UWF produces “A Christmas Carol”

Every year around the holiday season, a certain story reminds people to open their hearts and be generous, charitable and hospitable to those less fortunate. It is a story that was written by Charles Dickens in 1843 and helped restore the holiday season to a time of joy and kindness. UWF will perform “A Christmas […]

UWF Center for Fine & Performing Arts hosts Shakespeare Theatre

For years, Pensacola has successfully supported a professional ballet company, opera and symphony. Now, many in the region believe, the community can support a professional Shakespeare theatre as well. The goal of the Pensacola Shakespeare Theatre is to give Pensacola a professional theatre, performing the classic works of Shakespeare, as well as modern classics from […]

UWF alumna writes novel about personal experience

Christy Mills had dreams of living in Chicago or New York. She wanted to work in a publication company or advertising agency. She majored in Communication Arts at the University of West Florida. Instead, life intervened and she was married, had a child, discovered an affinity for writing and self-published a novel about her experiences. […]

New Shakespeare theatre company at UWF offers words of comfort

Pensacola theater-goers greeted the news of Shakespeare coming to town like a tall glass of cool water on a hot August day. “The best comment I’ve heard was from someone who e-mailed and simply said, ‘What took you so long?!’said Kevin Kern, the Pensacola Shakespeare Company’s artistic director and UWF assistant professor of theater. The […]

UWF Shakespeare Summer Camp helps kids learn “to be”

It’s difficult not to steal a line from Shakespeare to describe a theater-themed summer camp – especially when teenage students in an improv class keep shouting the Bard’s words themselves. “To be or not to be,” repeats each student, one after another, emphatically and enthusiastically, and, well, theatrically. Under the direction of Shar Gabriel, actor […]

UWF assistant professor brings “Shakespeare lite” to campus

Don’t be surprised when you see William Shakespeare on the University of West Florida Main Campus this summer. Kevin Kern, UWF assistant professor of Theatre, has started the Pensacola Shakespeare Company. “People are responding to the idea of Pensacola Shakespeare Theatre being fun and fresh, not old and stodgy,” Kern said. “Plus, we’re not limited […]

UWF art lecturers join forces with local artist to help people in Haiti

Though the devastation left by the Jan. 21 earthquake in Haiti lays hundreds of miles away from Pensacola, the emotional impact on Haiti’s people there is felt here in Pensacola where Hurricane Ivan left its own mark in September 2004. That is why two University of West Florida art lecturers and artists, Gina Cestaro and […]

“Grease” comes to the UWF stage

Danny Zuko, Sandy Dumbrowski and the rest of their Rydell High friends are on their way to the University of West Florida stage this week. “Grease,” one of the most famous and entertaining pop-culture musicals of our time, will be presented Thursday through Saturday, April 8 to 10, 15 to 17 at 8 p.m. and […]

Festival on the Green returns for 10th year

Plan on helping the University of West Florida celebrate its 10th anniversary of Festival on the Green March 26 and 27 on the UWF Main Campus in Pensacola. The festival is free and open to the public. The agenda for annual arts and crafts festival is filled with fun and activities for the whole family, […]

Theater student’s agenda: graduate, move north, find work

Brittani Rappise’s time at the University of West Florida is coming to an end soon, but her professional career is just waiting to begin. After graduation in May, the Totowa, N.J., native plans to leave the Pensacola area and move to New York or Philadelphia and seek work in the theater. She’ll take with her […]

Department of Art expands palette

The University of West Florida Department of Art has expanded its palette-students now have the opportunity to choose pixels ratherthan paint to express their art. The department offers two new program specializations: Digital Art and Graphic Design. “Students entering the Bachelor of Fine Arts program and specializing in digital art consider the computer as their […]

Holiday season means the return of “A Christmas Carol”

He’s not jolly or even very friendly, in fact, he’s down right mean. But the story of Ebenezer Scrooge in  A Christmas Carol still resonates for theater-goers young and old each year during the holiday season. The UWF Center for Fine and Performing Arts and Department of Theatre will present its community-wide version of the […]