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“Ida” – Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber ’15 and Katherine Malczewski ’15

Ida Poster

“Ida” is a multimedia dance theater solo performance based on the Gertrude Stein novel of the same name. Using technological replications of the human form, the piece explores Ida’s creation of identity as she moves, rests, says yes, gets married, and owns dogs. Presented in partial fulfillment of the Theses in Theater.

Tickets will be made available on the day of each performance at the box office. On-campus guests must pick up their tickets at the box office. There is a two-ticket limit per person for free ticketed events.

Date: Thursday, April 2 – Saturday, April 4
Time: 8:00 – 9:00 PM
Place:  CFA Theater Studio
Cost: Free! (tickets required)
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Audition for Queer Lucidity

An invitation from Adam David Jacobs ’15:

AUDITION for QUEER LUCIDITY, an American Studies senior project about a professor, a student, and queer sex (and Derrida). Seeking two people! Please bring a monologue, or sides will be provided.
[NOTE: Auditions are 10:00am-2:00pm AND 9:00pm-midnight on 2.1.2015]

Date: Sunday, February 1st – today!!
Times: 10:00am – 2:00pm AND 9:00pm – midnight
Place: CFA Theater Studios 101, Jones Room

Audition for Before the Sun Sets

Ali Jamali ’17 writes in:

Have you always wanted to act in a play but never had enough time? Now it’s your chance! Come and audition for “Before the Sun Sets,” a SHORT student-written play with a BIG message! No experience required! No preparation needed! For more information, go to our Facebook event HERE.
Questions? Email Ali Jamali at ajamali[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Date: Sunday, February 1st
Times: 12:00pm – 5:00pm AND 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Place: Usdan multipurpose room (next to the package window)

Audition for In the Penal Colony

Miranda Haymon ’16 writes in:

PENAL COLONY: a settlement used to exile prisoners and separate them from the general populace by placing them in a remote location, often an island or distant colonial territory.

“In the Penal Colony” (oder “In der Strafkolonie” auf Deutsch) is a short story by Franz Kafka. The story is set in an unnamed penal colony. “In the Penal Colony” describes the last use of an elaborate torture and execution device that carves the sentence of the condemned prisoner on his skin before letting him die, all in the course of twelve hours.

More information can be found on the Facebook event.

Date: Thursday, January 29
Time: 6-7 PM
Place: Theater Studio

Audition for She Kills Monsters

From Mio Magee ’18:

Unleash the geek and warrior within you… Audition for She Kills Monsters! She Kills Monsters is a one-act comedic romp about a considerably average young woman who finds a Dungeons and Dragons game module her deceased teenaged sister had left for her. She battles in the fantasy world alongside her sister’s D&D character, combatting demons, homicidal faeries and three-headed dragons. Hilarity and epic swordfighting ensue.

More information after the jump:

Audition for “The Chairman and I”

An invitation from Nora Canby ’17:

For years, Chairman Mao Zedong was able to balance it all: being an awesome dictator, pulling funny pranks, being a “silly” dad. But now, with Sarah Silverman maybe visiting the palace next weekend, Mao must swallow his pride and find a governess to help wrangle his six healthy teenagers. He hires Magnolia, an American tourist, but she turns out to be crazy and in love with him! Meanwhile, the teenagers face problems ranging from environmental activism to being a goth.

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Audition for Sonnets for an Old Century

An invitation from Josh Davidoff ’18:

Could you tell your life story in the space of a moment; the length of a sonnet? Come try out for Sonnets for an Old Century by Jose Rivera, a beautiful play that we are adapting to take place in and around Westco, as well as including original student material. By staging this play in the context of a dorm, we hope to call attention to the college dormitory as a place of danger and isolation as well as comfort and exploration.
No prep necessary–we will give you a sonnet to read. Wednesday and Thursday the 28th/29th from 4:30-7pm in the Westco Cafe. Contact mfriedlich[at]wesleyan[dot]edu or jedavidoff[at]wesleyan[dot]edu for more info.

Dates and times:
Wednesday, January 28th (today!), 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Thursday, January 29th (tomorrow!!), 4:30pm – 7:00pm
Place: WestCo Café
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“La Leçon” Auditions

Voilà! An invitation from Laura Hess ’16:

Do you speak French? Do you also like to act? Then audition for this semester’s production of Ionesco’s absurdist masterpiece, La Leçon.
This is a French-language production, so sides will be provided in FRENCH. If you have a French-language monologue, that’s great, but not required by any means.
Auditions will be held in 41 Wyllys, room 111:
Monday 1/26 4-6
Tuesday 1/27 5-6
There is no need to sign up, you can come whenever during the time slot and leave as soon as you’ve finished.
Questions? Can’t make these times but still want to audition? Email Laura at lhess[at]wesleyan[dot]edu.

Dates and times:
Monday, January 26th, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Tuesday, January 27th, 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Place: 41 Wyllys, rm. 111

Talk by Leigh Fondakowski on her work “SPILL”

CFA Staffer Andrew Chatfield writes in:

Playwright Leigh Fondakowski will discuss the development of her newest work, “SPILL,” a multimedia play about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill. She will discuss how she researched the work through interviews with Louisiana community members affected by the disaster and how she transformed that information into a theatrical work. She will also discuss her collaboration with visual artist Reeva Wortel.

Leigh Fondakowski was the Head Writer of “The Laramie Project” and has been a member of Tectonic Theatre Project since 1995. She is an Emmy nominated co-screenwriter for the adaptation of “The Laramie Project” for HBO, and a co-writer of “The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later.” In 2011, she was commissioned by the Center for the Arts’ Feet to the Fire Initiative to create the work “SPILL,” which tells the stories of people and communities devastated by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. She was inspired to write the work following the THEAT/ENV course she co-taught with Wesleyan’s Director of the College of the Environment Barry Chernoff. The first staged reading of “SPILL” was done in Fayerweather Beckham Hall at Wesleyan in February 2012. “SPILL” had its world premiere in March 2014 at the Reilly Theater at Louisiana State University, performed by Baton Rouge’s Swine Palace. In this talk, Ms. Fondakowski will discuss how the play developed from the first interviews she did in Louisiana with Wesleyan students, to the premiere this past spring. An Outside the Box Theater Series event presented by the Theater Department and the Center for the Arts.

Date: TONIGHT,  October 30
Time: 7:30-9:30 PM
Place: CFA Hall

Audition for Othello!

silly-shakespeareCoz Deicke ’15 is the green-eyed monster which doth mock the meat it feeds on:

Othello will be a redesigned, reimagined, and modernized version of the Shakespearean original, adapted and directed by Coz Deicke and going up in the secluded, back-of-house darkness of the ’92 Theater November 6th-8th.

Othello is a female director at a major theater company, who gives the lead role in the upcoming production to Cassio, snubbing her dear friend Iago. Thus, Iago vows to get his revenge on Othello and wreck tragedy upon all who inhabit the theater. The play plays with gender, different eras of language, evil, and of course, comedy!

Auditions will be in the Jones Room of the Theater Studios SUNDAY 9/7 and MONDAY 9/8 from 4:30 to 7:00 PM.