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BEYOND #METOO

Pollak Gallery

As a universal language the arts are a very effective tool for addressing social issues. The #metoo movement has brought to the surface long ignored injustices perpetrated mostly against women for generations that are finally screaming to be remedied. This juried exhibition will feature works that eloquently depicts remedies, that teach us how to honor women and others who have been maligned, how to implement change within our culture, to alter perceptions and ultimately excise this malady for future generations.

Animal Welfare: The Higher Education Perspective

The Great Hall Auditorium

Animal Welfare: The Higher Education Perspective Tuesday, March 26, 2019 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Wilson Auditorium Monmouth University West Long Branch, New Jersey Use main entrance on Larchwood Avenue (lot […]

PostSecret LIVE with Frank Warren

Pollak Theatre

Frank Warren is the most trusted stranger in America. He is the creator of The PostSecret Project – a collection of 1,000,000+ artful secrets that have been mailed to his home on postcards, anonymously. The PostSecret website has become a phenomenon in itself, earning over 700 million views, and making it the world’s largest advertisement-free blog. For this event, Frank will join us for a lively lecture based on the topic of #MeToo. Hear the inspiring stories behind the secrets. Listen to some of Frank’s favorite secrets…and share your own.

Fred Astaire’s Dancing Lessons: Queer Mentors and Monsters: Multimedia Performance by Dustin B. Goltz

Lauren K. Woods Theatre

What does it mean to be “part” of the queer community in 2019? Who tells you your story? Your history? Your future? This solo performance is a 70-minute multimedia, performative examination of shifting perceptions of queer male mentorship, LGBT aging anxieties, and the lingering cultural threat assigned to queer sexuality. The piece is an avalanche of pop culture, flamboyance and monstrosity—an intertextual interrogation of queer generational tensions- reclaiming a story of the monsters who refuse to die (for long), refuse to hide the histories their bodies carry, and who keep surviving through wit, camp, irreverence, and an ongoing commitment to the queer community.

The Wave

Pollak Theatre

A high school teacher's experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is like under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control when he forms a social unit with a life of its own.

Director: Dennis Gansel
(2008)
Unrated
107 minutes

Black Maria Film Festival

Pollak Theatre

The Black Maria Film Festival was founded in 1981 as a tribute to Thomas Edison’s development of the motion picture at his laboratory, dubbed the “Black Maria” film studio, the first in the world, in West Orange, NJ. Now in its 38th year, the festival attracts and showcases the work of independent filmmakers internationally. The festival is a project of the Thomas A. Edison Media Arts Consortium, an independent non-profit organization in residence at New Jersey City University’s Department of Media Arts. Unlike other major film festivals, the Black Maria Festival is not presented in only one location. Instead, the winning films are presented at universities, museums, libraries and cultural centers across the country all year.

First Senior Show: Graphic Design

DiMattio Gallery at Rechnitz Hall

Featuring the work of Monmouth University graduating seniors who will receive their degrees in Graphic Design.

Songs & Stories featuring James Dalton & Friends

Pollak Theatre

James Dalton gathers together a cast of wonderful singer songwriters and musicians, focusing heavily on local and independent, to take the “in the round” model up a notch. Audiences will not only get an intimate portrait of the artists and stories behind the songs themselves, but they will experience onstage collaboration and interplay as the whole cast supports, accompanies and jams with each other. Artists will include: James Dalton, Steven Delopoulos, Michael Ronstadt, Steve Reilly, April Centrone, Andy Keenan, Tara Dente, Karlee Bloom and more to be announced soon!!

$25 (loge); $35 (orchestra)

Die Walküre (Richard Wagner)

Pollak Theatre

The second installment of Wagner’s Ring cycle, Die Walküre, stars heroic soprano Christine Goerke as the warrior goddess Brünnhilde, whose encounter with the mortal twins Siegmund and Sieglinde, sung by Stuart Skelton and Eva-Maria Westbroek, leads her on a journey from Valhalla to earthbound humanity. Philippe Jordan conducts.

$23