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Jan 22, 2015 Purnell Cropper

Students Participate in Kennedy Center Theater Festival

Twenty-five Arcadia students participated in the Jan. 2-6 Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) for Region II at Cleveland State University and Playhouse Square in Ohio. The festival gave students the opportunity to strengthen and showcase their theater skills through workshops...

Nov 18, 2014 Purnell Cropper

209 Fairy Tales, One Performance with Grimm’s Spectaculathon, Through Nov. 23

Rumplestiltskin, Rapunzel, Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel, Sleeping Beauty, and Little Red Riding Hood—the Brothers Grimm collected and published more than 200 fairy tales during their lifetimes. Their stories have been depicted in movies, television shows, novels, picture books, and theme park...

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Jul 8, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Shandell Receives Award from the American Theatre and Drama Society

Dr. Jonathan Shandell, associate professor of theater arts, recently received the American Theatre and Drama Society (ATDS)’s Publication Subvention Award for his essay “Turning ‘Negroes’ into ‘People’ on Stage: Anna Lucasta in Harlem and on Broadway.” ATDS, an organization of scholars and...

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Mar 31, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia University Theater’s Final Production of the Year Encourages Living Out Loud

By JASMINE L. HENDERSON ’15 Arcadia University Theater’s  final dramatic show of the season started with a reading assignment in Professor of Theater Arts Kathryn Petersen’s course on children’s theater over a year ago. Though Sarah Gubbins’ play, fml: how Carson McCullers saved my life, was...

Mar 17, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Actor, Playwright Figueras ’16 Brings Words to Life

Damien Figueras ’16 writes about his development as an actor and playwright in his first two posts for Because Arcadia. The English and Theater Arts major recently performed in Arcadia University’s production of Harvey. In “Acting: Learning to Walk in Someone Else’s Shoes,” he explains his initial...

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Feb 20, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Theater: ‘Harvey’ Enters Final Weekend

By CHRISTOPHER SARACHILLI ’14 In Arcadia’s production of Harvey, which opens Feb. 20, you don’t see one of the lead characters. Because, he is an invisible six-foot anthropomorphic rabbit. “When we’re on stage, we always have to remember that Harvey is there,” said Clare McLaughlin ’14. “Jill [...

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Jan 23, 2014 Purnell Cropper

Arcadia University Comes Alive at the Kennedy Center American College Regional Theater Festival

By DAMIEN FIGUERAS ’16 At the regional Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), Arcadia students earned awards for design and sound for the University’s production of Alive!, an evocative circus-themed puppet performance. During the four-day festival at West Chester University...

Apr 15, 2013 Purnell Cropper

The Curtain Opens on ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’

Arcadia University Theater, which earned two awards at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival last year, presents Chay Yew’s new adaptation of Federico Garcia Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba, running April 18-28 on Arcadia’s MainStage at the Spruance Fine Arts Center. Directed by...

Feb 21, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

‘Proof’: Theater Students Find Truth in Their Pursuits

By SARAH R. SCHWARTZ ’10 Photography PEDRO LEAL ’13 Arcadia University Theater presents Proof, David Auburn’s intellectual mystery, from Feb. 21 to March 2. The 2001 Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning drama has captivated audiences all over the world since its 2000 debut, but it may hold...

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Feb 19, 2013 Sarah Schwartz

Bryn Mawr Film Institute Presents Loebell’s Film ‘Dostoyevsky Man,’ March 6

Dostoyevsky Man, a film written, produced and directed by Adjunct Professor of Theater Arts Larry Loebell, will be presented at the Bryn Mawr Film Institute on Wednesday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. Radio host Phillip Silverstone, host of WWDB 96.5 FM’s Time Out will interview Loebell and actor Seth...

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Feb 15, 2013 Donna Whitlock

Sharp Earns Honorable Mention for Costume Design at KCACTF

In January, during a trip to the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Regional II (KCACTF) at Towson University in Towson, Md., Theater major Amanda Sharp earned the Costume Design Award Honorable Mention for her contributions to Arcadia University Theater’s spring 2012 production of ...

Dec 7, 2012 Sarah Schwartz

Fashion Forward: Victorians Explore the Fabric of Time in ‘On the Verge’

By FRANCESCA MAYR ’16 Photography FIG TREE PHOTOGRAPHY Aristotle may have proclaimed that spectacle—costumes, scenery and other visual elements of theater—is the least important element of drama, but this certainly is not the case with Arcadia’s fast-paced production of On the Verge, which tells...