Arden Theatre Company

Arden Theatre Company is dedicated to being an equitable, diverse, inclusive and anti-racist organization. Our mission is to provide a safe space for all students to be creative and collaborate while developing their social and emotional skills.

Arden House is a historic 100,000 square foot mansion set on a high plateau in Harriman, New York overlooking the Palisades Interstate Park. The estate is surrounded by protected 450-acres of woodlands, a private 125-acre lake and breathtaking views. The Arden House conference center hosts thousands of visitors from across the country each year.

The arden is an ancient area of land in the English West Midlands that was thickly forested in antiquity and until the modern era. It was culturally defined in the late medieval era as a territory centered on the town of Henley-in-Arden (in a valley of the River Alne) with an extensive hinterland in Warwickshire, Shropshire and Staffordshire. It was bounded by the Roman roads Icknield Street, Watling Street, and Fosse Way, as well as a prehistoric salt track.

It was the home of the Knights Templar until their suppression during the Reformation in the 16th century, and the Arden region had strong Catholic traditions that may have influenced Shakespeare’s recurrent references to the “forest of Arden” in his plays. Arden Sandstone is a distinctive Triassic white heterolithic sandstone quarried in the area and used for local buildings, its color being a result of the presence of the fossil algae Trentepohlia jolithus.



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