Theater

Arcadia University faculty Jonathan Shandell

Jan 26, 2022 Daniel DiPrinzio

Dr. Shandell Publishes Two Articles on History of African American Theater in Philadelphia

Dr. Jonathan D. Shandell, associate professor of Theater Arts at Arcadia University, recently had two articles published related to the history of African American theater and performance in the Philadelphia region. The first essay, "Caricatured, Marginalized, and Erased: African American...

Nov 8, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

Nov. 18-21: Arcadia University Theater Presents: Marisol

Arcadia University Theater Arts announces full casting and production details for Marisol by José Rivera. Directed by guest artist Taysha Canales, Marisol will play the Little Theatre stage Nov. 18-21.  In a world where apples are extinct, and people turn into mounds of salt, the angels...

Oct 5, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

Arcadia University Theater Presents The Pit, Oct. 15-17

Arcadia University Theater Arts announces full casting and production details for The Pit created by Arcadia University students and alumni. Conceived and directed by Damien Figueras and Alisa Sickora Kleckner, The Pit will play in Parking Lot 12, the Pit parking lot, October 15-17, 2021...

Sep 21, 2021 Daniel DiPrinzio

Arcadia University Theater Presents: Fugitive Songs, Oct. 1-3

Arcadia University Theater Arts announces full casting and production details for Fugitive Songs by Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen. Directed by Associate Professor of Theater & Artistic Director Aaron McAllister, Fugitive Songs will play Stiteler Auditorium from Oct. 1 through Oct. 3.  ...

Arcadia University students film All's Well That Ends Well in front of Murphy Hall

Jul 26, 2021 Caitlin Burns

Arcadia Theater Awarded Best of Glenside

By Katherine Haines '21, '22 Arcadia University Theater has been selected as the recipient of the 2021 Best of Glenside Award in the Performing Arts Theatre category. Arcadia University Theatre has adapted to the COVID pandemic by producing virtual performances and other mediums of innovative...

May 7, 2021 Connor Fogel

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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...

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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 Jen 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...