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Theatre and Dance

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Theatre and Dance

Address:
E.O. Bull Center, Room 119
2 E. Rosedale Ave.
West Chester, PA 19383


Phone: 610-436-3463
Fax: 610-436-2171
Email: TheatreDance@wcupa.edu


Dr. Harvey Rovine, Chairperson
HRovine@wcupa.edu


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STUDENT AND FACULTY
NEWS

Faculty News

  • Associate Professor Constance Case will be designing at the Act 2 playhouse in ambler in August. The show is called Which Reminds Me.
  • Assistant Professor Charlie Delmarcelle is working with the Delaware Theatre Company as their Camp Director for Summer On Stage. Next up, Assistant Professor DelMarcelle can be seen on stage in Red Herring with the Act II Playhouse this October-November.
  • This summer, Associate Professor Len Kelly will be performing the roles of Bardolph/King of France/Erpingham with Delaware Shakespeare's production of Henry V, an outdoor event in Rockwood Park.
  • Assistant Professor Martin Dallago is the scenic designer for two Upper Darby Summer Stage productions including the mainstage musical The Hunchback of Notre Dameand children’s production How I Became A Pirate.
  • Associate Professor Tom Haughey is currently serving as an At-Large board member for the Chesapeake section of USITT. He attended the national USITT expo in St. Louis this past March and has been published in the USITT tech expo journal the past two years. Haughey, who serves at technical director for the department, was promoted this summer to Associate Professor.
  • Associate Professor Liz Staruch attended the American College Dance Association national board meeting held at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles this summer. Last year, Staruch was appointed Regional Director of the Mid-Atlantic North (DE, DC, MD and PA) and is currently serving as chair for the national fundraising committee.
  • Dance faculty maria urrutia was granted tenure this summer and promoted to Associate Professor.

Student News

  • Casey Bricker '17 is teaching summer technique and competition workshops at the Greater Dover Dance Academy in Dover, PA.
  • Olivia Damore '17 will spend her summer touring through the greater Philadelphia area in a production of Peter Pan with Family Stages. Damore was also a featured soloist at the First Presbyterian Church of Germantown. The work, “Plenty Good Room,” was arranged and published by adjunct professor of voice, Jesse Padgett.
  • Carley England '17 recently choreographed and performed in a music video that debuted at the Delaware Art Museum during their Celebration of Hispanic Arts on April 17th. View her performance.
  • Maureen Farley '19 is a theatre camp counselor with the Abington YMCA in Abington, PA this summer.
  • Megan Fitzwater '17 earned a general management internship with the Philadelphia Theatre Company for the summer. Additionally, she works in front of house management at the Delaware Theatre Company in Wilmington, DE.
  • Stacey Keba '19 will be a camp counselor at Interlochen Summer Arts Camp in Michigan this summer. She will also teach theatre camps at Lights, Camera, Acting: Theatre Fun for Everyone in Doylestown, PA.
  • Kari Lochstoer '17 will be playing Andrina/Ensemble in the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company's production of The Little Mermaid.
  • Julie Peterson '18 is working with the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia, PA as a summer camp counselor at Camp Walnut.
  • Janice Rabian '17 is working with Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre as an intern in the wardrobe department.
  • Meghan Mary Reed '18 is the musical theatre intern at Walnut Street Theatre this summer. In addition, she is the lighting designer and an instructor at Haddonfield Theatre Arts Center in New Jersey.
  • Krysta Stefanosky '17 will be working with the Jennersville YMCA as an assistant theatre camp counselor. Also this summer, she'll be playing Sandy in Avon Grove Theatre's production of Grease.
  • Christin Thomas '17 is working at Delaware Theatre Company as a patron experience associate. Performance wise, she'll be seen in Grease this summer with the Avon Grove Theatre.
  • A number of our students are working with the Steel River Playhouse in Pottstown, PA in a variety of positions. They include Charley Bloomfield '19, Samantha Funk '19, Kyla Jacobs '18, Curtis Jaeger '19 (music director) and Lauren Tetlow '18.