Mission

Teatro Prometeo celebrates the Spanish language and Hispanic culture through offering high quality theater productions and instruction with a social purpose, while supporting new, cutting edge work. With over 40 years as a cultural treasure in Miami, Teatro Prometeo enters an exciting new phase with a fresh focus on producing relevant, thought-provoking theater experiences that reflect its dynamic community. 


History

Teatro Prometeo, founded in 1973 by the renowned Cuban actress Teresa María Rojas and Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón, President of Miami Dade College, continues to be a cultural treasure in our community. With more than a hundred productions throughout its history, the company has trained thousands of actors and actresses and contributed to the transformation of the Spanish theater scene in the nation. Teatro Prometeo has formed important figures in the performing arts such as the playwright Nilo Cruz, the first Hispanic winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Mario Ernesto Sánchez, director of the International Hispanic Theater Festival and the actresses Vivian Ruiz, Alina Interián and Marilyn Romero.

 

Through its programming, Teatro Prometeo seeks to broaden the interactions between art and community, and encourage collaborations that allow a plurality of voices to engage in dialogues about culture and pressing social issues.

 

As a resident company of the Koubek Center, in the district of Little Havana, Prometeo is a mirror of the Hispanic community and its possibilities as a source of inspiration, aspiration and empowerment.

 

Teatro Prometeo offers year-round educational opportunities including specialized workshops taught by recognized artists, giving students the opportunity to learn and share the stage with theater professionals. In our popular programs Prometeitos and Prometeens, children and adolescents explore the world of interpretation by participating in educational and fun activities that allow them to develop language skills and their creative possibilities in a dynamic environment.