Shadow Lawn Stage is the professional Equity theater of Monmouth University, whose goal is to present the best of past and present plays and musicals for the Jersey Shore. Its focus is on comedy, drama, and Irish-themed shows. As a professional theater on a university campus—Actors' Equity Association is the official union for stage actors in the United States—Shadow Lawn gives students a unique opportunity to work side-by-side with Equity actors, learn the details of professional production (both backstage and onstage), and earn points toward Equity membership. Students get college credit for courses offered as part of the summer theater season.
All Shadow Lawn Stage productions take place in the beautifully renovated Lauren K. Woods Theatre.
Summer performances began in 1996 under the direction of John J. Burke, PhD, who continues as artistic director of the summer theater.
2007 (at Pollak Theatre during Woods renovations)
2001 (first season as Equity Theater)
1996 (performed as Monmouth University Summer Theater)