Faculty Productions


    Myths are stories that are transmitted through generations, through public figures, through parents and ancestors. This year the Wesleyan University Theater Department will stage two American myths: Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play and Orpheus Descending. Each of these plays tells a story of America, of integration and disintegration, of the way the worlds might end and and begin again. How do we tell the story of our country, of our people, of what it feels like to be amongst each other? This year we turn to Tennessee Williams and Anne Washburn to imagine provisional answers to the questions of where we are at, where we are going, and how we might tell the story.
  • Fall 2018

    Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play, by Anne Washburn
    Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Pirronne Yousefzadeh
    CFA Theater 
    Friday November 16, Saturday November 17 - 8pm
    Saturday November 17, Sunday November 18 - 2pm

    Quoting Ben Brantley, of the New York Times: "Mr. Burns is so smart it makes your head spin…Downright brilliant. This intoxicating and sobering vision of an American future, set during a day-after-tomorrow apocalypse…has depths of feeling to match its breadth of imagination…In tracing a story’s hold on the imaginations of different generations, the play is likely to make you think back—way back—to narratives that survive today from millenniums ago…With grand assurance and artistry, Ms. Washburn makes us appreciate anew the profound value of storytelling… Makes a case for theater as the most glorious and durable storyteller of all.”

  • Spring 2019

    Orpheus Descending, by Tennessee Williams
    Directed by Visiting Assistant Professor of Theater Corey Sorenson
    CFA Theater 
    Friday April 12 & Saturday April 13 - 8pm
    Saturday April 13 & Sunday April 14 - 2pm


    Check back in early 2019 for more information and ticket purchasing.

Senior Projects

  • Fall 2018

    No Replica
    A Sound Design by Gabriel Drozdov ‘19
    This production is in partial fulfillment for Honors in Theater.
    Location to be announced
    Thursday December 6 through Saturday December 8 - 7pm
    Reservations required - 

    Despite developments in how we capture and experience recorded audio and video, theater and live performance persist as popular art forms. Why do we still create and watch theater if we have technology that realistically replicates the live experience? What does it mean to listen to a studio recording of a song on your phone, or see a live performance of the song or watch a recorded video of the live performance? No Replica is an original sound performance that aims to stretch the limits of how we think about recorded media to test what it means to experience art.


    Check back for more productions and information later this semester.