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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Free

Senior Recital: Caitlin Shannon, clarinet

March 22 @ 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 University Music Department presents the senior recital of Caitlin Shannon, clarinet.

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$35

Rachel Lee Priday, Violin, and Marija Stroke, Piano

March 23 @ 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 bring 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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Free

All of the Above’s 25th Anniversary Concert

March 24 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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All of the Above celebrates its 25th anniversary with a concert that will bring all three of Drew University’s a cappella groups together.

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Free

Colonialism and Genocide: The Rohingya Refugee Crisis in Myanmar

March 25 @ 4:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Speaker: Dr. Joshua Gedacht, Rowan University

Dr. Joshua Gedacht will discuss the situation of the Rohingya Muslims. Since August 2017, over 700,000 have fled from the predominantly Buddhist nation of Myanmar to escape widespread military atrocities. This talk will provide an update on the ongoing refugee crisis and examine the historical roots of the conflict going back to the British colonial era.

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Free

Erika L. Sánchez

March 25 @ 6:00 pm
Mead Hall,
Mead Hall, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Erika L. Sánchez, the daughter of Mexican immigrants, is a poet, novelist and essayist living in Chicago. Her debut poetry collection, Lessons on Expulsion, was a finalist for the PEN America Open Book Award. Her debut young adult novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, is a New York Times Bestseller and a National Book Awards finalist. She was recently named a 2017-2019 Princeton Arts Fellow.

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$10

The Waiting Room

March 27 @ 7:30 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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A dark comedy about the timeless quest for beauty—and its cost. Three women from different centuries meet in a modern doctor’s waiting room. Husbands, doctors, Freud, the drug industry and the FDA all come under examination. This play is a wild ride through medical and sexual politics, including the politics of the ever-present battle with breast cancer.

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$10

The Waiting Room

March 29 @ 7:30 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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A dark comedy about the timeless quest for beauty—and its cost. Three women from different centuries meet in a modern doctor’s waiting room. Husbands, doctors, Freud, the drug industry and the FDA all come under examination. This play is a wild ride through medical and sexual politics, including the politics of the ever-present battle with breast cancer.

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$10

The Waiting Room

March 30 @ 2:00 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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A dark comedy about the timeless quest for beauty—and its cost. Three women from different centuries meet in a modern doctor’s waiting room. Husbands, doctors, Freud, the drug industry and the FDA all come under examination. This play is a wild ride through medical and sexual politics, including the politics of the ever-present battle with breast cancer.

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TEDxDrewUniversity

March 30 @ 2:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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TEDxDrewUniversity is an independently organized TED event that welcomes people from a broad range of disciplines to share ideas worth spreading. At this event, TEDxDrewUniversity will present a forum for fostering curiosity, excitement and conversations that matter.

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$10

The Waiting Room

March 30 @ 7:30 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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A dark comedy about the timeless quest for beauty—and its cost. Three women from different centuries meet in a modern doctor’s waiting room. Husbands, doctors, Freud, the drug industry and the FDA all come under examination. This play is a wild ride through medical and sexual politics, including the politics of the ever-present battle with breast cancer.

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April 2019
Free

Out of the Vault: DC vs. Marvel

April 2 @ 4:00 pm
United Methodist Archives and History Center,
Archives & History, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Come explore one of the greatest rivalries in comic book history: DC vs. Marvel! This tumultuous competition goes back 80 years, and has played itself out in the pages of comics and graphic novels. On display will be new donations of comic books accompanied by a discussion of comic adaptations and an exploration of the worlds of Marvel and DC.

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$25

Google Educator Certification (Virtual Session)

April 2 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
via Zoom

Through this two-part course, teachers will earn their Google Educator Certification and participate in a follow-up session focused on using Google apps in the classroom or field. Designed for K-12 educators of all content areas.

