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75th Anniversary Celebration ~ 1937-2012

CUAdrama celebrated its founding in 1937 by Father Gilbert V. Hartke, O.P. and 75 years of excellence in theatre! On April 26 & 27, 2013 alumni and friends of the Hartke came together for a special two-day event.

Photos of the event can be viewed here!

Watch the special anniversary event from Sat. April 27, 2013
75 Years of Excellence: A Celebration of CUAdrama

Thank you to everyone who made a donation to the Hartke Endowment
in honor of our 75 years.


Alumni Memories

My favorite memory was the year after I left CUA and Father Hartke called me in NYC where I was a desperate actress. It was Christmastime and he said "Fallon, this Christmas I give you the gift of courage.

--Siobhan Fallon, MFA, 1985

Always enjoyed my days at CUA's Hartke, especially the people who made the time so special. I hope all the alums had as much fun, learning, and camaraderie as I did.

--Thomas Ellett, MFA, 1992

Fondest memories of my years at CUA: Sunday evening lab shows, sudden arrival of pizza and sticky buns at rehearsals, great opening night parties at our house on 12th street...the theatre roof falling in while I was in the box office during a snow storm, performing at the White House prior to our tour to Israel with the State Department...

--Jo Ann Emmerich, BA, 1964; MA, 1971