Center for Arts in Medicine

Community Engagement

Theatre Connect: Program for LGBTQ+ Teens

Theatre Connect! Spring 2019: Tuesdays 6:30-8:15pm, February 5 - March 26, 2019.

Join the UF Center for Arts in Medicine Theater for Health Team in a unique theatrical adventure for LGBTQ+ teens. This program combines theater games and exercises with storytelling and discussion to build a sense of community! Our performing arts program works closely in partnership with a mental health professional, and our facilitators are all background checked by the University of Florida Office of Youth Conferences to preserve our participants' mental wellbeing and physical safety. 

No previous theatre experience is required, all abilities are welcome! Click here to register!

Our thoughtfully selected activities and discussions are guided by our participants' needs and cover topics such as:

  • Improvisational theatre
  • Story-telling
  • Character development
  • Sociodrama
  • Self-confidence
  • Playwriting
  • Adaptability
  • Conflict resolution


Registration for 2019 sessions of Theatre Connect can be completed by clicking here. Our program is supported by your generous donation. Suggested donations are on a sliding scale. Registrants donate what they can, with a suggested amount of $60, paid by check, made out to "UF Foundation, Inc."  Your donation can be submitted in-person on the first day of your session. Please also print and sign this release formto bring on the first day. Copies of the release form will be available to sign on the first day if printing is unavailable to you. Parents, guardians, or caretakers are encouraged to meet the staff before dropping off participants on the first day (parking instructions on flyer). 


Scholarships, based on merit and financial need, are available for those unable to make a donation. Please contact Camilo Reina Munoz at if you are interested in a scholarship. We are pleased to thank Satchel's Pizza for providing program funding which makes these scholarships possible. 

Program Details:

  • Time/Date: Tuesdays from 6:30-8:15pm, February 5 - March 26, 2019
  • Click Here to Register.
  • Release Form (Liability and Photo)
  • Program Donation: Sliding scale $60, $50, or $40. Please pay what you can.
  • You can send this flyer to others who may be interested: download flyer

Program Staff

  • Jeff Pufahl - Faculty Supervisor & Co-director
  • Camilo Reina Munoz - Co-director
  • Lizzy Snow - Lead Facilitator (registered dance/movement therapist)
  • Brittni Cleland  - Co-facilitator (dance/movement therapist-in-training) 

For more information, contact the Center for Arts in Medicine at or call 352.273.1488

This program is in compliance with UF Office of Youth Conference Services guidelines for youth protection and privacy:

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