Drew Forum 2018–2019 Season

This season’s roster of acclaimed headliners is sure to spark thought-provoking and spirited discussion among attendees. Presenters include a Pulitzer Prize–winning author and two high-profile newscasters and commentators.

Tickets can be purchased from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, 973-408-3917, Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Tickets for all events are general admission.

Ticket prices are listed with each event and range from $32 to $75.* They may be purchased from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey online or by calling 973-408-3917.

*Plus $6 handling fee per order.

Co-sponsored by The Casement Fund and the English department, the Writers@Drew reading series hosts a variety of published authors, who recite excerpts from their works for the Drew community throughout the academic year. The list of previous guest authors includes Drew alumni/ae, faculty, poets and fiction/nonfiction writers, such as Priscilla Becker, William Giraldi, Kathleen Graber, Phil Kay, Collum McCann, Sean Nevin, Patrick Phillips, Kevin Prufer, Jacqueline Woodson and Courtney Zoffness. At the end of the spring semester, the Drew Student Writing Prize winners read their award winning poetry and prose for the Drew community.

First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare is a national travelling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.

The exhibition is produced in association with the American Library Association and Cincinnati Museum Center and is funded in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor and the generous support of Google.org, Lord Browne of Madingley, Vinton and Sigrid Cerf, the British Council, Stuart and Mimi Rose, Albert and Shirley Small and other generous donors.

First Folio, which was assembled in 1623, seven years after Shakespeare’s death, includes 36 of his plays—18 of which had never before been published. Without it, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, As You Like It, The Tempest and more could have been lost. The book will travel to all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico. The exhibition, which also includes panels and digital content, exclusively features First Folios from the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C., whose collection of 82 First Folios is the largest in the world.

Folger Shakespeare Library selected Drew as the sole exhibitor in New Jersey because of its renowned theatre program, wealth of Shakespeare courses and nexus with the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, which is based on Drew’s 186-acre campus. The book will arrive in late September and be displayed from Oct. 6 through Oct. 30 on the first floor of Mead Hall, with a bevvy of daily programming around it.

First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare appears courtesy of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Books in the Time of Shakespeare is supported in part by the Delmas Foundation.

Exhibit Hours: Tuesday to Friday 4-8 p.m. and weekends 12-8 p.m.

Group Tours: For information on tours for groups up to 60, such as from schools, contact hryan@drew.edu or 973-408-3702.

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October 2018
Free

FRANKENSTEIN ANNIVERSARY EXHIBIT

October 8, 2018 - January 7, 2019
United Methodist Archives and History Center,
Archives & History, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Curated by Head of Special Collections Brian Shetler and Special Collections Associate Candace Reilly, this event highlights the impact Mary Shelley’s novel has made on literature, society and culture. Featuring materials from Drew’s Special Collection of comic books, rare books and more.  

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Charley’s Aunt

October 24 - November 18
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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It’s high time to unleash this utterly delightful British farce, complete with improbable disguise, young lovers and an unflappable butler. Part Oscar Wilde, part Fawlty Towers, with a dash of South American spice.

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November 2018
$10

Out of the Box Festival

November 1 - December 1
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Exact dates and times TBD.

Off-off-Broadway comes to Drew in our premiere Out of the Box Festival. The program consists of new student work, existing plays and choreographic pieces, all meant to promote collaboration and experimentation, especially between theatre and dance. Out of the Box enables students to perform challenging work outside their comfort zones in a supportive process, without the pressures of full production.

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$40

Discover Piano Virtuosity

November 18 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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$40 | $30 Seniors/Students/Groups of 10+

An interactive exploration hosted by Maestro George Marriner Maull, featuring an encore performance by the brilliant pianist Fei-Fei Dong. Presented by the Discovery Orchestra.

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$25

Micro Arguments, Macro Voices 

November 20 @ 6:30 pm
Brother’s College – Room 101,
Brothers College, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Part of the DrewTEACH Tech Tuesday series, this event focuses on helping educators navigate and teach what makes a “good” argument in an age of instant updates.

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Free

Book Launch Event: The Women of Obernheide: Jewish Women as Forced Laborers in Bremen, 1944–45

November 27 @ 5:30 pm
United Methodist Archives and History Center,
Archives & History, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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In this newly published English translation, The Women of Obernheide tells the story of 800 Jewish women forced into labor at the end of World War II. Newly edited by Drew Professor Emerita of German Edwina Lawler, the book is a diary of survivors’ written and oral accounts as well as a record of archival documents. Originally translated into English by former Drew faculty member Elfriede Smith, the book’s English edition includes reflections by Hedy Brasch, a member of Drew University’s Center for Holocaust/Genocide Study and an Obernheide survivor.

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Free

Music at Noon

November 30 @ 12:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Take a midday musical break! This season-long series features Drew students enrolled in private instruction courses. Presented by the Drew Music Department. Always free to the public.

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Free

Drew University Chamber Orchestra

November 30 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Orchestra members are musicians from the community and Drew students from all majors and departments who share a common love of music. Conducted by Michael Avagliano. Presented by the Drew Music Department.

