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.