College of Arts and Humanities
Elizabeth Brendel Horn

Elizabeth Brendel Horn, M.F.A.

Elizabeth Brendel Horn joined the faculty of UCF as an Assistant Professor in the graduate Theatre for Young Audiences program in Fall 2015. Her creative interests include race and diversity, body image, multimedia performance and digital storytelling, and devising.  

Previously, Elizabeth served six years as Artistic Director of the Timber Creek Thespians, where she directed MetamorphosesDoubtOedipus RexElektraA Midsummer Night’s DreamA Servant of Two MastersRabbit HoleUrinetownLegally BlondeChicagoAnything GoesThe Wizard of Oz, and Little Shop of Horrors. Additionally, Elizabeth mentored over twenty student-directed productions during her tenure and her adaptation of the Greek classic Elektra performed at The Orlando International Fringe Festival.

Elizabeth works as a freelance director, teaching artist, consultant, dramaturge, and applied theatre artist. Credits include the Alliance Theatre (Atlanta, GA), Adventure Theatre and ATMTC Academy (Glen Echo, MD), The Coterie (Kansas City, MO), Orlando Repertory Theatre, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, Dr Phillips Center for the Arts, and Orange County Public Schools. Recent projects include director of a youth-devised adaptation of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar fused with Bob Dylan music in the Alliance Theatre's Collision Project, director of the new musical The Reckless Days of Robin Hood (The Coterie); director of "Once In My LIFE," a multimedia intergenerational devised piece in collaboration with Interdisciplinary Studies and UCF's Learning Institute for Elders; and The Justice Project, a collaboration of UCF and Orlando Repertory Theatre to train male minority students in devising and theatre techniques, which the students then facilitate in a workshop with police officers to share stories and build community. 

Elizabeth serves on the boards of TYA/USA and Florida Theatre Conference (Theatre for Youth division chair) and is published with Theatre Topics, TYA Today, and Youth Theatre Journal. She holds an MFA in Theatre for Young Audiences from UCF and a BFA in Musical Theatre from Brenau University with the Gainesville Theatre Alliance.


  • M.F.A. in Theatre for Young Audiences from University of Central Florida (2010)
  • B.F.A. in Theatre from Brenau University (2007)

Selected Publications


  • "'Do You See Me?' Power and Visibility in Applied Theatre with Black Male Youth and the Police." Youth Theatre Journal​, 31:2, 79-91. 2017.
  • “New Thoughts for New Ages and Stages: Teaching Artistic and Educational Responsibility in the Devising Process.” Theatre Topics. 2016. 

  • “Playing Ball with the Big League: Introducing Advanced Acting Methodologies.” 2016.

  • “What is Universal? Representing Race and Ethnicity in TYA.” TYA Today. 2015.

  •  “A New Direction.” Incite/Insight. September 2011.

  • “AATE and TYA/USA Take Action Against Bullying.” Incite/Insight. June 2011.

  • “The Twenty-First Century Education Director.” TYA Today. 2010. 

Book Sections/Chapters

  • Kaplan, Jeffrey S. and Elizabeth B. Horn. “Understanding Theater in Drama High: The Incredible, True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theatre.”  Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the Content Areas. Edited by Paula Greathouse, Brooke Eisenbach and Joan Kaywell. R & L. 2017. 


Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
19344 THE6726 Advanced Tya Seminar Face2Face Tu,Th 3:00PM - 4:15PM Not Online
No Description Available
19365 TPP6216C Theatre for Young Aud Tour Face2Face W 11:30AM - 2:20PM Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81839 THE2000 Theatre Survey Web Web Available
No Description Available
92610 THE2050 Th Studies in Creative Drama Face2Face W 12:30PM - 3:20PM Available
No Description Available
80433 THE2305 Script Analysis for Theatre Rdce Time M 1:30PM - 2:45PM Available
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2018.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
10394 THE2305 Script Analysis for Theatre Rdce Time M 2:30PM - 3:45PM Available
No Description Available
19020 TPP5248C Storytelling As Theatre Art Face2Face W 11:30AM - 2:20PM Available
No Description Available
19025 TPP6247 Theatre for Social Change Rdce Time Th 3:00PM - 4:45PM Available
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
80466 THE2305 Script Analysis for Theatre Rdce Time M 1:30PM - 2:45PM Available
No Description Available
91039 THE5385 Dramatic Lit for Children Rdce Time Tu 2:00PM - 3:20PM Available
No Description Available
91045 THE6756 Methods of Teaching Drama Face2Face W 8:30AM - 11:20AM Available
No Description Available

Updated: Sep 5, 2018

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