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Second Stage Presents: Weekend of Workshops ROUND 2!!!


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:

Second Stage Presents: A Weekend of Workshops!


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

Second Stage Audition Workshop


From Dylan Zwickel ’14:

Second Stage will be offering a series of student-taught workshops this semester! The first one will be an AUDITION WORKSHOP taught by Beanie Feldstein, Tess Jonas, and Paul McCallion.

The workshop will cover audition skills for theater (musical and non-musical) and film and will be fun and useful for actors and non-actors (particularly directors) alike! Feel free to bring a prepared monologue or cut of a song if you’d like, but it’s by no means necessary.

More workshops and information for those interested in teaching workshops will be available next month at Second Stage’s Outreach Weekend.

Date: Tues, Sept 3
Time: 4:30-6 p.m.
Place: ’92 Theater


From Alex Barkats ’12:
Come see Smack the Stack! An original play written and directed by your favorite Danimals, Alek Barkats ’12 and Howe Pearson ’12, about cards and families, that is at once a glimpse into the consciousness of the Jack of Hearts and a murder mystery. Somewhere between Alice In Wonderland and The Price Is Right.


Date: Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5
Time: 8:00-9:00 pm
Place: The Career Resource Center (41 Wyllys Ave.)
Cost: None