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Trois Pièces

The Department of Romance Languages & Liteatures vous invite à voir des pièces de théâtre en français:

Les étudiants de FREN 281 / THEA 291 vous présentent Trois Pièces:

  • Tu honoreras ton père et ta mère de Samira Sedira
  • “Ah ! la belle vie” d’Anne Giafferi
  • First Lady de Sedef Ecer

Date: Wednesday, December 9th
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Place: Highwaymen Common Room, RL&L building (300 High Street)
Performances will be in French.

Wesleyan Theater Department Presents: MARISOL


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.

Living the Dream Making it as a Performer Overseas: An Interactive Talk by Clara McBride

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)

Second Stage Presents: Doubt, A Parable

10425418_10204978802523037_6743074928161609706_nFrom Sarah Woolf ’15:

“If I could, Sister James, I would certainly choose to live in innocence. But innocence can only be wisdom in a world without evil. Situations arise and we are confronted with wrongdoing and the need to act.” — Sister Aloysius

“It’s so unsettling to look at things and people with suspicion. It feels as if I’m less close to God” — Sister James

“You’re not going against no man in a robe and win, sister” — Mrs. Muller

“The most innocent actions can appear sinister to the poisoned mind” — Father Flynn

“I have Doubts!” — Everyone

Come see John Patrick Shanley’s “Doubt” April 2, 3, and 4 at 8pm in the Memorial Chapel. Seating is non-ticketed, so first come first serve. Run time is about 90 minutes with no intermission.

Date: Thursday, April 2 through Saturday, April 4
Time: 8-9:30 PM
Place: Memorial Chapel

FB event here.

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

In the Heights

heights_eventFrom CFA staffer Andrew Chatfield:

“In the Heights” tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams, and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.

With book by Wesleyan’s Distinguished Shapiro Professor of Writing and Theater Quiara Alegría Hudes, “In the Heights” is the winner of the 2008 Tony Awards for “Best Musical,” “Best Original Score” (Lin-Manuel Miranda, Theater ’02), “Best Choreography” and “Best Orchestrations” (Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman, Music ’02). The Wesleyan production is a collaboration between the Music Department and Theater Department, directed by Associate Professor of Theater Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento, with music direction by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music Nadya Potemkina.

Dates: Wednesday, November 12 through Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 8pm, and Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2pm and 8pm
Place: CFA Theatre
Cost: $15 general public; $12 senior citizens, Wesleyan faculty/staff/alumni, Middletown residents, $7 all students

Disability Studies Senior Thesis/Essay Panel

From Sarah Kalish ’14:


Curious how disability studies relates to other majors offered at Wes? Come to a panel discussion of senior theses/essays!

Although currently Disability Studies is only a course cluster here at Wes, there are many interdisciplinary applications of this field. There will be presentations by six seniors on the research they have been doing this year in a variety of departments. Presenters include: Lizzy Clayton ’14 (COL), Stratton Coffman ’14 (Science in Society), Jenna Doctoroff ’14 (Sociology), Emma MacLean ’14 (Theatre), Natalie Sacks ’14 (Theatre), and Kayla Stoler ’14 (CSS).

AND there will be snacks.

Date: TODAY Thursday, April 24th
Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Place: PAC 002
Cost: Free/none
Facebook Link

Auditions for Reve D’Amour Op. 5-2


Thinking of auditioning for a play? Maya Herbsman ‘17 might have the one for you.

Come audition for Reve D’Amour Op. 5-2! A new Wes-student-written short play about France, sex, dreams, music, gambling, and secrets! The play follows the story of Amelia, a young urban professional living in New Jersey. The four scenes of the play represent four dreams Amelia has where she sits down and shares a drink with her favorite French composer Gabriel Faure in a bar in Paris.

Rehearsals will be exclusively during the last two weeks in February, leading up to the shows during the weekend of February 28th.

Auditions will be held in the Jones Room on Tuesday, 1/28 and Wednesday, 1/29 from 4-6. No preparation needed!

Date: Tuesday, January 28th and Wednesday, January 29th
Time: 4-6pm
Place: The Jones room (this is somewhere in the CFA, I think. Good luck figuring it out)

Yawn a More Roman Way

Tulsa Slut

From “the nicest guy you know,” Coz Deicke ’15:

Tulsa Night Life: Filth, Gin, a Slut

Welcome to the world of Yawn a More Roman Way where the dialogue is palindromes, the characters are bizarre, and the realm is absurd.

An Original Palindromic Play Written and Directed by Coz Deicke

This show is sponsored by Second Stage and the tickets are free! Get them at the Box Office on the day of the performance!


Amanda Hayley Sonnenschein ’14
Maddy Oswald ’14
Christian Schneider ’14
Matthew Krakaur ’14

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