A cool thing:
Letterpress printer and book artist Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. will be visiting campus this week.
12:00-1:30 pm – Olin Memorial Library
– View some of his works in the Wesleyan collection at an open house in the Davison Rare Book Room, Special Collections & Archives, and in the lobby.
– Print sale and dvd screening of a documentary about him in Smith Reading Room.
4:30 – Ring Family Performing Arts Hall, Center for the Arts
Artist talk: “Talkin’ Loud and Sayin’ Nothin'”
Date: TODAY! Wednesday, March 29
Time: 12-1:30PM (Olin Library); 4:30-5:30 (Ring Family Performing Arts Hall)
Place: Olin Library, Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
Civic Engagement Fellow Rebecca Jacobsen ’16 writes in:
Join us for our final panel in the Election 2016 series, titled “The Role of Identity Politics,” with the following guest speakers:
- Jenny Boylan ’80, Writer in Residence, Barnard College. She is the author of fifteen books and the inaugural Anna Quindlen Writer in Residence at Barnard College of Columbia University. She also serves as the national co-chair of the Board of Directors of GLAAD, the media advocacy group for LGBT people worldwide.
- James Braxton Peterson, Director of Africana Studies and Associate Professor of English at Lehigh University. He is the author of several books and hosts “The Remix” on Philadelphia’s NPR affiliate, a podcast that engages issues at the intersection of race, politics, and popular culture.
- Todd Gitlin, Professor of Journalism & Sociology, Columbia University. Todd Gitlin, an American writer, sociologist, communications scholar, novelist, poet, and not very private intellectual. He is the author of sixteen books, a columnist for Tablet, and a frequent contributor to the New York Times, Washington Post, and many magazines.
- Moderator: Victoria Pitts-Taylor, Professor and Chair of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Date: TODAY! Wednesday, March 29
From 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