The Drew Forum
Tickets can be purchased from The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey, 973-408-3917, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets for all events held at Drew University are general admission.
*Plus $6 handling fee per order.
All events are held in the Concert Hall of the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts unless otherwise noted. You may reach the Concert Hall box office at drew.edu/boxoffice or 973-408-3176.
Lectures, panels and workshops covering a wide range of topics in history, pop culture, literature and education.
All events are free unless otherwise noted.
Students, faculty and theatre professionals showcase their talents in an eclectic mix of modern performances.
Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for Drew students, unless otherwise indicated. For ticket reservations, email email@example.com. Questions? Call Drew’s box office at 973-408-3030.
All visual art exhibits are held at the Korn Gallery of the Dorothy Young Center for the Arts, unless otherwise noted. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 12:30 to 4 p.m., select weekends and by appointment. For information, visit drew.edu/korngallery or call 973-408-3758.
Writers@Drew events are co-sponsored by the Casement Fund and the English Department and are always free.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-408-3702.
Folio News & Links
- 4 Things You Should Know About Shakespeare's First Folio
- The Record traces the history of First Folio
- BroadwayWorld reviews Richard III at @ShakespeareNJ
- Drew, Shakespeare Theatre celebrate the 1623 book's arrival
- JerseyArts interviews Drew's Chris Ceraso about the book that gave us Shakespeare
- Drew Co-Hosts Shakespeare’s First Folio
- Shakespeare Theatre is performing Richard III during the First Folio exhibition
- Drew's Jonathan Rose reviews book on First Folio
- Drew students create exhibits for First Folio
- Drew University chosen to host Shakespeare's First Folio
- Drew University site
- Folger's First Folio site
- Shakespeare Theatre of N.J. site
- Drew Department of Theatre and Dance
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New student-written plays get their first public airing in this always lively program of staged readings. Playwrights can see how their plays work on the stage, and the audience is invited to join in a post-performance discussion for valuable feedback.Find out more »
Curated by Drew’s own Candace Reilly and Brian Shetler, this exhibit traces the history of fashion from the 19th century to the present. It explores the way we dress, from head to toe and from ordinary to extraordinary!Find out more »
Curated by: Claire Sherman Artist talk: TBD Reception: October 18, 5–7pm. The paintings in Tower of Romance celebrate the lost legends, love stories and eccentric characters unique to the mill towns and seaports of the American Northeast. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 12:30 to 4 p.m., select weekends and by appointment. For information, visit drew.edu/korngallery or call 973-408-3758.Find out more »
The theatrics of drag are back at the Methodist Archives! Drag queens use the elements of irony, camp, humor, gaudiness and pageantry in their fashion and performance. Returning drag queen Pissi Myles and photographer David Ayllon are joined by opera-trained drag performer Jasmine Rice Labeija as they discuss what fashion means to the art of drag.Find out more »
There are few works in all of music which command the awe and affection of Schubert’s Cello Quintet. Written at a feverish pace as the 31-year-old composer neared death, the quintet’s mesmerizing transcendence has made it an essential listening ritual for music lovers. Inspired by Schubert’s immortal creation, Bruce Adolphe offers a deeply-felt cello quintet, preceded by the first of six landmark string quintets by Mozart.Find out more »
Who or what haunts the campus of Drew University, and what roams the Pine Barrens of New Jersey? University Archivist Matthew Beland, and guest speaker Dr. Brian Regal share strange tales and oddities such as the legend of the Jersey Devil and the ghosts who haunt The Forest!Find out more »
This workshop will be led by Drew University’s Instructional Technology Department. Interested in learning more about using a Smartboard? Screencasting? Swivl and GoReact? Participate in an Escape Room? Here’s your chance to learn about the new educational basics and innovations in a low-stress environment. The day includes a judgement-free technology playground where you can learn how to apply technology in any classroom.Find out more »
Friday Game Night is a longstanding tradition at Ava’s—always full of fun, drinks, odd plus ones and a sore loser. But what happens when the games seep into their lives? Who will figure out the rules to these mind games, and who will turn out on top?Find out more »
Dr. Joseph Eisinger’s childhood experience escaping Nazi- occupied Vienna is described in his 2016 book, Flight and Refuge: Reminiscences of A Motley Youth. After a calm, middle-class childhood, his parents sent him by Kindertransport (children’s transport) from Austria to Britain, where he found work as a farm “lad” in Yorkshire, and then, as a dishwasher in a Brighton hotel. Following the fall of France, he was interned as an “enemy alien” and was transported to Canada.Find out more »
In conjunction with “On Dress”: Form and Fashion, this paper doll fashion show will feature uniquely designed attire by Drew University students and demonstrate the merging of modern-day fashion with the classic template of the vintage paper doll.Find out more »
Started in 1992, On a Different Note remains Drew University’s only all-female a cappella group. With a repertoire ranging from James Taylor to Lady Gaga, their upbeat and diverse sound as entertained audiences at weddings and birthday celebrations, as well as in high schools on both coasts. With four CDs of infectious tunes under their belt and another in the works, don’t be surprised if you find yourself thunder clapping along.Find out more »
Curated by Drew’s own Brian Shetler and Candace Reilly, this exhibit features rare books, manuscripts, archival documents, photographs and artifacts related to the history of world travel and exploration. From high seas to highways, plains to planes, and everything in-between, the exhibit will explore the ways in which we have traveled the globe.Find out more »
