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Summer Camp

Theatre Connect Online!

  • Date & Time
    • Tuesday, July 21, 2020 6:30pm to 8:15pm
    • Tuesday, July 28, 2020 6:30pm to 8:15pm
    • Tuesday, August 04, 2020 6:30pm to 8:15pm
    • Tuesday, August 11, 2020 6:30pm to 8:15pm
    • Tuesday, August 18, 2020 6:30pm to 8:15pm
    • Tuesday, August 25, 2020 6:30pm to 8:15pm
  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    This summer the UF Center for Arts in Medicine is launching Theatre Connect Online! a virtual season of Theatre Connect via Zoom. Teenagers in the LGBTQIA+ community 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 Pollit family and the generous contributions of the Marta & Bradley Pollit Fund! 

    Jeffery Pufahl, lecturer, will return as director and Camilo Reina Munoz (MA in Arts in Medicine 2018) as co-director for their 7th season of Theatre Connect. Theatre Connect will continue to partner closely with mental health professionals to ensure the safety and wellbeing of its participants. A mental health professional will be available to monitor, participate, and play along in every session and provide mental health first-aid and referrals as needed.

    Theatre Connect will welcome back Dr. Hannah Bayne, assistant professor from the UF College of Education, for her 3rd season as lead mental health co-facilitator. The program will also bring on-board a new mental health co-facilitator to the team, Holland Hall. Holland is a registered mental health counselor who interns at Springhill with the UF Department of Psychology. Holland is part of the LGBTQIA+ community and attended the UF Center for Arts in Medicine and The Second City Applied Theatre Summer Intensive in 2017.

    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. 

    Visit to learn more and register for this free program! Participants should be between 13 - 18 years old and part of the LGBTQIA+ community. Priority is given to participants in Alachua County.


    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!

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