Uncle Vanya

About the Director

Joanna Rotté

JOANNA ROTTÉ is a writer, actor, and director. She is Professor of Theatre and former chair of the Villanova theatre department. At Villanova, she has directed Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot and Endgame, David Rabe's In the Boom Boom Room, Tina Howe's The Art of Dining, and Sam Shepard's True West and The Tooth of Crime, as well as numerous works by Caryl Churchill, including Light Shining in Buckinghamshire, Top Girls, Vinegar Tom, Owners, Fen, and Ice Cream. Her own plays, Prajna, Death of the Father, and Art Talk, have been featured presentations of the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Rotté is the author of Scene Change (A Theatre Diary: Prague, Moscow, Leningrad) and Acting With Adler. She writes a quarterly column for the New York-based newspaper, Soul of the American Actor, a version of which she posts on her website, www.homepage.villanova.edu/joanna.rotte. Rotté appeared on stage at Villanova Theatre last season as the Catwoman in Marina Carr’s By the Bog of Cats...

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Get Involved

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.

Production Crew
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.

Open Auditions
Want to be in the spotlight? Audition for Villanova Theatre productions! Auditions are held throughout the year. 

Cast of Characters

Estragon: Devin Malcolm
Vladimir: Jared Delaney
Lucky: Beth Bowden
Pozzo: Ethan Lipkin
The Boy: Drew Maksymowych