Arcadia University News


June 14, 2012

Uwishunu: Azuka Theatre Hires Ryan ’11, Stage Manager of 'Hazard County'

Uwishunu recently featured Azuka Theatre’s new annual program, The New Professionals, "[which is] dedicated to showcasing the talents of recent college graduates as they prepare to enter the professional ranks." Carrie Ryan ’11 is among these recent graduates and serves as stage manager for the...

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June 12, 2012

Montgomery Media: Theater Students Design Montgomery Theater’s Production 'Any Wednesday'

Montgomery News reported that Ro Gauger ’13 , Mariah Frazier ’ 15, Heather Markowitz ’ 14 and Ruth Oliver ’ 13 have been given a special learning opportunity as set designers for Montgomery Theater’s upcoming production, “Any Wednesday” a comedy written by Muriel Resnik. Michael Kerns , Arcadia's...

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May 2, 2012

An Exquisite Journey: Krafchick ’54 Revisits 'The Children's Hour,' 60 Years Later

Marcelline Krafchick ’54 , Arcadia University’s first Fulbright Scholar, returned to campus to reconnect with friends, tour the new Commons student center and attend the inauguration ceremony of the 20th president of the University, Carl (Tobey) Oxholm III . A renowned literature and drama scholar...

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April 26, 2012

RWA Features Guest Blogger Kimberly Gardner

The Futuristic, Fantasy and Paranormal (FF&P) Special Interest Chapter of the Romance Writers of America featured guest blogger Kimberly Gardner 's original piece, "My Muse Has Left Town," on March 8. Gardner earned a B.A. in Theatre Arts from Arcadia University and has been writing...

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April 20, 2012

Theater Major Diamond ‘Dares to be Brilliant’

Theater Arts and Acting major Rachel Diamond ’12 has already tasted success in the dynamic and unpredictable world of theater: performed in a professional off-West End production in London, wowed hundreds of her peers at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF) and premiered...

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April 13, 2012

Media: Arcadia University Presents 'The Children's Hour,' April 19-29

The Colonial (Fort Washington, Pa.) reported on Arcadia University's upcoming production 'The Children's Hour,' April 19 through 29 on the MatinStage in the Spurance Fine Arts Center. Set in an all-girls boarding school in 1930s New England, Hellman's play is a cautionary tale about the power of...

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April 13, 2012

Stage Directions: Arcadia Premiers 'The Swing of the Sea,' Featured in National Festival

Stage Directions recently listed Arcadia University for producing the premier of The Swing of the Sea , written by Molly Hagan, in the 44th annual Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts National Festival schedule, which will take place in Washington, D.C., April 16-21. Hagan is the recipient of the...

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April 4, 2012

Philly.com: Conda '03 Develops 'Rock & Awe' Cabaret Series

Philly.com featured Jessica Conda ’03 , an artist in residence at Brat Productions, a club-based theater company in Philadelphia, Pa., on March 29. She recently developed a distinct mix of snarky glam-and-garage punk and brassy vocal-narrative cabaret dubbed "Rock & Awe." "The series is...

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April 4, 2012

Montgomery Media: Arcadia University Theater Presents 'The Children's Hour,' April 19-29

Montgomery Media recently listed Arcadia University's production 'The Children’s Hour,' which runs April 19 to April 29 on the MainStage in the Spruance Fine Arts Center, in the Montgomery Life Events Calendar section. Set in an all-girls’ boarding school in 1930s New England, Hellman’s play is a...

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April 4, 2012

Chagrin Valley Times: Arcadia Theater Production Gains National Attention

Chagrin Valley Times recently reported on Arcadia University's production of The Swing of the Sea , written by Molly Hagan, winner of the National Student Playwright Award at the 2012 Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival (KCACTF). Arcadia's Theater Department was the first to produce it...

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February 28, 2012

'Swing of the Sea' Wins KCACTF National Student Playwright Award

The Swing of the Sea was the 2011 winner of the Mimi and Harold Steinberg National Student Playwriting Award, as part of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival's Michael Kanin Playwriting Awards program. This award is in recognition of the outstanding, full length, student-written...

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February 28, 2012

Behind the Scenes of ‘Girl Science’

The Bulletin caught a sneak peek of Arcadia University Theater’s production of Girl Science , written by Adjunct Professor Larry Loebell and directed by Rebecca Wright, Artistic Director of Applied Mechanics , with costume design by Jackie Sherman . The small cast and close-knit production team...

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February 24, 2012

Phillyburbs.com: 'Girl Science,' through March 4

Phillyburbs.com recently reported the opening of the Arcadia University Theatre production of Girl Science , which opened Feb. 23 and runs through March 4. [The play] focuses on Lois, a historian, who selects her great-aunt, Dr. Johanna Vernon, an eminent biologist and "forgotten pioneer of science...

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January 27, 2012

‘Swing of the Sea’ Packs House and Stands Up to Stiff Competition at KCACTF

Professor Mark Wade and a brigade of 26 theater students piled into a bus and headed west, about 275 miles, to Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, Pa., where the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) was held in early January. Only six of them were cast members in...

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January 20, 2012

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: 'Swing of the Sea' Among 8 Selected from 60 Entries

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently reported that Arcadia University's production of The Swing of the Sea was among eight plays selected to be performed at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), held at Indiana University of Pennsylvania Jan. 10-14. In this area, some 34...

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January 13, 2012

Wade Gets a Nod from Playwright as Arcadia Stands to Win National Accolades

Montgomery News recently reported that Arcadia University’s production Swing of the Sea is a participant in the 44th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) for Region II, which is being held at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Jan. 10 to 14. Mark Wade , Assistant...

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January 13, 2012

Alumna Poet Explores Jazz Singer Nina Simone, and Herself, in New Book

Monica A. Hand ’75 is a poet and book artist who is investigating a nomadic lifestyle as a strategy for economic, political, spiritual and artistic survival. Her manuscript— me and Nina —received a 2010 Kinereth Gensler Award and was released this month by Alice James Books. "In me and Nina , Hand...

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December 21, 2011

Adjunct Theater Professor Berger-Green Named Creative Connector by Leadership Philadelphia

The National Constitution Center’s Director of Theatre Programs Nora Berger-Green , who also is an Adjunct Professor at Arcadia University, has been named a “Creative Connector” in the Philadelphia area by Leadership Philadelphia, a 52-year-old non-profit, non-partisan organization that mobilizes...

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December 19, 2011

Indiana Gazette: Arcadia Participates in KCACTF, Jan. 10-14

The Indiana Gazette announced the 44th Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival that will be held at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Jan. 10-14. "The regional festival will feature productions from students attending IUP, Arcadia University, Towson University, Bloomsburg University of...

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December 9, 2011

'The Swing of the Sea' Tapped for Regional Theater Festival

Arcadia University's production of The Swing of the Sea ( view photos ) was one of eight shows selected for performance at the regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Jan. 10 - 14. Region II includes universities and colleges located in...

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November 22, 2011

Blackstock Receives CCEP Certification

Debbie Blackstock , Director of Conference Services and Campus Scheduling, recently attended the Association of Collegiate Conference and Events Directors-International (ACCED-I) annual conference in Orlando, Fl., where she received the Collegiate Conference and Events Professional (CCEP)...