Teatro Prometeo By Fonseca Pacheco, Fernando
Teatro Prometeo (Prometheus Theater) was founded in Cuba by actor and director Francisco Morín (1918– ) in 1948. Prometeo began as a fundraising project for the magazine of the same name, also founded by Morín in 1947, which was encountering financial problems around the occasion of its one-year anniversary. Morín established the Teatro Prometeo group and staged the play Ligados (Welded) by Eugene O´Neill to raise money to support the magazine. The magazine’s goal was to foster the culture of theater in Cuba through the medium of print, so that members of the public and theater practitioners could inform and educate themselves. Based on similar premises, Teatro Prometeo aimed to stage plays by both national and international writers that had never before been staged in Cuba. Teatro Prometeo intended to generate national theatrical production while also keeping up with international trends in theater and performance by periodically staging the most important plays of world theater.