Performing Arts Series

“As we continue to face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Center for the Arts offers a dynamic Performing Arts Series featuring both in person and virtual events,” said Fiona Coffey, Associate Director for Programming and Performing Arts. “Our fall 2021 programming at Wesleyan highlights racial and social justice visionaries whose work forges meaningful change, interrogates heteronormative standards, subverts racial and gender stereotypes, examines our relationship to class and labor, and empowers audiences.”

The general public will be welcomed back to Wesleyan this fall to enjoy Center for the Arts outdoor programming and exhibitions in both the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery and the College of East Asian Studies Gallery at Mansfield Freeman Center. All patrons must adhere to and follow the University COVID-19 safety guidelines. Wesleyan requires all visitors to be fully vaccinated. All visitors will need to provide proof of having been fully vaccinated. Public health officials consider an individual to be fully vaccinated two weeks after their final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Masks are required in all University buildings regardless of vaccination status. Indoor performances as well as special events, including opening receptions in the galleries, will be open to Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff. Vaccinated visitors may attend outdoor events and outdoor activities unmasked. Patrons under the age of 12 are required to wear a mask at outdoor events. Due to current CDC age limits on vaccinations, individuals under the age of 12 will not be permitted at indoor exhibitions.

By purchasing a ticket or making a reservation, patrons over the age of 12 confirm that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and will be able to provide proof of vaccination at the event.

To view past Performing Arts Series events, please click here

Upcoming Events

Forklift Danceworks: WesWorks—A Performance with Wesleyan University Facilities Staff
Thursday, October 14, 2021 at 7:00pm
Starting at Andrus Field (55 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, Connecticut)

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WesWorks (2021) is a multi-site, free outdoor performance that features the movement and stories of Wesleyan University employees as directed by Forklift Danceworks of Austin, Texas. The company is led by Artistic Director Allison Orr, Distinguished Fellow in the College of the Environment and Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies.
Forklift Danceworks: WesWorks—A Performance with Wesleyan University Facilities Staff
Friday, October 15, 2021 at 7:00pm
Starting at Andrus Field (55 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, Connecticut)

RESERVE NOW

WesWorks (2021) is a multi-site, free outdoor performance that features the movement and stories of Wesleyan University employees as directed by Forklift Danceworks of Austin, Texas. The company is led by Artistic Director Allison Orr, Distinguished Fellow in the College of the Environment and Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies.
Forklift Danceworks: WesWorks—A Performance with Wesleyan University Facilities Staff
Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 7:00pm
Starting at Andrus Field (55 Wyllys Avenue, Middletown, Connecticut)

RESERVE NOW

WesWorks (2021) is a multi-site, free outdoor performance that features the movement and stories of Wesleyan University employees as directed by Forklift Danceworks of Austin, Texas. The company is led by Artistic Director Allison Orr, Distinguished Fellow in the College of the Environment and Visiting Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies.