We Speak We Stand: Orientation Performance and Discussion
We Speak We Stand Performance:
WE Speak WE Stand is two sections of monologues written and performed by Wesleyan students addressing sexual violence and alcohol use. These peer theater pieces are a powerful introduction to sexual violence and alcohol use on campus and aim to create a campus that is actively engaged in the prevention of sexual assault and relationship violence and advocates for the responsible use of alcohol.
These skits are performed as "reader's theater," where the performers carry a script to refer to rather than fully memorizing them. Performers are encouraged to be familiar enough with the material that they do not need to read from their script verbatim. The setting is very minimal and no costumes are worn, allowing audience members to use their imaginations to fill in details, based on what they are hearing.
Students will also receive a $250 stipend to be processed after the performance.
**IF FALL 2021 ORIENTATION IS VIRTUAL, Schedule requirements will be as follows below:"
Skits will be performed virtually individually by each actor. There will be two dates for virtual rehearsals: Wednesday July 21st and Thursday July 22nd from 10 am - 4 pm. Actors will then have the flexibility to record their own performance by July 31st and share the recordings with WesWell & SHAPE Offices. The recordings will then be uploaded and distributed through WesNest in collaboration with SALD.
**IF FALL 2021 ORIENTATION IS IN-PERSON, Schedule requirements will be as follows below:**
Meals & Housing and Payment:
Early arrival begins on 8/28. You should plan to move back to campus on 8/28 or 8/29 You cannot move in before that. Residence Life will be in touch with you directly about your early arrival housing.
Most meals during the week you arrive early will be provided by WesWell/Orientation. More details on the specific meals that are covered or not covered will be shared with performers prior to the summer.
Rehearsals – You must be at all rehearsals in full:
The tentative rehearsal schedule is Monday, August 30st - Thursday, September 2nd 10:00 – 4:00pm each day, except for September 4th (performance day), during which you'll have responsibilities from 10:00 am - 1:00 PM You must be available that entire time and may be asked to help with orientation tasks outside of that time-frame.
Friday, September 3rd from 10:30 am - Noon , with simultaneous performances happening in Crowell and Memorial Chapel, and a potential post performance de-brief over lunch from 12-1 pm (this may change as we await the final orientation schedule)
Plan to arrive by 10:00 am to be prepared before the audience arrives.
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In order to be eligible to participate you must be able to make one of the following interview dates. Please choose the one you will attend.
Tuesday March 2nd from 3-4 pm
Wednesday March 3rd from 12-1 pm
Thursday March 4th from 10:30-11:30 am
Briefly tell us what about intimate violence and/or alcohol use you think every first year student should know?
Why should you be selected to participate in the the We Speak We Stand Orientation performance and discussion?
Please let us know your committment to volunteering.
The tentative rehearsal schedule is Monday, August 31st - Thursday, September 3rd 10:00 – 4:00pm each day, except for September 4th (performance day), during which you'll have responsibilities from 1:00pm - 3:00 pm. You must be available that entire time and may be asked to help with orientation tasks outside of that time-frame.
I can volunteer as an actor
I would like to volunteer as an actor but am unsure of my schedule at this point.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering for We Speak We Stand!
We will be in touch with you shortly to discuss your interview.
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