held at the Wolfson Campus:

Trompo Metálico from Buenos Aires, Argentina, performs their play, El trompo metálico (The Metal Top) at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 15-16 at Prometeo Theatre.

Arte & Friends from Bogota, Colombia, will present El locutorio (The Speaking Room) by Jorge Diaz at 8:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 22 – 23 at Prometeo Theatre.

The group Mopa from Seville, Spain, presents (espérame despierto) (wait up for me), choreographed by Juan Kruz de Garaio Esnaola and sponsored by Centro Cultural Español, at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, July 23 at the Wolfson Campus Auditorium, Building 1, second floor.

Tickets for all three performances are $25 for the general public with discounts for students and seniors.

MDC’s InterAmerican Campus will also host several events in celebration of International Children’s Day from 2:00 - 7:00 p.m. Sunday, July 17. There will be workshops for children in acting, dancing, voice, music, painting and puppetry, as well as arts and crafts, rides, face painting, and food. At 5 p.m., Prometeo’s children’s theatre group Prometeitos, will perform Ratoncillo y su amor imposible (Ratoncillo and His Impossible Love), written and directed by Neher Jacqueline Briceño, followed by Aquelarre Teatro from Mexico City performing El Pájaro Dziú (The Dziu Bird) by Marcela Castillo, directed by Anick Pérez and Marcela Castillo. The InterAmerican Campus is located at 627 S.W. 27 Ave. For more information about this event, please call 305-237-6186. Free admission and parking on premises.

 

To purchase tickets or for more information, please call 305-237-3262, or visit the Prometeo Theatre site at www.prometeotheatre.com. The Theatre is located at 300 NE Second Ave., Building 1, First Floor.

 

 

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino, 305-237-3949, testorin@mdc.edu, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist
Tarnell Carroll, 305-237-3359, tcarroll@mdc.edu, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482, arios1@mdc.edu




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