Audition for Fall Faculty Production: The Pillowman

Our production this fall is The Pillowman by Martin McDonagh. Here is a note from the director, Visiting Professor-of-Practice Eddie Torres:

“In a world of violence, mistrust and apathy, the state of justice is struggling to survive in the wake of the Pillowman. Come out and take a stand…. AUDITION!”

A brief comment about the play from http://stageagent.com/shows/play/1434/the-pillowman:
“This brutal dark comedy from Martin McDonagh, the master of the horror-comedy, poses unanswerable questions: Can stories hold the power to cause atrocities? Where is the line between truth and fairy tale? Is a life of horror worth living at all? Drawing on inspiration as diverse as Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Kafka, and Antonin Artaud, The Pillowman is a dark, twisty, and utterly unforgettable masterpiece from one of Ireland’s most treasured writers.”

All students are encouraged to audition, no matter of experience or academic focus. We would like to have as diverse a pool of talent as possible from throughout the Wesleyan student community.

New Way to Celebrate Student Successes with Merit

Wesleyan has just partnered with Merit, an online service that helps us celebrate and share your accomplishments. From research and academic awards to study abroad, volunteer work and co-curricular activities, your Merit page is a verified professional profile that we build for you, and that you can share with prospective employers, graduate schools and others. We’ll also use the system to notify your hometown newspaper, high schools and families about your accomplishments. More than 300 colleges and universities around the country now use Merit.

You don’t have to do anything to maintain your Merit page. If you wish, you can enhance it with a photo, bio, other activities or work experience.

You’ll get an email each time we update your Merit page. Follow the link in the email to sign into your page and see what you’ve been recognized for. You can also search for your Merit page at wesleyan.meritpages.com.

More information is available here. If you prefer not to participate, you can opt out at any time by emailing studentnews@wesleyan.edu, or responding to the email you receive from Merit. Questions can be directed to Lauren Rubenstein, lrubenstein@wesleyan.edu, in the Office of Communications. We’re excited to promote your success on your Merit page!

Apply to be on Concert Committee!

Are you interested in music? Concerts? Are you Interested in allocating funds for all concerts on campus (minus Spring Fling)? Then you should apply to be on the Concert Committee!  

The Concert Committee has ONE open spot to fill reserved for a first year student.

To apply, please answer the following questions and send your answers to Lucas, Lisa, and Drew by Thursday, 9/29, at 5:00 pm.

Lucas Hegewisch: lhegewisch@wesleyan.edu
Lisa Rogers: lrogers@welsyean.edu
Drew Trotman: dtrotman@wesleyan.edu

Interviews will be held on Friday 9/30 between 11am and 2pm. A follow up email will be sent containing a Doodle link with interview slots.

Questions

  • Why do you want to be on Concert Committee? 
  • What is the role of Concert Committee?
  • Have you booked any concerts at Wesleyan or elsewhere?
  • What are your other commitments for this academic year (clubs, publications, sports, etc.)?
  • Can you check your email daily (sometimes several times a day)?
  • What is something you felt worked well with this year’s Concert Committee? (returning students only)
  • What is something you disliked about this year’s Concert Committee? (returning students only)
  • What skills will you bring to the Concert Committee?
  • What are your ideas for improving the music scene at Wesleyan?
  • What is the best concert you’ve attended in the past year?
  • What made the experience so memorable?