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Wesleyan Theater Department Presents: MARISOL

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From Daniel Maseda ’16:

Wesleyan University’s Theater Department presents “Marisol,” by playwright José Rivera, from Thursday, November 19 through Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8pm in the Center for the Arts Theater, located at 271 Washington Terrace on the Wesleyan campus in Middletown.

“Marisol” takes place in a post-apocalyptic world filled with intrigue and dark humor as Marisol winds her way through the darkened and abandon streets of New York. She is caught in the middle of a conflict between God and his angels as they battle over the fate of the world and humanity. Playwright José Rivera is known for his magical realism, and was the first Puerto Rican to be nominated for an Oscar by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for “Best Adapted Screenplay,” for the 2004 film “The Motorcycle Diaries.” “Marisol” deals with issues of faith and poverty, and earned Mr. Rivera a 1993 Obie Award for Playwriting. The Wesleyan production will be directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Edward Torres, with design by Jiji Chang and costume design by Cybele Moon.

Audition for The Seagull

seagullFrom the very theatrical Grace Herman-Holland ’15:

Audition for this semester’s Theater Department faculty production, directed by Yuri Kordonsky! If you want to familiarize yourself with the play, you can read it here.

Auditions will be held in the East Room at the CFA Theater Studios on Saturday September 7th (12 pm-5pm) and Sunday September 8th (12 pm-5pm). Please sign up for one 15-minute timeslot on the callboard posted at the entrance to the Theater Studios in the CFA. Callbacks, if necessary, will take place on Monday September 9th (6pm-9 pm) and Tuesday September 10th (6 pm-9 pm).

Performances will be November 13th-16th.

Please prepare one memorized monologue of approximately three-four minutes in length.

This audition is open to anyone on campus, regardless of age, academic major, or theater experience. Please feel free to contact Yuri Kordonsky at ykordonsky(at)wesleyan(dot)edu or Grace Herman Holland gholland(at)wesleyan(dot)edu if you have any questions!

Performing in the theater department production is a course, and all participants receive full credit. It is also a requirement for the theater major, and for a senior honor thesis in acting.

Date: Tomorrow, September 7th and Sunday, September 8th
Time: 12pm-5pm
Place: East Room at the CFA Theater Studios

The ActorsFirst Project Presents: About Face

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From the extremely articulate Coz Deicke ’15:

The ActorsFirst Project is an experimental theater production in which the actors are chosen first, and then the script is written, inspired by the actors. Throughout the process, the script has been workshopped, rewritten, and transformed into the play About Face.

About Face centers around a four characters managing their turbulent relationships in a harsh Virginian winter.

The show is sponsored by Second Stage and is not ticketed. Read after the jump to see when performances are (spoiler later: there’s one tonight at 8pm and two tomorrow at 2pm and 8pm in the Downey House Lounge). BAM.

Come See the Vagina Monologues

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Tess Jonas ’15, Hana Elion ’15, and Dominique Moore ’14 bring you a stellar opportunity to talk about vaginas (and other things):

Come see this year’s production of Eve Ensler’s VAGINA MONOLOGUES, celebrating the 15th Anniversary of V-day, Ensler’s global movement to raise awareness about violence against women.

Thursday February 14
Friday February 15
Saturday February 16
8PM
Patricelli ’92 Theater

Tickets $5 in the Box Office. All proceeds will be donated to the Middlesex County Community Foundation Fund for Women and Girls.