Performing Arts Center &
St. Catherine of Siena Center
2.9.19 2019 Lula Washington
CARRIE Under the Streetlamp
NEWCOMER 39th Annual Trustee 1.19.19
Benefit Concert & Gala
& 3.9.19 3.22.19
6th Annual Caesar
and Patricia Tabet
STCHHOEMAKRPEEASDNPUYECAERDE Fr. Gregory
Dominican University Performing Arts Center
& St. Catherine of Siena Center 2019 Calendar
Jan2019 21 Thursday 29 Friday
19 Saturday C. Vanessa White, PhD DU Starlettes Dance Team
Spirituality, Health, and Justice
Lula Washington Dance Theatre 30 Saturday
THEATRE ARTS LAB SERIES
22 Tuesday Mother Courage and Her Children DU Starlettes Dance Team
KING LEGACY LECTURE 22 Friday Apr2019
THEATRE ARTS LAB SERIES 6 Saturday
23 Wednesday Mother Courage and Her Children
2019 Spring Fashion Show
O’CONNOR ART GALLERY 23 Saturday
Making Rain: Michelle Wasson 7 Sunday
THEATRE ARTS LAB SERIES
30 Wednesday Mother Courage and Her Children 2019 Spring Fashion Show
Kathleen Sprows Cummings, PhD 24 Sunday 9 Tuesday
Samuel Mazzuchelli, Rose
Hawthorne, and the Search for THEATRE ARTS LAB SERIES Fr. Gregory Boyle, SJ
an American Saint Mother Courage and Her Children Barking to the Choir: The Power of
Feb2019 28 Thursday
Brennan Forum on Corporate
7 Thursday One Earth Film Festival Screening Governance
C-SUITE SPEAKER SERIES Mar2019 11 Thursday
9 Saturday THEATRE ARTS LAB SERIES
9 Saturday On the Verge, or the Geography of
THE 39TH ANNUAL TRUSTEE BENEFIT Yearning
Carrie Newcomer and CONCERT & GALA
Over the Rhine Under the Streetlamp 12 Friday
13 Tuesday THEATRE ARTS LAB SERIES
On the Verge, or the Geography of
ANNUAL JURIED ART EXHIBITION Yearning
20 Wednesday 13 Saturday
BUTLER LECTURE THEATRE ARTS LAB SERIES
Carmen Agra Deedy On the Verge, or the Geography of
Kristi Kirschner, MD
A Report Card on Health Care THEATRE ARTS LAB SERIES
On the Verge, or the Geography of
22 Friday Yearning
TABET POETRY READING 16 Tuesday
Dr. Eve L. Ewing
27 Wednesday Verne Harris
A Time to Remember, A Time to
Biennial Interfaith Artist Panel Forget
28 Thursday 27 Saturday
LUND-GILL LECTURE The Reduced Shakespeare
Molly Giblin The Complete Works of William
Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]
Dominican University Performing Arts Center is partially funded by the Oak Park Area Arts Council, in partnership
with the Villages of Oak Park, Forest Park and River Forest, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
Saturday, March 9, 2019, 5:00 pm
TRUSTEE BENEFIT CONCERT & GALA
Tickets starting at $48
Founded by leading cast members of the Tony Award-winning sensation Jersey Boys,
Under the Streetlamp delivers an electrifying evening of classic hits from the American Radio
Songbook, bringing their unique blend of tight harmonies and slick dance moves to your
favorite Doo-Wop, Motown, and old time Rock ‘n’ Roll hits. The guys have performed in over
a dozen shows on Broadway and have performed all over the world in countless other shows
including: 42nd Street, Forbidden Broadway, RENT, American Idiot, GOOD VIBRATIONS: The
Beach Boys Musical and The Book of Mormon. Performance after performance they prove
that retro never sounded so now!
2019 BRAVO AWARD RECIPIENT
Grant Park Music Festival
Dominican University’s Annual Trustee Benefit Concert and Gala raises much-needed
support for scholarships, celebrates world-class artists, and honors those who champion the
performing arts in the Chicago metropolitan area. For information regarding sponsorship or
Gala tickets, contact (708) 524-6284.
