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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. 

Theatre UCF 2021-22 In Review

September 07, 2022  Theatre UCF took audiences on a journey through works by contemporary American playwrights that tackled a wide range of topics — the complexities of adolescence, the ups and downs of adulthood, loss and finding love in unexpected places. After a year where performances were disrupted and reimagined by the pandemic,...

Ukrainian National Ballet Shares Love and Loss Through Ballroom Performance

August 31, 2022  The Ukrainian National Ballet left their hearts on the Pegasus Ballroom stage Monday night as a part of their world tour to spread awareness of ongoing war struggles.

Meet New Faculty in the Arts and Humanities

August 29, 2022  The College of Arts and Humanities welcomes the faculty members that joined our college this fall!

UCF Alum Stars In Netflix’s “That’s Amor”

August 26, 2022  Isaac Gonzalez Rossi ’15, a theatre and writing and rhetoric graduate, stars as Matias in the newly-released That’s Amor on Netflix. 

Ukrainian Alumna Performed Benefit Concert with UCF Musicians

August 24, 2022  Orlando Sentinel has shared a story about Iryna Usova, a Ukranian musician and UCF alumna who has returned to Central Florida after fleeing her war-torn home country. Usova will be performing a benefit concert on Thursday, Aug. 25 at St. Luke’s Church in Oviedo.

UCF Welcomes 4,000 New Graduate Students to Campus for Fall 2022

August 22, 2022  Students are encouraged to attend welcome events throughout the first week, meet with faculty and other students, and engage with academic resources.

Student-Run Arts Ambassador Program Looks to Increase Arts Engagement on Campus

August 18, 2022  Students from all majors are invited to join the new Arts Ambassador program, which seeks to bring more attention to UCF’s visual arts, theatre and music activities. The first meeting is on Monday, August 22 at 6 p.m. in Studio One of the Performing Arts Center-Theatre (building 119).

CAH Welcomes New Faces, Roles to Staff and Administration

August 08, 2022  The College of Arts and Humanities extends a welcome to new and familiar faces during the transition of some critical administrative and staff roles.

Michael Wainstein Reappointed as Director of School of Performing Arts

August 08, 2022  Michael Wainstein, director of the UCF School of Performing Arts, has been reappointed for a second five-year term.