Drew Forum 2018–2019 Season

This season’s roster of acclaimed headliners is sure to spark thought-provoking and spirited discussion among attendees.

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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March 2019
Free

Steven Gilbert: Shelter

March 20 - April 24
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – Korn Gallery,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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This photographic portfolio reverently depicts a simple eighteenth-century farmhouse as a cozy shelter for mind as well as body.

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April 2019
Free

Drew University Composers Concert

April 24 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The concert features new works for music boxes and solo piano composed by Drew University students. Presented by the Drew Music Department.

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Free

End of Classes Jam

April 26 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The Drew a cappella groups present their last concert of the semester. Presented by All of the Above.

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$60

Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center: From Mendelssohn

April 27 @ 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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Free

Choral Celebration Concert

April 28 @ 3:00 pm
The Presbyterian Church,
65 South Street, Morristown, NJ
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The Drew University Chorale and Choral Union will join forces with the Chancel Choir of the Presbyterian Church in Morristown and a professional orchestra to present two great masterworks: The Chichester Psalms by Leonard Bernstein and Symphony No. 9 by Ludwig van Beethoven. Directed by Dr. Matthew Webb.

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Free

Drew University Jazz Ensemble

April 28 @ 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, directed by Jim Saltzman, includes dedicated and experienced student musicians who focus on repertoire from the swing, bebop and hard bop eras.

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Robert R. Max: Soldier and Survivor

April 29 @ 4:00 pm
Mead Hall,
Mead Hall, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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In commemoration of Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom HaShoah), Robert R. Max will share his powerful life story. Historians believe he is the last living American soldier to have escaped and survived Nazi slave labor in World War II. His story is preserved at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans and in his memoir, The Long March Home: An American Soldier’s Life as a Nazi Slave Laborer.

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Free

Drew University Chamber Orchestra

April 29 @ 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 and presented by the Drew Music Department.

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May 2019
Free

Senior Exhibition

May 3 - May 8
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – Korn Gallery,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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View works by current Drew art students.

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Free

Drew University Flute Ensemble

May 4 @ 7:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The Flute Ensemble, conducted by Elise Carter, combines the talents of both students and community members. This concert will feature works from a variety of composers.

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$25

Fantastic Berlioz

May 5 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Andres Sanchez, Cellist

Presented by Central Jersey Symphony Orchestra

Repertoire:

Lalo: Cello Concerto

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique

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June 2019

The Three Musketeers

June 12 - July 7
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Adapted from the novel by Alexandre Dumas.

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Publishing in Color Conference

June 12 - June 14
Seminary Hall

The Publishing in Color Conference will confront the issue of underrepresented groups in today’s spiritual publishing industry, and will feature publishing industry representatives. Attendees will have access to guidance on publishing, marketing and writing.

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$325

Summer Enrichment: Awaken Your Voice Within

June 24 - June 28

Summer enrichment course for students in grades 5-10.

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July 2019

Drew Writing Project Summer Institute

July 8 - July 10

The Drew Writing Project brings together a group of experienced pre-K through university teachers to read, write and learn. The inquiry and reading list will be built in response to participants’ interests and local school concerns. With its hybrid of face-to-face and virtual study, DWP provides flexibility during the busy summer break. The Drew Writing Project is open to teachers of all content areas.

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The Rainmaker

July 31 - August 18
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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By. N. Richard Nash

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August 2019
$295

Summer Enrichment: S.T.E.A.M.

August 5 - August 9

A Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (S.T.E.A.M.) experience for students in grades 3-5 and 6-8.

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Drew Writing Project Summer Institute

August 6 - August 8

The Drew Writing Project brings together a group of experienced pre-K through university teachers to read, write and learn. The inquiry and reading list will be built in response to participants’ interests and local school concerns. With its hybrid of face-to-face and virtual study, DWP provides flexibility during the busy summer break. The Drew Writing Project is open to teachers of all content areas.

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$295

Summer Enrichment: Writing the College Essay

August 12 - August 14

A three-day summer writing institute for high school students.

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September 2019

As You Like It

September 11 - September 29
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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By William Shakespeare.

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October 2019

Romeo and Juliet

October 16 - November 17
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States

By William Shakespeare.

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December 2019

A Christmas Carol

December 4 - December 29
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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By William Shakespeare.

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