Drucie McDaniel
Adjunct Associate
BA, University Maine

DRUCIE McDANIEL has produced and directed for radio, television, industrial/documentary film and theater. Stage directing credits include Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts, Foundation Theatre, the National Constitution Center, Passage Theatre, Women’s Theatre Ensemble, Open Air Theatre of N.J., Theatre Ariel, InterAct, Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center in Florida, International Children’s Theatre Festivals at Annenberg and St. Louis, the Discovery Theatre at the Smithsonian Institution, the Project Arts Center in Dublin, Ireland, the Village Gate in NYC, 10 years as Artistic Director of the Philadelphia Theatre Caravan (writing/and or directing over 30 plays for national tour), and the Rosenbach Museum and Library (where she also appears every Bloomsday on June 16 performing as James Joyce’s Molly Bloom).

Television directing includes work for PBS in Maine and Philadelphia and two TV pilots, as well as film documentaries and industrials for Ski Industries America, the U.S. Dept of Energy, the U.S. Dept of Defense, Apple Computers and Eastman-Kodak

As an actor, Drucie has done film (Girl, Interrupted, Jersey Girl, Fallen, Twelve Monkeys, The Silver Linings Playbook, The Narrows, Explicit Ills, Silver Tongues), television (Law & Order, Law & Order Special Victims Unit, The Adversaries, All My Children, The Onion News Network, HBO’s You Don’t Know Jack) and nearly 100 stage productions (area companies include the Wilma, InterAct, 1812 Productions, Delaware Theatre Company, Act II Playhouse, Brat Productions (playing Capt. Ahab in an all-female production of Orson Welles’ Moby Dick, Rehearsed), New City Stage, five productions at Walnut Street Theatre), as well as national television/radio commercials and international voiceover work.

Drucie also tours the area with The Connemara Codfish Company, an Irish band she co-founded with her husband, singing and playing banjo, Irish pennywhistles and melodica.

A teacher and private acting coach for over 25 years, venues include Walnut Street Theatre, Arcadia University, Burlington County College, Associate Adjunct Professor of Acting at the University of the Arts (where she also directs) and 12 years at the Actors Center.

Some former and current students include KaDee Strickland (ABC’s Private Practice), Aubrey Plaza (NBC’s Parks and Recreation), and Charlie Saxton (HBO’s HUNG).

This spring she will be appearing in Terrorim at the Adrienne for New City Stage, directed by UArts colleague Rosey Hay.

Class Schedule, Spring 2014

M,TH10:00AM - 12:50PMActing Studio II
M,TH02:30PM - 05:20PMActing Studio II

Contact Info

Office: Terra Building 617
Tel: 215-717-6453
Fax: 215-717-6364