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Recycling Pain, A New Play by Ron Jenkins

Wesleyan University’s Center for the Arts will premiere Recycling Pain, a play by Professor of Theater Ronald Jenkins, on Wednesday (TOMORROW), September 28, 2011 at 7pm in CFA Hall, located on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown. The play will be performed by Saundra DuncanLynda Gardner, and Deborah Ranger, three formerly incarcerated women who worked on the project with Mr. Jenkins when they were still imprisoned. The reading will include music by Ala Faller ’12, and will be followed by a question and answer period at the end of the performance that will include an environmental lawyer and a prison rights advocate. Admission to the reading is free and open to the public.

Recycling Pain is based on Mr. Jenkins’s work over the past four years, including interviews with incarcerated men and women in Italy, Indonesia and the United States who were inspired by the poetry of Dante’s Divine Comedy to reflect on the consequences of wasting energy. Their observations are reminders that the importance of conserving and recycling the human resources in our jails is no less important than the challenge of conserving and recycling the natural resources of the planet. Recycling Pain was also compiled from the Department of Justice Report on the Federal Prison Industry’s electronic recycling program.

  • WHEN?: Wednesday (TOMORROW), Sept. 28th @ 7 pm
  • WHERE?: CFA Hall
  • COST?: Free!

More after the jump!

Become a WESU DJ!

Interested in becoming a DJ at Wesleyan’s own radio station, WESU? Training begins this Sunday, October 2nd, at 5 PM in PAC 001.

To become a member of the WESU staff, you must complete a training program which consists of:

  • Five one-hour training sessions
  • Four hours of volunteer service
  • Four internships
  • A written and practical exam

Please note that missing two or more training sessions will disqualify you from joining the staff this season.

The training sessions will be held at the following times:

Second Stage Presents: The Last Five Years

From Brianna van Kan ’12:

The Last Five Years is a contemporary song-cycle by Jason Robert Brown. It tells the story of the five-year life of a marriage from beginning to end, or from end to beginning, depending on how you look at it.

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 8 pm, Sept 29-Oct 1. Get your tickets at the Box Office in Usdan starting at 10 AM on the day of each performance.

Directed by Dylan Zwickel ’14.
Starring Sara Schineller ’12 and Spencer Hattendorf ’12.

Date: Sept. 29 – Oct. 1
Time: 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: Patricelli ’92 Theater
Cost: Free!

Are You Excited To See Author Jim Shepard At Russell House TOMORROW?

Author Jim Shepard will be speaking at Russell House tomorrow night. Here’s a little taste of Jim Shepard from Electric Literature’s trailer for Shepard’s story, “Your Fate Hurtles Down At You.

Don’t miss him tomorrow night at Russell House (350 High Street)! For the event post, click here. A Q&A with Shepard will take place tomorrow at 4:15 in the Shapiro Creative Writing Center Event Room (Allbritton 311).

Relay for Life Planning Committee Meeting

From Ann Wheeler ’12:

“Relay For Life is a life-changing event that gives everyone in communities across the globe a chance to celebrate the lives of people who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against the disease.”

To learn more about Wes Relay, visit our website here.

If you are interested in helping plan Wesleyan’s 3rd annual Relay, come to our first planning committee meeting of the year. Everyone is welcome!

Date: Sept. 28
Time: 9:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Place: Usdan 136
Cost: Nil

Wesleyan Jiu-Jistu

From Justin Peña ’12:

Jiu-jitsu? You want to learn…jiu-jitsu? Then join us tonight in welcoming Brazilian Jiu-jitsu instructor Chris Wright-Martell for an evening of hyper-extended awesomeness! Jiu-jitsu is a submission-based grappling martial art that relies heavily on holds, positioning, joint locks, and chokes in order to subdue an opponent. Ideally meant to negate size difference, jiu-jitsu is a useful and effective martial art and sport for all. The Wesleyan Jiu-jitsu Club creates a laid-back, welcoming atmosphere for those interested in the art itself, looking for a unique workout, or those simply wanting to unwind while casually hyper-extending a friend’s shoulder with hir’s legs (yes, we can teach you how to do that). No experience necessary!

Chris Wright-Martell runs the Modern Self-Defense down the road. He has extensive experience with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as well as other martial arts, and has provided us clear, precise instruction for the past two years. Check out his profile here.

Attire: athletic clothing (e.g. shorts and t-shirt)

Feel free to email us at wesjujitsu[at]gmail[dot]com. See you there!

Date: Sept. 27
Time: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Place: Freeman Athletic Center Multipurpose Room (wrestling mats)
Cost: $0