The Arden Blog

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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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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