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Canceled: Quarry | Film by Meredith Monk & Amram Nowak

MIT Music and Theater Arts

Sunday, April 19, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

Canceled: Quarry | Film by Meredith Monk & Amram Nowak

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Due to MIT's most recent policy update regarding COVID-19, this concert has been canceled. We look forward to seeing you for our 2020-21 concert season.


1975/77, 82 min, 16mm-to-DCP


Post screening Q&A with Meredith Monk hosted by Anna Kohler


Monk’s meditation on WWII and recurring cycles of intolerance, fascism, and cruelty in history originated in 1976 as a live stage work utilizing elements of music, images, movement, dialogue, film, sound, and light. This film version, shot on 16mm in the Lepercq Space at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 1977, was created in partnership with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts as part of their initiative to document ground-breaking live performance for future restaging. QUARRY centers on a sick American child (played by Monk herself) whose world darkens as her illness progresses, including the rise of a dictator and replete with a film-within-a-film directed by Monk in 1975. A unique document of this innovative, boundary-blurring production, and a work of art on its own terms.





Late Seating Policy

Please be advised that due to the nature of this performance, latecomers will be seated at the discretion of the house staff.



What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

A link to building W97 on the campus map is available here. Please note that parking is limited near building W97. We recommend taking the MIT Shuttle, public transportation, ride sharing, or other sustainable forms of transportation whenever possible. 

MIT Shuttle:

The MIT SafeRide Campus Shuttle stops across the street from building W97 at building W98 on Vassar St. This shuttle runs from 6pm to 2:30am. For more info on SafeRide stops and schedules, please visit this website.



Take the Red Line to the Kendall/MIT stop.

Connecting to the MIT Tech Shuttle

Head west (away from the Longfellow Bridge) on Main St. The shuttle stops on Main St. in front of 500 Main St, MIT building 76. Take the Shuttle 6 stops to the W98 stop. Building W97 is just across the street from the shuttle stop.



Head west (away from the Longfellow Bridge) on Main St. Turn left on Vassar St. Building W97 will be 1 mile down Vassar St. on the right. It is about a 25-minute walk from the Kendall/MIT stop. 


Take the B Green line to the Boston University West stop. 

Walk across the Boston University Bridge, turn right on Memorial Drive at the traffic circle, then turn left on to Vassar St, just past the Boston university Boat House. Building W97 will be on the left.



Metered street parking is available on Vassar St. outside the building.

For MIT Employees who want to park in nearby MIT lots or garages, please refer to MIT’s Parking website.

MIT Visitor Parking passes may be requested and purchased via MTA Administrative Staff. More information about MIT Visitor Parking and lots is available here.





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345 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA 02142

Sunday, April 19, 2020 from 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

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MIT Music and Theater Arts

The Music and Theater Arts section provides students at MIT the opportunity to experience the unique language and process of the arts. Faculty and teaching staff help students understand art’s demand for rigor and discipline and its non-quantitative standards of excellence and beauty. A strong, comprehensive program in both music and theater arts—encompassing history, theory, and performance—is taught by faculty and staff of the highest caliber. 

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