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Past Theater Events

Past theater events at the Center for the Arts


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2016

April

Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place
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.
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Capstone Theater Production: They Alone Know
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.
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Capstone Theater Production: They Alone Know
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.
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Capstone Theater Production: They Alone Know
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.
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Capstone Theater Production: They Alone Know
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.
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February

A Talk by Guillermo Calderón
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.
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2015

November

Marisol by José Rivera
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.
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Marisol by José Rivera
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.
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Marisol by José Rivera
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.
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October

Daniel Beaty performing Mr. Joy
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.
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September

Theater After Wesleyan
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.
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May

Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 2:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
Ida, A Novel is a multimedia dance theater solo performance based on the Gertrude Stein novel.
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April

What Happens When We Tell a Story: Talk by Quiara Alegría Hudes
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.
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The Bald Soprano
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.
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The Bald Soprano
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.
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The Bald Soprano
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.
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The Bald Soprano
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.
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The Bald Soprano
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.
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In/Between: Pieces in Progress
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.
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In/Between: Pieces in Progress
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.
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Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
Ida, A Novel is a multimedia dance theater solo performance based on the Gertrude Stein novel.
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Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 9:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
Ida, A Novel is a multimedia dance theater solo performance based on the Gertrude Stein novel.
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Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Friday, April 3, 2015 at 7:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
Ida, A Novel is a multimedia dance theater solo performance based on the Gertrude Stein novel.
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Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Ida, A Novel: Thesis Theater Production by Cicily Clare Gruber and Katherine Malczewski
Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater Studio, 275 Washington Terrace
Ida, A Novel is a multimedia dance theater solo performance based on the Gertrude Stein novel.
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February

Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
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.
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The Visiting Room: Thesis Theater Production by Sara Guernsey
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.
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Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
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.
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The Visiting Room: Thesis Theater Production by Sara Guernsey
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.
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Starfall: Thesis Theater Production by Grace Herman-Holland
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.
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Lucidity Suitcase Intercontinental: 17 Border Crossings
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.
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Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Montréal’s Compagnie Marie Chouinard returns to Wesleyan with two new dance works, described as “a hurricane of unbridled imaginativeness” (The New York Times)
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Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Compagnie Marie Chouinard
Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8:00pm
CFA Theater
Montréal’s Compagnie Marie Chouinard returns to Wesleyan with two new dance works, described as “a hurricane of unbridled imaginativeness” (The New York Times)
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2014

December

The Serpent: Senior Capstone Project by Sivan Battat
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.
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The Serpent: Senior Capstone Project by Sivan Battat
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.
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The Serpent: Senior Capstone Project by Sivan Battat
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.
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November

Carmelita Tropicana and the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
Carmelita Tropicana and the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics
Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 4:30pm
CFA Hall
Moderated by Associate Professor of Anthropology Gina Ulysse, panelists will include Carmelita Tropicana, Marcial Godoy-Anativi, and Jennifer Celestin '07.
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In the Heights
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.
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In the Heights
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.
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In the Heights
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.
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In the Heights
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.
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In the Heights
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.
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In the Heights
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.
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October

Talk by Leigh Fondakowski on her work SPILL
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.

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Hkeelee (Talk to Me)
Hkeelee (Talk to Me)
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 7:00pm
CFA Hall
A solo performance by Lebanese American writer, actress, and teaching artist Leila Buck ’99 that explores family, memory, and politics.
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The Builders Association – Sontag: Reborn
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.
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The Builders Association – Sontag: Reborn
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.
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September

When You’re Home: A Look Back at the Origins of In the Heights - A Talk by Lin-Manuel Miranda
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.
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July

Aaron Jafferis: How to Change the World with Hip-Hop Theater
Aaron Jafferis: How to Change the World with Hip-Hop Theater
Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at 12:10pm
World Music Hall
Aaron Jafferis will discuss his work and demonstrate his approach to hip-hop theater.
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