Theater Professor's Sabbatical to Focus on Observation of the Human Body
Drawing the human body and performing theater roles have much in common, as Case Western Reserve University's Katherine Bakeless Nason Professor of Theater Ron Wilson has learned over the years.
Both involve a keen eye to observe and interpret the nonverbal information revealed through physical gestures and alignment, according to Wilson. During Wilson's fall semester sabbatical, he will enrich his love for theater and drawing with experiences that will take him to a famous atelier in Paris and to a Boston theater.
When Wilson studied at Wichita State University 40 years ago, his plan was to get a degree in art. However, his education also took a turn toward theater where he has since been immersed in the world of nonverbal physical performance, acting and directing, to now teaching through the Case/Cleveland Play House Master of Fine Arts Professional Acting Program. Read more.
Save the Date: The annual Alumni Weekend and Homecoming at Case Western Reserve University will take place October 4-7. A highlight of the weekend will take place at 5 p.m., October 4 with the grand opening of the long-anticipated Alumni House, 11310 Juniper Road. This renovated house will serve as a central meeting place for current and future alumni as well as the campus community. Other key events include an alumni luncheon and community update with President Barbara R. Snyder; the Community Hour public lecture with author David K. Shipler, Taste of Cleveland Celebration at the House of Blues, the second annual Gospel Fest, and of course class reunions, the homecoming parade and varsity men's and women's soccer at the Village at 115 stadium. Join the campus in celebrating all things Case Western Reserve. View the schedule. Register today.
Register to participate in Case for Community Day on Friday, September 21. Individuals and groups can sign up for service projects, and the entire campus community has an opportunity to help neighbors and the local community through several donation drives.
For Faculty & Staff
The Case Western Reserve University Bowling Club needs a faculty adviser. Send an e-mail to Chris Cichewicz if interested.
Eldred Theater will have open auditions for the 2007 fall semester drama productions from 6:30-9:30 today and Wednesday, September 4 and 5 in the second-floor theater. Sign up in advance for an audition time; sheets are posted in the theater's first-floor gallery. Theater majors should choose a monologue not to exceed two minutes; non-theater majors will read from a script that will be provided. Questions: 368-5926.
Solstice, the university's only all-female a cappella group, will hold open auditions from 5-7 today, September 4 in Thwing Center, 1914 Lounge. Come prepared to sing a few verses from any song of your choice. Callbacks will be held from 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, September 5. Details are online or send e-mail to Solstice.
Students are invited to join Organ Donation Awareness when members meet at 6 p.m., Wednesday, September 5 in Thwing Center, Meeting Room A. Come for free food, a chance to meet the other members and to learn more about the group and its activities.
Want to wrestle this season? Head to the Hall of Fame Room in the Veale Center at 5 p.m., Wednesday, September 5 to learn how to join the team.
University Circle, Inc. will present its final free outdoor concert of the season through the WOW! Wade Oval Wednesdays program. Concert takes place from 5:30-8:30 p.m., September 5 featuring Punch the Clown. Students from area colleges are invited as part of a back-to-school celebration. Additional details are online.