Into The Woods
Dancing At Lughnasa
Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical
1992 to 2021
- 2020-21: CLICK, All’s Well that Ends Well
- 2019-20: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Circle Mirror Transformation, The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
- 2018-19: As You Like It, Crimes of the Heart, Hedda Gabler, In the Cotton, Nevermore, Annie Jump and the Library of Heaven
- 2017-18: The Great American Trailer Park Musical: The Motherfu**er With The Hat, The Dollhouse Project, Sensitive Guys, Rhinoceros
- 2016-17: Speech and Debate, Picnic, Stop Kiss, Spitfire Grill
- 2015-16: New Perspectives, Miss Julie, Midway, All in the Timing
- 2014-15: The Prescott Method, The Brothers Grimm, SHOUT! The Mod Musical, Eurydice
- 2013-14: Harvey, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life
- 2012-13: The House of Bernarda Alba, Proof, On the Verge, Meshuggah Nuns!
- 2010-11: Vanities, Doubt, The Glass Menagerie, Julius Caesar, July 7, 1994, Club California
- 2009-10: Home, The Exonerated, The Princess Rescuers, The Misanthrope, Criminal Hearts, The Physicists
- 2008-09: The Rocky Horror Show, The Stonewater Rapture, The Women, Beyond Therapy, Visit to a Small Planet
- 2007-08: The Love of the Nightingale, Old Times, Carnival!, The Tempest, An Evening of Improv, Waiting for Lefty
- 2006-07: The Heidi Chronicles, Medal of Honor Rag, Godspell, The Three Sisters, Anton in Show Business, Hearsay
- 2005-06: Buried Child, Electra, Keely and Du, The Little Shop of Horrors, Picasso at the Lapine Agile, Savage in Limbo
- 2004-05: Real Inspector Hound, On This Island, Women and Wallace, The Laramie Project, The Actor's Nightmare, The Comedy of Errors
- 2003-04: The Rise and Rise of Daniel Rockett, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Rivals, Schoolhouse Rock Live!
- 2002-03: Vinegar Tom, Taming of the Shrew, Win/Lose/Draw, Romeo and Juliet, Catholic School Girls
- 2001-02: The Glass Menagerie, Parallel Lives, Othello, As You Like It, Psycho Beach Party
- 2000-01: Marisol, Room Service, Julius Caesar, Talking with..., Zazztrozi
- 1999-00: Twelfth Night, Alice in Wonderland, The Crucible, Sister Mary & Actors Nightmare
- 1998-99: Escape from Happiness, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Little Women
- 1997-98: Reckless, The Cherry Orchard, Inventing Wonderland , Moliere One-Acts
- 1996-97: Dancing at Lughnasa, Bonjour la Bonjour, Dames at Sea, Shot from the Hip: Mamet shorts, Les Belles Soeurs
- 1995-96: Pastorale, On the Verge, You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Mixed Nuts
- 1994-95: Rosencrantz and Guilderstern, Red River Rapids: Shepard Shorts, Shakespeare Cabaret
- 1993-94: Piece of My Heart, Waiting for the Parade, Born in the RSA
- 1992-93: The Heidi Chronicles, Animal Farm, Provocative Shorts
Fugitive Songs—a 19-song journey across America—blends folk music with contemporary pop and gospel, offering a new sound for a restless nation. The show spotlights people on the run, including a disgruntled Subway employee, a jilted ex-cheerleader, a pair of Patty Hearst fanatics, and a stoner forced to rob a convenience store.
When a children’s game goes too far, a legacy of paranoia and tragedy takes root in this immersive theatrical event. Uncover one of Arcadia University’s most suppressed tragedies through this part- podcast, part-immersive theatrical experience, during which you’ll engage in the legend as both sleuth and voyeur. Once you know the story, parking in The Pit will never feel the same.
In a world where apples are extinct and people turn into mounds of salt, the angels plot an epic battle to save the human race as Marisol embarks on a magical journey to survive the apocalypse. Jose Rivera’s fantastical drama Marisol pushes the boundaries of religion, biology, and everyday existence.
Vanities: The Musical chronicles the life-affirming journey of three vivacious Texas teens—from cheerleaders, to sorority sisters, to housewives, to liberated women, and beyond. Explore the lives, loves, disappointments, and dreams of these young women growing up during the turbulent 1906s and 1970s, and their reunion in the late 1980s.
Dionysos is the god of intoxication. The Bacchae—Euripides’ most subversive play—tells the story of a man who cannot admit he would rather live in the skin of a woman, and a god who seems to combine all sexualities into a single ruinous demand for adoration.
