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Wesleyan African Student Association presents: ARIYA: The African Culture Show.

Please come and support ASA on April 7th, 2012 at the World Music Hall for their annual culture show.

The show will feature acts like SUYA, among others and there will be a motivational guest speaker.

The culture show is from 7-9 pm and tickets are on sale at the box office.

Come, and immerse yourself in African culture!

The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life, the Center for African American Studies, the Center for the Arts, the Theater Department, the Writing Program, and Yale School of Drama have joined forces to present a week of events that highlight the art of playwriting. The series of talks, performances, and readings culminate in Wesleyan’s first conference on playwriting pedagogy and creative processes. Though the conference is closed to participants, all events are open to the public and several are free

Friday to Sunday, February 24-26
Playwriting Conference:
Contemporary Conventions, Cultural Innovations, Playful Traditions
The Allbritton Center for the Study of Public Life

Conference curators: Cláudia Tatinge Nascimento (Theater Department) and Ken Prestininzi (Yale School of Drama).

International guests: Brazilian playwright Newton Moreno and theater scholar Alberto Tibaji.

Participants: Migdalia Cruz (NO Passport), Erik Ehn (Brown University), Marcus Gardley (Hartford Stage, Brown University), Quiara Alegría Hudes (Wesleyan University, In the Heights), Elizabeth Jackson (Wesleyan University), Matthew Maguire (New Dramatists, Fordham University), Deb Margolin (New Dramatists, Yale University), Charlotte Meehan (Wheaton College), Frank Pugliese (Yale University), Lucy Thurber (New Dramatists, Sarah Lawrence College), Wesleyan undergraduate playwriting students and members of Captain Partridge, graduate playwriting students from Brown University and Yale School of Drama.

Events calendar:

Monday, February 20
7pm: screening of Young Jean Lee’s The Shipment, CFA Hall. FREE

“Cultural images of black America are tweaked, pulled and twisted like Silly Putty in this subversive, seriously funny new theater piece by the adventurous playwright Young Jean Lee… Ms. Lee sets you thinking about how we unconsciously process experience — at the theater, or in life — through the filter of racial perspective, and how hard it can be to see the world truly in something other than black and white.”
— Charles Isherwood, New York Times

http://youngjeanlee.org/the_shipment

Tuesday, February 21
8pm: an evening talk with Young Jean Lee, Memorial Chapel. FREE

Korean-born and Brooklyn-based playwright and director Young Jean Lee’s works deal with issues such as gender identity and race in unpredictable, inventive and humorous ways. A 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, Ms. Lee founded her own theater company in 2003, swiftly becoming one of this country’s most influential voices in experimental theater.

Thursday, February 23
8pm: An Evening of Spoken Word with Javon Johnson at Crowell Concert Hall

Spoken word/slam poet Javon Johnson merges the sharp criticism of critical race and gender theory with comedy, lyricism and hip-hop rhyme schemes to discuss the power of words, communication and performance. Mr. Johnson has appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam and BET’s Lyric Cafe, and co-wrote the poetic narration for Showtime’s basketball documentary Crossover.

Friday, February 24, 8pm
Good Goods by Christina Anderson, directed by Tina Landau. Yale Repertory Theatre.

Saturday, February 25
7pm & 10pm: SPILL, co-created by Leigh Fondakowski and Reeva Wortel
Fayerweather Beckham Hall

A collaboration between writer Leigh Fondakowski (The Laramie Project, The People’s Temple, I Think I Like Girls) and visual artist Reeva Wortel (American Portrait Project), SPILL is a new play and installation that explores the true human and environmental cost of oil. SPILL is based in part on interviews with people from the Gulf Coast of southern Louisiana in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill of April 2010, the largest environmental disaster in United States history.

Sunday, February 26
2pm & 7pm: SPILL, co-created by Leigh Fondakowski and Reeva Wortel
Fayerweather Beckham Hall

Thursday, February 16,  7:00 p.m.
Crowell Concert Hall

Prizes for Best in Class, Best in Show & Judges’ Choice

With performances by:

The Apple Daughter
Gentlemen’s Touch
Jacob Masters
Inha Cho
Guys Next Door
Norovirus
Robert Don
Jack & Gwen
Ratched & the Lunatics
Austin Dong
Leah & Lauren
Henry Robertson
Double D
Julia Mark
Chris Sailor
Dr. Green & the Machine
Abaye Stienmetz-Silber

Musical Madness: Competition between the Classes
Thursday, February 16, 7:00 p.m.
Crowell Concert Hall

  • Acoustic, electric or a cappella
  • Ensemble or solo, original or cover, any genre
  • All performers must be in the same class year for ensemble entries.
  • Performances must be no longer than 5 minutes.

Prizes for

  • Best in Class
  • Best in Show
  • Judges’ Choice

Entry Deadline:  February 9.

Click on this link to submit entry form:
http://www.wesleyan.edu/studentaffairs/musicalmadness/madness-entry.html.

Oddfellows Playhouse has a limited number of seats available for a sneak preview of David Sedaris’ Santaland Diaries on Wednesday 12/14 at 6:30pm.  Students should arrive by 6:15 on Wednesday evening.

Additional performances are 12/15 through 12/17 at 7:30pm.  Student tickets are $15.  Tickets can be purchased for performances by calling 860-347-6143 or visiting the Oddfellows website. This hysterical play is only an hour long and a great tonic for the stress of the holidays and end of the semester.

All the theater professionals involved in the show have donated their time and talents to make this event a fundraiser towards Oddfellows Playhouse’s scholarship funds and operating costs.

Calling all singers, musicians, and performers in the Class of 2012!

Enter your act in the third annual Musical Madness Competition between the Classes, Thursday, February 24, in Crowell Concert Hall.

Prizes for

  • Best in Class
  • Best in Show
  • Judge’s Choice

Get your act together — acoustic, electric, a cappella, ensemble or solo, original or cover — any genre.

To enter your act, submit a Musical Madness Entry Form to Dean Phillips, 217 North College, by 5pm, Thursday, February 17.

Click here to see videos from last year’s competition.

Calling all singers, musicians, and performers in the Class of 2012!

Enter your act in the third annual Musical Madness Competition between the Classes, Thursday, February 24, in Crowell Concert Hall.

Prizes for

  • Best in Class
  • Best in Show
  • Judge’s Choice

Get your act together — acoustic, electric, a cappella, ensemble or solo, original or cover — any genre.

To enter your act, submit a Musical Madness Entry Form to Dean Phillips, 217 North College, by 5pm, Thursday, February 17.

Click here to see videos from last year’s competition.

Come enjoy a night of South Asian song, music, dance and cultural celebration!!

When: Friday, Nov. 19th 8-10pm
Where: Crowell Concert Hall

Tickets on  sale at the Box Office! $5 for Wesleyan Students
All proceeds go to support the Pakistani Flood Relief Initiative to help re-build the lives of millions of displaced flood victims in Pakistan.

Presented by Shakti.

Come enjoy a night of South Asian song, music, dance and cultural celebration!!

When: Friday, Nov. 19th 8-10pm
Where: Crowell Concert Hall

TICKETS ON SALE AT THE BOX OFFICE!! $5 for Wesleyan Students

All proceeds go to support the Pakistani Flood Relief Initiative to help re-build the lives of millions of displaced flood victims in Pakistan!!

The Lombardi Wesleyan Benefit (for athletics and financial aid) on Broadway, November 16, 2010. Please click here for more information on the play: http://www.wesleyan.edu/alumni/lombardi/

For students the tickets are $25, bus available for $10 and this is all purchased through the student portfolio.