Anna Migliarisi will be retiring from Acadia on June 30th 2024. Anna joined our department in 1998 and has been a stalwart member of the Theatre program ever since, teaching courses not only on acting and performance, but also on modern drama, women in theatre, and film. She has also made significant contributions as a Director, most recently leading our students in a production based on three short stories by Dorothy Parker.

I know you all join us in wishing Anna the very best as she enters this new phase in her life.

Thank you, Anna!



Coming this year:

The Melville Boys, a comedy by Norm Foster, directed by Robert Seale
November 2024

Lady Macbeth of Meteghan, adapted and directed by Michael Devine
March 2024

We hope to see you there!


Lower Denton Theatre March 19-23
Each evening at 7:30 pm
Matinees March 22 and 23 at 2 pm

March 19 - Pay-What-You-Can-Preview!

Tickets $20
Students $10 ($8 each for groups of 6+)
Available from the Acadia Box Office online or in person


Adapted for the Stage and Directed by Anna Migliarisi

New dates!

Lower Denton Theatre
March 19-23
Each evening at 7:30 pm
Matinees March 22 and 23 at 2 pm


THEA-4833-WI01: Theatre Ideas 1 is holding a virtual Q&A with playwright Amy Lee Lavoie on her creative process, along with a video of a public reading of their latest project Inferno on February 1st 2:30 PM - 3:50 PM at Emmerson Hall, 209

Inferno is a new hip-hop opera in development by IndieFest 2022 resident artist, Omari Newton and Amy Lee Lavoie. The workshop blends hip-hop, rap, beat boxing, sampling, R&B, and contemporary opera in celebration of BIPOC voices. The story reimagines ‘Dante’s Inferno’ as a feminist, anti-establishment, anti-colonial allegory, with the story’s framed layers of Hell representing oppressive systems of power. By analyzing the presence of Paradiso on this historical work, and by pairing opera’s high stakes and emotional richness with hip-hop’s text driven, poetic aesthetics, this musical fusion will ultimately culminate in an illustration of paradise for BIPOC people and communities.”

Everyone is welcome to attend!