The Hanover Enrichment Series will present four events during the 2019-20 season, featuring engaging personalities including: Antoni Porowski from the hit Netflix show "Queer Eye," influential author, radio host and educator Michael Eric Dyson, ground-breaking and award-winning actress and producer Laverne Cox, and comedian Scott Rogowsky, former host of "HQ Trivia," writer and producer.

The Hanover Enrichment Series will also include two free events: Mariatu Kamara, a brutalized survivor of the Sierra Leone Civil War, and a special presentation of the 20th-annual "The Animation Show of Shows."

Tickets for all six programs are available online through Eventbrite and hanover.edu/arts.

The Hanover Enrichment Series is sponsored by Tricia and Will Hagenah with additional support from German American Bank.
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An Evening with Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski

Antoni Porowski

Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, 7 p.m., Collier Arena

Tickets: Adults: $20 / Students: Free (all schools, all ages) / Hanover ID: Free

Food and wine connoisseur Antoni Porowski stirs the senses with his contributions on “Queer Eye,” as well as his recently released cookbook, “Antoni in the Kitchen,” and his New York City restaurant, The Village Den. Porowski – and the members of the “Fab Five” – were listed among 2018’s top entertainers of the year by “Entertainment Weekly.” That year, he was also a finalist for the People’s Choice Awards top reality television star honor and winner of Eater’s 2018 #Brand of the Year.

Inspired by chefs Julia Child, Jacques Pépin, Anthony Bourdain, and – most importantly – his own mother, Porowski has worked in restaurants from Montreal to New York City, where he honed his craft and discovered his place in the culinary world. He continues to connect with audiences around the globe, uniquely influenced by his underlying culinary philosophy: food should tell a story and the heart and the stomach are inter-connected.

Michael Eric Dyson, Ph.D.

Michael Eric Dyson

“In Caricature: Racial Profiling and Its Impact on Black America”

Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, 7 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall

Tickets: Adults: $20 / Students: Free (all schools, all ages) / Hanover ID: Free

Celebrated intellect, educator and author, Michael Eric Dyson has had a profound effect on American ideas and was named one of the 150 most powerful African-Americans by “Ebony” magazine. A two-time NAACP Image Award winner, Dyson has appeared on nearly every major media outlet and is a contributing editor to “TIME” magazine. His National Public Radio program, “The Michael Eric Dyson Show,” delivers thoughtful analysis of today’s biggest stories from pop culture to race relations.

Dyson, a former welfare father, factory worker and pastor, has authored 19 books, including “Come Hell or High Water: Hurricane Katrina and the Color of Disaster,” which earned an American Book Award, and “The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America,” which was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize. His 1993 work, “Reflecting Black: African American Cultural Criticism,” helped establish the field of black American cultural studies.

Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox

“Ain’t I a Woman”

Friday, Feb. 7, 2020, 7 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall

Tickets: Adults: $20 / Students: Free (all schools, all ages) / Hanover ID: Free

Emmy Award-winning actress Laverne Cox delivers a powerful and empowering message about self-acceptance and love, moving audiences to respect and appreciate all individuals and advocate for positive change. Cox, who portrays Sophia Burset on the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” is the first transgender woman of color to have a leading role on a mainstream scripted television show and first to appear on the cover of “TIME” magazine.

Cox projects a combination of strength and vulnerability during her presentations, delivering an animated reflection on the transgender experience, recollections of growing up in Mobile, Ala., moving to New York City, and finding the courage to step into womanhood. She promotes positive change on a global scale while sharing her views on race, class and gender. She also drives transgender awareness by encouraging others to move beyond gender expectations and embrace all individuals for their unique selves.

Scott Rogowsky

Scott Rogowsky

Friday, March 13, 2020, 7 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall

Tickets: Adults: $20 / Students: Free (all schools) / Hanover ID: Free

Comedian Scott Rogowsky was named one of the 25 most influential people on the internet by “Time” magazine in 2018. He gained a cult following as host of the popular daily mobile trivia game “HQ Trivia,” garnering appearances on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and “The Today Show.” His notoriety continues to rise through viral videos like “Fake Book Covers on the Subway” and “Mother’s Day Lie Detector.”

