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LAUGH TRACK @ FringeNYC

laugh trackFrom Margaret Curtis ’14:

Sarah Esocoff ’15 and Keelin Ryan ’14 wrote and produced their comedy “Laugh Track” at Wesleyan the spring of 2014. They are now pulling a Lin-Manuel Miranda and bringing the show to NYC! The show stars Beanie Feldstein ’15 and has many Wesleyan crew members (but not too many).

The comedy is playing a 5 show run at The New York International Fringe Festival. Tickets to the first performance include free admittance to the after party!

Buy tix HERE. More info @ laughtracknyc.com

Date: Saturday, August 15 – Thursday, August 27
Time: 6:15-10 PM
Place: The Lynn Redgrave Theater, NYC
Cost: $18

JOEN: A Stolen Movie

joen a stolen movieWe usually don’t post Kickstarters, but this one moved my cold heart. Even though it’s already been funded, you can throw your disposable cash in the direction of Wyatt Krutsch ’18:

Hey Everybody!

My camera was stolen two weeks ago in Ecuador while shooting a short film about a gringo named Joen starring Ames Ward.

SO, we’re launching a Kickstarter to save our short movie… the page is called ~~ JOEN: a stolen movie ~~.

The memories in the camera are irreplaceable, but our Joen’s we hope are not. We couldn’t complete filming in Ecuador. But, in the next days we began to realize that there are no obstacles, only opportunities. And we’ve found ourselves in the middle of an opportunity to evolve the equipment we use to tell our stories.

Joen’s story has also unexpectedly become the story of the making of ”JOEN”. To share this process with you is a true thrill and a real special opportunity. “JOEN” is bigger than we could’ve conceived thanks to your involvement. We’re so excited about this new creative direction and moving forward on this project. We just need your help to restore and refresh the tools to do so!

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE SPREAD THE GOOD WORD, SHARE THE PAGE AND “JOEN” CAN GET MADE!

Love,
Wyatt

Kickstarter End Date: Wednesday, July 29 at 6 PM

Summer Film Series: ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington’

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If you’re enjoying a summer in good ol’ Middletown, CT, consider the first of four screenings of Jimmy Stewart movies sponsored by the Center for Film Studies:

The Center for Film Studies – Summer Film Series Presents
HOLLYWOOD ICONS: JIMMY STEWART
Tuesdays in July 2015
Start time: 7:30pm
Free Admission

The film will be introduced by Marc Longenecker, Programming and Technical Director, Center for Film Studies

Date: Tuesday, July 7
Time: 7:30-10 PM
Place: Goldsmith Family Cinema, Center for Film Studies

Seeking Performers for In the Company of Others

6097345149_b24d193123_zWe emerge from this summer void for a message from Irma Mazariego ’16:

The New Student Orientation program is now seeking performers to come back early and participate in In the Company of Others 2015. This important peer theater piece is a central aspect of the New Student Orientation. In the Company of Others is a time when upperclassmen are able to share their experiences with new students in the hopes of sparking conversation regarding what it means to live in a diverse community.

This year, we are particularly looking for applicants that can share experiences that relate to our theme of access, equity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being a performer for this program, please complete the interest form here.

Please submit your application no later than Wednesday, June 24, 2015 by 5:00pm. If you have any questions, please contact Irma Mazariego in the Office of New Student Orientation.

Application Deadline: Wednesday, June 24 at 5 PM

Senior Voices Pre-Graduation Ceremony

11128794_2601616604106_8755473955718247919_nFrom Jenna Starr ’15:

Join your fellow graduating class for a special ceremony the evening before graduation! And of course, bring your family! We will be having senior student speakers Jenna Starr, Camille Casareno, and Jasmine Masand as well as a special speech by Robert Steele, Professor of Psychology.

Robert Steele earned his B.A. in biology from Whitman College in 1968 and his Ph.D., in 1973, from Harvard University, in Psychology and Social Relations. His research interests are broad, ranging from his book, Freud and Jung: Conflicts of Interpretation, to his work as Director of Diversity Connections, the interactive digital data base, for the Ford Foundation’s Initiative on Diversity in Higher Education.

He was honored as the first recipient of the Edgar Beckham Helping Hand Award for his “outstanding work” and “commitment to social justice” in 2013 and in 2014 with the Binswanger Prize for Excellent in Teaching.

For thirty years, in classes ranging from Cultural Psychology to Myth, Magic and Movies (Harry Potter class), his teaching has focused on working with students to understand the ways in which sexism, racism and classism shape our society’s representations of differing demographic groups and warp our individual preferences and prejudices.

Date: Saturday, May 23
Time: 6-7 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel
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Reception – Thesis Art Exhibition

zilkha-opening_eventFrom the CFA staff:

Zilkha Gallery showcases the work of the Class of 2015’s thesis students in the Department of Art and Art History’s Art Studio Program. Each student is invited to select a single work from their Senior Thesis Exhibition for this year-end showcase of drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, sculpture, mixed media, and architecture curated by Professor of Art Tula Telfair. Co-sponsored by University Relations.

Date: Saturday, May 23
Time: 2-4 PM
Place: Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery

Freestyle Love Supreme to perform at Wesleyan

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From A.N. Kini ’13:

In an event benefitting financial aid, Freestyle Love Supreme comes to campus during Reunion & Commencement. Tickets are $25 for this hiphop improv show–buy them before May 13! Performing are Andrew Bancroft ’00, Daveed Diggs, Christopher Jackson, Arthur Lewis, and Chris Sullivan.

Deadline to buy tickets: Wednesday, May 13

Performance Date: Friday, May 22
Time: 9-11 PM
Place: Crowell Concert Hall
Cost: $25 (for financial aid!!!)

Study Break with Shapiro

22113_823473667727226_8003614795029697670_nFrom the Shapiro Creative Writing Center:

Finals got you down? Come to Shapiro and eat our food! Enjoy free snacks, free coffee, and a nice place to study!

Date: Monday, May 11
Time: 7 PM – midnight
Place: Shapiro Creative Writing Center, 167 High Street
FB event: here.

Sculpture II Show

flyersculpture2From the v v talented art side of Wesleyan:

Come to the CFA Zilkha South Gallery from 5 to 6:30 on Monday May 11 for some snazzy sculptures! Food and drinks will be provided.

Date: Monday, May 11
Time: 5-6:30 PM
Place: Zilkha South Gallery

The show features works from Elli Case-Pethica, Nathan Harris, Samantha Ho, Cecilia Lopez, gla 7, Raven Roberson, and Jackson Sabes.