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Meet the Majors



Madeline Ciocci '20 is a senior Theatre major with a Linguistics minor from Peterborough, NH. She loves the mail center, and is very proud to have recently been hired as an employee there. Middlebury theatre credits include Airswimming, The Bacchae 2.1Constellations, Men on BoatsAn Enemy of the People, EnronCabaret, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and choreography and assistant direction for Spring Awakening: The Musical. She has been in the company of PTP/NYC for the past two summers, acting in Havel: The Passion of Thought this past summer, and acting in The After Dinner Joke and assistant stage managing Brecht on Brecht the previous year. She will be joining them for a third summer this year. She is the stage manager for Middlebury Discount Comedy, a member of the RIDDIM World Dance Troupe, a tour guide, a house manager at the CFA, Crossroads barista, and recent hire at the mail center. Catch Madeline in The Pussy Grabber Plays and Danny and the Deep Blue Sea in the coming months! 

Galen Fastie '20 is an actor and playwright from Ripton, Vermont. Acting credits include ENRON (Andy Fastow), An Enemy of the People (Peter Stockman), Glengarry Glen Ross (Blake), Arcadia (Jellaby), and Lungs upcoming this semester. Outside of acting, he is the On-Campus Director of the Model UN team and President of Middlebury Discount Comedy. His other interests include cartography, computer science, and playing Dungeons & Dragons.

Stephanie Miller ’20 is a junior Theatre and Neuroscience double major from Westford, MA. Middlebury production credits include Middletown, Enron (stage manager), The Possibilities (ASM, PTP/NYC), Lungs (director), Beyond the Vagina [Monologues] (co-director), The Violet Sisters. This year she is co-producting The Pussy Grabber Plays with Cheryl Faraone, directing MCMT’s production of Working, and doing her thesis (!!), directing Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again. She is also the Zookeeper this year, and has worked in New York  with PTP/NYC and Project Y’s WIT Festival over the past few summers. When she’s not doing something theatre related, she is a Head Coach with OratoryNOW with a focus in event production, particularly of the Spencer Prize, and is a member of Middlebury’s residential life staff.

Coralie Tyler '20 is a Theatre-Film joint major from Honolulu, HI. Her performing credits include Glengarry Glen RossEnron, and Men on Boats. Her stage management credits include Savage+LoveWaiting for GodotGlengarry Glen Ross, The Monkey Wrench Gang, An Enemy of the People, and The After Dinner Joke (PTP/NYC). She is set to debut as a playwright-director in the upcoming Imperator this fall. Outside of the theatre world, she is the found and president of Mixed Kids of Middlebury (MKM). Coralie enjoys wandering around the library while carrying tons of books, creating Pinterest boards and niche playlists, geeking out (topics include astronomy, sci-fi, fantasy, and mythology), and reaching for a shade of bright pink lipstick with a mocktail in her hand.

Gabby Valdivieso '20 is a Theatre/Film joint major from Cleveland Heights, OH. Middlebury credits include Airswimming, The Pussy Grabber Plays, The Bacchae 2.1, Men on Boats, 4.48 Psychosis, Women of Troy, and Savage + Love. In addition to acting, Gabby enjoys set design. You can catch her in Julius Caesar, and her thesis in the upcoming months. Outside of theatre, Gabby enjoys competing at trivia night, watching women's soccer, and rewatching her favorite movies.

Em Ballou '21 is a Theatre and American Studies-Journalism double major from South Royalton, Vermont. Middlebury acting credits include: Julius Caesar, Working, The Nightman Cometh, The Pussygrabber Plays, The Bacchae 2.1, American Idiot, The Wolves, Sunday in the Park with George, and Cabaret. This past summer, she was in PTP/NYC’s off-Broadway production of Havel: The Passion of Thought at the Atlantic Stage 2. Lighting design credits include the 2019 First Year Show: Jump! and I Like You (A Lot). On campus, Em is co-president and dances with On Tap, is a member of Middlebury Discount Comedy and College Choir, and is the treasurer for the Hepburn Zoo. She is also the head community service chair for Tavern, and a proud member of BOLD Scholars, Cohort 4. When she’s not on stage, Em enjoys baseball, nordic skiing, hanging with her dog London, curating charcuterie boards, and practicing magic tricks. Inquiries: email eballou@middlebury.edu

Becca Berlind ‘21 is a Theatre major and Spanish minor from Burlington, Vermont. Middlebury acting credits include Julius Caesar, Men on Boats4.48 PsychosisThe Wolves, and Loners, Lovers, Freaks. She also assisted with design for The Violet Sisters, and assistant directed You Are Here (FYS 2018). Becca spent last summer working at the Women in Theatre Festival with Project Y and A.R.T/NY Theatres in New York City. This semester she is studying at the Eòlia Conservatory of Dramatic Art in Barcelona, where she is devising original theatre. Outside of rehearsals Becca is a public speaking coach and podcast actor for Oratory Now and enjoys dancing, comedy, and luxurious breakfasts. 


Ian Hanson 21’ is a Theatre Major (Playwriting focus) from Toronto, Canada. In the department, he has acted in the productions of Havel: The Passion of Thought and The Bacchae 2.1. Outside of the department, Ian has concentrated on Philosophy and Political Science, and is a member of the frisbee team, the Middlebury Pranksters. Ian also enjoys watching the sunset and scented candles.

