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On Screen In Person: Tie it Into My Hand

Apr 13

On Screen In Person: Tie it Into My Hand 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

At once entertaining and deeply insightful, Tie It Into My Hand is an unprecedented look at the life of an artist, told entirely through interviews with pre-eminent directors, filmmakers, visual artists, writers and performers, including Alan Cumming, Barbara Hammer, and Harold Bloom, among many others. The filmmaker sets his interactions with the artists in the context of a fake violin lesson while using his personal struggle to play the violin despite a chronic hand injury as the catalyst for dialogue.

Free Event


Music for Piano Solo, and Violin & Piano

Apr 13

Music for Piano Solo, and Violin & Piano 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 5 PM

Featuring Monmouth University Professors Laura Dubois and Michael Gillette performing the music of Bach, Mozart, Debussy, Chopin, deFalla, and Albeniz. A wonderful variety of music from different eras, with some commentary and background provided by the performers. The program will also include classical guitarist and MU student Matt Jordan, playing a piece by Villa Lobos an original composition by Laura DuBois, sung by MU alumnus Dana Ferrara, and MU students Margaret Lymberis and Mahalia Jackson.

Free Event


Gallery Exhibition: Second Senior Show - Fine Art and Art Education

Apr 10-18

Gallery Exhibition: Second Senior Show - Fine Art and Art Education 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

Featuring the work of Monmouth University graduating seniors who will receive their degrees in Fine Art and Art Education. Opening Reception: Friday, April 10, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Free Event


National Theatre of London: A View from the Bridge (Broadcast in HD)

Apr 7

National Theatre of London: A View from the Bridge (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Don’t miss a stellar cast led by Mark Strong (The Imitation Game; Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy) in the Young Vic’s ‘magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold’ production of A View from the Bridge – the Evening Standard, Guardian and Independent’s top theatre pick of 2014.


2015 Black Maria Film Festival

Apr 2

2015 Black Maria Film Festival 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

From the world-renowned Black Maria Film Festival, the Department of Communication presents a screening of highly-recognized and award-winning short films, spanning across several genres and topics. Introduction and post-screening discussion to be held by Specialist Professor Matthew Lawrence.

Free Event


Nine for IX: Let Them Wear Towels

Apr 1

Nine for IX: Let Them Wear Towels 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

A look at how women sports reporters, Lisa Olson, Melissa Ludtke, Claire Smith, Lesley Visser, and Jane Gross fought to be accepted, regardless of gender, and create a harassment-free work environment. Nine for IX is a series of documentary films which originally aired on ESPN celebrating the 40th anniversary of Title IX, the federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. Four of the episodes will be screened during the year.

Free Event


National Theatre of London: Behind the Beautiful Forevers (Broadcast in HD)

Mar 31

National Theatre of London: Behind the Beautiful Forevers (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 7 PM

Pulitzer Prize-winner Katherine Boo spent three years in Annawadi recording the lives of its residents. From her uncompromising book, winner of the National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2012, David Hare has fashioned a tumultuous play on an epic scale.


Met Opera: LA DONNA DEL LAGO Encore (Broadcast in HD)

Mar 29

Met Opera: LA DONNA DEL LAGO Encore (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 1 PM

New Production Bel canto superstars Joyce DiDonato and Juan Diego Flórez join forces for this Rossini showcase of vocal virtuosity, set in the medieval Scottish highlands and based on a beloved novel by Sir Walter Scott.


Willie Nile and Anthony D'Amato join Songwriters By The Sea

Mar 28

Willie Nile and Anthony D'Amato join Songwriters By The Sea 

Lauren K. Woods Theatre - 8 PM

Songwriters By The Sea hosts, and accomplished New Jersey songwriters, Joe D’Urso and Joe Rapolla, bring their popular songwriters series to the historic Lauren K. Woods Theater. This show features the tireless touring Greenwich Village troubadour, Willie Nile and breakthrough artist Anthony D'Amato. Monmouth University Blue Hawk Records' artists Natalie Zeller and Brittany Cannarozzi​ will open the show. Included with the ticket price is a reception, sponsored by the Leon Hess Business School, before the show at 7 p.m.


POSTPONED: Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely

Mar 27

POSTPONED: Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely 

Pollak Theatre - 8 PM

This event has been postponed until further notice. Daughter of Bernice Johnson Reagon, founder of Sweet Honey in the Rock, Toshi Reagon is a one-woman celebration of all that’s dynamic, progressive and uplifting in American music. This versatile singer-songwriter has moved audiences of all kinds with her big-hearted, hold-nothing-back approach to rock, blues, R&B, country, folk, spirituals and funk. The New York Times described her blend as “...a love of mixing things up...[her] vocal style ranges from a dirty blues moan to a gospel shout to an ethereal croon.” Leading her renowned band--BIGLovely, launched in 1996--she instantly connects, inspires and empowers. Reagon has collaborated with top innovators in music field including Lenny Kravitz, Elvis Costello, Ani DiFranco, Pete Seeger, Dar Williams, Lizz Wright, Me’shell Ndegéocello and Marc Anthony Thompson (aka Chocolate Genius). There will be a post-show discussion with Toshi Reagon free to all ticket holders.


Gallery Exhibition: First Senior Exhibition - Graphic Design and Animation

Mar 27-Apr 4

Gallery Exhibition: First Senior Exhibition - Graphic Design and Animation 

Joan and Robert Rechnitz Hall - 9 AM

Featuring the work of Monmouth University graduating seniors who will receive their degrees in Graphic Design and Animation. Opening reception: Friday, March 27, from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Free Event


World Cinema Series: A Woman in Berlin

Mar 25

World Cinema Series: A Woman in Berlin 

Pollak Theatre - 7:30 PM

Max Faberbock's "A Woman in Berlin" (Unrated) A woman tries to survive the invasion of Berlin by the Soviet troops during the last days of World War II.

Free Event


U.S. Feminist Movements:  Select Social Histories  from Monmouth Scholars

Mar 25

U.S. Feminist Movements: Select Social Histories from Monmouth Scholars 

Magill Commons - 1 PM

A panel presentation with Dr. Enoch Nappen, Dept. of Political Science and Sociology, Dr. Katherine Parkin, Dept. of History and Anthropology, and Dr. Johanna Foster, Dept. of Political Science and Sociology. Part of the Artful Explorations of Gender Series.

Free Event


Visiting Writer: Brooks Haxton

Mar 24

Visiting Writer: Brooks Haxton 

Wilson Auditorium - 4:30 PM

Brooks Haxton, born in Greenville, Mississippi, in 1950, is the son of the novelist Ellen Douglas and the composer Kenneth Haxton. He has published six previous collections of poetry, two book-length narrative poems one book of creative non-fiction, and two books of translations from the ancient Greek. The recipient of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Guggenheim Foundation, Haxton teaches in the writing programs at Syracuse University and Warren Wilson College. He lives in Syracuse with his wife and three children.

Free Event


Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo & Juliet (Broadcast in HD)

Mar 22

Bolshoi Ballet: Romeo & Juliet (Broadcast in HD) 

Pollak Theatre - 3 PM

William Shakespeare’s timeless story, written in 1595, is brought to the stage through breathtaking choreography and Sergei Prokofiev’s much-loved score. With its famous melodies, rhythmic variety and universal theme, this story of impossible love remains an all-time favourite, and is one of the world’s most popular ballets.