The Workshop Theater of the ICDA was founded on April 10th, 1989, with a group of ICDA English students, under the direction of Jorge Santiago, well-known director, teacher, actor and producer of the Dominican theater.
Its mission is to contribute towards the theater, to maintain its quality and its seriousness through artistic presentations and training workshops, thus benefiting theater persons and public on the national scene, with eminently educational and cultural ends.
Outstanding personalities in the Dominican art have collaborated with Teatro Taller, such as: Maria Cristina Camilo, Margarita Baquero, Amarilis Rodríguez, Esperanza de Alvarez, Franklin Dominguez, Pepito Guerra, the Magda Corbet Ballet Academy, Lucía Castillo, Olguita Felix, Lillyanna Diaz, Martha Miniño, Servio Uribe, Pastora Delgado, Imgard Despradel, François Bahuaud, and others.
Among its successes are the staging of “Bodas de Sangre” (Blood Wedding), by Federico García Lorca; “Suddenly Last Summer”, by Tennessee Williams; “Les Précieuses Ridicules” (The Affected Young Ladies) by Moliere; “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer”, with adaptation and translation by Jorge Santiago, among many others.
The Workshop Theater celebrated its 20th anniversary with a great success in staging the play “Our Town” by the famous American author Thornton Wilder, Pulitzer Prize for Theater in 1938.
The program participates actively in inter-university theater festivals, stages several presentations both in the city of Santo Domingo and in the provinces, and hosted the XV Theater Group Meeting.