The Arden Blog

Crafting a career from a habit: An Interview with H. Michael Walls

May 15, 2017

Veteran actor, H. Michael Walls, returns to the Arden for the 2016/17 season production of Gypsy. He discusses his journey towards a life in the spotlight and penchant for Shakespeare as he…

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Revealing: Caroline Dooner on Acting, Body Image & Burlesque

May 9, 2017

Caroline Dooner returns to the Arden to play Louise in Gypsy this May 18- June 18. In this interview, Caroline speaks candidly on her acting career, body image, and introduction…

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Inside The Writers’ Room: Alex Bechtel and Tony Lawton

March 21, 2017

Meet Tony Lawton and Alex Bechtel, the writers of Arden Theatre Company’s original musical The Light Princess. They’ve shared stories about the creation of this new work, their inspirations, and the lessons…

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Reawakening “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

March 16, 2017

Reawakening “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Paige Farestveit In 1998, the Arden Theatre Company’s brand new F. Otto Haas Stage opened with a remarkable production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, directed…

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“Whimsical stuff and things”: A Scenic Designer Sets the Stage

March 15, 2017

“Paige Hathaway’s scenic design evokes a weathered downtown warehouse with stark steel ladders and a sumptuous moon hanging high over the various found objects in the background. At times the…

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Dangerous Questions: An Interview with Dan Hodge

February 28, 2017

The Arden Theatre Company is thrilled to welcome Philadelphia artist Dan Hodge to our stage to play Nick Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Enjoy this interview with him in which he…

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Mastering the Magic: Matt Pfeiffer Directs & Teaches Shakespeare

February 17, 2017

Philadelphia director Matt Pfeiffer brings the Bard to the Arden Theatre this spring. Not only is Pfeiffer directing a unique and vibrant production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, but he is…

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Odd Man Out: On Elias And Other Ghosts

January 31, 2017

Annie Baker’s John explores the lives of three colorful women and the men that have impacted them. Much like the ghosts of Gettysburg, men haunt Jenny, Genevieve, and Mertis in unique ways. Though…

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Nancy Boykin: An Interview with One of Philly Theatre’s Leading Lights.

January 24, 2017

Meet Nancy Boykin, an actress who has stolen stages across the country for more than 30 years. Boykin has made a career in Philadelphia performing at the Wilma Theatre, Theater…

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Arden Drama School: Get to Know our Teaching Artists!

January 12, 2017

The award-winning Arden Drama School program includes some of Philadelphia’s finest theatre professionals. Learn more about our Teaching Artists for 2017’s Winter Session.  Madison Auch graduated from The University of…

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