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Center for Arts in Medicine

Community Engagement

Theatre Connect: Program for LGBTQ+ Teens

Theatre Connect ONLINE!

This summer we will be launching Theatre Connect Online! a virtual season of Theatre Connect via Zoom. We will engage in various improvisation, role-playing, story-telling, dance/movement, digital/visual arts, and writing activities adapted for a virtual environment over the course of 6 weeks from July 21 – August 25. This FREE virtual season of Theatre Connect is made possible thanks to the Bradley S. and Marta E. Pollitt Family and the generous contributions of the Marta & Bradley Pollitt Fund!

Our virtual season of Theatre Connect Online! is now open for registration


Program Description

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! All of our Theatre Connect crew are trained theatre for health professionals and are background checked by the University of Florida Office of Youth Compliance Services to preserve our participants' mental wellbeing and physical safety. Additionally, every session is co-facilitated by a mental health counselor who participates in all activities and can provide mental health first-aid, confidential counseling, and referral.

No previous theatre experience is required, all abilities are welcome. You must register online to participate and you must attend the first Tuesday of any given season to secure your spot. We cannot allow participants to enter the facility without online registration, signed liability form, and first-day attendance for the season(s) of your choice. Click here to pre-register!

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

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

Registration for 2020 seasons of Theatre Connect can be completed by clicking here. Our program is free of charge!

Please also sign this release form and email scanned or digital copy to camilorm@ufl.edu with subject: "Theatre Connect Release Form, Participant-Full-Name". For in-person seasons, 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).

Program Information
  • Time/Date: 6:30-8:15pm | Tuesday Nights
  • Click Here to Register.
  • Release Form (Liability and Photo)
  • Program is free of charge
  • In-person 2021 Location: 1515 SW Archer Road, UF Health Cancer Hospital, Room 1302 (Criser Cancer Resource Center), in main lobby, behind grand piano. See flyer above (quick links) for parking map. During COVID-19 we will meet online.

Sponsors:

We are pleased to thank Marta & Bradley Pollitt, Satchel's Pizza and UF Health for providing the program funding and resources which make this program possible. If you'd like to support our program please contact cam@arts.ufl.edu with the subject, "Theatre Connect Donation" to become a sponsor or one-time donor.

Program Crew (Staff)

For more information, contact the Center for Arts in Medicine at CAM@arts.ufl.edu or call 352.273.1488

This program is in compliance with the UF Office of Youth Compliance Services guidelines for youth protection and privacy: https://oycs.ufsa.ufl.edu/

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