Category Archives: Events

Opening Reception—“Converging to a Center”

wescfalogosquareFrom Randi Plake: 

Photography has evolved dramatically since 1970, when Wesleyan’s Jane A. Seney Professor of Greek, Professor of Classical Studies and Environmental Studies Andrew Szegedy-Maszak started collecting. “Converging to a Center” highlights 35 photographs acquired in the last two decades, photographs that reveal the shift from the intimate scale of gelatin-silver prints to immersive large-scale color digital images. The internationalism of photography today is evident in works by Adou, Philip-Lorca DiCorcia, George Georgiuo, Richard Misrach, and Abelardo Morell. There will be a conversation in the gallery with Professor Andrew Szegedy-Maszak and Curator Clare Rogan at 5:30pm.

Date: Thursday, March 30th
Time: 5 PM
Place: Davison Art Center

Do Not Resist

Screenshot 2017-03-27 at 10.18.56 PMFrom the Center for Film Studies:

Do Not Resist is an urgent look into the militarization of American police departments. Filmed over two years in 11 states, it examines the increasingly disturbing realities of this rapid militarization. A post film Skype discussion will immediately follow the screening.

All AWARENESS 2017 events are free and open to the public.

Date: Tuesday, March 28th
Time: 8 PM
Place: Center for Film Studies

 

A Conversation with Emily Mann

wescfalogosquareFrom Randi Plake:

Known for her politically edgy and documentary style, director and playwright Emily Mann is currently in her 27th season as Artistic Director and Resident Playwright of the Tony Award-winning McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey. Join Quiara Alegría Hudes, Wesleyan’s Shapiro Distinguished Professor of Writing and Theater, for a conversation with Ms. Mann, recipient of a Princeton University Honorary Doctorate of Arts; a 2015 Helen Merrill Distinguished Playwrights’ Award; and a 2015 Margo Jones Award, given to a “citizen of the theater who has demonstrated a lifetime commitment to the encouragement of the living theater everywhere.”

Date: Tuesday, March 28th
Time: 7 pm
Place: Memorial Chapel

Audition for The Laundry Room!

LaundryroomFrom Rachel Sobelsohn ’17:

Audition to be part of a staged reading of The Laundry Room, playwright Rachel Sobelsohn’s Senior Honors Playwriting Thesis, directed by Sam Morreale ’19!

The Laundry Room subverts the girl-meets-boy character convention to be a queer love story between two women with disabilities. This thesis aims to normalize disability onstage. It is a comedy, and the entire play takes place in a college laundry room.

To audition, we ask that you be a female-identifying actor. We are especially excited about working with actors who identify as having a disability, being that the goal is to normalize disability onstage. Disability can include, but is not limited to, mental illness, physical impairments, and even dietary restrictions like food allergies or celiac disease.

We are also looking for actors of color because disability is conventionally figured as white, and we wish to push against this stereotype through visible representation onstage. Even if you don’t identify as having a disability (or you do, and identify as white), we would still love to see you at auditions! We want to further a conversation about disability, and if you’re excited about that, then we’re excited about you!

The two-character play will only run about an hour. We will rehearse for two to three hours for the first two weeks, and four to five hours the second two weeks. We will present the staged reading on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 at 8pm!

No need to prepare anything as we will provide sides to read. We welcome both new and experienced actors.

Please sign up to audition here. Walk ins are more than welcome! If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact Sam (smorreale[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) or Rachel (rsobelsohn[at]wesleyan[dot]edu).

Date: Wednesday and Thursday, March 29-30th
Time: 4:30-6:30 and 5:30-7:30pm respectively
Place: Theater Studios, East Room
Signup: Here

Apply to be the Kim-Frank Fellow!

A message from Quinn Frenzel ’16:

Attention, seniors! Would you like to begin your post-graduate career with a prestigious fellowship?

Apply to be the 2017-2018 Kim-Frank Fellow in the Writing Programs. Applications are due by email on Monday, March 27 at 4:30 PM.

The Kim-Frank Fellow works with Prof. Anne Greene in the Writing Programs office, helping to organize a broad range of writing programs and events on campus. The Fellow assists in running the university’s Writing Certificate and writing programs, has teaching responsibilities, and helps contribute to the development of new courses.

The Fellow also has an opportunity to work with distinguished writers, journalists, artists, and public figures.

The 2017-18 Fellow will be appointed with graduate student status and is eligible to take two academic courses, conduct research, and work collaboratively with faculty members.

To apply, please email the following application materials to Professor Anne Greene at agreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu using the subject line “Kim-Frank Fellowship Application.”

Include:
1. A letter of interest discussing your academic work at Wesleyan, other important experiences, your fuure plans or aspirations, and your interest in this Fellowship.
2. A transcript
3. A resume
4. Two writing samples: One academic paper, with comments and a grade if they are available. The second piece should also be prose — academic, journalistic, or creative.
5. The names of two faculty members who can serve as references. Your references will be contacted if you are a finalist.

