Faculty Productions

  • Fall 2020

    SLABBBER
    October 16-18, 2020, at 5:00pm
    *rain dates October 23-25, 2020 at 5:00pm
    CFA Courtyard

    "Things that don't normally belong together—like a blood cell and memory, a bacteria and a longing—are trying to come together under my skin."

    An open-air, interactive, socially-distanced performance brings the audience directly into the research and experiments of a group of people who are trying to identify a mysterious condition, known only as “Slabber.” A slabber is the machine in soapmaking factories that cuts soap into slabs. This performance asks the Wesleyan community to consider notions of social and physical contamination, and whether it's possible to come close to someone else without ever leaving your chair. Originally created by the interdisciplinary theater duo PearlDamour, the work will be re-devised by a Wesleyan ensemble for the current socio-political moment.

    Directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl.

    Talk It Out: SLABBER - Dis/Ease: Contagion and Pandemics in Our World and Its Stories
    Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 8pm
    Zoom

    The Wesleyan Theater Department presents a "Talk It Out" interdisciplinary, open virtual conversation around the issues framed by their October production of "SLABBER" - how pandemics and contagion play out in our world and in our stories. Is it possible to come close to someone without ever leaving your chair?