Past Theater Department Events

Past events presented by the Theater Department.


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2015
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2018

May

2018 Spring Playwriting Festival: An Evening of Staged Readings
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 7:00pm
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
The Theater Department presents an evening of staged readings of plays by seniors David Caruso and Elli Scharlin.
Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 3:00pm
CFA Theater [TIME CHANGE]
Life is A Dream was written by Pedro Calderón, a favorite of King Philip IV, and a defining playwright of the Spanish Golden Age. Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Shira Milikowsky.
Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Life is A Dream was written by Pedro Calderón, a favorite of King Philip IV, and a defining playwright of the Spanish Golden Age. Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Shira Milikowsky.
Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater
Life is A Dream was written by Pedro Calderón, a favorite of King Philip IV, and a defining playwright of the Spanish Golden Age. Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Shira Milikowsky.
Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Life is A Dream was written by Pedro Calderón, a favorite of King Philip IV, and a defining playwright of the Spanish Golden Age. Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Shira Milikowsky.

April

Thesis Theater Production: (at)tend
Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 6:30pm
CFA Courtyard
Conceived and performed by Katherine Paterson '18, the work-in-process (at)tend culminates in a site-specific installation/performance and harvest day on Earth Day.

March

Capstone Theater Production: (dis)Placement [CANCELED]
Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater Studio
A senior capstone project in Acting conceived and performed by Jose Luis Sanchez '18.
Capstone Theater Production: (dis)Placement [CANCELED]
Friday, March 30, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater Studio
A senior capstone project in Acting conceived and performed by Jose Luis Sanchez '18.
Thesis Theater: How I Learned To Drive by Paula Vogel [TIMES UPDATED]
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

A thesis production of How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, directed by Emma Pasarow '18.

Thesis Theater Production: 99 Histories by Julia Cho [TIMES UPDATED]
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 4:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A thesis production of 99 Histories by Julia Cho, directed by Yichen Eva Lou '18.
Thesis Theater: How I Learned To Drive by Paula Vogel [TIMES UPDATED]
Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 1:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

A thesis production of How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, directed by Emma Pasarow '18.

Thesis Theater Production: 99 Histories by Julia Cho [TIMES UPDATED]
Friday, March 2, 2018 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A thesis production of 99 Histories by Julia Cho, directed by Yichen Eva Lou '18.
Thesis Theater: How I Learned To Drive by Paula Vogel [TIMES UPDATED]
Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater

A thesis production of How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel, directed by Emma Pasarow '18.

February

Manual Cinema: Ada/Ava
Friday, February 23, 2018 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Manual Cinema combines handmade shadow puppetry, cinematic techniques, and innovative sound and music in the Connecticut premiere of Ada/Ava (2013).

2017

December

The Good Person of Setzuan
Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A Directing Thesis by Rose Beth Johnson-Brown ’18, The Good Person of Setzuan is a play by Bertolt Brecht adapted by Tony Kushner.
The Good Person of Setzuan
Friday, December 8, 2017 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A Directing Thesis by Rose Beth Johnson-Brown ’18, The Good Person of Setzuan is a play by Bertolt Brecht adapted by Tony Kushner.
The Good Person of Setzuan
Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A Directing Thesis by Rose Beth Johnson-Brown ’18, The Good Person of Setzuan is a play by Bertolt Brecht adapted by Tony Kushner.

November

The Pillowman (2003) by Martin McDonagh
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
A production of The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, directed by Assistant Professor of the Practice Edward Torres.
The Pillowman (2003) by Martin McDonagh
Saturday, November 18, 2017 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater
A production of The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, directed by Assistant Professor of the Practice Edward Torres.
The Pillowman (2003) by Martin McDonagh
Friday, November 17, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
A production of The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, directed by Assistant Professor of the Practice Edward Torres.
The Pillowman (2003) by Martin McDonagh
Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
A production of The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh, directed by Assistant Professor of the Practice Edward Torres.

