College of Arts and Humanities
Belinda C Boyd

Belinda C Boyd

Belinda (Be) Boyd


Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida. Previous teaching positions: University of Louisville, University of Vermont, University of North Carolina-Greensboro and Texas Christian University. Areas of specialization: Directing, Acting, Voice/Movement. She is currently 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 includes productions in New York, Texas, Toronto, North Carolina, Kentucky, Vermont and Florida. 

Member of the Dramatist's Guild - selected works include: Spunk and the Harlem Literati (Currently being produced in Orlando) Shakespeare’s Greatest Loves –John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center, A Day Without Inventions – Orlando Science Center, Growing Old –Television Pilot Submitted to ABC,  A Look at the Side Show – UCF Gallery, We Carry the Dream (Hangar Theatre) The Dream Keeper (Virginia Stage Company), Mother of Civil Rights (Juneteenth Festival), In Focus: A Recollection of Black Thought – University of Louisville,  Fortified Harmonies, And the Blind May Lead, A Fight For Justice: The Greensboro Sit-in.   

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 and Fort Worth Shakespeare.

Selected Directing, Acting and Teaching Awards – She recently received the Kennedy Center ACTF Kennedy Center Medallion for Artistic Excellence. Additional Teaching Awards: UCF Teaching Incentive Award,  KCACTF Region IV Teaching Artist Award, UNCG Dean's Merit Award, WHO’S WHO Among American Women, UCF -Women’s Research Award, TCU - Ronald T. McNair Mentor and UVM -Excellence in Teaching Award. Selected National Commendations from KCACTF in Acting and Directing 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: LLC, Norvanics Corporation, Host/ Performer “The Gallery” - series awarded a 2009 and 2008 Suncoast Regional Emmy Award.  Disney, Wycliffe Bible Translators, Thrifty Car Rental, Belk, Zora’s Roots-(Zora Neale Huston), The National Education Association, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Kentucky Educational Television, Food Lion, Norton Hospital, J Harold Smith Studio, New England Homeowners Association, Kentucky Medical Center.

Consultant-  Faro –3D Measurement Technology-  Internationally Recognized Company Engineering and Computer Simulation – Cross Cultural Negotiations, Avatar Scenario, Motion Graphics, VAAFT Development Plan, Invited Guest Instructor -Association of Image Consultants International, South Africa - Training for Disney Institute -FIFA World Cup in South Africa – Johannesburg, Cape Town, George, South Africa, University of Ohio - Cultural Diversity, New York Film Academy  -Soap Opera Acting, Voice, Movement

Courses

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10412 THE2925L Theatre Particip - Mgmt Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) Not Online
No Description Available
10255 TPP2190L Thea Participation Perform Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) Not Online
No Description Available
19363 TPP3264C Acting on Camera Face to Face Instruction (P) M,F 03:00 PM - 05:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
10256 TPP3711C Voice Production Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
10994 TPP4221 Auditioning Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80467 THE2925L Theatre Particip - Mgmt Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Available

These Laboratory classes are designed to give students

practical experience in the creation and execution of the

Rehearsal and Performance aspects of a Department

Production. Students are expected to emerge from this

experience with an understanding of procedures and

leadership structures, and the art and craft of Acting in a

Theatrical Performance.

80290 TPP2190L Thea Participation Perform Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Available

These Laboratory classes are designed to give students

practical experience in the creation and execution of the

Rehearsal and Performance aspects of a Department

Production. Students are expected to emerge from this

experience with an understanding of procedures and

leadership structures, and the art and craft of Acting in a

Theatrical Performance.

81113 TPP3103 Intermediate Acting Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Available

Course Description

The course is a continuation and advancement of the basic acting skills from Acting One (developing imagination, self-awareness, and the ability to execute basic stage tasks) with emphasis on researching and performing monologue and scene work. The approach is designed to open the tools of the voice, body and mind in order to demonstrate freedom and full commitment to the text, given circumstances, character development, acting self and acting partner.  

80294 TPP3712C Voice Production Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM Available

Course Description

This course is a continuation of the work in Voice II with an emphasis on the study of Shakespeare’s language and style.  

Using Shakespeare’s plays, the class will focus on:

  • Language (scansion – clarity of language,  rhythm, figures of speech)

  • text analysis (time period, given circumstances, character, action verbs)

  • voice and physicality (breath accessibility and suspension, vocal color, diction, pronunciation, vocal and physical commitment)

  • connection to given circumstances and character motivations, connection to partner (listening and responding)

  • good clean, clear, committed blocking that makes sense based on the given circumstances, characters and moment in the script

  • the comic style of the commedia dell arte stock characters for the comic scene (character type, physicality and motivations)

Course Goals and Learning Outcomes

**** Course Goals and learning outcomes based on the course description

  • Student will demonstrate a clear understanding of the vocal and physical techniques studied in Voice II through Shakespeare’s language and performance.

  • Student will demonstrate a basic understanding of Shakespeare’s language and style through:

  • monologue and scene work from Shakespeare’s cannon

  • character and text analysis

  • rhythm and figures of speech, table work, rehearsal and performance.

  • Student will articulate a clear understanding of Shakespeare’s plays and the Elizabethan era through historical research and study of Shakespeare’s characters through written and oral assignments and performance.

  • Student will successfully demonstrate the comic style of the commedia dell arte stock characters for the comic scene (character type, physicality and motivations)

80600 TPP4265C Camera Acting Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM Available

 COURSE DESCRIPTION

This course will cover three major areas:  1) developing and/or advancing basic screen acting skills including playing for various camera shots and angles, continuity, reaction shots, etc,   2) we will revisit auditioning for film/television (including self- taping and developing material for website or reel) and small in class production projects (including learning to edit material from the production projects for your reel and the basic responsibilities on a set)

No courses found for Summer 2018.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10444 THE2925L Theatre Particip -management Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Not Online
No Description Available
10277 TPP2190L Thea Participation Perform Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Not Online
No Description Available
10278 TPP3711C Voice Production Ⅱ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM Not Online
No Description Available
11044 TPP4221 Auditioning Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 12:30 PM - 01:50 PM Not Online
No Description Available
19024 TPP6267 Acting Studio V: Tv/film Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 03:00 PM - 04:50 PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80502 THE2925L Theatre Particip -management Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Not Online
No Description Available
80317 TPP2190L Thea Participation Perform Ⅰ Face to Face Instruction (P) 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM Not Online
No Description Available
81239 TPP3103 Intermediate Acting Face to Face Instruction (P) M,W 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Available
No Description Available
80321 TPP3712C Voice Production Ⅲ Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM Available
No Description Available
80636 TPP4265C Camera Acting Face to Face Instruction (P) Tu,Th 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM Available
No Description Available

Updated: Sep 17, 2018

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