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Charles Mee’s pulsating romantic comedy Summertime (2000) weaves together elements of William Shakespeare, Molière, and René Magritte. A dress rehearsal for Summertime was held on November 16, 2016 in the CFA Theater. Images by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography. Click here to view the entire album on Flickr.  

Kaneza Schaal ’06 has a conversation with Wesleyan Theater students during lunch in the Jones Room of the Theater Department building on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Click here to view the full album on Flickr. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography.

Actor/director Kaneza Schaal ’06 offers a powerful meditation on loss, grief, and ritual in a performance incorporating projection, sound, text, and movement. Inspired by the Egyptian Book of the Dead–a 3000-year-old series of spells and incantations intended for the deceased as a blueprint to the afterlife–GO FORTH (2016) creates space for the presence of the […]

“Islands” is a play celebrating the arts as a means of resistance to colonialism, slavery, and injustice.  The story begins with two seventeenth century European superpowers trading Manhattan for an East Indies spice island, without the consent of their inhabitants, and moves through the history of other islands of oppression from Malcolm X in solitary […]

Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place, a site-specific auditory piece conceived and created through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza was held on Thursday, April 28th through Sunday, May 1st in the CFA Courtyard. Click here to view the full album on Flickr. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography.

The Theater Department presented “Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place” April 28-May 1 on campus.

“Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place” is a site-specific auditory journey conceived and created for the Wesleyan campus through a collaboration between theater students and Assistant Professor of Theater Marcela Oteíza. “Wes Out-Loud” invited the audience to experience Wesleyan as a scenographic space by inserting new narratives into everyday sites.

The juxtaposition of place and stories presented the richness and diversity of the students on campus and promoted inclusiveness.

Audience members wore wireless headsets to listen to the recorded stories of place created for each site. The performance, led by Wesleyan students, covered a one-and-a-half mile loop through campus. Read more: http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2016/04/29/wesoutloud/

Letter from the Director

Dear Friends of the Center for the Arts, It is astonishing to me that Friday April 1 is my last day at Wesleyan University, after nearly seventeen years. I wanted to send you a note to thank you for being patrons of the Center for the Arts. There is simply no way we can ever […]

A talk by playwright and director Guillermo Calderón, one of Chile’s most successful contemporary theater artists, was held on Tuesday, February 9, 2016 in Memorial Chapel. Click here to view the full album on Flickr. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography.

On Thursday, October 8, 2015 in the CFA Hall, award-winning actor and writer Daniel Beaty and Wesleyan students held a free spoken word/poetry slam about identity, community, and topics of the day. Click here to view the full album on Flickr. Photos by Sandy Aldieri of Perceptions Photography.

The Center for the Arts is one of the rare places in the state where you can consistently experience arts from around the world. This semester is no exception. In January and February, the Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery hosts the work of ten contemporary Chinese artists born after the Cultural Revolution who are challenging […]

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