FREE! For Wesleyan students, faculty, and staff. Space is limited and advanced reservations are required.
Reservation deadline is 3pm the day of the performance.
Specific starting location for event will be provided at time of reservation (all starting locations located on the Wesleyan University campus).
Performance start time and location on the Wesleyan campus may vary and will be communicated after registering for event.
Rain dates: Friday, October 23 through Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 5pm
"Things that don't normally belong together—like a blood cell and memory, a bacteria and a longing—are trying to come together under my skin."
An open-air, interactive, socially-distanced performance brings the audience directly into the research and experiments of a group of people who are trying to identify a mysterious condition, known only as “Slabber.” A slabber is the machine in soapmaking factories that cuts soap into slabs. This performance asks the Wesleyan community to consider notions of social and physical contamination, and whether it's possible to come close to someone else without ever leaving your chair. Originally created by the interdisciplinary theater duo PearlDamour, the work will be re-devised by a Wesleyan ensemble for the current socio-political moment.
Directed by Assistant Professor of Theater Katie Pearl.