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Frederick A. Shippey Lecture: Dr. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

April 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Seminary Hall – Craig Chapel

“Feeling Race: The Social Significance of Racialized Emotions in Trump’s America”

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Free

Music at Noon

April 5 @ 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 mid-day break! This season-long series features Drew students enrolled in private instruction classes. Presented by the Drew Music Department.

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Free

Day of Scholars

April 5 @ 3:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Join the Drew community in celebration of the Baldwin Honors Program and enjoy performances, research presentations and art exhibits by student scholars.

Presented by Drew University’s Baldwin Honors Program

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Free

Senior Recital: Nicolette Boillotat, Soprano

April 5 @ 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 University Music Department presents the senior recital of Nicollette Boillotat, voice. Photo credit: Catherine Revelas.

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Free

Senior Recital: Ashlie Sicilia, Soprano

April 6 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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The Drew University Music Department presents the senior recital of Ashlie Sicilia, voice.

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$40

Bartók a la Mode

April 7 @ 3:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Join Maestro Maull and members of The Discovery Orchestra as they traverse Bartók’s delightful Romanian folk dances. Presented by The Discovery Orchestra.

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$50/$75*

Drew Forum Presents Governor John Kasich

April 9 @ 8:00 pm
Simon Forum,
Simon Forum and Athletic Center, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Two-term former Ohio Governor John R. Kasich offers his reflections on business, government, the history of change—as well as the power of individuals to affect change at the local level.

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Free

Hokusai and Japan in the Floating World: with Tom Silver C’70

April 10 @ 4:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Tom Silver C’70 will explore the work of Japan’s most famous artist, Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849), in the context of his life and times. Mr. Silver showcases print masterpieces covering the 350-year history of the Japanese print genre. His current focus is Japanese prints of the Edo era, also known as the “Floating World.”

This program has been made possible by support from the Traphagen Distinguished Alumni Speaker Series Endowment.

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$10

Spring Dance Show

April 10 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Student choreographers in the choreography class develop dance pieces throughout the semester, culminating in the Spring Dance Show. This year’s theme celebrates the female body.

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$10

Spring Dance Show

April 11 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940

Student choreographers in the choreography class develop dance pieces throughout the semester, culminating in the Spring Dance Show. This year’s theme celebrates the female body.

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$10

Spring Dance Show

April 12 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Student choreographers in the choreography class develop dance pieces throughout the semester, culminating in the Spring Dance Show. This year’s theme celebrates the female body.

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Free

Distinctly Bacas: A Senior Jazz Recital

April 12 @ 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 University Music Department presents the senior recital of Peter Bacas, saxophone.

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$10

Spring Dance Show

April 13 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Student choreographers in the choreography class develop dance pieces throughout the semester, culminating in the Spring Dance Show. This year’s theme celebrates the female body.

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Free

Jill Spurr Titus Memorial Scholarship Recital

April 13 @ 8:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Jill Spurr Titus graduated from Drew University in 1989 with a double major in music and psychology. She was enrolled as a graduate student at Lesley College in the Creative Arts Therapy Program when she was tragically killed in an automobile accident.

It is the wish and hope of the Music Department, together with Jill’s parents, who have made this scholarship possible, that the memory of Jill and her remarkable spirit may continue here at Drew.

The Jill Spurr Titus Memorial Scholarship pays for students’ lessons and enables them to participate in a chamber music ensemble.

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The 2019 Shirley Sugerman Interfaith Forum

April 16 @ 7:30 pm
F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre,
36 Madison Ave, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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Camp David: 40 Years of Israeli-Egyptian Peace

Speaker: Daniel Kurtzer, Former Ambassador to Egypt and Israel

This forum provides a venue for interdisciplinary exchanges between and among scholars, teachers, religious leaders and members of the larger community interested in exploring issues of interfaith understanding, the diversity of religiously based ethical perspectives and the political, social and cultural conflicts caused by the clash of religious traditions.

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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

Drew University Flute Ensemble

April 28 @ 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, 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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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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$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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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

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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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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