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UCF Students, Alumni and Faculty Nominated for Orlando Sentinel’s “Orlando Theater Best of 2022”

December 15, 2022  Several of UCF’s students, alumni and faculty members have been nominated for Orlando Sentinel’s “Orlando Theater Best of 2022” for their work and performances in various shows.

UCF Choir Takes Part in 50-Year Tradition

December 13, 2022  The UCF choir recently joined the Jones High School Alumni and Community Choir and the Orlando Choral Society to participate in this 50-year tradition.

UCF Choir and Orchestra Kick off the Holidays with “Knights Season of Joy”

November 29, 2022  Ring in the most wonderful time of the year with a variety of holiday songs for the whole family, featuring UCF’s choir and orchestra ensembles performing at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.

Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts and Wellness Innovation Award Winners Enhance Mental Health Resiliency

November 29, 2022  The winners of the 2021 awards accomplished great things with the $25,000 awards. This year, applicants are invited to submit proposals through Dec. 16 for projects that strengthen our sense of community through arts and wellness.

Philanthropy Helps Innovative Program Bring Joy to Hospitalized Children

November 23, 2022  A new program made possible by philanthropists Bruce Gould and Jeffrey Gould will help bring more joy and laughter to children in extended hospital stays.

Kithaulos: Professor Duo Blends Cultures to Create ‘Eclectic’ Musical Experience

November 18, 2022  Garcia and Desmet perform during their Faculty Recital on Oct. 14. They combine their individual cultural backgrounds to present a unique concert that opens the doors for the future of the duo.

CAH Events: Cancellations and Postponements Due to Tropical Storm Nicole

November 08, 2022  The UCF campus will be closed for operations on Wednesday and Thursday due to Tropical Storm Nicole, and Friday for Veterans Day. All public events scheduled for those days will be canceled or rescheduled.

Orlando Sentinel: UCF mourns artist Walter Gaudnek, designer Joseph Rusnock

November 02, 2022  Walter Gaudnek was as colorful and bold as the art he created. Theatrical designer Joseph Rusnock was remembered as caring and creative. Both men are being mourned at the University of Central Florida, where they were fixtures for generations of students in artistic fields of study.

Theatre UCF’s As You Like It Explores Society and Identity with Love, Laughter and Music

November 02, 2022  Enter the magical Forest of Arden in Theatre UCF’s production of this Shakespeare comedy ripe with themes of hope, redemption and self-discovery.

Pegasus Professor and Artistic Director Julia Listengarten Recognized with 2022 Luminary Award

November 02, 2022  Julia Listengarten, Pegasus Professor and artistic director of Theatre UCF, was honored with a 2022 Luminary Award for her use of the arts to help society confront difficult questions and promote positive change.

Honoring Joseph Rusnock, Professor and Designer for the School of Performing Arts

October 27, 2022  Joseph Rusnock, former longtime designer and associate professor in the School of Performing Arts passed away last week. He is remembered for his 33 years of work at UCF and his contributions to students.

Playing an Instrument in Childhood Boosts the Brain, say UCF Professors

October 25, 2022  Two professors at UCF report the benefits associated with playing an instrument as a child.

UCF, Universal Creative Launch ‘Creative Lab’ to Bring Immersive Design Learning to Students

October 19, 2022  The lab offers a unique blend of classroom and on-site learning from some of the most creative minds in the industry and builds on long-term relationship between the two organizations.

In Theatre UCF’s Working, Every Role Has a Place in the Spotlight

October 18, 2022  This modern adaptation of the 1977 musical explores the lives of everyday laborers with heart, compassion and gratitude. Working will also be the 30th and final UCF production directed by musical theatre associate professor Earl D. Weaver.

Meow Wolf Partners with UCF Themed Experience for Writer’s Workshop

October 06, 2022  Throughout the hybrid workshop series, themed experience graduate students and alumni will create new realms with one of the industry’s most innovative leaders.

CAH Events: Cancellations and Postponements Due to Hurricane Ian

September 27, 2022  The UCF campus will be closed for operations on Wednesday and Thursday, and classes are also canceled on Friday. All public events scheduled for those days will be canceled or rescheduled.

Orlando Sentinel: At Theatre UCF, compelling ‘Interference’ hits the senses hard

September 24, 2022  “The Interference,” onstage in an urgent, driving production at Theatre UCF, gives a sense of the jangling of emotions that must be felt by anyone who lives through a traumatic experience.

Spotlight 2022: Year-In-Review

September 22, 2022  The positive impact the arts and humanities has on our community is evident. From the expertise our professors lend on a daily basis to the talents of our students, the people in our college accomplish great things. Read about them in our annual report, Spotlight 2022.

How Three Theatre UCF Alumni Are Fostering Theatrical Diversity

September 21, 2022  Three Theatre UCF alumni, Maurice Mallard, Arius West and Christopher Payen, are working together to realize their shared goal.

Theatre UCF’s 2022-23 Season Debuts with Impactful Drama, The Interference 

September 13, 2022  The Interference by Lynda Radley highlights issues of truth and power in the aftermath of an event that happens too often on college campuses. Directed by David Reed, the show runs from Sept. 22 through Oct. 2 in the UCF Black Box.