Theater Arts

Olivia Armacost Feb 26, 2018 4:12 pm

A Sisterhood of Women

The Vagina Monologues is a play written by Eve Ensler based on interviews she held privately and in groups with over 200 women. Twenty-two years after its premiere in 1996, I had the privilege of bringing one of these vignettes to life on the Stiteler stage at Arcadia University.   When I...

Doriane Feinstein Feb 23, 2018 4:29 pm

A Dramata-What?

Freshman year of college, I couldn’t tell you what a dramaturg was. After my first play, where we had a dramaturg as part of the production, I still couldn’t have told you what a dramaturg did. But now, since I have successfully been a dramaturg for a mainstage show at Arcadia, I can tell you....

Arcadia University faculty Jonathan Shandell

Feb 20, 2018 Jen Retter

Dr. Shandell Publishes on Langston Hughes’ ‘Mulatto’

Dr. Jonathan Shandell, associate professor of Theater Arts, published an essay on Langston Hughes’ 1935 Broadway play Mulatto in Visions of Tragedy in Modern American Drama, a text focused on tragedy in theater and literary studies. Dr. Shandell explores Hughes' drama as an inversion of the "...

Feb 6, 2018 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Theater Presents “Sensitive Guys” Feb. 8 to 18

Arcadia University Theater presents Sensitive Guys by MJ Kaufman, a timely show that discusses the issue of sexual assault on college campuses. The play follows the Men's Peer Education and women’s Survivor Support groups at fictional Watson College. The two groups are working together to end...

Doriane Feinstein Oct 27, 2017 12:24 pm

This Feels Right

Summer was pretty incredible. Not just because of the countless trips to the beach or time to catch up with friends. I mean those were great, but this summer was different. For the first time in my life, I got to experience a slice of professional theatre through PlayPenn’s new play-development...

Oct 25, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Theater Faculty, Alumni, Students Help Scare Visitors at Eastern State Penitentiary

Faculty, alumni, and students from the University Theater Arts Program are scaring visitors at Eastern State Penitentiary as members of the Terror Behind the Walls team. At Eastern State Penitentiary, which transforms into Terror Behind the Walls each night around Halloween, Theater Costume Shop...

Sep 21, 2017 Jen Retter

Visual and Performing Arts Alumni, Faculty, Staff Nominated for Barrymore Awards

On Monday, Oct. 30, faculty, staff, and alumni representing Arcadia’s Visual and Performing Arts Department will be recognized at the Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, a ceremony that celebrates Philadelphia’s diverse performing arts community. For the second consecutive year, Damien...

Jul 7, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Theater Receives Best of Glenside Award

Arcadia University Theater received the 2017 Best of Glenside Award in the Performing Arts Theater category. Each year, the Glenside Award Program identifies local organizations that benefit the community and achieve exceptional marketing success. The program works exclusively with local business...

Apr 13, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Boyd Featured in Berkshire Eagle as Honorary Degree Recipient

The Berkshire Eagle featured Dr. Julianne Mamana Boyd ’66, co-founder of Barrington Stage Company, as the honorary degree recipient at Arcadia University’s Undergraduate Commencement on May 19.   Read More

Apr 13, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Theater’s “Spitfire Grill” Highlighted in Broad Street Review

Arcadia University Theater Department was highlighted in a regional roundup of upcoming college and university productions by The Broad Street Review. Writer Mark Cofta named Spitfire Grill one of his “theater picks” for April.   Read More

Apr 4, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Founder of Barrington Stage Company, Former Red Cross Volunteer of the Year to Address Graduates at Arcadia University’s 2017 Commencements

Dr. Julianne Mamana Boyd ’66, co-founder and artistic director of Barrington Stage Company (BSC) in Pittsfield, Mass., and Dr. Samuel Cameron, mental health manager with the American Red Cross and Professor Emeritus at Arcadia University, will receive honorary doctoral degrees and address graduates...

Mar 13, 2017 Caitlin Burns

Theater Takes 10 for Political Action

Theater students participated in The Ghostlight Project’s “Thank You 10” movement on March 8. With “Thank you 10” a common phrase in theater, with cast and crew replying that when a stage manager calls a 10-minute break, members of the Theater Arts program used their break to call their state and...