For more information, visit the Writing at Wesleyan webpage or contact Anne Greene, University Professor in English and Director of the Writing Certificate, at 860-685 3604 or agreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Due date: Monday, March 27th at 5:00 p.m.
How to apply: Send required materials by email to agreene[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Reproductive Rights and Justice Advocacy

wesdoulaFrom the Wesleyan Doula Project:

The Trump administration has expressed opposition to the right of people with uteruses to reproductive healthcare, particularly the right and access to a safe and legal abortion.

Trump has already signed executive orders preventing global aid to go to those who discuss or provide abortion services. In light of current and potential rollbacks, the Wesleyan Doula Project is hosting a Reproductive Rights and Justice Advocacy Training. A group of panelists, from reproductive health non-profit leaders to healthcare providers, will talk about the threats of this new administration and what we can do as citizens to combat them. This will be an interactive panel so please come with any/all questions!

This will be in BECKHAM 202 (upstairs) from 7-9 PM on March 7th!

Date: Tuesday, March 7
Time: 7-9PM
Place: Beckham 202!

Slam Poetry Team Peckman

imageFrom WeSlam and a whole lot of other people:

“Call 9-1-1, tell them I’m having a fantatic time.”

Buddy Wakefield, educator and poet extraordinaire, is returning to Wesleyan for the first time in 7 years.

He will be leading a workshop at 5PM in Bogher 113, followed by this performance and a brief Q&A.

His performance will be opened by four student poets Dylan Moore ’20, Giorgia Sage ’18, Lexi Slater ’19, and Jack Warren ’20.

Click here for the Workshop event!

Brought to you by WeSlam, Queer/Trans Wes, Unlocked Magazine, and the Adelphic Educational Fund, with lots of help from and thanks to the SBC.

Submit to Unlocked Magazine, Wesleyan’s gender and sexuality publication: unlockedmag[at]gmail[dot]com

Date: Tuesday, March 7
Time: 7PM
Place: Music House

Screening of “Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA”

making a killingFrom the Center for Film Studies:

Making a Killing: Guns, Greed, and the NRA examines how guns, and the billions of dollars made from them, affect the lives of everyday Americans. It exposes the ways powerful gun companies and the NRA are resisting responsible legislation for the sake of profit. Producer Tara Vajra ’10 will host a Q&A after the screening.

Date: Tomorrow – Tuesday, March 7th
Time: 8pm
Place: The Center for Film Studies

Seniors – Apply to be the Ford Fellow!

sdadadasFrom Gabriel Borelli ’16:

Hey, seniors! Has the job panic set in yet? There’s an excellent opportunity right here at Wesleyan for any graduate interested in writing and invested in writers.

Do you have excellent editing and interpersonal skills? Are you interested in the fields of teaching or publishing/editing? Would you like to begin your post-graduate career with a prestigious fellowship? If so, apply to be a Ford Fellow in the Writing Programs for the 2017-2018 academic year!

In an administrative role, the Ford Fellow assists in running the university’s Writing Workshop and supporting the First Year Seminar program. The Fellow’s teaching responsibilities include helping to train the university’s student writing tutors, designing and leading the seminar for veteran tutors, developing workshops and tutoring services for first-year students and other campus communities, and serving as the university’s senior writing tutor. The Ford Fellow will be instrumental in designing and updating the web page of writing resources for the entire Wesleyan community.

The Fellowship also includes a generous stipend, and the Fellow has graduate student status and is eligible to take two courses.

Please email the following application materials to Professor Meg Weisberg, Interim Director of Academic Writing (mweisberg[at]wesleyan[dot]edu)

  • A letter of interest explaining your academic experience and future plans
  • A transcript
  • A resume
  • Two academic papers, preferably with grades and the instructors’ comments
  • The names of two faculty members who can serve as references. Your references will be contacted if you are a finalist.

Applications are due MARCH 13, 2017 by 4:30 p.m. and interviews scheduled thereafter.

Deadline: Monday, March 13th at 4:30pm

More information here.

“Listening in Reverse” — two concerts

WESCFAFrom Randi Plake:

“Listening in Reverse” is a two-day conference focused on influences–forgotten, hidden, suppressed, or just not considered–and featuring concerts, talks, presentations, and other interventions. The premise that any sound, object, or behavior can reward close attention and, consequently, can act as source, material, or shaping influence for a piece of music is more or less foundational to musical experimentalism. Equally foundational is that the music made offers an experience independent from these influences. But listeners, whether they are composers or performers or audience members, are rarely innocent of a desire for meaning. And that meaning may be found inside the experience of a piece and outside in anything that shaped the piece, or in the interplay between the two.

Dates: Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5
Time: 8 PM
Place: World Music Hall