Premier Presenting Sponsor
DUPAC CONCERT SERIES
4.27.19 The Complete Works of William
Shakespeare (abridged) [revised]
Saturday, January 19, 2019, 7:30 pm Saturday, February 9, 2019, 7:30 pm
Tickets starting at $35 Tickets starting at $25
Lula Washington Dance Carrie Newcomer &
Theatre Over the Rhine
Founded in 1980 in the inner city area Listed as one of “The 50 most influential
of South Los Angeles, Lula Washington folk musicians of the past 50 years” by
Dance Theatre has become one of Chicago’s WFMT, singer/songwriter Carrie
the most admired African-American Newcomer is acclaimed for her “deep, rich
contemporary dance companies in the alto and penchant for exquisite melodies.”
country. The company performs innovative Joining Newcomer is Ohio-based folk music
and provocative choreography by Lula band, Over the Rhine, whose mix of lyrical
Washington, who uses dance to explore eloquence, emotional nuance and melodic
social and humanitarian issues, including soulfulness have earned them a passionate
aspects of African-American history and fan base and considerable critical acclaim.
culture. An award-winning choreographer,
her work is filled with honesty, integrity, and Saturday, April 27, 2019, 7:30 pm
unparalleled creativity. Tickets starting at $35
2 2018–2019 Season The Complete Works
of William Shakespeare
Written by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and
Jess Winfield, with additional material by
Directed by Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor
All 37 Plays in 97 Minutes! The Complete
Works of William Shakespeare (abridged)
[revised] is an irreverent, fast-paced romp
through the Bard’s plays. It was London’s
longest-running comedy, having clocked a
very palpable nine years in London’s West
End at the Criterion Theatre! The show has
been seen at the Kennedy Center, Off-
Broadway, and from sea to shining sea. Join
these madcap men in tights as they weave
their wicked way through of Shakespeare’s
Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild
and memorable ride.
DUPAC THEATER ART LAB SERIES
February 21–24, 2019 April 11—14, 2019
Mother Courage and On the Verge, or the
Her Children Geography of Yearning
by Bertolt Brecht by Eric Overmyer
The play follows itinerant trader, Mother The year is 1888 when Mary, Fanny, and
Courage, as she pulls her wagon of wares Alex, three women, each intrepid world
and her children through the carnage of explorers in their own right, band together
Europe’s religious wars. One by one she to conquer Terra Incognita, the last and
loses her children to the war and finds most mysterious of unexplored territories.
herself alone with her ramshackle wagon A romping meditation on the outer and inner
with its tattered flag and freight of boots and frontiers of the human condition, On the
brandy. Considered by many to be one of Verge is full of lyrical and hilarious dialogue
the greatest anti-war plays ever written and and imagery both beautiful and surreal.
Performance Times for
Mother Courage and On the Verge
Thursday preview 7:00 p.m.
Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m.
Sunday 3:00 p.m.
SIENA CENTER SPRING SERIES EMBRACING
The St. Catherine of Siena Center of Dominican University examines critical issues of
church and society in light of faith and scholarship. The Center calls together a wide community
of faith committed to deepening insight into the role of the Christian in today’s world.
Since 1901, Dominican University has prepared students—in the words of its mission
statement—“to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world.” The Siena Center
has affirmed and advanced this mission since 2003. Join us this year as we mark our 15th
anniversary, and help us continue our work of embracing the common good through the
engagement of speakers, ideas, and one another.
D I ANE KENNEDY, OP L E C TU RE ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA LECTURE
Barking to the Choir:
Samuel Mazzuchelli, The Power of Radical
Rose Hawthorne, Kinship
and the Search for an
American Saint Fr. Gregory Boyle, SJ
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Kathleen Sprows Cummings, PhD Main Campus, Lund Auditorium, $10
Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 5:00 p.m. Gregory Boyle will share how compassion,
Main Campus, Parmer Hall kindness, and kinship are the tools to fight
Shaffer Silveri Atrium, $30 despair and decrease marginalization.
Through his stories and parables, all will
Dr. Cummings will be reminded that no life is less valuable
discuss Dominican than another. Fr. Boyle is the founder of
candidates for Homeboy Industries.
canonization in the
context of already
that Mazzuchelli and
Hawthorne may well be
the saints the United
States needs today. Dr. Cummings is
Associate Professor of American Studies at
the University of Notre Dame.
Co-presented with the McGreal Center.
