National Medal of Arts Notable Quotable: Miriam Colón

By Paulette Beete
quote by Miriam Colon

"Theater can contribute so much to our understanding of what is going on, to our understanding of our neighbor, to sometimes understanding ourselves." — Miriam Colón

In addition to numerous roles on stage and screen, Miriam Colón also founded and was the director of New York City's Puerto Rican Traveling Theater (now part of Pregones/PRTT Traveling Theater). She was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 2015. You can learn more about her extraordinary career here.