Events

Upcoming Event: Sicily as a Theater of the World - Conversation with Playwright and Director Emma Dante (11/15)

Award-winning artist Emma Dante comes to the U.S. for the first time for a week-long stay at Montclair State U. She will share stories about her rich and complex trajectory as an iconoclastic woman artist hailing from Palermo, active in theater, film, opera, and literature, during an evening titled "Sicily as a Theater of the World" (Wed. Nov. 15 6:30-8:30 Lecture Hall 101 Feliciano School of Business), co-presented by the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies and Arts+Cultural Programming.

This conversation with Emma Dante precedes four performances of her acclaimed show The Sisters Macaluso at the Kasser Theater (Nov. 16-19) within a Peak Performances season devoted to women innovators (see article in catalogue p. 28). The link between this show and Montclair State U dates back to 2015 when students and professors in the Italian Program developed the English surtitles for the play at the prestigious Piccolo Teatro di Milano for the Expo calendar. In what could be called an ideal virtuous circle, The Sisters Macaluso is now coming to our campus as part of a series of events stemming from cross-college collaborations that are of interest to students and faculty of Italian, Performing Arts, Women's Studies, among others, as well as the community at large.

For info about the Nov. 15 conversation with Emma Dante, CLICK HERE.
RSVP here by Mon Nov. 13.
Free-of-charge van is available from/to New York for the Wed. Nov. 15 conversation. Find details here.
For information about the Peak Performances play, see this page.