Theater Arts

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Feb 22, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Fashion Mogul Phillips Lands on Cover of 'Verve' Magazine

“I love everything about my work,” says Valerie Phillips ’07, who recently developed an independent clothing design business, Glister, in Asheville, N.C., that merges sustainability and fresh couture. Recently featured on the cover of the February 2011 Edition of Verve, North Carolina’s Smartest...

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Feb 22, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Ryan Studies Military Symbols, Designs Set for 'Julius Caesar'

As part of her senior capstone project, Theater Arts and English major Carrie Ryan ’11 designed the set for Arcadia University’s production of Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare. The experience has expanded her skills and appreciation for her craft. (View photos from the dress rehearsal.) “I was...

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Feb 1, 2011 Sarah Schwartz

Theater Students Accept Awards, Advance to Kennedy Center Finals

Arcadia University Theater students advanced to the finals at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for Region II Jan. 11-16 at Towson University, Md. Of the 32 Arcadia students who attended, several students also have been invited to participate in the national festival at the...

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Jan 28, 2011 Purnell Cropper

Anna Deavere Smith, Mayor Nutter Honored by Americans for the Arts

“At the 79th annual winter meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), awards for artists and public officials were presented by USCM in partnership with Americans for the Arts. These awards have presented each year since 1997. Theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith was presented with the...

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Dec 17, 2010 Donna Whitlock

32 Students to Perform at Kennedy Center Theater Festival

Arcadia University’s award-winning theater department will be taking 32 students to the Region II Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival at Towson University in Towson, Md., Jan. 11-16. Twelve of the 32 students were nominated for their performances: Lauren Myers, a senior Acting major...

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Nov 30, 2010 Donna Whitlock

Shandell Has Essay Published in Journal of American Drama & Theatre

Jonathan Shandell, Assistant Professor of Theater Arts, has had an essay published in the Fall 2010 issue of The Journal of American Drama and Theatre. The essay is titled "The Inheritors of Inheritors: How Susan Glaspell Inspired the Hedgerow Theatre." Shandell investigates the history of the...

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Aug 3, 2010 Donna Whitlock

Meshejian Part of Conference at Adreinne Theatre

A story in the July 20 Montgomery Life (Fort Washington, Pa.) on the sixth annual PlayPenn Play Development Conference at the Adrienne Theatre quotes Paul Meshejian, an Instructor in Arcadia University’s Theater program. Meshejian is part of the conference that "chooses a select few from a vast...

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Mar 26, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Douglas Gets National Fellowship at Kennedy Center

The Arcadia University Theater program is proud to have three senior students—Katie Scheidt, Robin Stamey, and Jamal Douglas—participating in the National Festival at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., April 12-18. In recognition of his outstanding work in Home, Douglas ’10 is one of three...

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Jan 22, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Theater Students Outstanding at Kennedy Center Regional Festival

Arcadia University Theater students earned national awards, regional accolades and the first standing ovation at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for Region II on Thursday, Jan. 14, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Several students also have been invited to participate in...

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Jan 22, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Stamey Wins National Award for Theatrical Design

Robin Stamey ’10 was the Region II winner of a National Barbizon Award for Theatrical Design at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for Region II on Jan. 14 for her light design for Arcadia University’s production of Home. The Barbizon awards give outstanding student designers...

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Jan 22, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Seybert a Semi-Finalist in Acting Competition

Elizabeth "Beth" Seybert '11 was a semi-finalist in the Irene Ryan Competition and was selected to compete at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for Region II on Jan. 14 for her role as Nani in The Princess Rescuers. "The first round had 110 nominees," says Seybert.  "There I was...

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Jan 22, 2010 Purnell Cropper

Douglas Earns Merit Award for Role in Home

Jamal Douglas, a senior Acting major at Arcadia University and a resident of Laurel, Md., was awarded a Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for Region II Certificate of Merit for Excellence in Ensemble Acting. Douglas was chosen for his part in the Arcadia University Theater production...