Category Archives: Auditions

Film Series: Cocote

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.

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

Quasimodal Auditions!!!!

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
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Unofficial Orientation Series 2018: Student Groups

This is a repost of wilk‘s update of michelle‘s update of Maya‘s 2015 post, which was an update of alt‘s 2014 post, which was an update of Q‘s 2013 post, which was an update of Syed‘s 2012 post

This is the annual student activities fair, where you can schmooze or, more likely, be schmoozed to your heart’s content.

This is part of our 2018 Unofficial Orientation Series. A quick reminder that you can check out the welcome post here and past years’ series here.

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 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

Rocky Horror Picture Show Auditions

Some time-warpin’ news from Lucy Rubin ’17:

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!
Auditions are
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.

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/248450712248933/

Date: February 13-14
Time: 7:30-9 pm
Place: Exley 150

Silvernotes Auditions

silvernotesFor 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.

Audition Dates and Times:

  • Saturday, February 11, 1-3PM
  • Sunday, February 12, 2-4PM
  • Wednesday, February 15, 4-6PM

Place: Exley 139 (for all auditions)

Audition for Aporia!

The Gospel Truth

Miranda Hoyt-Disick ’19 writes in:

We’re back!
If you liked the staged-reading, you’ll love our fully-fledged production of this original student-written musical advised by none other than Lin 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)

Audition for Hedwig and the Angry Inch!

hedwigMaia Golden ’17 writes in:

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 ’18cbriskin[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

Facebook Event Here

Drive Manny Drive Auditions (Senior Thesis Film)

drive-manny-drive-posterThe 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.

DATES & TIMES:
WEDNESDAY, 9/28: 5pm-7pm in Usdan 110
FRIDAY, 9/30: 3pm-4pm in Boger 112
Sign up for an audition time HERE. 

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
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Are You Wesleying? Come to a Meeting to Find Out!

Join Wesleying, Wesleyan’s least absorbent campus publication!

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Wesleying has been going strong for ten whole years. We were founded in 2006 by Holly and ishuku just as the internet was becoming more of a thing, and they wanted to tell everyone where the parties were, and ask the hard, irreverent questions that no one too close to the administration wanted to ask.

The blog has taken on a lot of different forms and styles since it was created in 2006, and that’s what keeps it interesting for me. Wesleying is a platform for literally anything that you want to write about. We’ve also been financially and ideologically and just generally independent from the institution since we were founded in 2006, and we’re planning on keeping it that way. And in order to keep going strong, we need YOU.

If you’re a Wes student and can write sentences, we want you. If you feel like your voice isn’t heard on campus, we want to change that. This goes double if you’re queer, trans/nonbinary, a student of color, first gen, low income, or an international student. We want to put up with asshole commenters who will try to shut you down. If you have even a fraction of enough time to have opinions about what happens on our campus, or on the Internet, or in the even-vaguely-Wes-related rest of the world, share them with us and our readers.

Our first recruitment meeting is this Sunday from 4-5 PM in Booger-Boo Hall, room 112. Please come if you are interested in blogging about things and putting them on this website. I’ll be giving what will probably be a very awkward presentation about what Wesleying has been, is, and could/should be. If you want to join but can’t make it to this meeting, please (please!) email editors[at]wesleying[dot]org with the subject line “Recruitment” and tell us about yourself and why you want to join Wesleying.

Date: Sunday, September 18
Time: 4-5 PM
Place: The Artist Formerly Known As 41 Wyllys (Boger Hall), room 112
Why: Our Blog Could Be Your Life

We’re also going to be sitting at the WSA student group fair today looking incredibly antisocial, but this is just our default face, so please come talk to us! We can answer any specific or general questions about what we do and what it’s like to do what we do. But, we’ll have a more prepared recruitment pitch when we’re together again, or for the first time.

More about us after the jump: