Diane Paulus, a Tony Award winner and artistic director of the American Repertory Theater, will present a lecture about arts and humanities education Monday, Oct. 8, at the University of Central Florida.

Paulus, a theater and opera director who also is a Harvard professor, will speak at 7 p.m. in the Morgridge International Reading Center on the main UCF campus.

Her credits include the Tony Award-winning revival of Hair and The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.

Other recent works are Prometheus Bound, a musical written by Tony and Grammy Award winner Steven Sater with music composed by Grammy Award-winning System of a Down lead singer Serj Tankian; Death and The Powers: The Robots’ Opera by Tod Machover, in collaboration with MIT Media Lab and Chicago Opera Theater; and The Donkey Show, a disco adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Her eclectic mix of productions have been performed on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in London’s West End, Cirque du Soleil,  New York’s Hayden Planetarium, and numerous other theaters and opera houses.

Monday’s program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited. RSVP to Georgeann.Oswald@ucf.edu or 407-823-1194. Free parking will be available in Garage A.

The lecture is hosted by the UCF College of Arts & Humanities and sponsored by the UCF Foundation Inc. in partnership with the College of Education.