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Second Stage Presents: A Weekend of Workshops!

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Maya Herbsman ’17 writes in:

Ever wanted to learn more about ANY ASPECT OF THEATER? Want to meet some fun theater people? Want to find out how to get involved in student theater at Wes? COME CHECK OUT SECOND STAGE’S WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS!

Here is the schedule:

SATURDAY 9/17
2PM – ANYSTAGE INTEREST MEETING: Interested in student written work? Are you a playwright or a director looking for a project or just curious about what AnyStage is? Come learn with Maya Herbsman, May Treuhaft-Ali ’17, and Danielle Lobo ’19.
4PM – AUDIO WORKSHOP: Come learn the basics of audio with Anthony Sertel Dean ’17!

SUNDAY 9/18
2PM – LIGHTING/ELECTRICS WORKSHOP: Maia Golden ’17 and Phillip Heilbron ’18 will be teaching the building blocks of electrics and lighting on campus. If you want to get involved with lighting on campus, definitely plan to come to this!
3PM – GENIE TRAINING: Also important for lighting!! You get to go in the air it’s exciting
4PM – SHOP TRAINING: Interested in carpentry/set making/building? Come get trained on how to use power tools and other fun things by Nola Werlinich ’17. (*Closed toed shoes required for this workshop.*)

A NOTE: Being a carpenter and/or electrician are excellent ways to get involved in theater, so come check us out!

More workshops to come in a few weeks, if there’s something you’d like to learn that isn’t listed here, or if you have any questions, feel free to email Maya Herbsman at mherbsman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu

Date: Saturday and Sunday, September 17-18
Time: Please see the above description
Location: The ’92 Theater

Facebook event here

How to Lose Pre-Reg Priority and Alienate Professors: Maggie Feldman-Piltch ’14 on Being a University Major

After recently declaring a lucrative double major in Impractical Humanities Discipline and Apparently Useless Social Science According to Those Debates on the ACB, this intellectually curious blogger began to wonder what motivates students to pursue a field of study that requires actual work. Unlike my lazy ass, Theories of Ethics in Capitalism major Maggie Feldman-Piltch ’14 is one of ten current students who designed their own academic departments under Wesleyan’s University Major program.

Like many of its peer institutions, Wesleyan attracts prospective students with the opportunity to “work independently at integrating the core skills and background knowledge necessary to realize a coherent intellectual objective.” In other words, University majors do whateva they want.

If transcending the restrictive disciplinary boundaries imposed by academia’s arbitrary departmental segmentation appeals to you, you should probably read this interview. If you responded to the question “Are you Wesleyan?” with a resounding “I don’t know, maybe, this recruiting strategy is kind of cheesy,” you’re probably right. If you’re wondering why, I can assure you that #thisiswhy.

TL;DR: One out of 25 faculty members agree that inventing your own major is a good idea.