Drew Forum 2016–2017 Season

This time around our lineup of nationally known speakers covers sports, politics, satire, show business and more.

Note: The Earl Monroe event originally scheduled for March 14 at The Concert Hall has been rescheduled to March 28 at Crawford Hall. Start time is still 8 p.m.

Ticket prices are listed with each event and individual tickets can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 973-408-3917, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

The Drew Forum speaker series is generously sponsored by the Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation and the Thomas H. Kean Visiting Lectureship.

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 2017
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Plays in Process

March 29 @ 6:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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New, student-written plays get their first public airings in this always-lively program. After each reading, there is a talk-back with the playwright.

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April 2017
$10; $5

Senior Capstone Production: A Metamorphosis

April 5 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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This new work, inspired by Kafka’s Metamorphosis, was developed by senior theatre majors in collaboration with members of the Tectonic Theater Project, the group that developed The Laramie Project about the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard.

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$10; $5

Senior Capstone Production: A Metamorphosis

April 6 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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This new work, inspired by Kafka’s Metamorphosis, was developed by senior theatre majors in collaboration with members of the Tectonic Theater Project, the group that developed The Laramie Project about the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard.

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Senior Capstone Production: A Metamorphosis

April 7 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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This new work, inspired by Kafka’s Metamorphosis, was developed by senior theatre majors in collaboration with members of the Tectonic Theater Project, the group that developed The Laramie Project about the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard.

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$10; $5

Senior Capstone Production: A Metamorphosis

April 8 @ 2:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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This new work, inspired by Kafka’s Metamorphosis, was developed by senior theatre majors in collaboration with members of the Tectonic Theater Project, the group that developed The Laramie Project about the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard.

Find out more »
$10; $5

Senior Capstone Production: A Metamorphosis

April 8 @ 7:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Tickets are $10 general public/$5 for students.

This new work, inspired by Kafka’s Metamorphosis, was developed by senior theatre majors in collaboration with members of the Tectonic Theater Project, the group that developed The Laramie Project about the 1998 murder of Matthew Shepard.

Find out more »
$10; $5

Staged Readings: Robert Fisher Oxnam/Ensemble Studio Theatre Award in Playwriting

April 12 @ 6:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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This annual awards program recognizes excellence in playwriting by Drew undergraduates. The winning plays are given staged readings by members of New York City’s Ensemble Studio Theatre. Afterward, there is a talk-balk with the playwrights.

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Free

Plays in Process

April 19 @ 6:30 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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New, student-written plays get their first public airings in this always-lively program. After each reading, there is a talk-back with the playwright.

Find out more »
$10; $5

Spring Dance Show

April 24 - June 28
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts,
Lancaster Road, Madison, 07940
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Student choreographers develop exciting new dance pieces inspired by the music of the Civil Rights Era.

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Free

Steel Hammer: An Inside Look

April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dorothy Young Center for the Arts – The Concert Hall,
Lancaster Road, Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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This lecture demonstration with Julia Wolfe and the Bang on a Can All-Stars focuses on the making of Steel Hammer, previewing the composition’s April 26 performance.

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Julia Wolfe: Steel Hammer

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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Julia Wolfe, the 2017 Mellon Artist-in-Residence at Drew, is a 2016 MacArthur Fellow, a 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner in music and a co-founder of the experimental music organization Bang on a Can. Steel Hammer reflects her love for the legends and music of Appalachia, culling from musical and oral traditions of the region.

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