Each year the theatre department produces a four-play season with selections chosen from a broad range of classic and contemporary plays and musicals. Productions are directed by faculty and distinguished guest artists, and designed by resident and freelance designers. Graduate students, supervised by a full-time production staff, are the mainstay of the production season, serving as actors, stage managers, and as members of the production crew.
Villanova Theatre productions are reviewed by the major Philadelphia and suburban media and supported by a subscriber base of over 750 patrons. Villanova theatre is an active member of the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia and participates in the annual Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre, as well as the national American College Theatre Festival and The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance.
Since 1995, the theatre department has received 54 nominations and six Barrymore Awards for Excellence in Theatre from the Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia.
A LOOK INTO OUR HISTORY: THE VILLANOVA THEATRE DEPARTMENT OVER THE PAST 50 YEARS