Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts is back with a new lineup of speakers and performers for the 2023-24 season. 

Whether looking to broaden your perspective on important cultural issues, join in conversation with prominent leaders and educators of today or simply admire the arts, the Quick Center has something for everyone—from the intellectually curious and entrepreneurial spirits, to the pure entertainment seekers and artistically inclined. 

Pictured above are Fairfield University students walking up the steps to the Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. (Photo courtesy of Fairfield University’s Marketing and Communications Division via Canto)

Before your schedule fills up this year, plan out which events and lectures you’d like to attend! To make it easier, I categorized each upcoming Quick Center event under its related field of study or interest.

Here’s the list for the 2023 fall semester:

Business:

Bank of America Women and Leadership Series titled, “Your Kitchen Table Meets Global Disruptions: Economic Challenges Near & Far,” featuring Editor-in-Chief of The Economist Zanny Minton Beddoes – Sep. 27 at 8:00 p.m. | Open VISIONS Forum | (Learn more)

“From Profits to Ponzi: Inside Madoff’s $67 Billion Scam,” featuring nationally acclaimed radio show host James Campbell – Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. | Open VISIONS Forum | (Learn more)

Computer Science:

“The Future is Here: The Promise and Peril of Artificial Intelligence,” featuring CEO and founder of XLabs Radhika Dirks – Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. | Open VISIONS Forum | (Learn more)

English:

“The Art of the Personal Essay with Emily Bernard,” featuring the acclaimed essayist Bernard and Fairfield University professor Phil Klay – Sep. 21 at 7:30 p.m. | Lecture | (Learn more)

DollHouse by Theresa Rebeck and based on Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, directed by Jan Mason – Oct. 17-21 | Theatre Fairfield | (Learn more)

“The Art of Literary Criticism with Ryan Ruby and Becca Rothfeld,” featuring novelist and critic Ruby and nonfiction book critic at The Washington Post, Rothfeld, joined by Fairfield University professor Phil Klay – Nov. 30 at 7:30 p.m. | Lecture | (Learn more)

Ethics:

“AIspiration: Reimagining the Humanities and Art with Generative AI,” featuring speakers Jonathan Soma and Jeannie Joshi – Sep. 7 at 7:30 p.m. | Lecture | (Learn more

“The Future is Here: The Promise and Peril of Artificial Intelligence,” featuring CEO and founder of XLabs Radhika Dirks – Oct. 26 at 7:30 p.m. | Open VISIONS Forum | (Learn more)

Health:

“Health Humanities Catalysts: Processing Grief and Loss Through Meaningful Collaborations,” featuring Cynthia Nourse Thompson – Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. | Panel | (Learn more)

“Resilient Progress for Palliative Care: Mind – Body – Spirit,” featuring Marian Grant, DNP, ACNP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN, RN – Nov. 9 at 5:30 p.m. | Open VISIONS Forum | (Learn more)

History: 

“Surviving Maus: Visualizing the Unimaginable,” featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman – Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. | Open VISIONS Forum | (Learn more)

Digital Journalism/ Media: 

“AIspiration: Reimagining the Humanities and Art with Generative AI,” featuring speakers Jonathan Soma and Jeannie Joshi – Sep. 7 at 7:30 p.m. | Lecture | (Learn more

“Surviving Maus: Visualizing the Unimaginable,” featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman – Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. | Open VISIONS Forum | (Learn more)

“‘This Just In’ – The Media’s Role in Shaping America’s Path Forward,” featuring acclaimed CNN anchor Kaitlan Collins – Nov. 12 at 3:00 p.m. | Open VISIONS Forum | (Learn more)

Judaic Studies:

“Surviving Maus: Visualizing the Unimaginable,” featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Art Spiegelman – Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. | Open VISIONS Forum | (Learn more)

“Turning Inter-Religious Dialogue Into Prayer: Transformations of Abraham Joshua Heschel,” featuring Susannah Heschel – Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. | Open VISIONS Forum | (Learn more)

Music:

“The Music Never Stops: Promoting Rock Shows from Dylan to the Dead,” featuring music entrepreneur, concert promoter and filmmaker Peter Shapiro – Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. | Open Visions Forum | (Learn more)

Politics: 

Bank of America Women and Leadership Series titled, “Your Kitchen Table Meets Global Disruptions: Economic Challenges Near & Far,” featuring Editor-in-Chief of The Economist Zanny Minton Beddoes – Sep. 27 at 8:00 p.m. | Open VISIONS Forum | (Learn more)

“From Profits to Ponzi: Inside Madoff’s $67 Billion Scam,” featuring nationally acclaimed radio show host James Campbell Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m. | Open VISIONS Forum | (Learn more)

Psychology: 

“Health Humanities Catalysts: Processing Grief and Loss Through Meaningful Collaborations,” featuring Cynthia Nourse Thompson – Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m. | Panel | (Learn more)

Visual and Performing Arts:

U.S. premier of NOT waiting, featuring choreographers nora chipaumire and Germaine Acogny, and a sonic ensemble – Sep. 14-15 at 8:00 p.m. | Dance | (Learn more)

N. Ormes, featuring recent graduates of the Circus School of Québec, Agathe and Adrien – Oct. 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. | Performance | (Learn more)

DollHouse by Theresa Rebeck and based on Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, directed by Jan Mason – Oct. 17-21 | Theatre Fairfield | (Learn more)

Project X by Judy Tate and directed by Godfrey L. Simmons, Jr. – Oct. 25-26 | Theatre Fairfield | (Learn more)

Jake Heggie’s opera titled, Dead Man Walking, in a new production by Ivo van Hove – Oct. 28 at 1:00 p.m. (12:00 p.m. pre-screening talk in Dolan School of Business Event Hall – registration required) | The Met: Live in HD  | (Learn more)

Broken Chord by South African choreographer Gregory Maqoma – Nov. 1 at 8:00 p.m. | Concert/Dance/Performance | (Learn more)

“Young Concert Artists Tour,” featuring violinist Lun Li, cellist Jonathan Swensen, pianist Albert Cano Smit, tenor Daniel McGrew and bass-baritone Joseph Parrish – Nov. 3 at 8:00 p.m. | Concert | (Learn more)

South Carolina-based, Grammy Award-winning quintet, Ranky Tanky, with special guest Grammy Award-winner, Lisa Fischer – Nov. 10 at 8:00 p.m. | Performance | (Learn more)

U.S. premier of MáM, featuring works of Michael Keegan-Dolan and Teaċ Daṁsa – Nov. 17 at 8:00 p.m. | Dance | (Learn more)

Anthony Davis’s opera titled,  X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X – Nov. 18 at 1:00 p.m. (12:00 pre-screening talk in Dolan School of Business Event Hall – registration required) | The Met: Live in HD | (Learn more)

Theatre in the Raw, the Lucille Lortel Festival of New Plays, directed by Jakob Hofmann – Nov. 30, Dec. 2-3 | Theatre Fairfield | (Learn more)

Daniel Catán’s opera titled, Florencia en el Amazonas – Dec. 12 at 1:00 p.m. | The Met: Live in HD | (Learn more)

To learn more about ticket pricing and discounts, click here.  

The Quick Center also offers free, live streamed programs on its virtual platform, The Quick Live for those who cannot attend in- person. 

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