A talented writer and producer, he has interviewed more than 400 celebrity guests for his self-produced talk show, “Running Late with Scott Rogowsky.” He has produced for “Debate Wars” on Seeso and “Crowd Goes Wild” for Fox Sports 1, and also written for “The Onion News Network” on IFC and Comedy Central’s “Onion SportsDome.” Beginning in March of this year, he served as host of “ChangeUp,” a baseball program broadcast on the subscription video streaming network DAZN.

FREE EVENTS

Mariatu Kamara

Mariatu Kamara

Friday, Oct. 18, 2019, 7 p.m., Ogle Center

Free tickets: All audiences free, ticket required

Donations will be accepted to support Looking Back, Moving Forward

Mariatu Kamara was raised during Sierra Leone’s brutal 11-year civil war. At age 12, she was raped and impregnated. Her village was attacked by rebel soldiers and, while held captive, the soldiers cut off both her hands and left her to die. She survived, eventually begging in the streets for three years while living in amputee camps. In 2002, through the kindness of a Canadian family, she immigrated to Toronto.

Kamara, a Voices of Courage Award recipient, has traveled the world sharing her story, chronicled in the 2008 book, “The Bite of the Mango.” She is founder of the Mariatu Foundation, which provides refuge and healing for women and children in her homeland. She also serves as UNICEF Canada’s special representative for children in armed conflict and works with Free the Children to promote children’s rights and condemn the impact of war on children.

“The Animation Show of Shows”

Animation Show of Shows poster

Friday, Nov. 15, 2019, 7 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall

Free tickets: All audiences free, ticket required (parental discretion is advised)

For 20 years, “The Animation Show of Shows” has presented innovative short films to appreciative audiences around the world. The series has included 11 Academy Award-winning films and 38 Oscar-nominated works. This year’s collections blends 15 shorts representing six countries.

This installment of “The Animation Show of Shows” features “The Green Bird,” winner of a 2018 Gold Student Academy Award, which uses computer animation in the style of classic mid-20th century cartoons, and Oscar-winning director John Kahrs’ “Age of Sail,” part of Google’s “Spotlight Stories,” which chronicles an old sailor who rescues a teenaged girl.

The film collection also explores relationships through Hikari Toriumi’s “Polaris,” about a young polar bear leaving home for the first time, “One Small Step,” Bobby Pontillas and Andrew Chesworth’s inspiring story of a girl’s dream of being an astronaut, and “Weekend” by Trevor Jimenez, which explores the emotions of a boy and his recently divorced parents.


2019-20 HANOVER ARTS, ENTERTAINMENT AND SPEAKERS

“Alba”
International Film Series
Wednesday, Sept. 11, 7 p.m., Classic Hall (room 102)
Directed by Ana Cristina Barragán (Ecuador, 2016)
Sponsored by Hanover College Modern Languages and Cultures Department

“Vincent Wants to Sea”
International Film Series
Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m., Classic Hall (room 102)
Directed by Ralf Huettner (Germany, 2010)
Sponsored by Hanover College Modern Languages and Cultures Department

“Myths and Facts: The Reality of Immigration in Indiana and Beyond”
Emily Wornell, Ball State University
Thursday, Sept. 19, 6 p.m. Madison-Jefferson County Public Library
Sponsored by Latino Student Union

“The Samurai”
International Film Series
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 7 p.m., Classic Hall (room 102)
Directed by Jean-Pierre Melville (France/Italy, 1967)
Sponsored by Hanover College Modern Languages and Cultures Department

“They Shall Not Grow Old”
International Film Series
Wednesday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m., Classic Hall (room 102)
Directed by Peter Jackson (U.K., 2018)
Sponsored by Hanover College Modern Languages and Cultures Department

“Two-Piano Recital”
Kimm Hollis and Madlen Batchvarova
Saturday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
Held as part of Hanover’s 92nd-annual Homecoming

“Viaje”
International Film Series
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 7 p.m., Classic Hall (room 102)
Directed by Paz Fábrega (Costa Rica, 2015)
Sponsored by Hanover College Modern Languages and Cultures Department

“Rewriting the Rural Narrative”
Half-day interactive workshop
Thursday, Oct. 10, 10 a.m., Horner Health and Recreation Center
Sponsored by Indiana Humanities

