Theatre Program History
In 2015, Central Florida Community Arts launched the first full season of the Theatre Program. Different than the Summer Broadway Series, the year-round Theatre program is housed in a small Blackbox Theatre setting, giving patrons a more intimate, in-your-face theatrical experience. CFCArts Theatre, under the direction of Donald Rupe, seeks to produce Theatre that appeals to a wide variety of audiences. In each production, our director looks for a fresh perspective in already established plays and musicals. The second season of CFCArts Theatre will begin in August with Man of La Mancha, followed by Metamorphoses, Godspell, A Few Good Men, Almost, Maine, and we will end the season with the hit musical Once I Laughed written and directed by Donald Rupe. For audition information please visit our Audition Page to reserve an audition time.
About the Directors
- Donald received his Master’s Degree in Applied Theatre from New York University and has enjoyed a career directing and teaching Theatre ever since. He was a celebrated High School Theatre teacher for 8 years, and he continues to teach Acting and Theatre at Valencia College and Stetson University today.
- Jake is a graduate from Rollins College and has worked with many different theater companies in the Orlando area for the last 5 years. He co-founded his own theater company, Point Blank Productions, in 2011 and his most recent directing projects include “Little Shop of Horrors” and “All New People”.