Usdan Photo Contest: Black, White & Color In Motion

Submissions due on next Mon., Dec. 7.

Want your photography to be the next to hang in the Usdan Center?


  • Eligibility: Open to all students of Wesleyan University.  All entries must be original work and created during the last two years.
  • Submit up to three photographs or by dropping them off on CD-Rom at 124 Usdan or sending them to
  • Include your name, class year, title and description of the photo(s).
  • Up to ten photographs will be selected for display. Decisions will be made by Dec. 15.
  • Selected photographs will be enlarged to 24”x36” (or largest size allowed by resolution of the original) and hung in Usdan common areas for the beginning of the Spring Semester. Please submit the highest resolution you can.
  • At the end of the show, artists will receive their enlarged print as a prize.
  • Copyright: Wesleyan University reserves the right to publish winning images in Usdan University Center printed materials related to the building.
  • Entrants must not infringe on the rights of any other photographer or person, or submit images that involve the willful harassment of individuals, wildlife or damage to the environment by the photographer.

Barred Shakespeare — Dec. 3

Students from THEA 205, “Activism and Outreach Through Theater,” will be presenting pieces from their time spent atthumbnailCATSS4Z1 York Correctional Institute.  The students work with women from York on Shakespearean plays, this year “The Tempest” and “The Merchant of Venice,” creating connections between the circumstances of the lives of the characters and their own.  The pieces performed by Wesleyan students have all been written by women of York.  Recently released women from York who have participated in this course in the past will be in attendance and will participate in both the performance and question and answer section of the event.  No tickets required.

This is a service learning course taught by Professor Ron Jenkins.

Thursday, Dec. 3, 7 p.m.  at the CFA Hall

Second Stage: Outreach Weekend and Open House

Calling all first year students!  Second Stage, Wesleyan’s student-run theater company presents

Outreach Weekend           November 12-14

Featuring dance, comedy, new work from student playwrights, and more!

Second Stage

Saturday, November 14 is Open House Day, from 1-5 p.m. – Come explore the Patricelli ’92 Theater, learn about Second Stage and Wesleyan student theater, and participate in workshops including “How to Put on a Show, “ “Stage Fighting Workshop,” and a “Stage Management Workshop.”

Whether you’re an actor, director, techie, playwright or new to theater entirely, Open House Day is great opportunity to learn the ropes of the Wesleyan student theater community – don’t miss out!

If you are an actor, dancer, singer, comedian, musician, magician, juggler or performer of any kind and would like to participate, email cdilello@wes to get on the lineup. See you in the ’92!

he ’92 Theater is located on College Row, between Judd Hall and the Memorial Chapel.

Free Tickets by 4:30 p.m. Fri. — Puppetry Theater Fri. & Sat.

Hi First-Years,
We’d like to introduce you to the Outside the Box Theater Series at the Center for the Arts.  This weekend’s production, Dan Hurlin’s Disfarmer blends innovative puppetry, projections, choreography and an original score to have you enter into the world of photographer, Mike Disfarmer (his work is on display at the Zilkha Gallery).  It is truly groundbreaking in the media and disciplines it combines, and I want to invite you to come as my guest (tickets subject to availability).
Best, Pamela Tatge, Director, CFA

 The Center for the Arts and Theater Department Present

(Every Day Uses for Sight No. 6: Disfarmer)
Moving, poignant and occasionally hilarious, “Disfarmer” is a wonder. –VarietyConceived and directed by Dan Hurlin
    Original music by Dan Moses Schreier
    Text by Sally Oswald

A Limited Number of Free Tickets are Available to First Year Students!

 When: Friday & Saturday, October 16 & 17, 8pm     Where: CFA Theater

What: Disfarmer, which premiered in January 2009 at St. Ann’s Warehouse in Brooklyn, is a puppet theater work inspired by the life of American portrait photographer Mike Disfarmer (1884-1959). Disfarmer operated a photography studio in Heber Springs, Arkansas, where for years locals and tourists lined up to have their pictures made. Disfarmer left his subjects to decide for themselves how to act in front of his lens. When they were discovered in the 1970s, Disfarmer’s photographs were acknowledged as a stunning achievement for their exquisite artistry, their profound empathy for their subjects and their invaluable documentation of a way of life that has all but vanished from the United States.

The production features the American style of “tabletop” puppetry; projections of Disfarmer’s photographs and images produced by old optical techniques; and a sound score with haunting music from antique recording technologies, re-contextualized and mixed with modern sampling techniques.

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Admission: A limited number of free tickets are available to First-Year Students.  They must be picked up in advance at the University Box Office in the Usdan Center by 4:30pm on Friday, Oct. 16. Tickets may not be available at the door.

For more venue information and tickets: Call 860-685-3355 or visit

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