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.
Ushers are needed for every performance. Ushers arrive one hour before the show, hand out programs, help seat patrons, and see the show for free! Please contact the Villanova Theatre Box Office at 610-519-7474 if you would like to usher.
We need volunteer crew members to help build sets, hang lights, and sew costumes. This is a great way to experience theatre "behind the scenes" and meet new people. Please contact Business/Production Manager Elisa Loprete Hibbs at 610-519-4897 to volunteer for production crew.