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EMELINE FINCKEL

HOMETOWN:
Yonkers, NY                   
HIGH SCHOOL:
Ethical Culture Fieldston School /
Kenyon College  
MAJOR:
Theater and Sociology
THESIS:

“Material Discourse: The Performative Space as a Theatrical Apparatus”—I will be using social theories of performativity to analyze the use of scenery and theatrical architecture as a mediator in the audience/performer relationship. I will also be completing a creative project, either serving as the scenic designer for one of the theater department shows or creating my own installation/performance art piece.

FAVORITE
CLASS:
“Linear Algebra” was the first class I took that completely changed my understanding of a discipline. I was forced to wrap my head around a completely new world of mathematics only slightly resembling everything I had learned in high school and college.
CAMPUS
ACTIVITIES:
I am very involved in the theater community at Wesleyan. I have served as a Second Stage staff member and worked on a multitude of shows as a stage manager and scenic designer. I have also played in two bands on campus, Littlefoot (bass) and CAMP (drums). I am the alumni chair of the Eclectic Society, and a WesWings employee.
OUTSIDE
WESLEYAN:
The summer after my freshman year, I worked as the international management intern at National Artists Management Company in New York City, assisting the international manager with the licensing of productions of Chicago and Cabaret in foreign countries. I also worked as a camp counselor at Chappaqua Rocks, teaching middle school students guitar, bass, and drums. Last summer, I was the production management intern at the Weston Playhouse, a small theater in Weston, VT, where I assisted the production manager with all aspects of technical production for seven shows. Through Weston, I was able to serve as the assistant stage manager on an Actors’ Equity Union production, earning points towards a Stage Managers’ Equity card.
FAVORITE WESLEYAN EXPERIENCE:
My favorite Wes experiences are the innumerable late nights that I have spent with some of my best friends working in the theater towards making a production come to fruition.     
AFTER
WESLEYAN:

While I can’t see myself entering any field besides the performing arts, I can’t yet say what specific discipline I wish to pursue. But, as theater and music have been integral to my life since childhood, I know that I wish to apply the skills I have learned in school towards helping the arts continue to thrive and growin our society.

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