FREE! During the 2022-23 school year, Theatre UCF, Orlando Repertory Theatre, UCF Department of Psychology and Orange County Public Schools teamed up with playwrights around the nation to create twelve new plays for high school students to explore mental health and wellness, supported by curriculum for use in the theatre classroom.
Join this session to hear readings of three “Mind Matters” plays, performed by high school theatre students. Paired with a panel discussion from educators, students, and artists involved in this exciting and relevant program, we’ll explore how theatre can be used to explore mental health and wellness with youth.
“Mind Matters” is a program developed through support from the 2021 Pabst Steinmetz Foundation Arts & Wellness Innovation Award.
Mind Matters: New Plays for Teens
Steven Berman (UCF Psychology)
Brian Fisak (UCF Psychology)
Emily Freeman (Orlando Repertory Theatre)
Elizabeth Brendel Horn (UCF School of Performing Arts, Theatre)
“The Strong Friend”
“Like a Jet-Fueled Mariposa”
“The Naming of Things”
The plays presented in these readings are works in progress shared with permission from the playwrights.