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Clinger Trailer


Film majors, take note! The summer after he graduated, Michael Steves ’13 brought a bunch of people down to Texas and shot his first-ever feature film. It’s an indie horror-comedy (starring Vincent Martella of Phineas & Ferb), and here is the trailer:

Audition for Clinger


Michael Steves ’13 writes:

Come audition for Clinger, an independent horror-comedy feature film shooting this summer, directed by Michael Steves ’13 and crewed almost entirely by Wesleyan students. The film shoots in Houston, Texas from July 20th until August 22nd (though most actors will not have to be there for the entire time).

Several Wesleyan students and actors out of LA have already joined the cast, but we still have a few key parts left to cast. Actors will not be paid upfront, but all food and housing is covered while you are in Houston and back end pay will be offered if the film makes a profit.

The premise: A high school girl has to fight for her life when her overly affectionate boyfriend dies in an embarrassing accident and returns as a ghost, determined to kill her so that they can live together forever in the afterlife.

  • WHEN?: Tomorrow (Saturday) from 2-5pm; Sunday from 3-6pm
  • WHERE?: Usdan 108 (Saturday) and Usdan 136 (Sunday)
  • QUESTIONS?: msteves(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Workout Destination Du Jour: Steves ’13 in “Workout Buddies”

How much work can you get done in a week? You’re finding that out as we speak, I imagine. How much working out can you watch in six minutes? You’re about to find out:

Check out Workout Buddies: A Bro Love Story, a short film directed by Bubba Fish (USC ’13) and co-written, produced by and co-starring Michael Steves ’13. The short was recently featured on Total Frat Move.com, a website that represents the pinnacle of journalistic and artistic integrity! Every heart breaks… bro.

Alright, back to more innocuous means of procrastination…bro.

Senior Thesis Film Seeks Puppeteers

The one and only Michael Steves ’13 is needs people that can control smaller people:

Have you ever made or operated puppets? If so, your skills are needed! I am looking for several talented people to make and operate puppets for my senior thesis film, titled “Tony in Spectaculand”. The film is about a gritty, beleaguered police officer who has to rescue his daughter from a child-like wonderland after she flees the drudgery of the real world.

We are hoping to include several fantastical puppet creatures in the film, similar in style to those in The Dark Crystal (though much more low-key). Email me at msteves(at)wesleyan(dot)edu if you are interested.

Contact: msteves@wes

Macbeth, presented by Second Stage

Michael Steves ’13 writes:

Come see an outdoor production of Macbeth this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

Shakespeare’s classic tragedy gets a jolt of adrenaline in a visceral production that will feature fierce battles, gallons of blood, creepy witches, celtic music, and kilted warriors.

Starring: Paulie Lowther ’13, Danielle Springer ’13, Evan Hazelett ’13, Tim Wolock ’13, Andrew Malkin ’15, Joe Gargan ’14, Alex Hirsch ’13, Dex Blumenthal ’15, Michael Firer ’13, Anika Amin ’14, Catherine Aker ’15, Lindsay Schapiro ’14, Matt Lynch ’15, Roxie Pell ’15, Rachel Leshin ’15, Felipe DaCosta ’15, Coz Deicke ’15, Kara Wernick ’15, Kate Malczewski ’15, and Derek Fossi ’15.

Directed by Michael Steves ’13, assistant directed by Amara Davila ’13, stage managed by Hanako Rodriguez ’15 and Caillin Puente ’15.

  • WHEN?: Thurs, Fri, and Sat @ 7pm; Sat @ 2pm
  • WHERE?: CFA Green (the area between CFA Hall and the Arts Workshop / Zilkha Building)
  • COST?: Free!

Facebook event.

Michael Steves Seeks Extras for Macbeth

Michael Steves ’13 is full o’ the milk of human kindness:

Second Stage’s production of Macbeth, which goes up May 3rd, 4th, and 5th, is seeking extras to be in a battle scene and in a few transition sequences. If you’ve been looking for an easy way to get involved in student theater, this is a great chance! The time commitment is minimal and you’ll get to meet a bunch of fun people. Contact me at msteves(at)wesleyan(dot)edu if you’re interested in being an extra in the show. No theater experience necessary.

Contact: msteves@wes

“4 Horsemen” – yet another play by that one guy

Think ET but not. And like, people. Michael Steves ’13:

Come see “4 Horsemen”, a new student-written play, this Thursday,
Friday, and Saturday in the Westco Cafe! All three shows start at 8pm.

“4 Horsemen” is a sci-fi drama-comedy about four average people
who come in contact with an alien that represents itself as the thing
that is missing most in your life (i.e. an estranged child, or a
friend you’ve lost touch with). When the alien reveals that it’s
species intends to destroy the world at dawn, the 4 people have to
convince the strange being that humanity is worth preserving.

Date: April 5-7, 2012
Time: 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Place: Westco Cafe
Cost: Free

Cast/crew info after jump. Facebook here.

Audition for 4 Horsemen!

As AuditionWatch 2012 continues, stay with Wesleying for up-to-the-nanosecond updates on breaking spring semester auditions, featuring submissions by famous audition-holders like Michael Steves ’13:

Come audition for 4 Horsemen, a new student written play presented by Second Stage, this Thursday from 6:30-9:30pm and Friday from 5-7pm! Both auditions will be in the East Room of the CFA Theater and Dance Studios.

The play is sci-fi drama/comedy about 4 people trying to dissuade a god-like alien from destroying the world. There are 5 roles- 2 male and 3 female, all leads. No outside preparation necessary- just show up ready to do a cold reading of a scene or two!

The play is written and directed by Michael Steves ’13, assistant directed by Phil Ross ’12, and stage managed by Sivan Battat ’15.

Date: Jan. 26 & Jan. 27
Time: 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM Thursday, 5-7 PM Friday
Place: CFA Theater and Dance Studios East Room
Face the Book: Do it.

Alien Play Seeking Assistant Director; ET Not Included

Casual campus playwright mastermind Michael “Ask Steves” ’13 is writing another play. Goodness only knows when that kid sleeps. But here’s the thing: this one is a one-act sci-fi play. The plot revolves around aliens trying to destroy the world. Italics can be employed to demonstrate how nuts this play is going to be.

Anyway, just a one-act, NBD, no big commitment, seeking an assistant director, maybe a stage manager too, get at Steves, ET not included, here is what’s up:

Next semester I am writing and directing a one act sci-fi play called 4 Horseman. I am looking for either a stage manager or assistant director who would be interested in helping with scheduling, casting, and being a second creative eye for the show. The time commitment wouldn’t be large since the show is relatively short and has a four person cast. No experience required, I’d love to work with someone who’s just looking to get involved with student productions. The play, by the way, is a dark comedy about four humans trying to convince a god-like race of aliens not to destroy the world. Shoot me an email (msteves@wes) if you are interested in assistant directing or stage managing!

CONTACT: msteves(at)wesleyan(dot)edu

Heaven*, a new play presented by Second Stage

Ask Steves ’13 what it takes to find solace in the afterlife:

Come see Heaven*, a new student-written play, this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday! All performances start at 8pm.

Heaven* is a comedy about an old woman’s journey through an afterlife that exists primarily as a reality TV show for the entertainment of snarky celestial beings. As our hero wanders through an afterlife run like a cut-throat corporation, she revisits moments from her life in order to find the inner-peace necessary to ascend to heaven.