Bair Lambert '21 is a Theatre and Philosophy joint major from Winchendon, Massachusetts. His previous Middlebury credits include Loners, Lovers, Freaks, Spring Awakening, Sunday in the Park with George, American Idiot, and The Bacchae 2.1. He is a dedicated member of the Middlebury Mamajamas, an a cappella group on campus. In addition, he helps fix computers at the Apple Desk in the college store, and works in the interlibrary loan department in the library.

 

Emily Ma '21 is a junior Theatre and Political Science double major from New York City. Middlebury shows include One Flea Spare, American Idiot, Men on BoatsRecitatifSpring AwakeningBeyond the Vagina Monologues, and the First Year Show. This summer, she acted in Project Y's children's show, Cindy!, and interned for the Women in Theatre Festival. She is a member of the Middlebury College Musical Players and enjoys playing the piano in her free time.

Katie Marshall '21 is a junior Theatre major and Sociology minor from Cazenovia, New York. Middlebury credits include: One Flea Spare (Darcy Snelgrave), Men on Boats (John Wesley Powell), The River (The Woman), and Talking With (The Twirler). Katie spent last J-Term interning at Midd Kid Productions in LA and this past summer performing in Potomac Theatre Project’s 33rd season as a witch in Cahoot’s Macbeth. Katie is also a member of Middlebury Discount Comedy and in her free time she enjoys writing and running.

 Zoe Samuels '21 is a Theatre major and Chinese minor from Westport, CT.  Middlebury acting credits include The Bacchae 2.1, The Wolves, and Loners, Lovers, Freaks. Additionally, her short play, Jump, was featured in this year's First Year Show. Outside of theatre, she is a proud member of The Middlebury Bobolinks, an a cappella group on campus. She enjoys reading, writing, taking spin classes, watching romantic comedies, and eating more granola than humanly possible.
Zach Varricchione '21 is a Theatre and Political Science double major from Williston, Vermont. Middlebury acting credits include The Bacchae 2.1, American Idiot, Sunday in the Park with George, ENRON, Spring Awakening, and Cabaret. He also directed Madeline Ciocci’s senior thesis production of Airswimming in the fall. He is a member of the Middlebury Bobolinks, the oldest co-ed acapella group on campus, and co-president of Middlebury College Musical Theatre. He is also an employee at Crossroads Café and the administrative intern at the Middlebury Community Music Center. In his free time, he enjoys eating chips and salsa with friends and watching vine compilations.
Gabrielle Martin '21.5 is a theatre major from Old Bethpage, New York. So far, Middlebury credits include Men on BoatsSunday in the Park with George, and American Idiot. Two summers ago, she TA’ed Shakespeare classes at Berridge Theatre and Film Programs in Normandy, France. Last summer, she worked on the feature film One Moment. Outside of theatre, Gabrielle is a steering committee member for Middlebury College Choir, is a house manager at the CFA, and belongs to Middlebury’s anti-human trafficking organization Stop Traffick. She enjoys cozy sweaters and charcoal drawing.
Bella Costantino-Carrigan '22 is a Theatre major from Arlington, Massachusetts. Middlebury acting credits include The Bacchae 2.1American Idiot, and You Are Here; costume design credits include Airswimming and Jump!. Bella is a member of the spoken word group Poor Form Poetry, the Events Chair for Middlebury Queers and Allies, and works in the costume shop and as an Italian Language Table waiter. She can usually be found in her room with her hermit crabs, frantically hot gluing things and watching reruns of Arrested Development.
Wynn McClenahan '22 is a Theatre major from Montclair, NJ. Middlebury credits include WorkingThe Pussy Grabber PlaysThe Bacchae 2.1, American Idiot, Sunday in the Park with George, and The First Year Show. You can see her as Julius Caesar in Julius Caesar this spring. She spent this past summer interning with Broadway Workshop in New York City and taking classes at the Upright Citizens Brigade. Her seven prior summers were spent at Stagedoor Manor. At Middlebury, she is the treasurer of the Middlebury College Musical Theatre club, works as the Theatre Office Assistant, and loves going to spin and crossfit. 
Molly Dorion '22.5 is a theatre and psychology double major from Carpinteria, California. She was in Charles Mee's The Bacchae 2.1 this past semester and will be performing in Shakespeare's Julius Caesar in the spring. Molly is also a member of the Middlebury College Choir and works in the costume shop. She can be found running around Middlebury or eating oatmeal for every meal of the day.
Madison Middleton '22.5 is a Theatre and Music joint major from Germantown, Maryland. By spring of 2020, Madison's Middlebury credits will include Bacchae 2.1 (Tattooed Woman), The Light in the Piazza (Margaret Johnson), and Julius Caesar (Brutus). Other favourite actor credits include Cabaret (Fraulein Schneider), Avenue Q (Kate Monster), SOON: A New Musical by Nick Blaemire (Charlie), and Polaroid Stories (Orpheus). They also thoroughly enjoy directing and playwrighting, with two of their original plays having been professionally produced in the DC area. On the Middlebury campus, Madison is a member of the Middlebury College Choir and Middlebury College Musical Theatre. Other interests include dogs, Tolkien, Tash Sultana, sunflowers, and banjo.
Charlie Porto '23 is a Neuroscience/Theatre double major from the warm beaches of Miami, Florida. He has appeared in 9 to 5, The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon, Jump!, and has worked lights for many, many shows. He is a technical member of MDC and labors in the production studio. In his spare time, Charlie likes to read poetry and potentially pretentious novels whilst completing the art hipster aesthetic by listening to the likes of Bob Dylan and Tom Misch.

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