A lot of this is recycled text (thx wilk) from recycled text from two years ago (thx Maya) from recycled text from three years ago (thx Samira), but here are some tips and guidelines for submitting your events!
HEY WESLEYAN COMMUNITY!
Did you know that we post events? Wondering if you should submit your event? Well, you should! Wesleying gets anywhere from 500 to 1,200 views per day as of late. Submitting your event to be posted here is good for ~exposure~ and also a way to reach different audiences than those reached by Facebook’s weird algorithm.
We love posting your events, but we get a lot of them. If you want your meeting/audition/application deadline/concert/thing posted to Wesleying on time, please use this form here. This time of the year is especially busy which makes our inbox quickly burst at the seams, so it helps if you submit your event at least 4 or 5 days in advance.
2017. Dominican Republic. Dir: Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias. With Vincente Santos. 106 min.
Alberto, an evangelical Christian, returns home to discover his father was murdered by a local politician and, worse, Alberto is expected to avenge his death. He must deal with questions of faith, morality, and tradition in this cacophonous film which utilizes various film formats and aspect ratios to depict a community decimated by violence.
Sponsored by the Thomas and Catharine McMahon Fund, the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, Latin American Studies Program, and the College of Film and the Moving Image.
It’s a cappella szn! Check out this audition notice from Quasimodal:
Quasimodal is looking for new members — lovers of voice and of music and of collaboration, come audition with us!!!!!! We will be holding auditions on Monday Sept 3th and Tuesday Sept. 4th from 6:30-8:30 in Boger Hall room 114 — across from Usdan
Quasimodal is a group of creative, kind and most importantly, sexy Wes students who love singing together and performing all-original arrangements. We are Wesleyan’s oldest coed acapella group; we sing music from across the genres, though always with a bit of soul.
For the audition, please prepare a part of a song that you love and feel showcases your voice. At most, come with a verse and a chorus or verse and a bridge.
Date: Monday, September 3rd; Tuesday, September 4th Time: 6:30-8:30 PM Place: Boger 114 Facebook Event
By the time classes start (aka today, happy first day of classes!), you’ll likely be successfully moved into your dorm, blissfully free from your parents, and finally finding the time to figure your shit out. Soon, you’ll realize that you have a little too much time on your hands — and you might want to fill that time with Organized Social Activities.
Thankfully for you, there are about 300 student groups at Wesleyan, so you have many, many options. Joining student groups is one of the best way to meet people outside of your dorm and in different class years. You could find best friends! Mentors! Something new about yourself! It’s all up to you.
As your Orientation Leaders, advisers, and basically everyone else including me will tell you — stick to the Rule of Seven. Each class you take, group you join, job you have, and any other thing you might do counts as one commitment, and you should try to have only seven full-time commitments per semester. With a standard four-course load, that leaves three spots for you to fill with whatever the hell else you want. That’s what this post is for.
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
Amazing costumes?? Dance with friends? Watch an amazing(ly bad) movie? If yes, then Absent Toast, Wesleyan’s only (and sexiest) Rocky Horror Shadowcast, is where you should be! The show is a low time commitment, once a week rehearsals, and one show on the last days of classes at midnight!
Auditions? Super low key. Just show up with some attitude!
Monday, February 13th from 7:30-9 @ Exley 150
Tuesday, February 14th from 7:30-9 @ Exley 150
Each audition shouldn’t take that long. Come by, feel the vibe, makes some friends, looking bangin in a corset.
For some reason no one ever checks the box on our submission form about putting your name in this little intro blurb, so here’s something from the Silvernotes:
Calling all music people, songwriters, performers, people who sing in the shower, people who sing in other places, fans of Coldplay, Simon & Garfunkel, and Don McLean (and more!): The Silvernotes, a Wesleyan acapella group, are auditioning for new members. We welcome people of all voice parts/class years/experience levels. Come prepared with a song and some interesting facts about yourself.
If you liked the staged-reading, you’ll love our fully-fledged production of this original student-written musical advised by none other thanLin Manuel Miranda 02’s writing partner, Professor Quiara Hudes.
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 (rap) 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.
What you should bring: 16 bars of your favorite song and a monologue (or joke, or just really funny story) to help us get to know you.
Callbacks will be Sunday, January 28th, same time, same place.
Written by: Zach Ezer ’17 and Eli Maskin ’17
Directed by: Miranda Hoyt-Disick
contact Miranda Hoyt-Disick at mhoytdisick[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions.
Date: Friday and Saturday, January 27-28 Time: 4:30-6:30pm Place: Alpha Delt (we’ll let you in–picking locks is not part of your audition. But if you can do that let us know cause that’s cool and useful)
Calling all singers, actors, drag queens, rocks stars, and musical queers! This is a 2 actor rock musical/concert, and we need your help to bring its gender-bending-glam-rock glory to life!
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a 2 person rock musical which takes place entirely at Hedwig’s (and her band, The Angry Inch’s) concert. It’s beautiful, sexy, fun, punk, glam, and everything in between. Written by a Wes alum :o Stephen Trask ’89 and John Cameron Mitchell, this little show has some big ideas about theatricality, gender, pop, punk, rock, and roll, and we want YOU to come audition for it! WHAT WE’D LIKE FROM YOU:
-16-32 bars of a rock song of your choice!
-An optional 1-2 minute monologue of your choice (sides will be provided)
-A little familiarity with the show–literally just skim the wikipedia.
SIGN UP FOR A TIME:
Walk ins are welcome too, you may just have to wait a second longer. Sign up for a slot here.
***THIS SHOW IS GOING UP AS A WINTER INTENSIVE. WE WILL REHEARSE OVER WINTER BREAK (not all of it, don’t worry) AND PUT IT UP WHEN WE GET BACK TO SCHOOL NEXT SEMESTER***
If you have questions, comments, concerns, or jokes, please direct them to: Maia Golden – mnellessager[at]wesleyan[dot]edu Cheyanne Williams ’17 – ctwilliams[at]wes Chloe Briskin ’18 – cbriskin[at]wes Simon Korn ’18 – skorn[at]wes Nola Werlinich ’17 – nwerlinich[at]wes
Yours in aesthetic solidarity.
Date: Friday and Saturday, October 14-15 Time: 5-7PM and 4-6PM respectively Where: Boger Hall Room 114
The inimitable Ben Goldberg ’17 writes in for all u actors:
Come audition for Matt Shelley-Reade‘s senior thesis film DRIVE MANNY DRIVE
An uninspired voyeur stuck in suburbia. A driver’s test instructor out to get him. An overzealous father. And a sports car just waiting for him to pass his test. What would it look if you couldn’t pass your driver’s test to save the life of you and what if you had the same instructor every time? This short film tells a coming of age story of a young boy facing his own anxiety.
You don’t need to prepare anything for the audition, just bring yourself! We’ll have sides for people to read. Walk-ins are also welcome! If you can’t make one of these times but are still interested in auditioning, please send us a message on FB (or email mshelleyread[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) to set up a different time for an audition.
Dates: Wednesday, September 28 and Friday, September 30 fb event/page