Theater Arts

Nov 30, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

‘On the Verge’ Traverses Time and Space, through Dec. 9

By SARAH R. SCHWARTZ ’10 Photography FIG TREE PHOTOGRAPHY Leave your space suit at home and conquer the last great unknown in heels, high buttons and pith helmets. Arcadia University Theater’s current production, On the Verge, directed by Kevin Marini, follows three female Victorian explorers into...

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Nov 29, 2012 JoLynne Bremmer

Shandell Contributes to ‘The Cambridge Companion to African American Theatre’

Dr. Jonathan Shandell contributed to The Cambridge Companion to African American Theatre.  His article, “The Negro Little Theatre Movement,” traces the flourishing of numerous small, independent African American theatre companies founded the first half of the 20th Century (primarily in the 1910s-...

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Nov 26, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Newsworks: Arcadia University Theater Production 'On the Verge' Opens Nov. 29

Newsworks listed Arcadia University's upcoming theater production, On the Verge, in its Holiday Entertainment Guide. On the Verge opens Nov. 29 and runs through Dec. 9 in the MainStage Theater, Spruance Fine Arts Center. Visit the Newsworks Holiday Entertainment Guide. On the Verge is a wacky...

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Oct 15, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

The Triangle: Pilla Performs 'The Farewell' at Mandell Theater

The Triangle reported on Oct. 12 that Janet Pilla, Adjunct Professor in Arcadia's Theater Arts and Acting program, was featured in “What Makes A Masterpiece?” at Drexel University's Mandell Theater on Oct. 4. The program featured a lecture from dance performer, critic and NYU professor Deborah...

Oct 15, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Behind the Scenes: Arcadia University Theater's 'Messuggah Nuns!'

New season begins with a musical comedy. Story by Sarah R. Schwartz ’10 | Photos by Fig Tree Photography It was just 48 hours before the final tech rehearsal of Messuggah-Nuns!, and Director Mark Wade sat perched in house left, as the cast ran through several musical selections. Though Wade’s arms...

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Oct 3, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Shandell Receives Travel Grant from American Society for Theatre Research

Assistant Professor of Theater Arts Jonathan Shandell received a David Keller Travel Grant from the American Society for Theatre Research for his session, “Experiments in Democracy in the American Theatre, 1900-1950: A Definition and Overview.” The theme for this session comes from a 1932 Chicago...

Oct 1, 2012 Purnell Cropper

Taking Music Education to the Opera

By JEN RETTER ’16 Arcadia University students had the opportunity to see La Bohème, a four-act opera by Giacomo Puccini, at the Academy of Music on Sept. 26. The production marked the start of the opera season, and those who attended had the honor of being the first audience to experience the...

Sep 14, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Loebell's Film 'Dostoyevsky Man' Hits Arcadia's Silver Screen, Sept. 16

Arcadia University will present The Dostoyevsky Man, a film written, produced and directed by Adjunct Professor of Theater Arts Larry Loebell, on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. in the MainStage Theater, Spruance Fine Arts Center. Admission is free with a valid Arcadia student ID. With the golden age...

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Sep 13, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Chestnut Hill Local: Philadelphia Fringe Film 'Dostoyevsky Man' Filmed at Arcadia University

Chestnut Hill Local featured Adjunct Professor Larry Loebell and the debut of his first film Dostoyevsky Man on Arcadia University's MainStage as part of the 2012 Philly Fringe Festival. The film was partially filmed at Arcadia University's Glenside campus. “I originally thought we would fake it —...

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Sep 10, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Philly Fringe Festival Blog: Faculty Film 'Dostoyevsky Man' Debuts Sept. 16

Philly Fringe Festival Blog featured a story on Adjunct Professor Larry Loebell's film Dostoyevsky Man, which will be screened at Arcadia University's MainStage Theater, Spruance Fine Arts Center, on Sunday, Sept. 16, at 7 p.m. True to his art, Larry shot the entire film on his own iPhone. As he...

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Aug 29, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Inside-Out Program Explores Social Justice Through Yogic Path

What happens when you put a dozen students in a room with a dozen incarcerated individuals to practice yoga? It's up to Arcadians to find out. “Living Your Yoga” is a course offered through the national Inside-Out program. It takes students behind the walls of the Philadelphia Detention Center to...

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Aug 3, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Rosenblum's 'Recto Verso' Accepted into Centennial Juried Art Exhibition

"Recto Verso," an original bronze and mixed media sculpture by Adjunct Professor of Acting Debra Rosenblum will appear in the upcoming Centennial Juried Art Exhibition at Delaware Art Museum from Oct. 20, 2012 - Jan 13, 2013. The sculpture was also awarded second prize in sculpture at the 2011 "Art...