The Arden Blog

Returning to Old Friends

December 30, 2016

Returning to Old Friends by Jessica Celli I had just turned four when I saw my first show at the Arden, A Year with Frog and Toad. It was my…

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Snail Trail: Traveling Through Children’s Theatre

December 28, 2016

A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD actor Steve Pacek reflects on his experience as in Children’s Theatre as an actor and director. One of the first acting exercises in one…

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Blank Canvas: Rehearsal

November 4, 2016

by Jessica M. Johnson November 2, 2016 So… Let’s begin. I love rehearsal. More specifically, I love Day One.  “Day One” of rehearsal is more than just putting emails, and…

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Watercolor: An Actor’s Journey

October 18, 2016

by Jessica M. Johnson October 17, 2016 The Legend of Georgia McBride actress Jessica M. Johnson muses on the transformative process of storytelling. What makes a show a show? Is…

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Actually Actually: Thoughts from a returning Arden Professional Apprentice

October 10, 2016

by Domenick Scudera, M.F.A. Professor of Theater, Ursinus College 10.9.2016 One of the perks of being an Arden Professional Apprentice (APA) was taking acting classes with one of the Arden’s…

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Telling the Truth: An interview with Aaron Posner

September 9, 2016

Aaron Posner talks Chekhov, truth, and his role as playwright and director of his (sort of) adaptation of Stupid F**king Bird. What prompted you to adapt Chekhov’s The Seagull? I…

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Arden Summer Interns Reach Out to CHOP

August 8, 2016

By Najyha and Isabella The Arden gives away books every year to students who participate in our Arden For All elementary arts education program. At the end of the year,…

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Serving the Score

June 6, 2016

“Serving the Score” by Ryan Touhy, Music Director for The Secret Garden  “Anything you do, let it come from you. Then it will be new. Give us more to see”…

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A Close Up of “The Secret Garden”

May 27, 2016

by Patrick Ressler, Videographer   Every night, I have the privilege of watching The Secret Garden up close. Very close. With a video camera, I capture the world beneath the…

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How Scenic Design (and Designers) Evolve with Time

May 3, 2016

By Brian Bembridge In 2003 I was introduced to Arden Theatre Company, because we were bringing a show called Hard Times from Lookingglass Theatre in Chicago to the Arden. Lookingglass is…

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