Come see LAST GAS this weekend!

LASTGASPOSTER

Come see Wandering Minds’ first mainstage of the semester: Last Gas by John Cariani October 25-October 27th at 8pm in the Student Theater at Agganis (in the alleyway between Agannis Arena and Fit rec, 3rd door on the left). Tickets are $7 and can be purchased at http://www.lastgas.eventbrite.com or at the door.

Last gas is a play set in the last convenience store in Maine before the Canadian border. Life is pretty dull for the owner, Nat Paradis, until an old flame rolls into town. Suddenly, Nat has a big decision to make for the sake of love, last chances and “getting back to happy.”

Directed by: Lili Gwynne Tucker
Stage Managed by: Rutu Nagarsheth

Nat- Akshai Wadhwani
Guy- Noah Gordon
Lurene- Courtney Moller
Cherry-Tracy- Libby James
Dwight- Sayeed Akhtar
Troy- Benjamin Wuesthoff

Tickets can be purchased at www.lastgas.eventbrite.com 

Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for more info!

Cast Lists!

Hello Wanderers!

First, we want to thank everyone who came out to auditions and callbacks. You are all incredibly talented, and we had so much fun this week seeing and working with you guys! Before we dive into cast lists, we want to inform you guys about a few upcoming events:

We will be having a Tech Meeting on Sunday, September 16th from 3-4 pm in CAS 326! If you are interested, please come to the meeting – no experience necessary!

Additionally, we are having our FIRST MDOF OF THE SEMESTER on September 21st from 5-8 pm in CAS 312! It will be a night of board games, pajamas, snacks, and fun! There will be an upcoming facebook event with more information soon – so make sure you follow the Wandering Minds facebook page!

So, without further ado, below are the cast lists for the Fall 2018 season!

Last Gas

Nat – Akshai Wadhwani

Guy – Noah Gordon

Cherry-Tracy- Libby James

Lurene – Courtney Moller

Troy – Ben Wuesthoff

Dwight – Sayeed Akhtar

A Devil Inside 

Mrs. Slater – Noah Gordon

Gene – Cassie Berta

Caitlin – Tayber Lima

Bradie – Courtney Moller

Lily – Elyse Kaczmarek

Carl – Aathil Chaturvedi

Congratulations to everyone who was cast! Directors will be in touch with you soon.

Additionally, please follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @wmindsbu to keep up with all our upcoming events!

We hope to see you all at the tech meeting and upcoming MDOF – have a wonderful weekend!

Callbacks!!!!

Hello Wanderers!
Thank you to everyone that came out to audition this week – we were seriously blown away by all of your talent! Below you will find the callback lists for both “Last Gas” and “A Devil Inside”. Keep in mind, if you do not have a callback, that does not necessarily mean you were not cast!
Last Gas
Sebastian Jaramillo
Miranda Primm
Liam McParland
Noah Gordon
Akshai Wadhwani
Ben Wuesthoff
Will Aracri
Libby James
Sayeed Akhtar
Aathil Chaturvedi
Elyse Kaczmarek
Audrey McMillion
Carly Hattrich
Courtney Moller
A Devil Inside
Noah Gordon
Cassie Berta
Amy Argentar
Sayeed Akitar
Teddy Manning
Audrey McMillion
Bridget Cohen
Miranda Primm
Liam McParland
Ben Wuesthoff
Elyse Kaczmarek
Aathil Chaturvedi
Akshai Wadhwani
Carly Hattrich
Libby James
Courtney Moller
Tayber Lima
Callbacks will be held tomorrow (Thursday, 9/13) from 6-10 pm in 700 Beacon Street, Room 210 (same room as auditions). If you have been called back for either show, please try to arrive as close to 6 pm as possible and be prepared to possibly stay the entire time, although we will do our best to not keep you too late! If you have any conflicts (including callbacks with other groups!), let us know ASAP and we will work with you to make sure you have time to make it to everything.
Break legs, everyone!

Auditions!