Drawing on his nearly two decades of experience on Capitol Hill, in both the Senate and House of Representatives, Jeff Flake shares candid, thought-provoking, and engaging insights on today’s political climate. Combining riveting anecdotes from his time in office, lessons from his New York Times bestselling book Conscience of a Conservative, and insights on the importance of civil leadership and bipartisanship, Flake paints a vivid picture of our current political environment and where we can expect our nation’s democracy to go from here.Find out more »
Take a midday break! This season-long series features Drew students enrolled in private instruction class.Find out more »
Inspired by the experimental works of Italian composers, the virtuosos working in Germany explored the sonata as an abstract form of wordless conversation in music giving composers free reign to do whatever their imagination suggested, delighting and astonishing the listener.Find out more »
Student choreographers in the choreography class develop dance pieces throughout the semester, culminating in the Fall Dance Show. This year’s theme celebrates the female body.Find out more »
This showcase will highlight the work of students in Prof. Liana Piehler’s Watercolorist’s Craft course who have used special collections material to influence their work and inspire their imaginations. This event, conceived by student Bruce Dalziel C’20, will show the works in a gallery setting and give students a chance to show off their archives-inspired creations.Find out more »
Valeria Luiselli was born in Mexico City and grew up in South Korea, South Africa and India. An acclaimed writer of both fiction and nonfiction, she is the author of the essay collection Sidewalks; the novels Faces in the Crowd and The Story of My Teeth; and, most recently, Lost Children Archive, which was longlisted for the 2019 Booker Prize. She is also the winner of two Los Angeles Times Book Prizes and an American Book Award. Her work has…Find out more »
The Flute Ensemble combines the talents of both students and community members. This concert features works from a variety of composers.Find out more »
The jazz ensemble includes dedicated and experienced student musicians who focus on repertoire from the swing, bebop and hard bop eras.Find out more »
The concert features new chamber music works inspired by Drew Senior Studio Art students.Find out more »
Reception: December 6, 5–7 p.m. View works by current Drew art students. The gallery is open Tuesday through Friday, 12:30 to 4 p.m., select weekends and by appointment. For information, visit drew.edu/korngallery or call 973-408-3758.Find out more »
Take a midday break! This season-long series features Drew students enrolled in private instruction class.Find out more »
Presented by the Drew Music Department
Conducted by Michael AvaglianoFind out more »
Encore! Three award-winning tenors join NJFO to celebrate and captivate with a dazzling selection of renowned tenor fare to welcome in the holiday season. A family festival of symphonic pops and wintertime favorites guaranteed to make the season merry.Find out more »
The Drew University Chorale and Choral Union join forces in celebration of music.Find out more »
Presented by the Masterwork Chorus Begin a lifelong tradition and give your family the gift of Handel’s beloved Messiah. Purchase tickets at masterwork.org, or call 973-692-6051.Find out more »
You may have heard The NPR Politics Podcast before, but seeing a live taping of the nation’s top political podcast is a whole new ballgame. Join four of NPR’s Washington Desk reporters for an evening of banter, laughs and thoughts on a topic that we can’t stop thinking about—the 2020 presidential election.Find out more »
Mira Jacob is the author and illustrator of Good Talk: A Memoir in Conversations. Her critically acclaimed novel, The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing, was a Barnes & Noble Discover New Writers pick, shortlisted for India’s Tata First Literature Award and longlisted for the Brooklyn Literary Eagles Prize. It was named one of the best books of 2014 by Kirkus Reviews, the Boston Globe, Goodreads, Bustle and The Millions. Her writing and drawings have appeared in The New York Times and…Find out more »
General Kelly is a decorated veteran of the Marines, former commander of the United States SOUTHCOM and served America as the fifth Secretary of Homeland Security in 2017. After six months, he was selected to serve as White House Chief of Staff, a position he held until January 2019.Find out more »
The Hungarian György Ligeti was one of the 20th century’s greatest musical innovators. His effervescent Six Bagatelles for wind quintet connected the music of his great influence, Bartók, to the language of the future. This outstanding collection of internationally renowned wind players, joined by pianist Michael Brown, offers wind ensemble classics of the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.Find out more »
A dozen young people make their way through the thrilling, complicated and mysterious time of sexual awakening in this rock musical sure to touch your soul.Find out more »
Two operatic legends come together for the first time as Wagner’s monumental drama meets the tragic pathos of Leoncavallo’s Pagliacci. A cast of internationally acclaimed guest performers assembled from Maestro Wroe’s extensive contacts in European and American opera houses joins NJFO to present these two magnificent operatic staples—an unlikely couple united by the tragedy and trauma of forbidden love.Find out more »
Amy Yang, Piano | A da Camera concert presented by Drew University, pre-concert chat at 7:15 p.m.Find out more »
Brahms in his most introspective mood, and Stravinsky nodding to the Classical style, lead to Messiaen’s mesmerizing, mystical depiction of the apocalypse, amid bird calls, the sound of seven trumpets and a final, hypnotic affirmation of immortality.Find out more »
The Slavic influence in music, whether full-blooded Russian or Central European in nature, has captivated audiences with its brooding, vivid romanticism. From the roaring Moldau River to the seductive mystique of Scheherazade herself, Slavic music lends itself to stories, simply because it’s so evocative. Internationally acclaimed pianist Andrew Tyson joins New Jersey Festival Orchestra to present the thrilling centerpiece of the program: Rachmaninoff’s unassailable epic Concerto No. 2., surely one of the most powerful works in the entire piano repertoire.Find out more »