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The Workshop Theater of the Instituto Cultural Domínico Americano was founded on April 10, 1989 with a group of English students from the institution, under the direction of Jorge Santiago, prominent director, teacher, actor and producer of the Dominican theater, with the mission of contributing to the development of the theater, maintaining its quality and seriousness through artistic presentations and training workshops, thus instilling a love for the theater in the general public, with eminently educational and cultural purposes.
Outstanding figures of Dominican art have participated or collaborated with the Workshop Theater. Among them are: María Cristina Camilo, Margarita Baquero, Amarilis Rodríguez, Esperanza de Álvarez, Franklin Domínguez, the Magda Corbett Ballet Academy, Lucía Castillo, Olguita Félix, Lillyanna Díaz, Martha Miniño, Servio Uribe, Pastora Delgado, Imgard Despradel and Francois Bahuaud, among others.
In the three decades of uninterrupted work the Workshop has made several productions, among which stand out “Bodas de Sangre” by Federico García Lorca; “Suddenly, Last Summer”, by Tennessee Williams; “The Precious Ridicules” by Moliere and “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”, a classic by Mark Twain, interpreted by Jorge Santiago.
Other productions have been “Our Town” by the North American Thornton Wilder, ” The Suppliants” by Aeschylus and “Proceso a un hombre loco” by the Dominican playwright Franklin Domínguez, as well as ” Te esperé en el cielo” by Luz María Delfín de Rodríguez.
The Workshop Theater maintains an active participation in inter-university theater festivals, as well as conducts various productions both in the city of Santo Domingo and in the interior of the country, and has hosted meetings of theatrical groups in our Auditorium, as part of the scheduling for theater month.