Coming Up! September 2012 
College of the Arts- Events Highlights

                                                                             Photo by James Daniel 
John Kelly as Prince the Dog and Lauren Worsham as Lisa.

Dog Days
September 29, October 6 8 p.m.  
September 30, October 7
3 p.m.
October 5
7:30 p.m.

Alexander Kasser Theater

Tickets: $15*

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
er 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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The George Segal Gallery Presents:
Faculty Exhibition 2012

September 11-December 8

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.

All College Events - Schedule*
*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