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Teatro Prometeo Presents La Conducta De La Vida at the XXIX International Hispanic Theater Festival of Miami

Conducta de la Vida

Miami, July 3, 2014 - Teatro Prometeo at Miami Dade College (MDC), one of the major success stories in Miami's theatrical scene and the only Spanish-language conservatory in the country, will participate in the XXIX International Hispanic Theater with the presentation of La Conducta de la Vida (The Conduct of Life), based on the play by Maria Irene Fornes, adapted and directed by Prometeo’s director Joann Maria Yarrow.

La Conducta de la Vidais one of Maria Irene Fornes’ most important works. It brings together politics, powers and human rights in a story where the domestic conflict reflects global and social violence. The play takes place in a fascist regime in Latin America. This fictitious military state is where the poor are eliminated, women have no rights or access to education and the missing appear dead. Orlando, obsessed with climbing the ranks of his military career, struggles with his marriage, his friendships, his sexual tendencies and everything that he perceives as a weakness; this gives way to violence without mercy.

With a special guest appearance by renowned actress Cristina Rebull, the cast consists of actors and alumni from Teatro Prometeo’s Conservatory in Theater Arts: Pier Lendaro (Orlando), Yadira Lopez (Leticia), Mariano Diaz (Alejo) Esther Gatica and Deborah Mesa (Nena) as well as Karen Almeida, Hannah Ghelman, Jennifer Fernandez, Magyani Medina, Rodolfo Jaspe, Luis Fuentes, Jimmy Quezada, and Jorge Oquendo.

As the co-producing and educational partner, Teatro Prometeo also will present the Festival’s Educational Component; a 2-day seminar covering Current Trends in Latino and Latin American Performing Arts. This conference is in collaboration with The Center for Literature and Theatre and the Koubek Center at MDC. Discussion panels will take place July 11 and 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Koubek Center. Leading these panels and seminars will be Romulo Pianacci (Argentina), Alfredo Rodriguez Lopez-Vazquez (Spain), Liliaane Lugo (Cuba), Ileana Azor (Mexico), Nibaldo Castro (Colombia), among other important authors and academics in Latino Theatre. On July 14 and 15, Teatro Prometeo will present two staged readings written by award-winning Argentinian playwright Eduardo Rovner, who is also conducting a three-day workshop on short play form at MDC’s Wolfson Campus.

“This Festival creates a platform for new, cutting-edge, international Hispanic theatre. Teatro Prometeo is honored to showcase its actors and to have the opportunity to host and exchange ideas with leading professional companies from around the world brought by the XXIX edition of the International Hispanic Theatre Festival,” said Joann Maria Yarrow.

Teatro Prometeo also offers year-round classes in acting, voice, playwriting and acting for the camera, as well as classes for children and teens where they can explore the world of theatre performing in original plays. The Conservatory in Theatre Arts offers a rigorous, well-rounded curriculum in acting, voice, history of Latin American theatre, dance, acting for the camera and other disciplines, including master workshops in neutral mask, improvisation, acrobatic stilt performance, viewpoints, stage combat, among others.

Tickets are on sale for all presentations and educational component at the Teatro Prometeo in the Wolfson Campus. 

For more information, call 305-237-3262 or visit www.teatroprometeo.com

Media-only contacts:
Juan Mendieta, 305-237-7611, jmendiet@mdc.edu, MDC communications director
Tere Estorino Florin, 305-237-3949, testorin@mdc.edu, MDC media relations director
Sue Arrowsmith, 305-237-3710, sue.arrowsmith@mdc.edu, media specialist
Roxana Romero, 305-237-3366, rromero3@mdc.edu, media specialist
Alejandro Rios, 305-237-7482, arios1@mdc.edu
The Center @ MDC media contact: Maria Lanao, Levy Communications, 305-764-3370 ext. 206, maria@levycomm.com




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