Upcoming on-campus events

Find out what events are being held at FAU in the near future.


A group of chairs surround a makeshift stage in Parliament Hall while FAU’s Theater Lab was being constructed. Photo by Mohammed F. Emran

Tucker Berardi, Features Editor

Bored and looking for something to do on campus? Here are some events coming up in the next few weeks at Florida Atlantic’s Boca location.

Thursday 1/26

Repertory Dance Theater Ensemble

The University Theatre will showcase the Repertory Dance Theater Ensemble from 7-9 p.m. Student tickets are available for $12 with the presentation of an Owl Card at the Student Union Box Office.

“Florida Atlantic University’s resident professional dance company performs outstanding dance work celebrating a variety of different forms. Using professional dancers and choreographers, RDTE promises a night of astonishing dance,” reads a description from the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters’ events page.


Theater Lab will also show “Motherland,” a play by Allison Gregory, from Jan. 26 through Feb. 12.

“A self-made woman does her crafty best to protect her wayward children, keep her food truck business thriving, and impart some kind of moral code in a city battling collapse. But in the war on poverty, it turns out the enemy is hard to identify, and objectives are even murkier. In ‘Motherland,’ grit, guile and guns are everyday parenting tools, and hope comes at a cost. A funny, raw, timely new play inspired by Mother Courage and her children,” reads a description from FAU’s event page.

Saturday 1/28

“Flip the Script”

Health and Wellness Services presents “Flip the Script,” a class that teaches sexual assault resistance training to women, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Palmetto Palm Room in the Student Union. Classes are free for students and run through Jan. 29.

Monday 1/30

“A New President Confronts the World”

The University Theatre will host a one-time lecture from Jeffrey S. Morton, an FAU political science professor and Foreign Policy Association Fellow. The lecture is titled, “A New President Confronts the World,” and will be be held from 7:30-9 p.m.

Thursday 2/2

“The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of Judaism and Christianity”

FAU faculty will host a lecture at the University Theatre titled, “The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of Judaism and Christianity.” It will be held from 4-5 p.m.


Later on, the theatre will also premiere a play by Daniel Beaty, titled “Emergency.” It will take place from 8-9:30 p.m. Tickets are available from the box office in the Student Union.

“A slave ship emerges in front of the Statue of Liberty sending New York into a whirlwind of emotion and exploration in this explosive solo tour de force featuring slam poetry, multi-character transformation and song. Daniel Beaty portrays a cast of 40 characters including a homeless man, a scientist, a republican business executive, a street vendor and an 11-year old boy from the projects who all respond to the unexpected phenomenon,” reads a play description from FAU’s event calendar.

Saturday 2/4

FAU Jazz Band Festival

The University Theatre will present the FAU Jazz Band Festival on Saturday, Feb. 4, when middle and high school jazz bands from across the region will attend to both perform and improve. The event is free and will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

“Each band gets a 30 minute performance in the FAU Theatre, followed by a 30 minute clinic with our guest clinician, Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra trumpet master Marcus Printup,” reads a description from the music department’s website.

Tucker Berardi is the features editor of the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email [email protected] or tweet him @tucker_berardi.