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2018-2019 Follett Chair
Director for the Nelson Mandela
Foundation’s Center of Archive and Dialogue
A Time to Remember,
A Time to Forget
Fred Hampton, Nelson Mandela
and the Work of Memory
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Martin Recital Hall, Reception to follow.
Harris explores the work of memory and
the right—of both individuals and collectives—
to forget. He examines the nature of
remembering/forgetting, considers the
distinction between remembering and
remembrancing, and asks how memory
If you enjoy our lectures and symposia, we are sure you will love this opportunity to engage
in lively discussion, and come away with a richer understanding of the Christian’s disciple’s
role in the contemporary world. This course will meet three evenings during the second week
in April. The cost is $50.
The Power and the Mystery of Archive
Verne Harris, 2018-2019 Follett Chair Explore dialogue as an instrument for
Director for the Nelson Mandela addressing critical social issues and the
Foundation’s Center of Archive and Dialogue. most effective vehicle for sharing memory,
for growing it, and for engaging in the
April 8, 10 & 11, 2019 promotion of justice and social cohesion.
Main Campus, Parmer Hall 115A
Visit our webpage to register for summer mini-courses with renowned scholars such as Fr.
Thomas O’Meara, PhD and Dr. Pauline Viviano, PhD.. More courses and information available online.
Biennial Interfaith Artist Panel ART TK
Wednesday, March 27, 2019, 6:00 p.m.
Crown Library, Springer Suites, Free
Currently running, the Dominican University
2018 Interfaith Biennial Art Exhibition brings
together artists from around the world who,
according to their own faith traditions, harness
art’s unique capacity to explore and express
big ideas of love and truth. Join us as a panel
of featured artists and the exhibit’s curator
reflect together on their work. Participating
artists include Gregory Deddo (IL), Carol P.
Kundstadt (NY), and Rachel Braun (MD).
Jessica Cochran, independent curator, of U of
C and SAIC, will be moderating the talk.
Visitors may view the collection on exhibit in
Lewis Hall, main floor, outside of the Crown
ALBERTUS MAGNUS SOCIETY SERIES
HEALING OUR BROKEN WORLD:
Perspectives from Science and Religion
Although we live in a world marked by violence, injustice, suffering and brokenness, we are a
people of hope. Our Christian tradition affirms the solutions available not only through religion
and science separately but also at their intersection. Join us to hear from professionals in the
fields of science, medicine and religion and to engage one another as we embark on new
paths toward healing, reconciliation and wholeness.
Spirituality, How Do We Measure Up?
Health, and A Report Card on Health
Justice Care for “the least of
these our brethren”
C. Vanessa White, PhD
Kristi Kirschner, MD
21, 2019, 7:00 p.m. Thursday, March 21,
Priory Auditorium, $10 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Priory Auditorium, $10
Dr. White’s presentation will guide us in
a reflective process of prayer and shared This talk will attempt to
story as we discover tools that can assist unpack the current status
us in becoming more energized, focused of the care we deliver
and open to the loving presence of the to people with complex
Spirit of God as we continue on our journey conditions— including
in justice and loving others. Dr. White is people with disabilities and multiple chronic
an Assistant Professor of Spirituality and illnesses. Kristi Kirschner, MD is a Visiting
Ministry at Catholic Theological Union. Clinical Professor at University of Illinois
College of Medicine, Department of Medical
The Siena Center is named for St. Catherine of Siena, a 14th century laywoman who worked untiringly for
the reform of the church and for social justice in the world. Her passionate devotion to the central issues of
church and society inspires the work of the center and informs its schedule. Please join us in our exploration
of current topics—social and spiritual.
Visit events.dom.edu/siena-center or call Rachel Hart Winter at (708) 714-9107
This season is made possible by generous support from the Helen Brach Foundation.
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Photo: Lauren Miller
SIXTH ANNUAL CAESAR AND PATRICIA TABET POETRY READING
Dr. Eve L. Ewing
Friday, March 22, 2019, 6:30 p.m.
Lund Auditorium, Free
A poetry reading by Dr. Eve L. Ewing, a sociologist of education,
a writer from Chicago, a newly appointed 40 Under 40 by Crain’s
Chicago Business, and an alumna of Dominican University’s School
Receiving rapturous reviews for her first book, “Electric Arches”, and
being described by no less than the editor of Poetry Magazine as
‘the future of poetry’—Dr. Ewing just added Marvel comics writer to
the mix of her unique artistic resume with the announcement that she
will pen the “Ironheart” series for the Marvel franchise.
