College of Arts and Sciences

Theater Student Testimonials

A degree in Theater Arts at Arcadia empowers you to make your mark in the professional world. Our alumni find professional theater work and study at some of the nation’s top graduate programs.  

“The Arcadia Theatre program helped me break through emotional barriers, taught me patience, and gave me the tools I needed to thrive outside the theater world in a business-minded economy.”

—Dustin Karrat, BA ’09

“The theatre program at Arcadia prepared me for every aspect of a professional career in theatre arts. My experiences with performance, tech, administration and collaboration equipped me with a valuable tool set that I am able to use on a daily basis.”

—Sara Accardi, BA ‘07, Manager of Individual Giving, Theatre Development Fund​

“I don't know where I would be without the warmth, passion, and talent I was surrounded by during my 4 years in Arcadia's theater program. I grew exponentially as an artist and as a human being, thanks to the unwavering support from the incredibly insightful and encouraging teachers. Even now, my teachers still come up to see me in my shows in New York!”

—Morgan Everitt, BFA ‘11, MFA Candidate, NYU/Tisch School of the Arts, Graduate Acting Program

“My professors at Arcadia gave me the skills I needed to work confidently in the professional theatre world. The years I've spent training in the BFA program helped me define the kind of artist I want to be. My professors are now my cast mates, and even now, long after graduation, I can still call on them for advice and support.”

— Taysha Canales, BFA ’11

“Arcadia’s diverse curriculum allowed me to explore many different facets of theater and to grow in every aspect. My professors pushed me to be stronger and to find my own unique path, and taught me the skills to land a job working at a professional theater right after graduation.”

— Sara Viniar, BFA ’13, Director of Group Sales and Advertising, The Ritz Theater Company​

“Arcadia's Theater Arts program helps you become the theatre artist you want to be. I was able to customize my electives, and thanks to the knowledgable and dedicated professors, I went into the theatre world confident that I could not only act professionally, but also step into directing, designing, choreographing, and stage managing. I was trained to be a versatile theatre artist.”

—Katie Keith, BFA ’08