April

Islands: The Lost History of the Treaty that Changed the World
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater (SOLD OUT)
The world premiere of Islands, a play by Professor of Theater Ron Jenkins that explores the legacy of colonialism and the relationship between Indonesia and the United States, commissioned by the Center for the Arts.
Islands: The Lost History of the Treaty that Changed the World
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater (SOLD OUT)
The world premiere of Islands, a play by Professor of Theater Ron Jenkins that explores the legacy of colonialism and the relationship between Indonesia and the United States, commissioned by the Center for the Arts.
Islands: The Lost History of the Treaty that Changed the World
Friday, April 21, 2017 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater (SOLD OUT)
The world premiere of Islands, a play by Professor of Theater Ron Jenkins that explores the legacy of colonialism and the relationship between Indonesia and the United States, commissioned by the Center for the Arts.
Thesis Theater Production: Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space
Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 8:00pm
Olin Memorial Library
Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space is based on Ulysses, adapted and directed by May Treuhaft-Ali '17.
Thesis Theater Production: Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space
Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 2:00pm
Olin Memorial Library
Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space is based on Ulysses, adapted and directed by May Treuhaft-Ali '17.
Thesis Theater Production: Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space
Friday, April 14, 2017 at 8:00pm
Olin Memorial Library
Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space is based on Ulysses, adapted and directed by May Treuhaft-Ali '17.
Thesis Theater Production: Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space
Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 8:00pm
Olin Memorial Library
Through Everchanging Tracks of Neverchanging Space is based on Ulysses, adapted and directed by May Treuhaft-Ali '17.
Capstone Theater Production: up your aesthetic. (TIMES CHANGED)
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 9:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
A senior capstone project by Jessica Cummings '17, Constance Des Marais '17, Nola Werlinich '17, and Cheyanne Williams '17.
Capstone Theater Production: up your aesthetic. (TIMES CHANGED)
Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 6:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
A senior capstone project by Jessica Cummings '17, Constance Des Marais '17, Nola Werlinich '17, and Cheyanne Williams '17.
Capstone Theater Production: up your aesthetic. (TIMES CHANGED)
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 9:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
A senior capstone project by Jessica Cummings '17, Constance Des Marais '17, Nola Werlinich '17, and Cheyanne Williams '17.
Capstone Theater Production: up your aesthetic. (TIMES CHANGED)
Friday, April 7, 2017 at 6:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
A senior capstone project by Jessica Cummings '17, Constance Des Marais '17, Nola Werlinich '17, and Cheyanne Williams '17.

March

A Conversation with Emily Mann
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Director and playwright Emily Mann in conversation with Quiara Alegría Hudes, Wesleyan's Shapiro Distinguished Professor of Writing and Theater.
Thesis Theater Production: Mnemonic
Thursday, March 9, 2017 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A thesis theater production directed by Ali Jamali '17 about the act of remembering.
Thesis Theater Production: Mnemonic
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A thesis theater production directed by Ali Jamali '17 about the act of remembering.
Thesis Theater Production: Mnemonic
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A thesis theater production directed by Ali Jamali '17 about the act of remembering.

February

Senior Recital: Anthony Dean
Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 12:00pm
The Russell House (TIME CHANGED)
A senior thesis project created by Anthony Dean '17, Resistentialism.
Senior Recital: Anthony Dean
Saturday, February 4, 2017 at 12:00pm
The Russell House (TIME CHANGED)
A senior thesis project created by Anthony Dean '17, Resistentialism.
Senior Recital: Anthony Dean
Friday, February 3, 2017 at 7:00pm
The Russell House
A senior thesis project created by Anthony Dean '17, Resistentialism.

2016

November

Charles Mee’s Summertime
Sunday, November 20, 2016 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater (TIME CHANGED FROM 8PM TO 2PM)
Charles Mee’s pulsating romantic comedy Summertime (2000) weaves together elements of William Shakespeare, Molière, and René Magritte.
Charles Mee’s Summertime
Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Charles Mee’s pulsating romantic comedy Summertime (2000) weaves together elements of William Shakespeare, Molière, and René Magritte.
Charles Mee’s Summertime
Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater (ADDED MATINEE)
Charles Mee’s pulsating romantic comedy Summertime (2000) weaves together elements of William Shakespeare, Molière, and René Magritte.
Charles Mee’s Summertime
Friday, November 18, 2016 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Charles Mee’s pulsating romantic comedy Summertime (2000) weaves together elements of William Shakespeare, Molière, and René Magritte.
Charles Mee’s Summertime
Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Charles Mee’s pulsating romantic comedy Summertime (2000) weaves together elements of William Shakespeare, Molière, and René Magritte.
Charles Mee’s Summertime
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater (CANCELED)
Charles Mee’s pulsating romantic comedy Summertime (2000) weaves together elements of William Shakespeare, Molière, and René Magritte.

