Theater Arts

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...

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Aug 21, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Inside Out Program Hosts National Training at Arcadia

From July 28 to Aug. 3, faculty from around the country who teach through the Inside-Out Prison Exchange program visited Arcadia University to learn more about the program, where students and inmates work together in a collaborative classroom at a nearby prison. At present, there are more than...

Amill performing

Jul 14, 2019 Jen Retter

Amill '18 Acts for Shared Humanity

For Theater Arts and Gateway/ACT 101 alumnus Wilfredo “Freddy” Amill ’18, community, justice, and performance are inextricable.  This year, Amill toured with Delaware Shakespeare, a professional theater company focused on educational programming for diverse audiences that can explore their...

Flyer with a smoking pistol and Hedda Gabler performances

Mar 18, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Theater Hosts Hedda Gabler in Grey Towers Castle

If all the world’s a stage, then the Arcadia University Theater is taking every opportunity to perform in creative spaces around campus– including Grey Towers Castle. For Hedda Gabler, which will run from March 28 to 31, they’re transforming the lobby, Dining Room, and Rose and Mirror rooms into...

Three students perform a scene from Crimes of the Heart.

Feb 25, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Theater Showcases Adaptability in Three Productions Spring Semester

Arcadia University Theater presents three diverse productions in the Spring 2019 semester at the Spruance Fine Arts Center Mainstage and Grey Towers Castle. Productions run Thursday to Saturday at 8 p.m. with matinee performances on Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Through March 3, students will...