Ewing is at the heart of a large circle of Chicago artists, poets,
writers, and musicians who take seriously the notion of their art being meaningfully connected
to civic engagement. As the Chicago Tribune notes, “A truly rare cultural phenomenon: An
artist who not only holds up a mirror to society, but makes herself a catalyst to change it.”
As a poet, sociologist and educator, she’s connecting the dots in a way that makes poetry
“A versatile, deeply perceptive, and
imaginative thinking dedicated to the
revolutionary potential of art.”
PPaattrriciciaiaTTaabbeet t‘5‘522. .Co-presented by the St. Catherine of Siena Center and the English Department
of Dominican’s Rosary College of Arts and Sciences.
1.22.19 Studs Terkel Community Media
Award recipient Natalie Moore
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR C-SUITE SPEAKER SERIES
Thursday, February 7, 2019
Examining Segregation Reception at 5:30 p.m., Lecture at 6:30 p.m.
50 Years After the Fair Martin Recital Hall
Housing Act Free; Registration Required
The Brennan School welcomes
Tuesday, January 22, 2019, 7:00 p.m. entrepreneur and emerging leader Zeke
Flores as the keynote speaker this spring.
Lund Auditorium, Free Flores is the founder and CEO of Flying
Concessions, an experienced airport retail,
WBEZ reporter and author Natalie Moore food and beverage concessionaire, and has
has covered segregation and inequality in been recognized as one of 40 Under 40 by
Chicago for WBEZ since 2007. Her book, Crain’s Chicago Business and Negocios
South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and Now.
American Segregation, received Chicago
Review of Books’ 2016 Award for Nonfiction The C-Suite Speaker Series offers
and a Buzzfeed Best Nonfiction Book of community members, business
2016. Moore received the 2017 Chicago professionals, students, and faculty the
Library Foundation’s 21st Century Award opportunity to talk candidly with leading
and the 2010 Studs Terkel Community executives about accomplishments and
Media Award for reporting on Chicago’s challenges.
Following the keynote address will be a
panel discussion with Prexy Nesbitt, Maria
Krysan and Frank Lipo, moderated by
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BUTLER LECTURE LUND-GILL LECTURE
Carmen Agra Deedy Molly Giblin
Wednesday, March 20, 2019, 6:00 p.m. Ten Thousand Years of
Martin Recital Hall Friendship? Lessons from
Free, Registration Required Franco-Chinese History
Thursday, March 28, 2019. 7:00 p.m.
Martin Recital Hall, Free
In 1844, diplomats signed the Treaty of
Huangpu, guaranteeing trading rights to
French nationals in China. French diplomats
and their Chinese counterparts invoked
shared histories and similar spiritual and
intellectual inclinations as they pledged that
The Butler Children’s Literature Center the friendship between their countries would
welcomes award-winning children’s author, last ten thousand years. Yet less than two
Carmen Agra Deedy for the 7th Annual decades later, a French army of occupation
Butler Lecture. Join us for “The End of the entered Beijing, setting the tone for a more
Story,” as Deedy shares rousing tales of her aggressive French engagement with China
own families’ life experiences and how the and colonization in Southeast Asia. What
most unlikely of teachers coupled with a caused this dramatic reconfiguration, and
series of seemingly small events, made an what can the language of diplomacy tell us
enormous impact in shaping generations of about human bonds in international politics?
A reception and book signing will follow
DUStarlettes Friday, March 29 and
Dance Saturday, March 30, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Tickets $7, DU Students, $5
Annual spring recital hosted by and starring
the Dominican University Dance Team.
14th Annual Edward A. 2019 Chicago Latino
Brennan Forum on Film Festival Screening
Festival Dates, March 28-April 11, 2019
Tuesday, April 9, 2019, 7:30 a.m. Campus Screening date TBD
University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe St. Main Campus, Free
Free; Registration Required
Dominican University is a Venue Partner of
The annual Forum on Corporate Governance the Chicago Latino Film Festival presenting
gathers business leaders and industry films of cultural and social significance. Film
experts to discuss trends and issues selection, venue and date to be determined.
affecting corporate governance, their Please check Arts & Minds website for
implications, and possible responses. details.
This spring, a panel of top leaders
will discuss the growing pressure on
corporations to diversify their boards, and
the link between diverse boards and long-
term effectiveness and value.
