Tanya Purdy, director of WesWell, did not specific but most likely approves of the image used in this post for her message:
The deadline for performing in Unspeakable Acts and Know the Line has been extended to May 4th! For more information, please see the original post.
Do it! You get to come back early!
Deadline: May 4th, 2012
From Tanya Purdy, Director of WesWell:
Unspeakable Acts and Know the Line is a series of skits addressing sexual assault, relationship violence and alcohol issues that WesWELL sponsors during New Student Orientation. This peer theatre piece was first performed at Wesleyan in 2002. The performance is a powerful introduction to sexual violence and alcohol use on campus and provides a starting point for further discussion for these difficult but important topics. Each year, the performers have put their own unique stamp on the piece(s) they perform, to make changes that help the audience understand the issues more clearly, and even add new skits.
I thought that when us 2010ers graduated, all the “do we publish this crazy thing about Mytheos or not, because if we don’t we’re ignoring a topic of genuine interest, but if we do we’re just feeding his egocentric love for campus drama” fuss here at Wesleying would go away. The realization that he really had been doing it in the name of controversy for controversy’s sake only solidified my relief that we wouldn’t have to deal with this again.
“Good job, Mytheos,” I thought. “You pulled off your insane media coup, dismissed liberal students’ lack of serious engagement with your columns as proof of political aloofness when really your arguments were so nonsensical that nobody knew where to begin, and inadvertently perhaps pulled off a weird kind of postmodern performance art.”
So I felt mildly amused when I saw that someone posted a link in the Shoutbox under the pseudonym “FUCK YOU MYTHEOS.” It leads to an article called “Elegy for Academia,” penned by the man himself and published as a guest article with Accuracy for Academia, a conservative nonprofit that “wants schools to return to their traditional mission–the quest for truth.” I don’t know what I expected. Maybe Mytheos got a full-time job in journalism and someone was jealous. Whatever, ha ha.
Then I actually read beyond the first few paragraphs, and it turns out that this article is annoying enough to drag me back from the proverbial grave.
We’ve been informed by Johanne Lin ’10 that performers are still needed for the orientation week performance of Unspeakable Acts:
If you are interested in performing during Orientation week in “Unspeakable Acts” — the skits addressing sexual assault and partner abuse, we are still looking for a few performers! You can find out more information about the show at here. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lisa Currie at WesWELL (lcurrie@wes) or Johanne Lin ’10 (ylin@wes).
Performers will be expected to arrive on campus by Friday, August 28th.
Do you remember your freshman orientation? How about the performance of Unspeakable Acts? Yeah, didn’t think so.
FemNet, in conjunction with WesWell, is working to fix that by revising and/or completely overhauling the script. But to do that, we need your help. In case you completely don’t remember, Unspeakable Acts is a staged series of monologues/dialogs about sexual assault. The problem is that too much of the show feels staged or doesn’t ring true with the Wesleyan community.
We are currently seeking submissions of personal stories from people of all backgrounds to be included in some capacity in future shows. Everything is 100% anonymous. We’re also looking for people who would like to be involved in the editing process next semester.
Send submissions and thoughts to unspeakableacts@gmail.
[Via Camara Awkward-Rich ’11.]