Arcadia University News


November 26, 2012

Newsworks: Arcadia University Theater Production 'On the Verge' Opens Nov. 29

Newsworks listed Arcadia University's upcoming theater production, On the Verge , in its Holiday Entertainment Guide. On the Verge opens Nov. 29 and runs through Dec. 9 in the MainStage Theater, Spruance Fine Arts Center. Visit the Newsworks Holiday Entertainment Guide . On the Verge is a wacky...

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October 15, 2012

The Triangle: Pilla Performs 'The Farewell' at Mandell Theater

The Triangle reported on Oct. 12 that Janet Pilla , Adjunct Professor in Arcadia's Theater Arts and Acting program, was featured in “What Makes A Masterpiece?” at Drexel University's Mandell Theater on Oct. 4. The program featured a lecture from dance performer, critic and NYU professor Deborah...

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October 15, 2012

Behind the Scenes: Arcadia University Theater's 'Messuggah Nuns!'

New season begins with a musical comedy. Story by Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 | Photos by Fig Tree Photography It was just 48 hours before the final tech rehearsal of Messuggah-Nuns! , and Director Mark Wade sat perched in house left, as the cast ran through several musical selections. Though Wade’s arms...

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July 24, 2012

Trib Total Media: Lantz ’14 Gains Backstage Experience with Playhouse Apprenticeship

Trib Total Media reported on July 21 that Olivia Lantz , a junior Acting major, is gaining experience backstage with an apprenticeship at Apple Hill Playhouse in Delmont, Pa., as reported by Alice T. Carter, Tribune-Review Theater critic. “I really wanted to get some other theater experience under...

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July 19, 2012

Douglas ’10 Cast as Principal Actor in Delaware Shakespeare Festival

Jamal Douglas ’10 is cast as Lysander, a principal character, in the Delaware Shakespeare Festival's production of A Midsummer's Night Dream , which runs through July 28 at Rockwood Mansion Park in Wilmington, Del. The Delaware Shakespeare Festival is a professional theatre company dedicated to...

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July 5, 2012

Montgomery Media: Gonglewski Cast in Arden Theatre's 'Women in Jep'

Grace Gonglewski , Adjunct Professor of Theater Arts and Acting, appears in Women in Jep (July 5-15), the Arden Theatre Company’s inaugural production for The Writers’ Room, an innovative playwright residency program, as reported by Montgomery Media Correspondent Rita Charleston. Gonglewski, who...

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July 5, 2012

NJ.com: Alumna Appears on Stage at National Constitution Center

Kathryn Hummer ’08 , better known in the Philadelphia theatre world as Katie Keith, was featured on NJ.com for her recent achievements both on stage and behind the scenes. Keith is currently starring in The Living News at the National Constitution Center and directing the Mainstage Center for the...

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June 27, 2012

Main Line Times: Shaw ’11 Lands First Professional Role in Azuka Theatre's 'Hazard County'

Main Line Times reported on June 21 that Bailey Shaw ’11 , who earned a B.F.A. in Acting from Arcadia University, is playing her first professional role as Quintin in Azuka Theatre 's current production of Allison Moore's Hazard County . The production is part of the New Professionals Program,...

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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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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 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

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 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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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 29, 2011

Arcadia's Production of 'The Swing of the Sea' in the News

Arcadia University’s Theater program’s production of The Swing of the Sea , which opens Dec. 1 and runs through Dec. 11, was included in the Nov. 25 Theater listing in The Philadelphia Inquirer and in the December Calendar of Events on PhillyBurbs.com .

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