UCF Faculty Earns KCACTF4’s Highest Honor

Belinda (Be) Boyd, associate professor of theatre at University of Central Florida  was honored at the 2015 KCACTF Region 4 Festival with the highest honor given by KCACTF, The Kennedy Center Medallion.  Join us in congratulating her for her many contributions to KCACTF and theatre eduation.  We are fortunate to have her in Region 4!   

Belinda Boyd is an Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida.

Areas of specialization: Directing, Acting, Voice/Movement.

She is currently directing Blithe Spirit in Tennessee and writing/directing a show for the Zora Neale Hurston Festival entitled Spunk and the Harlem Literati. She is a Walt Disney World Show Director. Including theme park shows, she has directed shows in South Africa, for Disney Event Group and the Disney Institute.

Additional professional directing include productions in New York, Texas, Toronto, North Carolina, Kentucky, Vermont and Florida.  A member of Actor’s Equity Association, she has performed at several Shakespeare companies including: Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Shakespeare and Company, Kentucky Shakespeare and North Carolina Shakespeare.

Selected Directing, Acting and Teaching Awards –  In addition to the KCACTF Kennedy Center Medallion for Artistic Excellence, she has received  the UCF Teaching Incentive Award and the KCACTF Region IV Teaching Artist Award and UNCG Dean’s Merit Award. National Commendations from KCACTF include: Distinguished Performance by a Faculty Guest Artist – Aunt Ester – Gem of the Ocean,   Excellence in DirectingThe Learned Ladies,Excellence in Directing – National Alternate – The Piano Lesson, Excellence in Directing – National Alternate – La Llorona.

Selected Commercial Credits include: Disney, Wycliffe Bible Translators, Thrifty Car Rental, Belk, Zora’s Roots-(Zora Neale Huston),  Kentucky Fried Chicken, LLC, Norvanics Corporation, Host/ Performer “The Gallery” – series awarded a 2009 and 2008 Suncoast Regional Emmy Award.  

A member of the Dramatist’s Guild – selected works include: We Carry the Dream (Hangar Theatre) The Dream Keeper (Virginia Stage Company), Mother of Civil Rights (Juneteenth Festival).

Each year, the eight KCACTF regions honor individuals or organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to the teaching and producing of theatre and who have significantly dedicated their time, artistry and enthusiasm to the development of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.  Most importantly, recipients have demonstrated a strong commitment to the values and goals of KCACTF and to excellence in educational theatre. It is the most prestigious regional award given by KCACTF and is considered one of the great honors in theatre education.

 

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