Second Stage here with this weekend’s show. For tickets, click here!
Description: A girl is abducted by the aliens she has been searching for her whole life. Unfortunately, her father has stowed away on the ship.
Come see the show to find out what happens next! For more information, click here.
A quick note about our eventbrite:
Each person is able to reserve up to two (2) tickets. If you try to reserve anymore than that, those tickets will be given to other people looking to see the show. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes before the start of the show. Any later than 10 minutes before the show, and you are at risk of forfeiting your ticket to someone on the wait-list.
Dates: Thursday – Saturday, February 23-25th
Times: 8pm, 8pm, 2pm, and 8pm respectively
Runtime: 45 minutes
Place: ’92 Theater
WARNING: Strobes, flashing lights, & loud sounds
House count limited, wait-list begins one hour before showtime. No late seating.
Hello friends, and welcome to the first ever personally posted SECOND STAGE POST! We have some fun and exciting things in store for you this weekend:
Interested in theater? Weekend of Workshops is here! This semester Second Stage is offering a wide variety of VERY EXCITING and VERY NEW workshops, primarily for people interested in acting, directing, stage managing, music directing, play-writing, and design. All workshops will take place in the ’92 Theater. Here is a schedule:
Friday, February 17th:
5-6PM: Anystage — For playwrights and people interested in student-written work!
Saturday, February 18th:
2-3PM: Vectorworks — if you’re interested in set or lights this is for you!
3:30-4:30PM: Music directing
3:30-4:30PM: Warmups — Calling actors and directors, come learn and share warmups
4:30-5:30PM: Directors’ Roundtable — If you’re directing this semester or are interested in directing at some point, come talk about being a director!
5:30-6:30PM: TECH WEEK 101 — If you are new to design, stage management, or directing this is of the utmost importance for you to attend! It will teach you how to tech week!
Sunday, February 19th:
1-2PM: Stage Management
4-5PM: Sound in the ’92
7-8PM: Movement in theater: Come play with different techniques of movement in theater
Come learn about theater with us!
Photo credit: Chloe Briskin
Last weekend, a production of the rock musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch performed three shows in Alpha Delta Phi’s Grotto. If you’ve never heard of Hedwig, let’s just say that it is a sight to behold, and this version was no exception.
I live in Alpha Delt, so skipping this show was out of the question for me; I do my laundry down the hall from the Grotto, and I kept walking in on Hedwig rehearsals during the first two weeks of school. I also knew several of the people who worked on it, including the director (Maia Nelles-Sager ’17), the stage manager (Chloe Briskin ’18), and the bassist (our managing editor Maya). But I really didn’t know what to expect. I knew a Wesleyan alum, Stephen Trask ’89, had written the music and lyrics. I knew that the main character was genderqueer – traditionally performed by a cis man in women’s clothing, although in this version the actor was also genderqueer – and that the only other character onstage was a gay man played by a woman. And I knew there was a rock band. But that’s about it.
From Hugo Kessler ’19:
At 11:22 AM on Novembers the third, fourth, and fifth, a young and pretty crappy filmmaker, Jackie Parks, is murdered on an Amtrak train traveling from New York to Boston. No one knows why. No one knows how. All we do know is that her documentary about the election will remain unfinished for all eternity. What a shame. Luckily, there’s a clever(ish) detective who just happens to witness the murder. Unfortunately, the six other witnesses happen to be petulant, whiny adults. And thus begins the wild ride of Murder on the Beantown Express.
Written and directed by Hugo Kessler ’19
Thursday, November 3 at 8 PM
Friday, November 4 at 8 PM
Saturday, November 5 at 2 PM
Music House (200 High St.)
Tickets available here:
Runtime is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.
Date: Thursday, November 3, Friday, November 4, and Saturday, November 5
Time: 8 PM on Thursday and Friday, 2 PM on Saturday
Place: Music House (200 High Street)
Maia 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 ’18 – cbriskin[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
Second Stage Workshop Queen Maya Herbsman ’17 writes in:
Welcome to Weekend of Workshops Round 2!! This time around we are teaching a WHOLE BUNCH OF EXCITING NEW THINGS!!!!
This weekend we have workshops for DIRECTORS, ACTORS, PLAYWRIGHTS, STAGE MANAGERS, DESIGNERS (Costume, Set, Lights, Sound, EVERYTHING!), DRAMATURGS AND MORE! As always, all workshops will take place in the ’92 Theater and will last around an hour unless otherwise specified. We’re doing some amazing stuff this weekend, come check us out and email Maya Herbsman (mherbsman[at]wesleyan[dot]edu) with any questions!
Click through the jump for the schedule and descriptions of each workshop:
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:
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!
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
From Nola Werlinich ’17:
Interested in making student theater next semester? Let Second Stage help you out!
Second Stage is releasing applications for our fall 2016 season in the not too distant future, so it’s time to start putting teams together for next semester! Come to the Zelnick Pavilion any time between 2-4pm on Sunday afternoon and meet the director/designer/stage manager/technician/collaborator who will make all of your theatrical dreams come true.
There may be food. There may be kittens. You’ll have to come to find out.
Email me (Nola) at nwerlinich[at]wesleyan[dot]edu with any questions, and/or if you’re interested in joining or finding a team but are unable to make it to speed dating.
Date: Sunday, April 17
Time: 2-4 PM
Place: Zelnick Pavilion
There I was, all by my lanky lonesome at 11PM Tuesday night in Zelnick, unprepared for the psychological experience about to commence.
I was there to preview YUM YUM: A 3D FUNHOUSE, written and directed by Russell Goldman ’17, whom you should know as an institution of this college because he also wrote and directed last Spring’s Auntie Stein’s Smiletime Pizzaburger Palace, a wondrous creation ripe with meat-people, Guy Fieri, and cutesy morbidity. Naturally, I was excited as fuck.