May

Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 5:00pm
CFA Courtyard - TIME CHANGED
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza.
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 3:00pm
CFA Courtyard
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza.
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 1:00pm
CFA Courtyard
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza.

April

Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 5:00pm
CFA Courtyard - TIME CHANGED
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza.
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 3:00pm
CFA Courtyard
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza.
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Friday, April 29, 2016 at 5:00pm
CFA Courtyard - TIME CHANGED
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza.
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Friday, April 29, 2016 at 3:00pm
CFA Courtyard
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza.
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 5:00pm
CFA Courtyard - TIME CHANGED
Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza.
Capstone Theater Production: They Alone Know
Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater - CANCELED
A senior capstone project by Daniel Maseda '16, They Alone Know is a study in small-ensemble comedy inspired by the styles of melodrama, vaudeville, cabaret, and Grand Guignol theater.
Capstone Theater Production: They Alone Know
Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A senior capstone project by Daniel Maseda '16, They Alone Know is a study in small-ensemble comedy inspired by the styles of melodrama, vaudeville, cabaret, and Grand Guignol theater.
Capstone Theater Production: They Alone Know
Friday, April 8, 2016 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A senior capstone project by Daniel Maseda '16, They Alone Know is a study in small-ensemble comedy inspired by the styles of melodrama, vaudeville, cabaret, and Grand Guignol theater.
Capstone Theater Production: They Alone Know
Thursday, April 7, 2016 at 8:00pm
Patricelli '92 Theater
A senior capstone project by Daniel Maseda '16, They Alone Know is a study in small-ensemble comedy inspired by the styles of melodrama, vaudeville, cabaret, and Grand Guignol theater.

February

A Talk by Guillermo Calderón
Tuesday, February 9, 2016 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
A talk by playwright and director Guillermo Calderón, one of Chile's most successful contemporary theater artists.

2015

November

Marisol by José Rivera
Saturday, November 21, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Edward TorresMarisol takes place in a post-apocalyptic world filled with intrigue and dark humor.
Marisol by José Rivera
Friday, November 20, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Edward TorresMarisol takes place in a post-apocalyptic world filled with intrigue and dark humor.
Marisol by José Rivera
Thursday, November 19, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Edward TorresMarisol takes place in a post-apocalyptic world filled with intrigue and dark humor.

October

Daniel Beaty performing Mr. Joy
Friday, October 9, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Mr. Joy, a tour-de-force solo show by award-winning actor, singer, writer, and composer Daniel Beaty, explores a Harlem community’s efforts to heal in order to dream again.

September

Theater After Wesleyan
Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 5:30pm
CFA Hall
Five Wesleyan Theater Department alumni—producer Roberta Pereira '03, director Michael Rau '05, playwright MJ Kaufman '08, producer Rachel Silverman '09, and scenic and properties designer Emmie Finckel '14—talk about their work and careers in theater after Wesleyan. Moderated by Associate Professor of Theater Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento.

