Oscar-nominated Actress Adriana Barraza Stars in New Theatre Piece

MDC’s Teatro Prometeo tackles moving topic with acclaimed actress in Important moment of her career  

Miami, May 18, 2018Miami Dade College (MDC)’s Teatro Prometeo presents internationally renowned actress Adriana Barraza in Caricias y Ausencias, a world premiere play about family, love and the memories that keep us together, Friday, June 8 through Sunday, June 17, at MDC’s Koubek Center Theater. The play will be in Spanish with English subtitles.

On the heels of winning the 2018 Platino Award, which honors films and filmmakers from Latin America, Spain and Portugal, and places her at the ranks of Sonia Braga, Antonio Banderas, and Edward James Olmos—the acclaimed Mexican actress Adriana Barraza takes her silver screen talent back to the stage.

In an intimate theatre in the heart of Little Havana, she applies her scene-stealing capabilities (Amores Perros, Babel) to the delicate subject matter of aging and memory loss in a tender and thought-provoking way.  Caricias y Ausencias explores the fine balance between unconditional love and resentment through the hidden world of remembrance and the relativity of interpretation.

“It is a story about family love, where both happiness and pain are what defines part of our humanity,” said writer and director, Neher Jacqueline Briceño.

“It’s an important acting challenge for me.  Taking my character Estela, by the hand, and traveling with her on a path both painful and unwanted by any person,” stated Barraza.

Framed in the production design provided by Jorge Noa and Pedro Balmaseda of Nobarte, Barraza is sure to captivate audiences in this heart-warming and moving play.

“It is an immense joy to be able to be part of the work led by director Neher Jacqueline Briceno, whom I admire deeply, and to act with my dear Anna Sobero, a student and friend, and share the stage with Rodolfo Jaspe, a young actor and Prometeo alumni with so many talents, and together with Arnaldo Pipke my beloved husband, on one more of our adventures sure to make history in the Adriana Barraza Acting Studio, in a grand collaboration with our dear friends of Teatro Prometeo,” added Barraza.

About Adriana Barraza

Born in the central Mexican city of Toluca in 1956, Barazza boasts a 45+ year career spanning film, theatre and television. She’s performed in over 50 films, including Alejandro Gonzalez Iñarritu’s Amores perros and Babel; starred more than 60 theatre productions, including Macbeth, La vida es sueño, Voces en el umbral, El atentado, El protagonista and Me doy el gusto;  and participated in countless television programs, having worked with the Televisa Network for 16 years as an actress, producer and director of numerous telenovelas including  Locura de amor,   Aventuras en el tiempo,   El manantial  and  Complices al rescate  and Telemundo’s TV series  ¡Anita no te rajes!   Amarte asiTierra de pasiones,   La viuda de blanco  and  Prisionera,  She’s also worked in Venevision and Univision, becoming artistic director in  Eva Luna—one of the most popular telenovelas aired on American television.

She’s been nominated for an Oscar, a Golden Globe and an SAG Award, among others. She is the recipient of the 2018 Honorary Platino Award for her “impressive and multifaceted professional career as an actress, director and producer, as well as a teacher and an example to new generations” and “her commitment and dedication to Ibero-American film industry

She also founded the Adriana Barraza Acting Studio, an acting training center for theater, TV and cinema based on the technique of Formal Acting. Its interpretative philosophy focuses on teaching naturalness, truth and depth.

About Teatro Prometeo

MDC’s Teatro Prometeo celebrates 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. For more information, visit www.prometeotheatre.com or  http://www.teatroprometeo.org

The programs of Teatro Prometeo are made possible with the generous support of: Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

WHAT:             Teatro Prometeo presents: Adriana Barraza in Caricias y Ausencias                   

WHEN:             Friday, June 8, at 8 p.m., Saturday, June 9, at 8 p.m., Sunday, June 10, at 5 p.m.

Friday, June 15, at 8 p.m., Saturday, June 16, at 8 p.m., Sunday, June 17 at 5 p.m.

WHERE:           MDC’s Koubek Center | 2705 S.W. Third St. Miami, FL

TICKETS:         $30 / MDC Students: $10 / Senior & Alumni : $20 / Valet parking $5

https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3378804

For tickets or more information on Teatro Prometeo, please call 305-237-3262 or visit www.teatroprometeo.org.

Teatro Prometeo Publicity: Annie Gonzalez, Anniegee Marketing & Communications, 305-213-0291, anniegee06@gmail.com ; Alexa Burneikis, 305-237-7733, aburneik@mdc.edu;