Mark Wade, director of Arcadia’s Theater Arts Program and assistant professor of Visual and Performing Arts, was featured in a Feb. 12 article by Broadway World for judging the NYC Public High School Student Playwriting Fellowship, an award created to both honor young playwrights and provide them...
Justin Mitchell ’20
Bachelor of Arts in Theater Arts
Justin Mitchell ’20 came to Arcadia as a Business Administration major. On his first day of classes, he changed his major to Theater Arts.
A shy student at Central High School, Mitchell had dreamed of getting on...
The University continues to expand its academic and extracurricular facilities, with more renovations to the Black Box Theater, esports hub, and Kuch Center.
This summer, the Arcadia Foundation awarded a $91,000 grant to the University to renovate the Black Box Theater to support Arcadia’s...
On Jan. 6, Arcadia University Theater reprised its fall production of Speech & Debate at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Region II Festival (KCACTF). One of seven productions invited to perform at Montclair State University, Speech & Debate—by Tony Award-winning playwright...
Artistic Director, Assistant Professor and Head of the Theater Arts Program at Arcadia University
Mark is a graduate of The Yale School of Drama in Acting, and The Neighborhood Playhouse (where he studied with Sanford Meisner). Acting and directing credits include work for The Westport Country Playhouse, The Long Wharf Theater, and Trinity Repertory Theater. He spent five years as a creative consultant for Joanne Woodward, and produced with her two television movies for the “Hallmark Hall of Fame.” In addition, Mark collaborated closely with Ms Woodward during her time as Artistic Director of The Westport Country Playhouse, serving as an education consultant and as her assistant director on The Constant Wife by Somerset Maugham and Three Days of Rain by Richard Greenberg . Mark served as assistant director to Lloyd Richards on the Hallmark Hall of Fame’s television adaptation of The Piano Lesson by August Wilson. He directed the New York premiere of The Sirens by Darrah Cloud.
At Arcadia, Mark has directed The Laramie Project, Keely and Du, Hearsay (a world premiere written by Kathryn Petersen), The Love of the Nightingale, The Wind in the Willows, Home (a regional finalist and recipient of multiple awards including Outstanding Direction and Outstanding Ensemble Acting by the Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival), an all-female version of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, The Swing of the Sea (a world premiere written by Molly Hagan, an invited production to the KCACTF’s regional festival and winner of the Harold and Mimi Steinberg National Playwriting Award which was published by Samuel French), Meshuggah-nuns!, and co-directed with Kathryn Petersen The House of Bernarda Alba.
Mark has taught classes at The Wilma Theater Studio, and The University of the Arts. He directed Home and The Pillars of Society at The University of the Arts. Mark taught acting for ten years at Wesleyan University in Middletown Connecticut. Mark lives in Center City Philadelphia with his wife, Kelly. He is the proud dad of two boys: Jamieson and Grayson.