The Theater Arts program’s Senior Capstone Showcase features projects that bring together graduating students’ coursework and artistic training into an original, extended creative endeavor. Theater Arts students design and complete their capstones independently, exploring their artistic interests and future ambitions.
Awards and Recognition
Students in our program have won several awards through the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Region 2.
2016-17 Region 2 Festival, Montclair, NJ
- Arcadia Theater’s production of Speech and Debate by Stephen Karam was invited to perform at the festival in a competitive adjudication process.
- Wilfredo Amill ’18 was named, with his scene partner Alyssa Pinkl ’18, a regional finalist in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship competition—one of 16 finalists out of 238 competitors.
- Lindsay Deal ’17 was awarded Outstanding Actress in an Invited Production for her portrayal of Diwata in Speech and Debate.
- Sidney Shaulis ’17 and Christian Ortiz ’17 were cast in the National Playwriting Program’s one-act play. The play was selected as this year’s Region 2 winner, and will be presented at the national festival.
- Professor Mark Wade received the Kennedy Center Gold Medallion, which honors “individuals or organizations that have made extraordinary contributions to the teaching and producing of theatre and who have significantly dedicated their time, artistry, and enthusiasm to the development of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.”
2015-16 Region 2 Festival, West Chester, PA
- Damien Figueras ’16 was named a national finalist in Sound Design, allowing him to attend a weeklong master class with the Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas for Excellence in Technology and Design.
- Gabriella Santoro ’16 was awarded a United States Institute for Theater Technology (USITT) Chesapeake Regional award for her makeup work in Arcadia Theater’s production of the one-act play Bite Me. The award included a scholarship to attend the full USITT conference in Salt Lake City.
- Arianna Kendra ’17 received honorable mention for her work designing hats for Arcadia Theater’s production of Miss Julie by August Strindberg.
2014-15 Region 2 Festival, Cleveland, OH
- Jillian Schwab ’15 was named regional finalist in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship competition and received the Voice and Speech Teachers of America award for her work during the competition.
- Kris Karcher ’17 served as dramaturg for The W Trilogy by Kathleen Burke. The play was selected as the winner of the One Act Play Award for KCACTF Region 2.
2013-14 Region 2 Festival, West Chester University
- Samia Merritt ’14, national finalist in theatrical design, was awarded an eight week scholarship to attend Stagecraft Institute of Las Vegas, and was named regional finalist in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Competition.
- Zach McKenna ’14, national finalist in sound design, won second place at The Kennedy Center National Festival and received an internship to The Williamstown Theater Festival, one of the most prestigious summer theaters in the nation.
- Jeff Barth ’14 was named regional semi-finalist in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Competition.
2012-13 Region 2 Festival, Towson University
- Amanda Sharp ’12 received the regional award for costume design in Arcadia’s production of The Children’s Hour.
2011-12 Region 2 Festival, Indiana, PA
- Arcadia’s production of Molly Hagan's Swing of the Sea, directed by Mark Wade, presented at the regional festival. The play received the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Award for Best Undergraduate written show in the nation.
- Amanda Sharp ’12 won the regional award for her design of Arcadia’s production of the new musical Club California in April 2011.
- Lauren Suchenski ’13 was named regional semi-finalist in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Competition.
2010-11 Region 2 Festival, Towson, MD
- Taysha Canales ’11 was named regional finalist in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Competition, and was awarded a scholarship to attend the New Play Summer Conservatory at the New York Theater Intensive in association with the artists of Ensemble Studio Theater.
- Monique Gaffney won “Best Partner Award” in the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Competition.
2009-10 KCACTF Region 2 Festival, Indiana, PA
- Arcadia Theater’s production of Home by Samm-Art Williams was invited to perform at the festival in a competitive adjudication process.
- Taysha Marie Canales ’11 was awarded a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for Region II Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Ensemble Acting.
- Jamal Douglas ’10 was awarded a Region II Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Ensemble Acting.
- Paige Hoke ’10 was a finalist for two national awards: the KCACTF Theater for Young Audiences Award and the Mark David Cohen National Playwriting Award.
- Brianna Pope-McBride ’12 was awarded a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for Region II Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Ensemble Acting.
- Katie Schiedt ’10 won the Region II Alcone Company Make-up Design Award for her make-up design for Arcadia University’s production of The Princess Rescuers.
- Elizabeth Seybert ('11) was a semi-finalist in the Irene Ryan Competition.
- Robin Stamey ’10 was the Region II winner of a National Barbizon Award for Theatrical Design for her light design for Arcadia University’s production of Home.