Theater Arts

Ashton Appadu '26, an Acting major from Florida

Sep 6, 2022 Emily Horowitz

New Knight to Know: Ashton Appadu '26

Ashton Appadu Major: Acting Hometown: Astatula, Fla. Why Arcadia: I heard that it was a rising program, and I have friends that are already here. From my research, it had everything I was looking for. What I’m most looking forward to: My acting classes

Jun 21, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Jones '23 Finds Connection while Studying in London

Harper Jones ’23 knew she’d enjoy the theater scene in London. An Acting major with a Musical Theater concentration, Jones was in one of the globe’s theater capitals almost the entire spring semester on a study abroad program with Arcadia London Center and Goldsmith University. What she may not...

Jun 7, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Dr. Shandell Speaks on African American Artists on “Adventures in Theater History: Philadelphia” Podcast

Dr. Jonathan Shandell, associate professor of Theater Arts at Arcadia University, appeared June 3 on the podcast "Adventures in Theater History: Philadelphia." On this episode of the podcast, Philadelphia theater historian Peter Schmitz leads a conversation inspired by Dr. Shandell's article, "...

May 11, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Class of 2022 Spotlight: Amanda Sturman

Amanda Sturman   Major: Bachelor of Arts in Theater Hometown: Cortez, Co. Why Arcadia: “I really wanted to come out to the east. I heard Philadelphia was a good place for theatre. I settled on Arcadia because the size was right for me. It wasn’t too big, wasn’t too small, perfect for...

Mar 29, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

April 1-3: Arcadia University Theater Presents: Euripides The Bakkhai

Arcadia University Theater Arts announces full casting and production details for Euripides The Bakkhai a new version by Anne Carson. Directed by Theater Arts guest teaching artist Katherine Wilkinson, The Bakkhai will play Arcadia’s Little Theater April 1-3, 2022.  The Bakkhai (Euripides’...

Feb 14, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Arcadia University Theater Presents: "Vanities: The Musical", Feb. 17-20

Arcadia University Theater Arts announces full casting and production details for Vanities: The Musical with a book by Jack Heifner & music and lyrics by David Kirshenbaum. Directed by Theater Arts faculty member & Artistic Director of Philadelphia’s Azuka Theatre Kevin Glaccum, Vanities:...

Arcadia University faculty Jonathan Shandell

Jan 26, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Dr. Shandell Publishes Two Articles on History of African American Theater in Philadelphia

Dr. Jonathan D. Shandell, associate professor of Theater Arts at Arcadia University, recently had two articles published related to the history of African American theater and performance in the Philadelphia region. The first essay, "Caricatured, Marginalized, and Erased: African American...

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...