Theater Arts

Animation work from The Making of Midway.

Mar 23, 2016 Courtney Wright

The Making of Midway: Students Blog About Upcoming Adult Puppet Show

By Lana Valente ’19 While the upcoming adult puppet show Midway depicts an unlikely duo's love story, apprentices Arianna Kendra '17 and Rose Fahringer '19 are writing their own story about life behind the scenes. The Making of Midway follows Kendra and Fahringer’s hard work crafting the...

Arianna Kendra ‘17, Gabriella Santoro ‘16, and Damien Figueras ‘16 holding awards for their theater work.

Feb 18, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

Students Honored at Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

By Lana Valente '19 Arianna Kendra ‘17, Damien Figueras ‘16, and Gabriella Santoro ‘16 were awarded scholarships, grants, and other prizes for their work in Arcadia theater productions at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Region II Festival (KC/ACTF), Jan. 12-...

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Feb 16, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

Q&A: Alan Cumming

On Oct. 8, the Tony Award-winning, Emmy-nominated, New York Times-bestselling author Alan Cumming visited campus to meet with students and discuss his memoir, Not My Father’s Son, which was Arcadia’s First-Year Common Read selection. More than 1,200 students, alumni, and...

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Dec 22, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Through Dec. 27, Kleckner’s Puppets in ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Hedgerow Theatre

Alisa Sickora Kleckner, costume shop manager and adjunct professor of visual and performing arts, helps bring Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol to the Hedgerow Theatre in a production featuring puppets she designed and created. The production runs daily through Dec. 27, with two showings on Dec...

Nov 18, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Four New Works from Women Playwrights Take Center Stage in 'New Perspectives'

By Shani Carrington '18 Not everyone is a great swimmer. A forgivable offense for a human, but for a shark, being a bad swimmer is a daily annoyance. The dark comedy Bite Me, one of four plays running through Nov. 22 in New Perspectives: Four Plays by Four Women, follows one shark’s attempts...

Oct 16, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

‘Miss Julie,’ Tale of Class Struggle and Dangerous Romance, Continues Through Oct. 18

By Shani Carrington ’18 Born to an upper class family and raised by her mother to be subservient to no man, the privileged Miss Julie wishes to step down from her social class and flirts with her father’s valet after her dominant behavior ruins her engagement to another member of the social...

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Jun 10, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Taysha Canales ’11 Appears in Second World Premiere

South Philly Review spotlights Taysha Canales ’11 for her roles as Mother Wolf, the Monkey, and Kaa the Snake in the Arden Theatre Company’s world premiere of The Jungle Book. This is Canales’ second consecutive world premiere, having acted in Moon Cave at Philadelphia’s Azuka Theatre in the spring...

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Jun 4, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

Instructor, Costumer Austin ’09 Featured in PhillyVoice

On May 19, Rebecca Austin ’09, adjunct professor of theater arts, was featured on PhillyVoice.com for her work in technical theater. Austin has worked in wardrobe and costuming for The Bearded Ladies Cabaret and Tribe of Fools, two Philadelphia theater companies. Now...

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Feb 25, 2015 jretter Retter

Shandell Receives Award from the American Theatre and Drama Society

Dr. Jonathan Shandell, associate professor of theater arts, won the Publication Subvention Award from the American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS). The award will support the publication of illustrations for his essay “Turning ‘Negroes’ into ‘People’ on Stage: ‘Anna Lucasta’ in Harlem and on...

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Feb 17, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Pacheco ’02 to Appear on ABC’s ‘Scandal’

Juan Pacheco ’02 appeared as a CIA deputy on the Feb. 12 episode of the television drama Scandal and will reprise the role on Feb. 19. Scandal airs on ABC Thursday nights at 9 p.m. After earning a B.F.A. in Acting, Pacheco performed in various theater productions and won an American...

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Feb 10, 2015 Christopher Sarachilli

HBO Special with Anna Deaveare Smith ’71, ’93H Nominated for NAACP Image Award

An HBO special with actress, playwright, author, and educator Anna Deaveare Smith ’71, ’93H was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Children’s Program. “Anna Deaveare Smith: A YoungArts Masterclass,” which premiered on HBO in February 2014, showcases Deaveare Smith mentoring and...

Jan 30, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia Theater Presents ‘Eurydice,’ Feb. 19 through March 1

As the Greek myth goes, Orpheus and Eurydice are young newlyweds the night that Eurydice dies. Orpheus makes a deal with Hades, ruler of the Underworld, to have his wife released from the Underworld on the condition that he does not look back as he leads Eurydice to the land of the living. Just...