University of Central Florida
UCF Conservatory Theatre
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Theatre UCF seeks to develop theatre artists of the highest quality. We provide our students with the training, education, and experiences necessary for the successful pursuit of professional theatre careers. Our goal is to develop and graduate student artists who are sensitive, aware, and total human beings by providing our students with conservatory training within the context of a Liberal Arts education. A well-rounded education involves an understanding of our place in the universe, and insights into the human condition, without which it is impossible for artists to interpret dramatic works accurately, sensitively, and with true artistry.
Notable Alumni Include: Justin Sargent
Faculty Info: Thad Anderson, Robin Ankerich, William R. Ayers, Lauren Becker, David Bjella, Belinda C Boyd, Lyman Brodie, Mark W Brotherton, Gary Brown, Jim Brown, Tim Brown, Alexander Rex Burtzos, Steven R Chicurel-Stein, Erik Cole, Gene Columbus, Jesse Cook, Richard Drexler, Arlene M Flores, Luis F Fred, Nora Lee García, Kirk Gay, Joe Gennaro, Susan E Glerum, Jeffery A Golub, Edd Gordon, Thomas Harrison, John Heil, Jim Helsinger, Michael A Hill, Elizabeth Brendel, Yun-Ling Hsu, Jeremy Hunt, Yoon Joo Hwang, Robin Jensen, Dan Jones, Grace C. Jordan, Claude Kashnig, Barbara Kelly-Hursey, Tremon Kizer, Bobby Koelble, Keith Koons, Christine M Lapka, Paul Lartonoix, Benjamin Lieser, Julia Listengarten, Scott Lubaroff, Claudia Lynch, Vivian Majkowski, Julie Martorana, Holly E McDonald, Dan Miller, Kelly A. Miller, Jeff Moore, Marty M Morell, Angela Nichols, Christopher Niess, Chung Park, Bridget Parry, Thomas Potter, Lindsay Putnam, Shannan Rath, Jeffery Redding, David Reed, Haley Rhodeside, Beverley Rinaldi, Steven Risko, Jeff M Rupert, Eladio Scharron, Dave Schreier, Bert Scott, John Wayne Shafer, Judi F Siegfried, Rob Siler, Tara D. Snyder, Sybil M St Claire, JoAnne Stephenson, Jamie Strefeler, Huaixiang Tan, Bob Thornton, Kristina Tollefson, Michael Wainstein, Scott Warfield, Samuel J Waters, Earl D. Weaver, Peter Weishar, George Weremchuk, Cynthia White, Ross Monroe Winter, Vandy Wood, Ayako Yonetani.
Six Emerging L.A. Playwrights Selected For IAMA's Third Annual 'Under 30 Playwrights Lab'
November 17, 2021
IAMA Theatre Company has selected a diverse set of playwrights to join its third annual Class of '22 Under 30 Playwrights Lab. Emerging Los Angeles-based writers Sowmya Ashokkumar, A'raelle Flynn-Bolden, Karyn Peyton, Ebony Priddie, Dylan Schifrin and Daysha Veronica each brings a unique voice and point of view to the IAMA table.
Support The Arts This Holiday Season with Bring ME Home for the Holidays
November 06, 2021
Support the arts this holiday season with ME Performing Arts as they present 'Bring ME Home for the Holidays,' a holiday benefit concert featuring The Orlando Artist Guild, Dance Theatre of Orlando, and the Marshall Ellis Dance School. This benefit will spread cheer, joy, and creativity throughout the Central Florida community.
Opera Orlando Announces Upcoming LA TRAVIATA Events
October 11, 2021
Opera Orlando’s 2021-22 season goes into full swing this week as the Company begins staging for Giuseppe Verdi’s classic La Traviata, opening Halloween weekend at the Walt Disney Theater at Dr. Phillips Center.
Orlando Fringe Expands Their Family
October 05, 2021
Orlando Fringe, producer of the most popular arts festival in Central Florida, announced the addition of new members to the Fringe team.