Tonight is the last night to audition for our two fabulous main stage shows this semester! They are as follows:

Last Gas

by: John Cariani

Directed by: Lili Tucker

Show dates: October 25-27th

A Devil Inside

by: David Linsay-Abaire

Directed by: Naveen Inim

Show dates: November 29- December 1

Auditions for “Last Gas” will be held Tuesday (9/11) and Wednesday (9/12), and Auditions for “A Devil Inside” will be on Monday (9/10) and Wednesday (9/12). Both auditions will meet in 700 beacon street from 6-9pm.

> You do not need to come all three days, whichever day works for you! If you can only do Monday or Tuesday and the director isn’t there for that play, we can work around that!

> You also do not have to stay for all 4 hours. You only need to be there for the duration of your audition(s).

> Audition sides and forms will be provided to you so you don’t have to prepare anything but yourself and a writing utensil!

> Wandering Minds is a 100% FREE to join club so we will not make you pay any dues to audition or join! We love having new members.

If you have any questions about the audition process or just joining Wandering Minds in general, make sure to stop by our General Meeting on September 9th at 8pm in the Law Auditorium. You can also email us at wminds@bu.edu.

Wandering Minds Presents: Milk Milk Lemonade

Join Wandering Minds for our last (but certainly not least) mainstage production of the year! Directed by Naveen Inim, this production will be going up at the end of April (26-28th) @ 8pm in BU central, located in the basement of the GSU (755 Commonwealth Ave.). Tickets are $7 and can be bought online or at the door.

Milk Milk Lemonade is a coming-of-age story about Emory, an effeminate boy who lives on a farm with his conservative, chain smoking Nanna. She wishes that Emory would get his head out of the clouds and stop choreographing ribbon stick dances with his only friend, a depressed chicken about to be processed. Little does Nanna know that Emory is starting a relationship with the boy down the road. Milk Milk Lemonade tackles themes of death, gender, and sexuality.

Vote for next semester’s shows!

Hello everyone!
First off, congratulations to the cast and crew of Snakebit as it was absolutely incredible!
Show Pitches 
Please take the time to vote for our shows for the fall 2018 semester! You can find descriptions of the 4 plays below and subsequently follow the link to cast your vote on the 2 main stages you want for next semester!
Becky’s New Car by: Steven Dietz – Mimi Luo 
 
“Becky’s New Car” is about Becky Foster, a middle-age, middle-management woman trapped in a mediocre marriage. Wanting something new, she jumps at the chance to change her path when a grieving widow mistakes her for a widow as well. Her choice affects everyone around her, from her husband and son to her co-workers and the widow’s friends.
“Becky’s New Car” is a comedy that breaks the fourth wall. It is light and fluffy at first glance but offers some insight into what it means to change.
The cast is 7 people, 3 women and 4 men. The only request I have is that Becky remain a woman. All other roles can be genderflipped.
It will be a tech intensive show, primarily relying on lights and props to transfer between scenes.
Last Gas by: John Cariani – Lili Tucker 
 
My show is called Last Gas by John Cariani, the writer of Almost Maine, the show is set in Northern Maine at the last gas station before the Canadian border, the last chance to use the phone or the bathroom, but also the last chance for many of the characters to find happiness in their old age.
When an old flame returns to town, he gets the opportunity rekindle something new or wallow in the past. It’s a comedy with some really deep moments.  The show is set in 2013, there are four men and two women of varying ages. The set is technically a two-story set but I’m hoping to be really creative with a platform and lighting. It’s really tech-heavy as well so everyone has a chance to get involved.
Nothing is the End of the World (except for the end of the world) by: Bekah Brunstetter – Nisha Kishore
 
