Prometeo Theatre Students to Complete 2-Year Program, Perform Othello for International Hispanic Theatre Festival
First class to complete new professional training program
The first graduating class of Prometeo Theatre's 2-year Professional Training Program will perform Othello at MDC's Wolfson Campus on July 9 - 12.
Miami, June 29, 2009 - The first class of Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Prometeo Theatre’s two- year Professional Training Program will complete its coursework this July with the performance of an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Othello during this year’s International Hispanic Theatre Festival. These committed actors received a top-notch education at the nation's oldest Spanish-language theatre program, the Prometeo Theatre at MDC’s Wolfson Campus.
In fall 2007, Prometeo Theatre, which is part of the college’s acclaimed Florida Center for the Literary Arts, launched an all-Spanish non-credit theatre program that is the first of its kind in the nation. The two-year intensive program provides the tools needed for the student’s formation in all aspects of the profession, encouraging the development of fresh ideas and forms of expression. Prometeo offers a rigorous, well-rounded curriculum of study for committed students where the actor’s unique potential is cultivated and encouraged.
The first class to complete this program, comprised of 11 students from six nations, of various ages, has received conservatory-style training in Acting, Movement, Voice, and Theatre History. Their teachers are among the very best the region has to offer with classes taught by Lilliam Vega, Orlando Arias, Jorge Hernandez, Jacqueline Briceño and Beatriz Rizk.
Alongside their rigorous class schedule, they also have attended workshops and Master classes in Contact Improvisation, Viewpoint training, Voice training, Stage Combat, Make-up, and more, with world renown artists such as Miguel Rubio of Teatro Yuyashcani in Peru, Vernice Miller from A Laboratory for Actor Training in New York, and Lee Soroko of the Society of American Fight Directors.
The students have had the benefit to intern and perform internationally with theatre companies and festivals. Performance opportunities have included the possibility for students to audition and tour with professional companies, as well as garnering much acclaim with their participation at the UCSUR Theatre Festival in Lima, Peru. Production internships have been formed with The International Hispanic Theatre Festival, Cuenteros, Puerto Rican Traveling Theatre and Teatro Stagefest in New York.
Students enroll in the program because of Prometeo’s reputation of forming well-rounded theatre professionals. The performance of Othello runs July 9, 10 and 11 at 8:30p.m. and July 12 at 5 pm., and will be held in the Prometeo Theatre located on the first floor of Building 1 at MDC’s Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Ave.
“I am very proud of the class,” says Prometeo Director Joann Maria Yarrow. “They have worked extremely hard and had an education like no other. This is a dream program. We give to these students the highest quality experience and education. The training they have received with the professionals they have encountered is invaluable. We treat them like a professional company giving them the tools to be able to continue their journey with success.”
PROGRAM OVERVIEW AND HIGHLIGHTS:
• Courses in Spanish aim to train the students for the acting profession and
prepare them for careers locally, nationally and internationally
• An extensive and demanding curriculum in acting, voice, movement and other related disciplines
• Master classes and workshops with guest artists throughout the year
• Internship with professional theatre companies and festivals
• Distinguished, award-winning instructors and directors
July 20 is the last round of auditions for the upcoming fall program (Only 5 slots available!!). For the application and details on the program, please visit www.prometeotheatre.com or call 305.237.3262.
Othello: July 9, 10 and 11 at 8:30p.m. and July 12 at 5 pm., at Prometeo Theatre located at MDC’s Wolfson Campus in downtown.
For ticket information, please call 305-237-3262 or 305-445-8877
Box office is open from 4:30-8:30 p.m. the evening of the performance
MDC’s Wolfson Campus
300 N.E. 2nd Ave., Building 1, First floor