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UCF Celebrates the Arts 2021

Ongoing Event
Online
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Go behind-the-scenes with Broadway veteran Justin Sargent ’08 to see how the arts and creativity come alive at UCF through interviews, video clips and conversations. Content includes a conversation about the arts with UCF President Alexander Cartwright, updates from alumni, prints being made in real-time, spoken word, a tribute to theatre professor Mark Brotherton, a gallery tour, thoughts on how creativity impacts disciplines across the university, spotlights on community partners, and much more. You won’t want to miss this two-hour feature of fun; curl up on the couch and see what’s been happening in the Arts at UCF!

Featuring conversations with, videos of, and work by:

  • Justin Sargent ’08BFA (Musical Theatre)
  • Michael Wainstein Director, School of Performing Arts
  • Rudy McDaniel ’99 ’03 ’01MA ’04PhD Director, School of Visual Arts and Design
  • Jeffrey Moore Dean, College of Arts and Humanities
  • Alexander Cartwright President of UCF
  • Ashley Taylor ’12BFA (Art), Lecturer School of Visual Arts and Design
  • Joshian Morales ’12BFA (Musical Theatre)
  • Kayla Kelsay Morales ’12BFA (Musical Theatre)
  • WUCF
  • Mindi Anderson Director of the Healthcare Simulation Program, College of Nursing
  • Ted Reynolds Director, Terrorism Studies Program, College of Sciences
  • Elizabeth Smock Interdisciplinary Programs Coordinator, Graduate Studies
  • Kent ButlerInterim Chief Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity Officer
  • Albert Manero CEO and Executive Director, Limbitless Solutions
  • Sejal Mehta Barden Associate Professor and Executive Director, Counselor Education + UCF Marriage and Family Research Institute, College of Community Innovation and Education
  • Dalena Taylor Associate Professor and Senior Implementation Director, Counselor Education, UCF Marriage and Family Research Institute, College of Community Innovation and Education
  • Jessica Wickey-Byrd Instructor and Internships Program Director, Rosen College of Hospitality and Management
  • Ambassador Harriet Elam-Thomas Director, Diplomacy Program, College of Sciences
  • Celina Dozier Lecturer, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Phil Hoffman Executive Director  WUCF
  • Keith Harrison DeVos Associate Unit Head/Chief Academic Officer, College of Business
  • Deborah Beidel Trustee Chair and Pegasus Professor + Executive Director, UCF RESTORES, College of Sciences
  • Peter Weishar Director, Themed Experience program, School of Performing Arts
  • Austin Palmer ’17BFA (Musical Theatre)
  • Jerusha Cavazos ’14BFA (Musical Theatre)
  • Damian Barray ’14BFA (Musical Theatre, Dance minor)
  • Abby Jaros ’14BFA (Musical Theatre, Dance minor)
  • Veronica Silva (English BA, Creative Writing student)
  • Chanel Gomaa ’19 BA (Theatre Studies, Creative Writing minor)
  • Ximena Gonzalez ’18BFA (Theatre Studies, Digital Media minor)
  • Sage Tokach (MFA Theatre for Young Audiences candidate)
  • Claudia Lynch Assistant Professor of Theatre
  • Sydney Whittaker (BFA Stage Management student)
  • Shannon Lindsey Director, UCF Art Gallery
  • Ena Engebretsen ’20BA (Anthropology)
  • Keith Walls ’79BS ’83MS (Computer Science)
  • Sara Meyers ’21BME
  • Keri Watson Associate Professor, School of Visual Arts and Design and Director of Big Read: Central Florida
  • Tiffany Rivera ’19 (graduate certificate Learning Science and Educational Research)
  • The Celeste Hotel 
  • Marcos Carrasco (Emerging Media MFA)
  • Anthony DeSanto ’19 (Art BFA, Photography)
  • Colleen Falco (BFA, Studio Art)
  • Emily Fisher ’20 (Emerging Media BFA, Graphic Design)
  • Connor Peters ’20 (B.S. in Photography)
  • Remy Marasa (BFA Studio Art student and Limbitless Solutions intern)
  • Matt Dombrowski ’05 ’08MFA (Art BFA, Studio Art and the Computer MFA)
  • Jacob Wan ’17 ’20MFA (Art BFA, Emerging Media MFA)
  • Dana Barnes ’17 ’20MFA (Art BFA, Emerging Media MFA)
  • Jason Fronczek ’16 ’20MFA (Art BA/Art BFA, Art History and Business Admin Minor; Emerging Media MFA)
  • Heather Knott ’11 ’20MFA (Digital Media BA, Emerging Media MFA)
  • Heaven Keller (BFA Film student)
  • And others!

Photo of Justin SargentEvent host Justin Matthew Sargent starred as Peter Parker in the Broadway blockbuster SPIDERMAN: TURN OFF THE DARK, Drew in ROCK OF AGES, and was in the Original Broadway Cast of BONNIE AND CLYDE! REGIONAL: WEST SIDE STORY (Tony), BAZ (Christian), LOVE ACTUALLY:LIVE (Mark), PIPPIN (Pippin), THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW (Riff Raff), FOREVER PLAID (Jinx) and many others. DEVELOPMENTAL THEATRE: BRAVE NEW WORLD (NC Stage), BLISS (Workshops), JOAN OF ARC: INTO THE FIRE (Workshops), OSWALD (Workshops), CLOWNTOWN (Workshops), SUPERYOU (Workshops), THE VIEW UPSTAIRS (Workshops), INTO THE WILD (Workshops), BAT OUT OF HELL (Workshops), and more!  TV/FILM: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR: LIVE on NBC, LAW & ORDER: SVU, MR ROBOT, ROYAL PAINS, DE-LOCATED, BIG EXIT (film), STORMCHASER (film), NO ONE CALLED AHEAD (film). Justin is developing a new musical with the band AIR SUPPLY, and has also performed across the country singing the music of QUEEN with a live symphony. He holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Central Florida.

This event will be closed-captioned in English.