The play I’m pitching is called “Nothing is the End of the World (except for the end of the world) by Bekah Brunstetter. This play is set 10-15 years into the future in a Manhattan high school. Two 30-year-old AIs are placed in 16-year-old human bodies and are taken to the high school as a part of a social experiment to see if AIs can assimilate to human behavior.
The play is a series of short scenes in which the 6 high schoolers and the 2 AIs interact and try to “acclimate” to each other. Things get complicated when we learn that one of the high schoolers has HPV, another is hiding his homosexuality, and one of the AIs is part human. Oh, and did I mention that this experiment is being turned into a reality TV show? A character called “Voice” follows the high schoolers and AIs, filming their interactions.
Overall, this play is about growth, knowing oneself, behavior and exploring what it means to be human.
A Devil Inside by: David Lindsay-Abaire – Naveen Inim
 
A Devil Inside is a dark-comedy thriller that is unique from start to end. Satirizing 19th century Russian novels, A Devil Inside focuses on themes of obsession and revenge as Mrs. Slater tries to get her son, Gene to avenge the murder of her husband. Between love triangles and plans of vengeance, this show provides lunacy and thrills throughout. It’s a fast-paced show that has a lot of tech elements, especially for build and lights
We will be collecting ballots until this Wednesday, April 11th at 11:59 PM, so be sure to cast your ballot immediately! Follow the link below to vote!

Run for Executive Board

All E-Board Positions are open for next year! Your Declaration of Intent to Run is due by 11:59 pm, April 14th. Just email it to wminds@bu.edu! An example: “I, Jerry Example, am declaring my intent to run for Vice President of Examples.”

Wanna run for E-Board, but not sure what that entails? Check out this super handy doc which briefly describes the responsibilities of each position as well as the overall expectations here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1v1cNYaRS-wAXI3h-gT20eewx8EqYImR6DrN3WbDOjuA/edit?usp=sharing

As always, any questions can be emailed to wminds@bu.edu and we will respond as quickly as possible.

Pitches and E-board Elections

First off, T-minus two weeks to our first Spring mainstage “Snakebit” April 5-7 at 8pm. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more information.

Secondly, pitches for the fall semester are now OPEN! Whether you got an amazing show you absolutely want to direct next semester or you’re thinking about ~maybe~ pitching a show, but not sure yet? (DO IT!) Here’s all the info you’ll need to do that:

Fill out the attached Director’s Pitch Form, and email it back to wminds@bu.edu by 11:59 pm, April 14th. If you have any questions regarding pitching a show, or directing a show, reach out and let us know! We’d love to answer any of the questions you have.

Finally, all E-Board Positions are open for next year! Your Declaration of Intent to Run is due by 11:59 pm, April 14th. Just email it to wminds@bu.edu! An example: “I, Jerry Example, am declaring my intent to run for Vice President of Examples.”

Wanna run for E-Board, but not sure what that entails? Check out this super handy doc which briefly describes the responsibilities of each position.

More questions? Reach out and we’ll do our best to answer!

Cast List! and Tech Meeting!

Below are the official cast lists for the Spring 2018 season for Wandering Minds! Thank you to everyone who came out to audition! Also, on this SUNDAY, JANUARY 28 we will be having a meeting at 6pm in CAS 314 if you would like to sign up to do tech!

MilkMilkLemonade
Emory – Chris Dominguez

Elliot – Aaron Velez

Lady – Bridget Cohen
Nanna – Amy Argentar
Linda – Mary Rolfes

Snakebit

Johnathon – Akshai Wadhwani
Jenifer – Loren McCullough
Michael – John Libby
Gary – Hassan Lubega

 

Auditions!!!

Come out to auditions this week: Monday (1/22), Tuesday (1/23), and Wednesday (1/24) from 6-10pm in 700 beacon street, Room No. 103!

The shows we will be putting up this season are:

“Snakebit”

By: David Marshall Grant

Directed by: Courtney Moller

Asst. directed by: Jeremy Altman

“MilkMilkLemonade”

By: Joshua Conkel

Directed by: Naveen Inim

  • No need to come all three days! Just pick a date that works for you
  • You also don’t have to stay for all 4 hours, only stay for the duration of your audition
  • Everything you’ll need to read and fill out will be provided to you by the directors so you don’t have to bring anything but yourselves and a writing utensil
  • We also don’t require dues here at Wandering Minds so it’s 100% free to audition and join!