Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place is a site-specific auditory performance piece that is conceived and created for the Wesleyan campus through collaboration between theater students and Professor Marcela Oteíza. Wes Out-Loud invites you to experience Wesleyan as a scenographic space by inserting new narratives into everyday sites. Through the juxtaposition of place and stories, we hope to bring forward the richness and diversity of the students of our campus, to promote inclusiveness, and to give space to voices that are usually not heard.
This production is an invitation to re-think and re-engage with our campus: Considering the institution and its physical context; location and architecture; its history; institutional and individual narratives; and how they affect our daily lives and our social interactions.
We will be creating a journey through specific places of our campus, into which we will intervene new narratives (students stories). Through which, we will be able to bring to light the richness of the students of this campus and, thereby, promote inclusiveness and provide space to voices that are not usually heard.
The process for this piece will be through collaboration between a group of nine to twelve students (who will register for a full credit of THEA: Performance Practice) and the project director (Prof. Marcela Oteíza). The students participating in the course will decide upon specific places and modes of interventions through group discussions, rehearsals, and aesthetic approach. The students will perform and/or create each intervention.
If you would like to participate in Wes Out-Loud: Stories of Place, as a collaborator, please submit your story as the mode of audition (see attached form). If selected, you will add THEA Performance Practice under Prof. Oteíza during Drop/add in the spring.
There are also other ways to participate, such as Production Assistant, running crew, ASM, and so forth. If you are interested please contact Rebecca Foster, Theater Department technical director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have further questions, please email Professor Oteíza at email@example.com, Ali Jamali (Assistant Director) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Eva Lou (Stage Manager) email@example.com