Performing Arts Series

The 10th annual Performing Arts Series at the Center for the Arts features a wide array of world-class musicians, cutting-edge choreography, and groundbreaking theater performances and discussions.

Wesleyan's Associate Director for Programming and Performing Arts Fiona Coffey gives a short introduction to the exciting free virtual events that are part of this spring's Performing Arts Series at the Center for the Arts:





Above: performance artist, comedian, and writer Kristina Wong performs her work “Kristina Wong for Public Office” on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 7pm in a live broadcast from the artist’s home in Los Angeles. Image by Larry Sandez.

To view past Performing Arts Series events, please click here

Upcoming Events

Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson—Episode Nine
Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 10:00pm
WESU Middletown 88.1FM

FREE!

The ninth episode of “Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson” features a conversation between writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson and multi-instrumentalist Kevin Hearn from the multi-platinum selling band Barenaked Ladies.
Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson—Episode Ten
Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 10:00pm
WESU Middletown 88.1FM

FREE!

The tenth episode of “Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson” features a conversation between writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson and bassist and composer Christian McBride on WESU Middletown 88.1FM.
Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson—Episode Eleven
Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 10:00pm
WESU Middletown 88.1FM

FREE!

The eleventh and final episode of “Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson” features a conversation about love between writer, director, visual artist, and vocalist Laurie Anderson and the return of her first guest, writer Jonathan Cott on WESU Middletown 88.1FM.
Pedro Pietri's The Masses are Asses
Thursday, May 13, 2021 at 10:00pm
WESU Middletown 88.1FM

FREE!

The Masses are Asses (1974) by Pedro Pietri is an absurdist satire that exposes issues of social class, parodies the notion of the American Dream, and plays with political parody. This radio play is directed by Visiting Instructor of Theater Miranda Haymon '16.
Pedro Pietri's The Masses are Asses
Thursday, May 20, 2021 at 10:00pm
WESU Middletown 88.1FM

FREE!

The Masses are Asses (1974) by Pedro Pietri is an absurdist satire that exposes issues of social class, parodies the notion of the American Dream, and plays with political parody. This radio play is directed by Visiting Instructor of Theater Miranda Haymon '16.
A Body in Fukushima: Film and Performance [NEW DATE]
Saturday, May 22, 2021 at 8:30pm
Outdoors on the Wesleyan University campus

RESERVE NOW

Eiko Otake, Visiting Artist in Residence in Dance, debuts a newly updated, 75 minute rendering of A Body in Fukushima, edited over the course of 2020 during her virtual creative residency at Wesleyan, and featuring hundreds of photographs taken by John E. Andrus Professor of History and Professor of East Asian Studies, Science in Society, and Environmental Studies William Johnston.