Teatro Prometeo at Miami Dade College, the only Academy of Performing Arts in Spanish in the country, offers a fun summer program for adults and children! Actors of all ages and levels can refine their art or make their dreams come true with the prestigious Teatro Prometeo.
For kids, Teatro Prometeo offers their fun Prometeitos Summer Camp especially designed for children between 6-12 years, that focuses on acting, dance, singing and crafts. This dynamic and fun program helps children develop their expressive abilities, Spanish language skills, and help them improve coordination, musicality and creativity with disciplined activities.
The Prometeitos Summer Camp is held at the Koubek Center, 2705 S.W. 3 Street, in Miami and registrations are still open! The Prometeitos Summer Camp includes 3 weeks of acting, dance and singing in Spanish, June 10th to 28th, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The cost of the classes is $250 per week or $700 for the three weeks. After each week, the students will make a special presentation to family and friends.
Classes for adults began on May 13 at the Miami Dade College’s Wolfson campus and are held in the evenings during the week and during the day on Saturdays. Actors can perfect their craft with classes in acting, voice and diction, dramaturgy, acting for the cameras, and a camera lab. The schedule of classes for adults is:
Preparing the actor – Monday, May 13 – August 5, 7:00 to 10:00 pm / $200 This class teaches students various aspects of the work of the actor and includes techniques in improvisation and text understanding. Instructor: Joann M. Yarrow
Dramaturgy – Wednesday, May 15 – July 31, 7:00 to 10:00 pm / $200 A class that combines the basic elements of the theory of drama with simple practical application projects. Instructor: Dr. Jaime Santos
Voice and diction – Thursday, May 16 – August 8, 7:00 to 10:00 pm / $200 This class enhances the diction of the actor, finding your voice level, projection, breathing and speaking clearly. Instructor: Vivian Ruiz
Acting for the camera – Saturday, May 18th – August 10, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm / $280 This class demonstrates several techniques and practices to understand how to prepare the actor for acting before the camera lens. Instructor: Vivian Ruiz
Discovering the Actor in TEENS – Saturday, May 18th – August 10, 11:00 am to 2:00 pm / $240 A class that works with improvisations and texts, offers a fun course that develops the passion for the theatre. Instructor: Zaida Castellanos
Cameras laboratory – Saturday, May 18 – August 10, 2:00 to 5:00 pm / $280 An advanced class that incorporates different scripts for film and television. Instructor: Vivian Ruiz
Teatro Prometeo was founded more than 35 years ago at the Miami Dade College Wolfson campus with the mission of preserving the Spanish language and Hispanic culture through theatre. With the vision and support of MDC president Dr. Eduardo Padrón and its founder Teresa Maria Rojas, Teatro Prometeo soon became a veritable treasure of Miami’s cultural community, and since then has produced and presented more than 100 works, in addition to educating more than 500 students in the art of theater every year, contributing to the transformation of Miami Spanish theatre stages. In the fall of 2006, Teatro Prometeo entered a new era by joining the Center for Literature and Theater at Miami Dade College under the direction of Joann María Yarrow and advising of Alina Interián, Executive Director of the Center. Teatro Prometeo offers classes throughout the year in acting, voice and diction, body expression, and acting before the cameras, including comedy, improvisation, dramaturgy workshops, and much more. Prometeo’s professional two-year program is unique in the nation because it offers theatre training in Spanish.
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