Theater

Aug 18, 2016 Caitlin Burns

Shandell Co-edits Anthology That Examines ‘Experiments in Democracy’

Jonathan Shandell, associate professor of Theater Arts, co-edited Experiments in Democracy: Interracial and Cross-Cultural Exchange in American Theater, 1912-1945, alongside Dr. Cheryl Black, professor of theatre and director of graduate studies at the University of Missouri. Published by Southern...

Apr 6, 2016 Christopher Sarachilli

Acrobatics and Puppetry Take the Stage as Midway Comes to Life

By Shani Carrington '18 On Thursday, April 7, Arcadia’s theater performers will step aside as puppets take center stage in Midway, the puppet show for adults written by Arcadia instructor and costume shop manager Alisa Kleckner. The show runs at the MainStage Theater through April 17. Midway...

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...

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 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...

Feb 5, 2015 Laura Baldwin

Theater Productions

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...