May

April

What Happens When We Tell a Story: Talk by Quiara Alegría Hudes
Monday, April 27, 2015 at 7:00pm
Memorial Chapel
Quiara Alegría Hudes is the Shapiro Distinguished Professor of Writing and Theater at Wesleyan University. Her play Water by the Spoonful received the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This talk tells the true backstage story of what happened after Ms. Hudes turned her cousin's life into a trilogy of plays. For him, opening night was only the beginning.
The Bald Soprano
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
In one of the seminal plays of Theater of the Absurd, The Bald Soprano (1950), Eugène Ionesco reveals the decay of a modern person and the futility of meaningful communication in contemporary society. Directed by Professor of Theater Yuri Kordonsky.
The Bald Soprano
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater
In one of the seminal plays of Theater of the Absurd, The Bald Soprano (1950), Eugène Ionesco reveals the decay of a modern person and the futility of meaningful communication in contemporary society. Directed by Professor of Theater Yuri Kordonsky.
The Bald Soprano
Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
In one of the seminal plays of Theater of the Absurd, The Bald Soprano (1950), Eugène Ionesco reveals the decay of a modern person and the futility of meaningful communication in contemporary society. Directed by Professor of Theater Yuri Kordonsky.
The Bald Soprano
Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
In one of the seminal plays of Theater of the Absurd, The Bald Soprano (1950), Eugène Ionesco reveals the decay of a modern person and the futility of meaningful communication in contemporary society. Directed by Professor of Theater Yuri Kordonsky.
The Bald Soprano
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
In one of the seminal plays of Theater of the Absurd, The Bald Soprano (1950), Eugène Ionesco reveals the decay of a modern person and the futility of meaningful communication in contemporary society. Directed by Professor of Theater Yuri Kordonsky.
In/Between: Pieces in Progress
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
Lebanese American writer, performer, and teaching artist Leila Buck '99 presents In/Between, a work-in-progress sharing of a collaborative theatrical work.
In/Between: Pieces in Progress
Friday, April 17, 2015 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall
Lebanese American writer, performer, and teaching artist Leila Buck '99 presents In/Between, a work-in-progress sharing of a collaborative theatrical work.

February

Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 9:00pm
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
An experiment in actor-audience relationships, using popular music and elements of Japanese kabuki theater.
The Visiting Room: Thesis Theater Production by Sara Guernsey
Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
A senior thesis production based on testimonials and interviews with five inmates that takes the audience inside the walls of state prisons.
Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 9:00pm
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
An experiment in actor-audience relationships, using popular music and elements of Japanese kabuki theater.
The Visiting Room: Thesis Theater Production by Sara Guernsey
Friday, February 27, 2015 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
A senior thesis production based on testimonials and interviews with five inmates that takes the audience inside the walls of state prisons.
Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
Thursday, February 26, 2015 at 9:00pm
Patricelli ‘92 Theater
An experiment in actor-audience relationships, using popular music and elements of Japanese kabuki theater.
Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental: 17 Border Crossings
Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
The Connecticut premiere of 17 Border Crossings, a solo work written and directed by Thaddeus Phillips based on his actual travel experiences.

2014

December

The Serpent: Senior Capstone Project by Sivan Battat
Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater
Beginning at the Book of Genesis, Jean Claude van Itallie's The Serpent weaves biblical narrative with contemporary experience to craft a ceremonial journey for actors and audience.
The Serpent: Senior Capstone Project by Sivan Battat
Friday, December 5, 2014 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater
Beginning at the Book of Genesis, Jean Claude van Itallie's The Serpent weaves biblical narrative with contemporary experience to craft a ceremonial journey for actors and audience.
The Serpent: Senior Capstone Project by Sivan Battat
Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 8:00pm
Patricelli ’92 Theater
Beginning at the Book of Genesis, Jean Claude van Itallie's The Serpent weaves biblical narrative with contemporary experience to craft a ceremonial journey for actors and audience.

November

In the Heights
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
2008 Tony Award–winner 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.
In the Heights
Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater
2008 Tony Award–winner 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.
In the Heights
Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
2008 Tony Award–winner 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.
In the Heights
Friday, November 14, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
2008 Tony Award–winner 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.
In the Heights
Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
2008 Tony Award–winner 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.
In the Heights
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
2008 Tony Award–winner 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.

October

Talk by Leigh Fondakowski on her work SPILL
Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:00pm
CFA Hall

Playwright Leigh Fondakowski will discuss the development of her newest work, SPILL, a multimedia play about the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

The Builders Association – Sontag: Reborn
Friday, October 3, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
“A spellbinding x-ray of a writer’s psyche” (The New York Times) explores the private life, loves, and idiosyncrasies of Susan Sontag in the Connecticut premiere of this solo show.
The Builders Association – Sontag: Reborn
Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
“A spellbinding x-ray of a writer’s psyche” (The New York Times) explores the private life, loves, and idiosyncrasies of Susan Sontag in the Connecticut premiere of this solo show.

September

When You’re Home: A Look Back at the Origins of In the Heights - A Talk by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:00pm
CFA Hall
Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist and actor Lin-Manuel Miranda ’02 speaks about the creation of the musical In The Heights during his time at Wesleyan.