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December 2018
$5

Drew University Chorale/Choral Union Concert

December 1 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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$5 assigned seating; Drew students free

We are thrilled again to offer musical selections presented by the Drew Choral Union—a mixed voice ensemble open to students and the community. Conducted by Matthew Webb.

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Free

Flute Ensemble

December 2 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The Flute Ensemble combines the talents of both students and community members. This concert will feature works from a variety of composers. Conducted by Elise Carter.

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Free

Drew University Jazz Ensemble

December 2 @ 7:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The jazz ensemble includes dedicated and experienced student musicians who focus on repertoire from the swing, bebop and hard bop eras. Directed by Jim Saltzman.

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Free

Composers Concert

December 3 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Trevor Weston, Director

The concert features new works for music boxes and solo piano composed by Drew University students.

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$25

A Soothing Voice 2.0 

December 4 @ 6:30 pm
Brother’s College – Room 101,
Brothers College, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Participants create their own consolation note and share it via their chosen technology platform in this session that examines strategies that provide both choice and voice in mastering verbal and/or visual communication.

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The Winter’s Tale

December 5 - December 30
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Nothing could be more perfect for the holiday season than this wintry and passionate romance. High drama launches this tale, and it quickly leads us into a world of bohemian gaiety. A denouement of magical rebirth and a moving reunion embody the spirit of the holiday season and what it represents at its core.

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Free

Student Show

December 7 - December 13
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – Korn Gallery,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Reception: December 7, 5–7 p.m.

View works by current Drew art students.

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Caspersen School of Graduate Studies: Teacher Education & MS in Finance Open House

December 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Mead Hall,
Mead Hall, Madison, NJ 07940 United States

Learn about the credentials you need for the next step in your career. Hear about our culture of faculty mentorship and community. Meet an admissions representative. Start your application! Learn about financial aid and housing. Register now.  

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Handel’s Messiah

December 15 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Handel began composing Messiah on August 22, 1741, and he completed it 24 days later. According to scholar Clifford Bartlett, “however hasty the composition, the power of the musical imagination, the wealth of ideas, the depth of inspiration and the sheer variety of invention continue to astonish.”

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New Jersey Youth Symphony Jazz Band

December 16 @ 7:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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A new ensemble of the New Jersey Youth Symphony, the Jazz Band performs repertoire from the rich history of big band music all the way to the leading composers of today.

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$25

Student Choice and Voice (Virtual Workshop) 

December 18 @ 6:30 pm
via Zoom

This workshop focuses on what educators can do to inspire more student-centered learning in their classrooms.

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January 2019

College Admissions: Interview Day

January 21, 2019

One-on-one admissions interviews let us learn more about each other and help determine possible financial aid.

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Free

Jack Ryan: Sound and Suspicion

January 24, 2019 - February 26, 2019
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – Korn Gallery,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Reception: February 22, 5–7 p.m.
Artist talk: To be announced
Curated by Lee Arnold

Jack Ryan explores contemporary culture through sonic theory, sculpture and optics. His new works are loosely based on suspicion of early avant-garde sound production and its ties to governments interested in the practice for covert operations.

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Discover Drew Day

January 26, 2019

Spend a few hours in The Forest! Hear from current students, take a tour and meet faculty members.

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February 2019

Social Justice in the 21st-Century Classroom

February 2, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Ehinger Center

How do digital tools affect our lives as individuals? As educators? How do we engage our students in real-world reading and writing practices that prepare them for life beyond school? How do we serve all students to give them a voice in society? Participants will explore these questions and more as they consider how educators can focus on issues of social justice in a digital age.

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Experience Drew Day

February 18, 2019

High school juniors and sophomores spend a half day learning how to select the right college. Chat with current students, dine with faculty and tour the campus. For more information, contact Undergraduate Admissions at 973-408-DREW or cadm@drew.edu.

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$60

International Collection

February 23, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Debussy’s impressionist cello sonata and Brahms’s magisterial string sextet combine with Armenian Aram Khachaturian’s colorful clarinet trio and Welshman Huw Watkins’s piano quintet for a truly international flavor.

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Tosca

February 24, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Tickets $30 | $58 | $76 Students $20 Under 18 years old $15

A cast of internationally acclaimed guest performers assembled from Maestro David Wroe’s extensive contacts in European and American opera houses join NJFO to present this gripping tale of love, lust, corruption and the ultimate struggle for survival.

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March 2019
$35

Rachel Lee Priday, violin and Marija Stroke, piano

March 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Violinist, Rachel Lee Priday, widely acclaimed for her “rich, mellifluous sound” will be bringing to life the sounds of Mozart, Debussy, Pärt, and Schubert to life. Her tone and imaginative curiosity, explores the narratives of each piece, connecting the past to present. Priday will be performing with Steinway artist Marija Stroke, know for her ability to highlight the “stature and substance” of the music she performs.

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April 2019
$60

From Mendelssohn

April 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Bookended by Mendelssohn’s own works, admirers Schumann, Brahms and Tchaikovsky respond with their own Mendelssohnian pieces.

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