Graduating seniors from the Creative Writing program read from their original work. The program features all genres. Join us in congratulating these students on their outstanding writing. Via Zoom, registration required.

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A freelance writer and editor, Rebecca Long reports on a wide range of topics, including politics, TV, film, literature, and environmental justice. Her writing has been featured in VICE, Bitch Media, Bust Magazine, and Electric Literature. Long’s essay about Stranger Things’ Jim Hopper was Bitch Medias most-read article of 2019. She currently works as the Digital Content Editor at a women’s non-profit organization and previously held full-time editorial roles at National Geographic Learning and SAGE Publications. Via Zoom, registration required.

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Writer, performer, musician Jillian Walker will work with playwriting students to create a performance ritual drawing from her training as a dramaturg and fromBlack spiritual wisdom and liberation healing practices. Jillian’s own plays and sacred texts for the theatre include SKiNFoLK: an American Show, Sarah’s Salt, and Songs of Speculation. This will be a journey in facing collective truths and building community empathy. Via Zoom, registration required.

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Jonathan Maniscalco has taught English to ESL learners in Japan, Spain, and New York City. A Massachusetts native, he is a graduate of Boston University and a stringer for the New England Review of Books. Ten Stories to Manhood is his first published book. Via Zoom, registration required.

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This semester’s festival format will be adjusted for virtual presentation and will feature five-minute plays. As always, the plays are written, directed, and acted by Wheaton students.

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These one-act plays, written by advanced playwriting students in the Creative Writing Program, are presented in collaboration with the Department of Theatre and Dance, student directors and actors and other Wheaton students. Via Zoom, registration required, 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. EST each day.

Saturday, March 6

12:00 p.m. Register Here

3:00 p.m. Register Here

Sunday, March 7

12:00 p.m. Register Here

3:00 p.m. Register Here

These one-act plays, written by advanced playwriting students in the Creative Writing Program, are presented in collaboration with the Department of Theatre and Dance, student directors and actors and other Wheaton students. Via Zoom, registration required, 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. EST each day.

Saturday, March 6

12:00 p.m. Register Here

3:00 p.m. Register Here

Sunday, March 7

12:00 p.m. Register Here

3:00 p.m. Register Here

These one-act plays, written by advanced playwriting students in the Creative Writing Program, are presented in collaboration with the Department of Theatre and Dance, student directors and actors and other Wheaton students. Via Zoom, registration required, 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. EST each day.

Saturday, March 6

12:00 p.m. Register Here

3:00 p.m. Register Here

Sunday, March 7

12:00 p.m. Register Here

3:00 p.m. Register Here

These one-act plays, written by advanced playwriting students in the Creative Writing Program, are presented in collaboration with the Department of Theatre and Dance, student directors and actors and other Wheaton students. Via Zoom, registration required, 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. EST each day.

Saturday, March 6

12:00 p.m. Register Here

3:00 p.m. Register Here

Sunday, March 7

12:00 p.m. Register Here

3:00 p.m. Register Here

Calling all creatives, from every corner of the Wheaton College Community! The Theatre & Dance program spring 2021 mainstage production is entitled: The Wheaton X Series, and the subject of this theatrical experience is you and your responses to the events of our time.

The Wheaton X Series (xperimental/xperiential/xpression) is a multi disciplinary, community wide live virtual event spanning two nights of programming, comprised of ‘acts’. The stories reflected through the performance pieces (dance, song, word, music, and film) will be created in response to the prompt:

2020 and Beyond: Our Reflections. Our Responses.

We are inviting all Wheaton voices (students, alumnae/i, staff and faculty) to respond to the prompt through any form of creative expression.

All performances will be recorded, and edited into a two-evening event premiering April 8 & 9, 2021 celebrating the great talent and passion of our community. The premiere will be followed by a ‘Behind the Scenes’ event with the creative team on April 15.

Even if you do not wish to perform, you will have the opportunity to contribute work that may be performed by others (especially original music that can be used for dance performances, or other means of artistic expression.)

Questions? Contact Joe Wilison Jr. (wilsonjr_joe@wheatoncollege.edu)

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