Category Archives: Events

Wesleyan Mock Trial Info Session

tom-cruise-a-few-good-menZenzele Price ’18 asks if you’re the next yung hotshot lawyer like this guy to the right:

Want an excuse to suit up and travel around the East Coast this school year? Have you ever wanted to knock a table over while screaming OBJECTION, YOUR HONOR? Do you keep a scrapbook of Hillary Clinton’s pantsuits in your Hope Chest? Do you enjoy acting, writing, attention, judgement, road trips, crippling competition jitters, practicing speeches in the mirror, winning, sometimes not winning, fact patterns, bow ties, arguing, HIGH INTENSITY SITUATIONS, thinking on your feet, being-over-caffeinated and under-prepared, and/or devoting yourself body and soul to the letter of made-up law?

If any of the above applies to you, then come to the mock trial info session THIS SATURDAY! Come for the fictional case, stay for the very real friendships, tournaments, and pantsuits.

Date: Saturday, September 17
Time: 2-3 PM
Place: PAC 001

Second Stage Presents: A Weekend of Workshops!

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Maya Herbsman ’17 writes in:

Ever wanted to learn more about ANY ASPECT OF THEATER? Want to meet some fun theater people? Want to find out how to get involved in student theater at Wes? COME CHECK OUT SECOND STAGE’S WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS!

Here is the schedule:

SATURDAY 9/17
2PM – ANYSTAGE INTEREST MEETING: Interested in student written work? Are you a playwright or a director looking for a project or just curious about what AnyStage is? Come learn with Maya Herbsman, May Treuhaft-Ali ’17, and Danielle Lobo ’19.
4PM – AUDIO WORKSHOP: Come learn the basics of audio with Anthony Sertel Dean ’17!

SUNDAY 9/18
2PM – LIGHTING/ELECTRICS WORKSHOP: Maia Golden ’17 and Phillip Heilbron ’18 will be teaching the building blocks of electrics and lighting on campus. If you want to get involved with lighting on campus, definitely plan to come to this!
3PM – GENIE TRAINING: Also important for lighting!! You get to go in the air it’s exciting
4PM – SHOP TRAINING: Interested in carpentry/set making/building? Come get trained on how to use power tools and other fun things by Nola Werlinich ’17. (*Closed toed shoes required for this workshop.*)

A NOTE: Being a carpenter and/or electrician are excellent ways to get involved in theater, so come check us out!

More workshops to come in a few weeks, if there’s something you’d like to learn that isn’t listed here, or if you have any questions, feel free to email Maya Herbsman at mherbsman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Date: Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18
Time: Please see the above description
Location: The ’92 Theater

Facebook event here

Film Series: My Beautiful Laundrette

1985. UK. Dir: Stephen Frears. With Gordon Warnecke, Daniel Day-Lewis. 97 min.



In the face of homophobia, Thatcherism, and interracial taboos, Omar and Johnny endeavor to keep their laundrette beautiful. Frears rattles toe era’s socioeconomic paradigms with deeply felt drama and trenchant social satire, crafting an indispensable work of British indy cinema.

Tonight / 8 p.m. / Goldsmith Family Cinema / Free

“Are We Better Than Our Predecessors? Toward a New Era of Progress” — a Constitution Day talk by Middletown Mayor Dan Drew

From the Friends of the Wesleyan Library:

In this talk, Mayor Drew will explore the erroneous assumptions that we are more advanced than preceding generations and what we can do to focus ourselves toward a future predicated on progressive social and economic advancement. A Q&A with the Mayor will follow.

Date: Friday, September 16
Time: 5:30-7 PM
PlaceSmith Reading Room, 1st floor Olin Library

Aporia Auditions

From Sara Eismont ’18:

Come audition for Aporia: a musical extravaganza equal parts Greek Philosophy and Slapstick comedy created right here at Wes! All you need is 16 bars of your favorite song and a monologue (or joke, or just really funny story) to help us get to know you.

Synopsis: In ancient Greece, The wise-talking Protaginus travels to Athens to trick wealthy patrons out of their money, only to fall for the wrong girl and become embroiled in an epic battle of rhetoric in the process. This wry, musical throwback explores competing theories of philosophy that we still debate in 2016, indulging in a kickline or two along the way.

Singers, Dancers, Actors, (Jugglers?) your time has come. We can’t wait to meet you!

Contact Sara Eismont ’18 (seismont[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) or Miranda Hoyt-Disick ’19 (mhoytdisick[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) if you have any questions!

Audition Dates: Thursday, September 15 and Friday, September 16
Times: 4:30-6:30 PM both days

Date: Thursday, September 15 and Friday, September 16
Time: 4:30-6:30PM
Place: East Room of the CFA (TST 114)