Theater

Default News Image

Apr 28, 2020 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Community Members Create Masks for Those in Need

Members of the Arcadia community continue to step up in the fight against COVID-19. With Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and masks as some of the biggest needs, Arcadia students, faculty, staff, and alumni have pulled out their sewing machines and needles to make over 1,000 masks. After the...

Default News Image

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...

Amill performing

Jul 14, 2019 Jennifer 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...

Chrysalis poster

Apr 17, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Petersen’s New Play “Chrysalis” Performed at Villanova April 27 and 28

Kathryn Petersen, associate professor of Theater Arts, is having her new play Chrysalis featured in Villanova's "Staged Reading" series on April 27 and 28. The play explores the story of 17th century naturalist and illustrator Maria Sybilla Merian and her daughter, Dorothea. After Sibylla Merian...

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...

Dr. Shandell speaks to a group about his book.

Feb 19, 2019 Caitlin Burns

Dr. Shandell’s New Book Focuses on African American Theater in the 1940s and 50s

Dr. Jonathan Shandell, associate professor of Visual and Performing Arts, discussed themes and the artist’s struggle during a reading and signing of his recent book, The American Negro Theatre and the Long Civil Rights Era, on Feb. 13. The American Negro Theatre, a theater in Harlem during the...

black crow upside down on red background

Feb 7, 2019 Patricia Greenwood

Nevermore

Take a dark, mysterious, musical journey into the heart and soul of Edgar Allan Poe, whose poetry is transformed into musical numbers. This story of love, personal demons, and self discovery delves into Poe's mind with disturbing yet relatable charm. Buy Tickets

black crow upside down on red background

Feb 7, 2019 Patricia Greenwood

Nevermore

Take a dark, mysterious, musical journey into the heart and soul of Edgar Allan Poe, whose poetry is transformed into musical numbers. This story of love, personal demons, and self discovery delves into Poe's mind with disturbing yet relatable charm. Buy Tickets