Tag Archives: representation

Guest Post: Showtunes Sideways and Its Lack of Trans Representation


Image from AuralWes venue page on the WestCo cafe. Showtunes Sideways went up in the cafe during the weekend of April 28

The following is a write-in from Kai Magee ’18. Kai reached out to us after his concept for a Showtunes Sideways performance was rejected. We decided to publish his statement (modified from an open letter to the Showtunes Sideways coordinators) in order to give a voice to someone on campus who felt like they weren’t being heard, and to hopefully address issues of trans representation and inclusion in our community.

The following views are the writer’s own.

The Female Voice in Politics


From Kevin Winnie ’16:

This event, taking place on Saturday May 2nd, will focus on the underrepresentation of women in United States politics. Several female politicians from varying levels of government will speaking about their experience in the political sphere. Following the speakers (3 – 5 PM), there will be a catered dinner (5 – 7 PM).

Seating is limited, PLEASE RSVP AT femalevoice.eventbrite.com

Speakers will include:
Rosa DeLauro, U.S. Representative of Connecticut’s 3rd Congressional District
Toni Boucher, Connecticut State Senator of the 26th District
Dominique Thornton, Former Mayor of Middletown
Susan Bysiewicz, Former Connecticut Secretary of State
Sidney Powell, attorney and author of “Licensed to Lie”
and Wesleyan’s very own Professor Sarah Williarty who will be giving a special academic perspective

Please join this on this special occasion to celebrate as well as discuss the role of women in politics. Food will be served during our reception.

Supported by the Government Department, Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, Public Affairs Center, American Studies Department, History Department, and Feminism, Gender and Sexuality Studies.

Date: Saturday, May 2
Time: Speakers 3:00 – 5:00, Dinner 5:00 – 7:00
Place: Daniel Family Commons

Representations of Blackness in Popular Culture: Sports Culture and the Spectacle of the Black Athlete

Christian Hosam ’15 sends in:

Join Professors Leah Wright and Sarah Mahurin for the second part of their four part series on Representations of Blackness in Popular Culture. The topic is on Sports Culture and will feature Washington Redskins Defensive Lineman Chris Baker.

*Refreshments Served*

Date: TODAY, March 4th
Time: 4:30 PM – 6:15 PM
Place: Vanguard Lounge, Center for African-American Studies
Cost: Free!

The Last Days of the Old Wild Boy

Looking for some cathartic and/or mimetic fun? Sewon Kang ’14 has just the ticket:

Come see Rinde Eckert’s Fall Faculty Theater Production The Last Days
of the Old Wild Boy!

The Last Days of the Old Wild Boy is about a man raised by wolves who finds himself toward the end of his life at the top of the food chain. Powerful and erudite, he longs for a return to the wildness of the
wolf he was–but how does one recover one’s original, less conditioned or acculturated self? What is gained in the effort? What is lost in translation? The Grammy Award-winning musician, writer, composer, librettist, and director will perform the world premiere of a new work developed during his residency at Wesleyan.

Sivan Battat ’15
Christine Treuhold ’13
Audrey Kiely ’13
Alma Sanchez-Eppler ’14
Jiovani Robles ’13
Mikhail Firer ’13
Matthew Krakaur ’14
Solomon Billinkoff ’14

Assistant Director: Claire Whitehouse ’14
Stage Manager: Amanda Sonnenschein ’14
Dramaturge: Natalie Sacks ’14

Hwen: Thursday, Nov. 15 @ 8pm, Friday, Nov. 16 @ 8pm, Saturday, Nov. 17 @ 2pm & 8pm
Hwere: CFA Theater
Cost: $4