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Teresa María Rojas Papers, 1953-2008 | University of Miami Cuban Heritage Collection

By Rebecca González-Kreisberg 2010; edited and published by Beata Bergen June 2011

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Collection Overview

Title: Teresa María Rojas Papers, 1953-2008Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: CHC5216

Creator: Rojas, Teresa María

Extent: 12.0 Boxes

Formats/Genres: Clippings, Photographs, Theater programs

Languages: English, Spanish;Castilian

Scope and Contents of the Materials

This collection documents the activities of Teresa María Rojas in her capacity as a theater actress, theater professor at Miami-Dade College (MDC, also formerly known as Miami-Dade Community College) for more than 30 years and the founder of the Prometeo Student Theater Group.

The majority of the materials document Rojas' role as artistic director of the Prometeo Theater and the success of the students who performed in it.  Portfolios and reviews contain information regarding her teaching at MDC, in the capacity of the director of the Prometeo Theater and an instructor.  The papers contain scrapbooks chronicling her work as the director of the Prometeo Theater from 1985.  The collection also documents her professsional work as an actress in Miami, Cuba and other Latin American countries. Her performances in various acclaimed productions are documented by clippings and photographs.  Rojas measured her own success as a professor and artistic director of Prometeo by the success of her students.  She played the engaging and lighthearted role of Ofelia in "Ana in the Tropics".  As Ofelia, Rojas took on a similar matronly role as the one she had among her students at MDC.

Selected photographs, playbills, programs, letters, and clippings from the collection are available on the University of Miami Digital Collections portal under the CHC Theater Collections tab.

Biographical Note

Teresa María Rojas was born in Havana, Cuba and graduated from the University of Havana in 1957.  She studied acting at Sala Prometeo, a small theater located in Havana.  After leaving Cuba in 1960, she went to Venezuela and then to Miami in 1963.  Rojas began working as a professor of theater and acting at Miami-Dade College (MDC, also formerly known as Miami-Dade Community College) in 1972.  In 1985, Rojas founded the Prometeo Theater, a bilingual theater group at MDC and assumed position of its artisitc director.  More than 400 students worked in the Prometeo Theater each year.  During her teaching career, Rojas has performed, produced and directed more than 90 plays.  In recognition of her teaching, she has been endowed with three Teaching Chairs.  Further, one of her former students, Nilo Cruz, wrote a Pulitzer Prize winning play in the drama category, "Anna in the Tropics." Rojas performed in the play, when in returend to Miami after its Broadway debut.  Rojas has over 35 years of theater acting and teaching experience.

Subject/Index Terms

Cuban American theatre
Latin American theatre
Miami Dade College
Rojas, Teresa María

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions: Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner.  Please, contact chc@miami.edu for more information.

Acquisition Method: Gift of Teresa María Rojas, 2009.

Preferred Citation: Teresa María Rojas Papers, Cuban Heritage Collection, University of Miami Libraries, Coral Gables, Florida

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid subjects terms assigned by Ana D. Rodríguez, February 2013.

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Series 1: Personal Papers, 1978-2004Add to your cart.
The series contains reviews and portfolios including awards, letters, documents and other correspondence. A documentary on the work and life of Rojas is available through the University of Miami Digital Collections.
Series 2: Theatrical Papers, 1953-2008Add to your cart.
Series consists of clippings, photographs, playbills, brochures, reviews and posters.
Sub-Series 1: Professional Theater, 1999-2008Add to your cart.
Box 5Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Programs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Programs, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Programs, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Clippings, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Clippings, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Clippings, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Clippings, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Clippings, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Clippings, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Clippings, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Clippings, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Clippings, 2006Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Clippings, 2008Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Acting Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Portrait Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Reviews on "Anna in the Tropics", n.d.,2003Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Writings by Teresa María Rojas, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Correspondence, 2004Add to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Prometeo Theater, 1953-2007Add to your cart.
Box 6Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Programs, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 2: Programs, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Programs, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Programs, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Programs, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 6: Programs, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 7: Programs, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Clippings, n.d.Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Clippings, 1999Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Clippings, 2000Add to your cart.
Folder 11: Clippings, 2001Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Clippings, 2002Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Clippings, 2003Add to your cart.
Folder 14: Clippings, 2004Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Clippings, 2005Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Clippings, 2007Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Correspondence, n.d., 1991-2003Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Photographs, n.d.Add to your cart.
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Folder 1: Posters, n.d., 1975-2004Add to your cart.
Series 3: Scrapbooks, n.d., 1953-2007Add to your cart.
Box 8: Scrapbook 1: Page 1 to 26, n.d., 1968-1989Add to your cart.
Box 9: Scrapbook 2: Page 1 to 21, n.d., 1953-1977Add to your cart.
Box 10: Scrapbook 3: Front Pocket and Page 1 to 52, n.d., 1953-2006Add to your cart.
Box 11: Scrapbook 4, n.d., 1953-2007Add to your cart.
Box 12: Scrapbook 5: Page 1 to 39, n.d., 1977-1980Add to your cart.

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