Stories for a
A ONE EARTH FILM FESTIVAL SCREENING
Thursday, February 28, 2019, 7:00 p.m.
Martin Recital Hall
Tickets $7, Students, Faculty and Staff, Free
LIVING THE CHANGE explores solutions to
the global crises we face today––solutions
any one of us can be part of––through
the inspiring stories of people pioneering
change in their own lives and in their
communities in order to live in a sustainable
and regenerative way.
10 2018–2019 Season
Saturday, April 6, 2019 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.
Tickets $15, Students $10
Dominican University’s annual runway
show presenting creations by students in
the school’s Fashion Design program and
organized in collaboration with students in
the Fashion Merchandising program. The
event showcases styles ranging from ready-
to-wear pieces to experimental fashion and
features guest alumni and designers.
THE RECIPE BOX CAFÉ
Thursdays, February 7 – April 11*, 11:30 a.m.
Shaffer Silveri Atrium, Parmer Hall
$10 per person; Reservations Required
A tradition at Dominican University for over five decades, the cafe is managed by Nutrition
and Dietetics students who design the menu, procure the food, produce, and serve a
3-course meal. Reserve your seats today at [email protected] or 708-524-6690
See events.dom.edu/recipe-box for weekly menu.
*no service March 7
O’Connor Art Gallery Michelle Wasson, LA on Fire, Acrylic on raw canvas, 95 x 74.5”, 2017
Lewis Hall, 4th Floor
January 23 - March 1, 2019
Reception: Wednesday, January 23, 4:00-7:00 p.m.
Curated by Karen Azarnia
The O’Connor Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition MAKING RAIN featuring new paintings
by Michelle Wasson. Through direct and urgent engagement with raw canvas, Wasson’s larger-
than-life performative paintings are a meditation on loss, an engagement with art history, and
an exploration of both the microscopic and cosmic.Her paintings embody a delicate balance
between control and freedom, reveling in the engagement of the artist with her craft.
Michelle Wasson is an internationally exhibiting artist based in Chicago. Her work has recently
been included in exhibitions at Aspect/Ratio in Chicago, Popps Packing in Detroit and Tiger
Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles. She received her MFA from Washington University in 2001, and
has served as faculty at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago
and The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She currently Co-directs Tiger Strikes
ANNUAL Juried Student Art Exhibition
March 13-29, 2019
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 4:00-6:00 p.m.,
Admission is Free
ANNUAL is a juried student art exhibition that is open to all currently enrolled Dominican
University students. A guest juror is selected and several awards are given to works of art at
the top of their disciplines.
Join us for these culminating exhibitions celebrating the graduating seniors in the visual arts.
Thesis I Thesis II
April 8 – 16, 2019 April 22 – 30, 2019
Reception: Sunday, April 14 , 4:00–6:00 p.m. Reception: Sunday, April 28, 4:00–6:00 p.m.
For additional information about upcoming O’Connor Art Gallery exhibitions,
please contact Gallery Director, Karen Azarnia, at [email protected]
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Dominican University 2019 BOX OFFICE INFORMATION
Performing Arts Center &
St. Catherine of Siena Center
Box Office Hours
SEPTEMBER 1 THROUGH MAY 15:
Tuesday through Friday, noon to 6:00 p.m.
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Phone: (708) 488-5000 seats when
In Person: 7900 West Division Street—Performing Arts Center Box Office
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STUDENT RUSH On the day of performance students with ID may purchase concert tickets for
$10 or theatre tickets for $5 at the box office if available.
PAY WHAT YOU CAN a limited number of tickets are available for many DUPAC
events on a “pay what you can” basis. Call the box office for information or to
reserve PWYC seats.
Visit our website at events.dom.edu for information about occasional special offers.
Plan Your Visit
Performing Arts Center (Lund Auditorium and Martin Recital Hall)
7900 West Division Street, 8 blocks west of Harlem Avenue
Free parking in the West parking lot adjacent to the Performing Arts Center
The Priory Auditorium is located on the Priory Campus
7200 West Division Street, at the corner of Division Street and Harlem Avenue.
Free parking in the lot circling the Priory Campus
Call (708) 488-5000 or email [email protected]
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final. Please inspect your tickets when you receive them. The box office cannot issue refunds or accept cancellations.
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