Theater and Dance

  • Photo of Professor Domenick Scudera
  • Photo of Professor Domenick Scudera
  • Photo of Prof. Domenick Scudera with his 2-legged dog, Lucky

Domenick Scudera

Prof. Scudera is a co-founder and former chair of the Theater & Dance department.  He has directed approximately 40 productions for Ursinus College Theater, and teaches courses in performance, directing for the stage, and theater history.

Prof. Scudera is currently one of the co-coordinators of the college’s Common Intellectual Experience program.  He was also recently named an Inclusive Community Fellow, serving the college’s LGBTQ+ community. 

In his free time, Prof. Scudera is an active volunteer in pet therapy programs at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital with his 2-legged dogs Cyrus, Lucky, and Deuce.  

Department

Theater and Dance

Degrees

M.F.A., Pennsylvania State University
B.A., Colgate University

Teaching

  • THEA 00X - Performance Practicum
  • THEA 100 – Introduction to Theater
  • THEA 216 – Stage Comedy
  • THEA/GWSS 217 – From Shakespeare to RuPaul: A History of Drag Performance
  • THEA/GWSS 218 – The Craft of African American Female Playwrights
  • THEA 260 – Acting: Objectives and Tactics
  • THEA 261 – Acting: Building a Character
  • THEA 370 – Directing for the Stage
  • IDS 099 – Topics in Diversity
  • CIE 100 and CIE 200

Professional Experience

Prof. Scudera has been an active theater professional since 1987.  In the greater Philadelphia region, he has directed plays for many theaters including the Philadelphia Shakespeare Theater, the Delaware Theater, and the Waitstaff Sketch Comedy Troupe.  He has served in the administrations of several area theaters including Philadelphia’s Wilma and Arden Theaters.  He is also a playwright whose work has been performed thousands of times by Historic Philadelphia Inc.  As a performer, he has premiered his original work at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival and performed nationally at various venues.

Years of Service to Ursinus

1997 - present