“The Lives of Others”
International Film Series
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m., Classic Hall (room 102)
Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck (Germany, 2006)
Sponsored by Hanover College Modern Languages and Cultures Department

“Eurydice” by Sarah Ruhl
Hanover College Theatre
Friday-Sunday, Oct. 18-20, 7:30 p.m., The Other Place
Gabriel Vanover, director

Fall Choral Concert
Hanover College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers
Sunday, Oct. 20, 2 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
Madlen Batchvarova, director

“Odette Everybody”
International Film Series
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m., Classic Hall (room 102)
Directed by Eric-Emmanuel Schmitt (France/Belgium, 2006)
Sponsored by Hanover College Modern Languages and Cultures Department

“Claiming Kinship: Indiana’s Social and Environmental History”
Elizabeth Grennan Browning, Indiana University
Thursday, Oct. 24, 7 p.m., Ogle Center
Sponsored by Environmental Stewardship Committee

“A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night”
International Film Series
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 7 p.m., Classic Hall (room 102)
Directed by Ana Lily Amirpour (Iran/U.S.A., 2014)
Sponsored by Hanover College Modern Languages and Cultures Department

“Neruda”
International Film Series
Wednesday, Nov. 6, 7 p.m., Classic Hall (room 102)
Directed by Pablo Larraín (Chile, 2016)
Sponsored by Hanover College Modern Languages and Cultures Department

Good Bye, Lenin!”
International Film Series
Wednesday, Nov. 13, 7 p.m., Classic Hall (room 102)
Directed by Wolfgang Becker (Germany, 2003)
Sponsored by Hanover College Modern Languages and Cultures Department

“Lacombe, Lucien”
International Film Series
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7 p.m., Classic Hall (room 102)
Directed by Louis Malle (France, 1974)
Sponsored by Hanover College Modern Languages and Cultures Department

Fall Concert
Hanover College-Community Orchestra
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 7:30 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
David Mruzek, maestro

Fall Program
Hanover College Concert Band
Thursday, Nov. 21, 7:30 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
David Mruzek, director

“Come and Go: Three Shorts Plays by Samuel Beckett ”
Hanover College Theatre
Friday-Sunday, Nov. 22-24, 7:30 p.m., The Other Place
Jennifer Schmidt and Alex Kilner, directors

Handel’s Oratorio “Messiah”
Hanover College Choir, Madison-Ohio Valley Community Chorus, Louisville Area Orchestra
Sunday, Nov. 24, 2 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
Madlen Batchvarova, director

Hanover College Saxophone Ensemble
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 5 p.m., J. Graham Brown Campus Center
David Mruzek, instructor

Christmas With Hanover (Instrumental Christmas Celebration)
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 5 p.m., J. Graham Brown Campus Center
David Mruzek, director

Christmas at Hanover
Hanover College Chamber Singers
Thursday, December 5, 5 p.m., Brown Memorial Chapel
Madlen Batchvarova, director

“A Doll’s House, Part 2” by Lucas Hnath
Hanover College Theatre
Friday-Sunday, February 14-16, 7:30 p.m., The Other Place
Directed by Gabriel Vanover

Spring Choral Concert
Hanover College Concert Choir and Chamber Singers
Saturday, March 28, 2 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
Madlen Batchvarova, director

Spring Concert
Hanover College-Community Orchestra
Wednesday, April 1, 7:30 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
David Mruzek, maestro

“Arts Midwest: People, Poetry and Place”
Lasana Kazembe, IUPUI
Thursday, April 2, 7 p.m., Science Center 137
Sponsored Kennings and the English Department

Spring Pops Concert
Hanover College Concert Band
Thursday, April 2, 7:30 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall
David Mruzek, director

“Proof” by David Auburn
Hanover College Theatre
Friday-Sunday, April 3-5, 7:30 p.m., The Other Place
Jennifer Schmidt, director

Masterclass Performance
Hanover College Voice Studio
Monday, April 6, 5 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall

Hanover College Saxophone Ensemble
Tuesday, April 7, 4:30 p.m., J. Graham Brown Campus Center
David Mruzek, instructor

Masterclass Performance
Hanover College Piano Studio
Tuesday, April 7, 5:30 p.m., Fitzgibbon Recital Hall