Arcadia University News


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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October 25, 2011

Cast of 'Metamorphoses' Speaks of Love, Bonds and Blue Jeans

On Monday afternoon, the Bulletin interviewed four Acting majors from the cast of Arcadia University’s most recent theater production, Metamorphoses . Swiveling in the adjustable office chairs in Landman Library's Faculty and Staff Resource Room, Trevor Foehl ’13 , Kelsey Hodgkiss ’14 , Olivia...

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May 18, 2011

Berger Hones Communication Skills with Disney

“Whether you have a great internship experience or not, there is always something to garner from stepping outside your comfort zone and participating in something that is bigger than you,” says Theater Arts and English major Claire Berger ’11 . Berger completed a paid internship with one of the...

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April 5, 2011

Theater Arts Students Raise $800 for Charity

Seniors in Arcadia's Theater Arts program took part in the Walk for Water at Villanova University on Sunday, April 3. "Participating in the Walk was part of a public service project undertaken by the Theater Arts Class of 2011 to benefit Water for Waslala: a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to...

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March 29, 2011

Theater Alum Now 'Directing' Project Management at Texas A&M

“When Brooke Woodruff, IT Manager for the (Texas A&M University) Department of Information Technology’s freshly combined Project Management and Service Desk groups, tells you she’s Arcadia University’s only theater graduate with stage fright, she may be exaggerating ... a little,” according to...

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February 22, 2011

Fashion Mogul Phillips Lands on Cover of 'Verve' Magazine

“I love everything about my work,” says Valerie Phillips ’07 , who recently developed an independent clothing design business, Glister, in Asheville, N.C., that merges sustainability and fresh couture. Recently featured on the cover of the February 2011 Edition of Verve , North Carolina’s Smartest...

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February 22, 2011

Ryan Studies Military Symbols, Designs Set for 'Julius Caesar'

As part of her senior capstone project, Theater Arts and English major Carrie Ryan ’11 designed the set for Arcadia University’s production of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. The experience has expanded her skills and appreciation for her craft. ( View photos from the dress rehearsal .) “I...

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February 1, 2011

Theater Students Accept Awards, Advance to Kennedy Center Finals

Arcadia University Theater students advanced to the finals at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for Region II Jan. 11-16 at Towson University, Md. Of the 32 Arcadia students who attended, several students also have been invited to participate in the national festival at the...

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January 28, 2011

Anna Deavere Smith, Mayor Nutter Honored by Americans for the Arts

“At the 79th annual winter meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), awards for artists and public officials were presented by USCM in partnership with Americans for the Arts. These awards have presented each year since 1997. Theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith was presented with the...

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December 17, 2010

32 Students to Perform at Kennedy Center Theater Festival

Arcadia University’s award-winning theater department will be taking 32 students to the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival at Towson University in Towson, Md., Jan. 11-16. Twelve of the 32 students were nominated for their performances: Lauren Myers , a senior Acting major...

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November 30, 2010

Shandell Has Essay Published in Journal of American Drama & Theatre

Jonathan Shandell , Assistant Professor of Theater Arts, has had an essay published in the Fall 2010 issue of The Journal of American Drama and Theatre . The essay is titled "The Inheritors of Inheritors : How Susan Glaspell Inspired the Hedgerow Theatre." Shandell investigates the history of the...

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August 3, 2010

Meshejian Part of Conference at Adreinne Theatre

A story in the July 20 Montgomery Life (Fort Washington, Pa.) on the sixth annual PlayPenn Play Development Conference at the Adrienne Theatre quotes Paul Meshejian , an Instructor in Arcadia University’s Theater program. Meshejian is part of the conference that "chooses a select few from a vast...

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March 26, 2010

Douglas Gets National Fellowship at Kennedy Center

The Arcadia University Theater program is proud to have three senior students— Katie Scheidt , Robin Stamey , and Jamal Douglas —participating in the National Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., April 12-18. In recognition of his outstanding work in Home , Douglas ’10 is one of...

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January 22, 2010

Theater Students Outstanding at Kennedy Center Regional Festival

Arcadia University Theater students earned national awards, regional accolades and the first standing ovation at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for Region II on Thursday, Jan. 14, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Several students also have been invited to participate in...

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January 22, 2010

Stamey Wins National Award for Theatrical Design

Robin Stamey ’10 was the Region II winner of a National Barbizon Award for Theatrical Design at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for Region II on Jan. 14 for her light design for Arcadia University’s production of Home. The Barbizon awards give outstanding student designers...

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