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.
From Ali Jamali ’17:
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory performance piece that is conceived and created for the Wesleyan campus through collaboration between students and Professor Marcela Oteíza. Wes Out-Loud invites you to experience Wesleyan as a scenographic space by inserting new narratives into everyday sites.
Through the juxtaposition of place and stories, we hope to bring forward the richness and diversity of the students of our campus, to promote inclusiveness, and to give space to voices that are usually not heard.
This production is an invitation to re-think and re-engage with our campus: considering the institution and its physical context; location and architecture; its history; institutional and individual narratives; and how they affect our daily lives and our social interactions.
We will be creating a journey through specific places of our campus, into which we will intervene new narratives (students stories). Through which, we will be able to bring to light the richness of the students of this campus and, thereby, promote inclusiveness and provide space to voices that are not usually heard.
Application Deadline: Thursday, January 14th at 11:59 PM
More info on the project and how to apply after the jump!
Mio Magee ’18 writes in with an exciting invitation to a Second Stage dance production:
Christmas is coming early to Wesleyan! What better way to get into the holiday spirit than by seeing the most festive dance production ever? Join Clara as she visits the Land of Sweets and is greeted by Chocolate, Coffee, Tea, Candy Cane, Marzipan and Ginger, along with Queen Dewdrop and her Waltzing flowers.
See our Facebook event for more details!
Performance dates and times:
Thursday, November 19th at 8:00pm
Friday, November 20th at 8:00pm
Saturday, November 21st at 3:00pm
Place: All performances are in the Patricelli ’92 Theater
Cost: Free! Get tickets from the Box Office the day of each performance.
Read on after the jump for more information about the Nutcracker production team:
Some of the mysterious fabric strips tied to a Wesleyan emergency call box in the CFA
If you’re anything like me, you may have noticed a new addition to Wesleyan’s campus this fall. Is it a message from the squirrels? The aliens announcing their impending arrival on Foss? An underground side-mission in the Tour de Franzia? I sat down with the artist Jess Cummings ’17 to get to the bottom of the curious incident of the fabric in the night-time(/daytime/anytime).
Read more about Jess’ project after the jump!
Elijah Jimenez ’18 writes in:
After working as a theatre performer and director in Europe for 17 years, Clara McBride is back in Canada, her native land, ready to help young performers interested in trying their chances abroad. This interactive talk will focus on the challenges of integrating the arts scene in Europe, and on using performance to shine through any challenge.
Date: Thursday, November 12th
Time: 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Place: Highwaymen Common Room, Romance Languages & Literatures building (300 High Street)
Claire Shaffer ’18 writes:
In no Batman story is the thinness of the line between him and the Joker more visible than in the Killing Joke. It is in this disturbing, brilliant tale that Batman and the Joker finally meet, not as mere adversaries, but as agents of Order and Chaos.
(Free) tickets are available at the box office.
Marcos Plaud Rivera
Written by Alan Moore
Adapted/Directed by Hazem Fahmy
Stage Managed by Claire Shaffer
Presented by Second Stage
Date: Thursday, October 8 – Saturday, October 10
Place: ’92 Theater
In one of the seminal plays of Theater of the Absurd, “The Bald Soprano” (1950), Eugene Ionesco reveals the decay of a modern person and the futility of meaningful communication in contemporary society. Inspired by the cliche dialogues between the imaginary Mr. and Mrs. Smith in an English phrasebook for beginners, Mr. Ionesco rejected the coherent plot, character development, and concept of realistic drama, instead creating his own anarchic and grotesque form of comedy to convey the tragedy of language in a universe ruled by chance. In Jean-Paul Sartre’s words, “Ionesco sees our language as if from a distance. He reveals its banality and routine. The reader faces an acute realization of the absurdity of language, to the point when one does not want to speak anymore. His theater is a dream about language.” Directed by Professor of Theater Yuri Kordonsky.
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 22 through Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8pm;
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2pm and 8pm
Place: CFA Theater
Cost: $4 for Wesleyan students
Elijah Jimenez ’18 writes in with an exciting invitation to a play called Los Fantoches. The event poster speaks for itself:
Date: Friday, April 17th
Place: Common room, 300 High Street (Romance Languages & Literatures Department)
Luke Macdonald ’17 is excited to share with you a website that explains how to book events in the WestCo café:
It’s now easier than ever to plan an event in the Westco Cafe. I made a website to guide the user along the booking process. To celebrate, I have decided to contact Wesleying and encourage the Wesleyan community to celebrate with me. Click HERE and check out the Google site I made! PS be sure to check out the surprise at the bottom of the web page.
Link to the WestCo Café event booking form.