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!

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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!

Cast List & Tech Meeting Fall 2017

Hello all, hopefully we didn’t keep your mind wandering for long. A huge thanks to all who came out! You are all so talented and we were sorry we weren’t able to cast everyone.

If you’re interested in being part of the tech crew, our tech meeting is today ( Friday September 15, 2017) at 5pm in CAS 214!

The cast list for our upcoming fall season is as follows:

Red by John Logan

Rothko: Akshai Wadhwani

Ken: John Libby

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard

Rosencrantz: Courtney Moller

Guildenstern: Jeremy Altman

Player: Bianca Nicolosi

Hamlet: Mustafa Yazdani

Alfred: Hassan Lubega

Claudius: Masha Vernik

Gertrude: Elsye Kaczmarek

Ophelia: Erin Sandy

Polonius: Paige Gulley

Horatio: Maddie O’Keefe

Fortinbras: Liam McParland

Ensemble: John Libby, Nisha Kishore, Erin Sandy, Elyse Kaczmarek, Harrison Friedman, Masha Vernik, Aislinn Blute, Paige Gulley, Liam Mcparland

Congratulations to everyone that was cast!

FALL 2017 AUDITIONS

Come out and auditioon for one (or BOTH) of our fabulous Fall 2017 mainstage shows!

Red

by: John Logan

Directed by: Lili Tucker Show Dates: October 26-28

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

by: Tom Stoppard

Co-Directed by: Kelly Tapager and Rabiah Rowther

IMPORTANT INFO:

Auditions will be held MONDAY (9/11), TUESDAY (9/12), and WEDNESDAY (9/13) from 5pm- 10pm in CAS 313 (3rd floor of the College of Arts and Sciences building across from Warren Towers)

– No need to come all three days, just pick a date that works best for you!

– You also don’t have to stay for all 4 hours- only stay for the duration of your audition

– Audition sides will be provided to you by the directors, along with audition sheets, so you don’t have to bring anything but yourselves and writing utensil!

– You are also not required to pay dues- It is also 100% free to audition and to join Wandering Minds 🙂

Cast Lists!

Welcome to Wandering Minds’ Spring 2017 Season! The two plays we are doing this semester are “44 Plays for 44 Presidents” and “The Real Inspector Hound” ! The casts for both are as follows:
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44 Plays for 44 Presidents:
Libby James
Tatiana Kovalsky
Malik Mustafa Yazdani
Luciano Cesta
Nisha Kishore
Saiansha Venugopal
Jeremy Altman
Rachel Jiang
Mary Rolfes
Anthony Collichio
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The Real Inspector Hound:
Mrs. Drudge: Naveen Inim
Moon: Liam McParland
Magnus: Kelly Tapager
Felicity: Michelle Sandler
Cynthia: Courtney Moller
Birdboot: Hassan Lubega
Hound: Masha Vernik
Simon: Dylan Gabriel
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Congratulations to everyone who was cast!
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Anybody who is interested in tech, and/or wants to stay involved with the group please come to the Tech Meeting at 6PM and General Meeting at 7PM in CAS 312 today (Friday, 1/27). See you all soon!

Come to our End-of-Semester Group Dinner!

Wrap up the semester and take a study break by joining Wandering Minds for our bi-annual end-of-semester dinner at Uno’s in Kenmore Square on Wednesday, December 14th at 7 PM! Meet at the restaurant at 7 PM (we have the whole back room reserved). If you can’t make it at 7, you can definitely still drop in whenever you’re able to!

If you intend to come, please actually RSVP to the event on Facebook so we have a more precise headcount and can let the restaurant know how many people will be coming! Deets below:

Wednesday, December 14
7:00 PM
Uno’s Pizzeria and Grill in Kenmore Square
645 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215

Hope to see you there!!