College of the Arts- Events Highlights
Photo by James Daniel John Kelly as Prince the Dog and Lauren Worsham as Lisa.
Dog DaysSeptember 29, October 6 • 8 p.m.
September 30, October 7 • 3 p.m.
October 5 • 7:30 p.m.
Alexander Kasser Theater
Composed by David T. Little
Libretto by Royce Vavrek
Based on the short story Dog Days by Judy Budnitz
Directed by Robert Woodruff
Music Direction by Alan Pierson
Set and Video Design by Jim Findlay
Lighting Design by Matt Frey
Costume Design by Vita Tzykun
Featuring John Kelly and vocalists James Bobbick, Marnie Breckenridge, Cherry Duke, Michael Marcotte, Peter Tantsits, and Lauren Worsham, with chamber ensemble Newspeak and special guests. World Premiere - A Peak Production
What does it mean to follow your instincts? Dog Days is a new and darkly comedic masterpiece of contemporary musical-theatre that features eclectic composer David T. Little's unique combination of opera and rock music elements. Based on the haunting short story by Judy Budnitz, this world premiere investigates what happens when a working class American family - and the “dog” that shows up on their front door - are pitted against an apocalyptic scenario in the not-so-distant future. Created by David T. Little in collaboration with librettist Royce Vavrek, Dog Days is directed by master auteur Robert Woodruff, with musical direction from Alan Pierson. Produced by Peak Performances in association with Beth Morrison Projects. "Dog Days" was commissioned by Peak Performances at Montclair State (NJ). Selections from "Dog Days" were commissioned and presented by Carnegie Hall for the Weill Music Institute. Scenes from "Dog Days" were presented as part of New York City's Opera VOX Contemporary American Opera Lab.
* No charge for University-enrolled undergraduates.
Combat Paper NJ
Presented by the Printmaking Center of New Jersey
September 11 to 14*
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Combat Paper is a veteran-led program that uses the ancient art of handmade papermaking to help veterans heal from the physical, psychological and emotional effects of war. The handmade paper is made out of old combat fatigues. The uniforms are cut into small pieces and beaten into pulp using papermaking equipment.Taking combat fatigues, which literally hold the very worst memories of a young veteran’s life, and turning them into handmade paper can be emotional, transformative and healing. This week-long Combat Paper workshop will be conducted on-campus and is open to veterans, students, faculty and staff. *
* September 13 Writing Workshop open to veterans only.
This event is co-sponsored by the College of the Arts, Office of Education and Community Outreach, the Department of Art and Design, Equity and Diversity Programs, and the Office of Veteran and Military Resources/Student Development and Campus Life.
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All College Events - Schedule*
The George Segal Gallery Presents:
The George Segal Gallery presents "Faculty Exhibition 2012," an exhibition featuring works by faculty members of Montclair State University's Department of Art and Design from September 11 to December 8. Works include paintings, sculpture, works on paper, jewelry, printmaking, ceramics, fashion design, industrial design, graphic design, illustration, photography and art history book presentations.
*subject to change
Events for Prospective Students
Campus Visits: Undergraduate l Graduate
Peak Performances - Web page September 29-October 7: Dog Days
Department of Art and Design - Web page
Art Forum/Art Talks...
September 18: Zeke Berman, Photographer
September 25: Susan Ewing, Sculptor Art Forum/Art Talks' Web page
School of Communication and Media - Web page Film Forum... September 25: Beverly Peterson, Filmmaker Film Forum's Web page Carpe Diem... Current Carpe Diem episodes
John J. Cali School of Music - Web page September 19:Faculty Showcase September 26: Musicians’ Health (lecture)
Department of Theatre and Dance - Web page
Office of Education and Community Outreach - Web page September 11-14: Combat Paper Workshop
Creative Research Center - Web page