The Cultural Engagement program in Montclair State University's Office of Arts and Cultural Programming involves students, faculty, and community members in creative and intellectually stimulating education events that connect audiences with artists from around the globe. Share reflections and comments with artists and fellow audience members at a post-performance Community Conversation, get a behind-the-scenes peek into some of our most exciting and challenging productions at a pre-show Sneak Peek, or mix and mingle with the artists at an informal lobby reception. Ask a question, get an insider's view, learn the story behind the story. All engagement events are free and open to the public.
How did women enter the male-dominated military garrisons during the Easter Rising in Dublin? Kate Byrne jumped through a closed window; Leslie Price entered through the main door; other women entered as nurses or secretaries. The new Art & Society lecture series launches with a look at the ways women participated in Ireland's most important revolution: they were present in great numbers but never quite equal to the men in authority.
Lucy McDiarmid is Marie Frazee-Baldassarre Professor of English at Montclair State and author of At Home in the Revolution: What Women Said and Did in 1916 (Royal Irish Academy, 2015).
Free! No ticket required.
Selections from the autobiographies of Sean O’Casey (Vol. 1: I Knock at the Door &Vol 2: Pictures in the Hallway)
Script edited and directed by Lisa Farrelly (Community & Education Dept., Abbey Theatre)
The First-Year Writing Program and the Office of Arts and Cultural Programming welcome special guests from the Abbey Theatre. Join actors Rachel Gleeson and Gerard Kelly for a reading based on the early life of Plough and the Stars author Sean O’Casey. Permissions and thanks to Mcnaughton Lord Representation and the O’Casey Estate.
Live Literature is a series by Montclair State’s First-Year Writing program.
For the complete fall schedule, click here.
Free! No ticket required.
Join Cathie Boyd for a behind-the scenes peek into "See You Later." Refreshments will be served.
Join us for good conversation and good food as artists, writers, and thinkers offer insight and a behind-the-scenes peek into the evening's performance. Guest(s) to be announced. Free and open to the public.
Join Amy Beth Kirsten and Mark DeChiazza to share reflections and responses immediately following the show.
Join Doug Elkins to share reflections and responses immediately following the show.