Auditions for THEA183: Directed Experiences in Acting 9/12

Students of the class will perform in scenes directed by students from THEA281 Directing I with Prof. Yuri Kordonsky. You will work with a student director on your scene and present it every other week on Friday afternoon. This .5 course is not a regular acting class and therefore is not a substitute for either Acting I or Acting II. There is no in-class teaching or training; your learning process in this class will come from the practical work with Directing I students outside the class and in-class presentations. At the same time, this class is a great way to become familiar with the Theater department and participate in its acting program.

No prior acting experience is necessary, all years and levels of experience are welcome. Please, keep in mind that approximately 6-8 hours rehearsal time per week is required.

Auditions will be held on Wednesday, September 12 from 7-9:30 p.m. in the Jones Room, Theater and Dance Studios. Please, sign up and prepare 1-2 minute monologue (memorization is mandatory). Registration for the course will be done through Drop/Add after the auditions. I will contact you with the results the next day after the auditions, on Thursday, September 13. If you are cast in a scene, you should add an enrollment request in your electronic portfolio.

Auditions slots are limited; sign up early!

Feel free to contact Prof. Yuri Kordonsky by phone or by e-mail if you have any questions at or 860-685-3032. 


Summer Session Info Session– 12:15 p.m. 2/7

Summer Session Information Sessions

12:15-1:00pm, Tuesday February 7, Usdan 136

with cupcakes from a local Middletown bakery!


Summer Session is a great opportunity to take summer courses and still have two months of time for other summer projects.  Students can get ahead in order to prepare in advance for a challenging semester when they’ll be playing a sport or participating in a performance.  Students can take summer courses and receive both a grade and a credit.  Transfer students may need additional classes to graduate on time.  

Wesleyan Summer Session allows students to accomplish these goals and more with full-semester courses compressed into only 5 weeks. They’ll build close relationships with faculty and students in small classes, and enjoy immersive study and concentrated focus. If they can find a willing faculty member, students may also be able to do an individual tutorial for credit. 

The session runs from May 30 to June 29, and registration opens in less than two weeks, on February 14. 


Dear Students,

The WSA is pleased to announce WesBooks (, a platform for Wesleyan students to buy and sell books to other students. By dealing directly with other students instead of third-party dealers, students can save from 30-70% when purchasing books and receive more money for their used books.  Students determine how much to sell their books for and once a book is purchased, the two parties arrange for the payment and book exchange.  We encourage you to take advantage of this free service by posting your books from this semester!

Please email with any feedback and we will continue to work on making WesBooks as user friendly as possible.  This website was created by a student group and is managed by the WSA.

Best, Ali Chaudhry ’12, Brian Lau’12, Mari Jarris ’14-Academic Affairs Committee Chair, Wesleyan Student Assembly

Prof-It — Check it out today, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Dear Students,  

The Wesleyan Student Assembly is pleased to announce Prof-it, a professor review website exclusively for Wesleyan students.  Stop by Usdan 108 today, December 5, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. to review your professors, ask questions, and get free Thai food!  In the meantime, check it out at to write and read reviews of professors and courses.

If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email me at

Best, Mari Jarris ’14, Academic Affairs Committee Chair, Wesleyan Student Assembly

Audition Wednesday for open Theater Acting Course

Audition for Directed Experiences in Acting (THEA183). This is a half credit class that requires no papers, no reading, and no tests: just acting.

Actors who are cast will work with the students of Directing 1, and at the end of the semester you will present a scene. All levels of experience are welcome. Froshies: it’s a great opportunity for you to meet some people in the theater department whether or not you’re considering being a major, and it’s the only class for actors this semester. Everybody else: it’s a totally low pressure way to try out acting whether or not you’ve ever done it before and get some credit for it!

The class meets on Fridays from 1:10 to 4 p.m., and there will be 6-8 hours per week of outside rehearsal. You will be contacted the day after auditions and informed if you are cast, and then you should submit an enrollment request for the class and it will be approved.

Auditions will be Wednesday from 7 to 11 p.m. in the theater studios. For the audition, please prepare a 1-2 minute monologue (memorized, preferably written before 1970). Sign up on the call board in the theater studios.


Last Day to Withdraw from Classes — 4/27, 5 p.m.

Today–Wed., April 27 at 5 p.m.–is the last day to withdraw from classes for the spring semester.  Talk with your instructor to make sure you know where you stand in each of your courses and where withdrawing from a course will leave you credit-wise, both for the semester and cumulatively.  Consult with your faculty advisor. You need the signatures of your instructor and faculty advisor before you get that of the class dean. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to see Dean Brown.

Get your Textbooks!

Dear Students,

Over the next few weeks the bookstore will be returning unsold textbooks to the publishers and distributors. If there are books that you still need for the rest of the semester please purchase them at your earliest convenience.

Quarter and trimester class books will be held longer, and we will be happy to reorder any title for you if needed.

Sincerely, Textbook Department, Broad Street Books,860-685-7323