Theater Arts

murphy hall arch

Courtney Thoroughgood Nov 18, 2021 12:00 am

Who Would Have Thought I’d Miss Climbing That Hill?

Everyone has that one space on campus that is the ultimate definition of self care. For some, it’s Easton Cafe; for others, it’s Haber Green on a cool spring evening. There are many safe spaces on campus that I retreat to when I need to just exist, but there is no place on campus that compares to...

Nov 8, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

Nov. 18-21: Arcadia University Theater Presents: Marisol

Arcadia University Theater Arts announces full casting and production details for Marisol by José Rivera. Directed by guest artist Taysha Canales, Marisol will play the Little Theatre stage Nov. 18-21.  In a world where apples are extinct, and people turn into mounds of salt, the angels...

student performing monologue for self tapes in stitler auditorium

Courtney Thoroughgood Nov 1, 2021 10:21 am

Stepping Into Our New Reality

Coming back to school is something we have all been dreaming of since we got sent home over 18 months ago. The past year has been so weird, and there really isn’t anything that can prepare you for a return to in-person classes. As exciting as it has been, it has also been unbelievably overwhelming...

Sep 21, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

Arcadia University Theater Presents: Fugitive Songs, Oct. 1-3

Arcadia University Theater Arts announces full casting and production details for Fugitive Songs by Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen. Directed by Associate Professor of Theater & Artistic Director Aaron McAllister, Fugitive Songs will play Stiteler Auditorium from Oct. 1 through Oct. 3.  ...

Arcadia University students film All's Well That Ends Well in front of Murphy Hall

Jul 26, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Theater Awarded Best of Glenside

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Arcadia University Theater has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Best of Glenside Award in the Performing Arts Theatre category. Arcadia University Theatre has adapted to the COVID pandemic by producing virtual performances and other mediums of innovative...

Arcadia University faculty Jonathan Shandell

Apr 28, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Shandell Provides Guidance on History of African American Theater in MSNBC Podcast

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts Jonathan Shandell provided research guidance for an episode of MSNBC’s podcast, “Into America,” a show about being Black in America. Into America produced a four-part series for Black History Month, “Harlem on my Mind,” which investigated the legacies of four...

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Jun 3, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Taylor ’21 Quoted by Baltimore Sun at Weekend Protest

BFA Acting major Jack Taylor ’21 is one of thousands who took to the streets across the United States between May 30 and 31 to protest the social injustices toward black Americans. His participation in an Edgewood, Md. protest was captured in the June 1 Baltimore Sun. “‘It’s so easy to just go...

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May 7, 2020 Jen Retter

#ArcadiaStrong: Faculty and Staff Standouts During COVID-19

We asked our social media followers to share outstanding faculty and staff experiences they've had in the wake of COVID-19.    "Jodi Bornstein has built a community for ED110 that has been super supportive."  "Kathy Trainor has been very supportive and...

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Feb 5, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Mitchell ’20 Dreams of Life on Stage to Assist Community

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...

Theater lighting installation

Oct 10, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Campus Facility Renovations
Steel Space and Kuch Center during renovations

Oct 10, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Theater, Athletics Receive Funds to Expand Campus Facilities

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...

Jonathan Shandell reading a passage from his book during a presentation

Sep 26, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Shandell’s Book Named Finalist for George Freedley Award

Dr. Jonathan Shandell, associate professor of Theater Arts, was one of eight finalists for the Theatre Library Association’s George Freedley Memorial Award for his recent book, The American Negro Theatre and the Long Civil Rights Era. The American Negro Theatre and the Long Civil Rights Era...