Opera Orlando Will Present the World Premiere of THE SECRET RIVER
October 01, 2021
Opera Orlando's “On the MainStage” series continues this December with an original chamber opera adaptation of The Secret River, based on the book of the same name by Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Central Florida resident, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings.
Opera Orlando Presents HAVING A VOICE- ONSTAGE AND AT THE TABLE
September 23, 2021
In partnership with University of Central Florida Burnett Honors College, Opera Orlando will present a panel talk entitled Having a Voice - OnStage and at the Table with acclaimed soprano and arts administrator Cecilia Violetta López, renowned conductor and non-profit founder Stephanie Rhodes Russell, Burnett Honors College Dean Sheila Pineres, with a special virtual guest appearance by entrepreneur, author, and speaker Molly Bloom.
The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol Presents BROADBEND, ARKANSAS
September 01, 2021
This month, The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol opens the first production of its sixth season, Broadbend, Arkansas, consisting of two acts.
Roberta Emerson Named Director Of New Play Development With Orlando Shakes, Visiting Lecturer At UCF
August 26, 2021
Roberta Emerson, who has worked as an actor and director in many theaters throughout the United States, has been named Director of New Play Development with Orlando Shakes and Visiting Lecturer in the School of Performing Arts at the University of Central Florida, artistic director Jim Helsinger announced.
Music Director Eric Jacobsen Extends Contract With Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra
August 26, 2021
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra (OPO) is thrilled to announce that Music Director Eric Jacobsen has renewed his contract with the OPO to extend through the 2023–2024 Season with an option to extend through the 2024–2025 Season.
New Jersey Performing Arts Center to Presents A Stellar Line-up Of Latin Entertainment This Fall
August 18, 2021
This fall New Jersey Performing Arts Center presents a stellar line-up of the biggest Latin superstars.
Orlando Ballet Announces Leadership Changes
August 14, 2021
Jorden Morris, the current Choreographer-in-Residence, has been appointed as Guest Artistic Director for Orlando Ballet's 2021-22 season. Morris is well-known to Orlando Ballet staff, dancers, students, and audiences for the 2020-2021 season performances of his works Moulin Rouge and Peter Pan. Both are among the most popular performances in Orlando Ballet's history, despite Covid limitations.
Orlando REP Announces 2021-2022 Season
July 29, 2021
A favorite Orlando REP actor, Stephen Pugh, takes on multiple characters as he vividly takes us back to the quaint village of Sleepy Hollow, where stories of wonder and spookiness surround the legend of a headless horseman and schoolmaster Ichabod Crane. Derek G. Martin and Jesse M. Sullivan adapted this Washington Irving classic for the stage.
LA DIVINA: THE LAST INTERVIEW OF MARIA CALLAS Begins Next Month at Hudson Guild Theatre
July 25, 2021
In La Divina: The Last Interview of Maria Callas, Shelley Cooper portrays Callas near the end of her life, granting an interview to an unseen broadcast journalist. Callas attempts to keep the talk focused on her art, her work and her career, while the interviewer tries to deflect the discussion onto her scandalous personal life, specifically her complicated relationship with Greek shipping tycoon Aristotle Onassis.
NJPAC Presents LAW & DISORDER: AN EVENING WITH COMEDIAN ELIZARDI CASTRO
July 20, 2021
The Town Hall will welcome comedian ELIZARDI CASTRO on Saturday, November 27, 2021 at 8:00 p.m. One of the most innovative comedians around, Elizardi Castro uses language and culture to create humor that appeals to audiences of all ages.
Meet the 2021 Jimmy Awards Nominees- Part 4
July 15, 2021
It's just hours until the biggest night in high school musical theatre! The Jimmy Awards officially return as a virtual ceremony tonight, July 15, 2021. BroadwayWorld is getting to know this year's nominees! Below, get to know just a few, including: Jillian Cossetta, Victoria Evans, Luis Gonzalez Galindo, Molly Martin, Aiden McCoy, Sydney Olson, Nick Sanchez-Zarkos, Bella Seigo, and D.J. Spang.