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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

R WE WHO R WE: Tweeked-Out Ke$ha Cover Band


R Who We R We is an ongoing collaboration by composer-performers Ted Hearne (voice) and Philip White (electronics). We deconstruct assertions of identity in pop music. We dissect songs by Michael Jackson, Ke$ha, Eminem and others, subjecting them to arbitrary processes applied to both lyrical and sonic elements. Measures are reordered, lyrics are alphabetized, the backup choir is given the solo mic; garbled lyrics become absurd poems couched in profundity, melodies from the processed text become vocal lines, those vocal lines become control voltages in a chaotic electronic feedback system; four-on-the-floor endures, auto-tune abounds.”

The project was premiered at the Music With a View Festival in March 2011 at the Flea Theater in Tribeca. Additional performances have taken place at the Sleeping Giant Summer Show at Littlefield (Brooklyn), The 2011 Dither Extravaganza at the Invisible Dog (Brooklyn), and at presentation of the Electronic Music Foundation at the Greenwich Music House in Manhattan.

Date: Tonight, February 29
Time: 9 pm
Place: CFA Hall
Cost: Fee

Presented by the Experimental Music Group