Meet the Majors



 

Ashley Fink ’18.5 is a Theatre major with an acting focus hailing from Norfolk, Virginia. She has performed with PTP/NYC in Brecht on Brecht and No End of Blame, and her other Middlebury credits include Goblin Market, Cabaret, Flare Path, City of Angels, American Sunrise/Sunset, and A Midsummer Night's Dream. In her spare time, she tutors Spanish for the college, sings with and composes for the Paradiddles a cappella group, house manages for the Mahaney Center for the Arts, volunteers as a student presenter with Language in Motion, and runs. Ashley will be performing this November in Havel: The Passion of Thought, and again in January as Dot in Sunday in the Park with George before graduating! She can be contacted at afink@middlebury.edu with any questions.

 

Sabina Jiang '18.5 is a Theatre/Film joint major from Wuhan, China. Middlebury show credits include The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, A Midsummer Night's Dream, American Sunrise/Sunset, and Women of Troy. She has worked in the Theatre Department's Production Studio, Costume Shop, and the Box Office. Her outside Middlebury credits includes a Chinese TV series HuangQueZaiHan, and a Chinese feature film The Long Wind Town. Outside of school, she likes painting, traveling, photography, calligraphy, singing, and composing.

Becky Lafon '18.5 is Theatre and Political Science double major from Paris. She is majoring as an interdisciplinary acting/costume design. Middlebury acting credits include America Sunrise/Sunset and Talking WithMiddlebury acting credits include Talley's Folly, Talking With, and Patchwork Pantatantra. She also spent her freshman summer working for The Public in New York City, working as an intern for Andrea Hood on the Shakespeare in the Park project. Outside of the theatre, she spends most of her time embroidering and writing scripts.

Kahari Blue '19 is a Theatre major with minors in Education Studies and African American Studies. His Middlebury credits include The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Chicago, A Midsummer Night's Dream, American Sunrise/Sunset, and Freefall. He has performed in PTP/NYC's production of Pity in History during the summer of 2017. Kahari interns with Green Dot, Middlebury's power-based personal violence prevention program. He also sings with the Mamajamas, a coed acapella group on campus. He wishes to utilize the skills he learns in college to create social change through the arts, media, and education.

Olivia Christie '19 is a double major in Theatre and English. Middlebury credits include The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Chicago, Heathers: The Musical, City of Angels, Middletown, and Cabaret. A VT native, Olivia has spent the past two summers working with The Flynn Center for Performing Arts in Burlington as the arts education assistant. She is the president of the Musical Theatre Club and is also a member of the Middlebury Paradiddles and Middlebury Discount Comedy. When she's not on stage, she loves to bake/eat pastries and thrift shop competitively.

Kaitlynd Collins '19 is a Theatre Major/Psychology Minor from Boston, MA. Middlebury show credits include Heathers: The Musical, America Sunrise/Sunset, Women of Troy, Talking With, The Wolves, and Men on Boats. She spent the summer of 2017 working for PTP/NYC, acting in A Pity in History and working wardrobe for Arcadia, and the summer of 2018 had a role in the upcoming indie film Stormchaser. Outside of theatre, she is a President of Middlebrow Improv Comedy, Cartoon Editor for The Campus (Middlebury's student-run newspaper), and a storyboard artist/character designer at the Middlebury Animation Studio.

Alexis De La Rosa '19 is a Theatre major with a pre-med focus.  He grew up in Uptown New York City, which is otherwise known as Washington Heights. Middlebury show credits include  The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, American Sunrise/ Sunset and Women of Troy. Outside of theatre, Alexis enjoys dancing, swimming, and playing water polo.

Caleb Green '19 is a Theatre/Dance joint major with a focus in Directing and Choreography and Performance respectively. They also minor in Gender, Sexuality and Feminism Studies and are constantly looking for ways to combine art, queer critique, and critical race theory. Caleb is interested in community formation and dialogue through art and how artistic processes help us actively do community. They are currently exploring what it means to live fully in one's body, what it means to make art that heals, the political power of utopia and sustainability, and hope to continue this work for the rest of their life. Their Middlebury Show credits include Native + Stranger (Dancer), For Colored Girls (Director), and Face Plant (Choreographer and Dancer). They have also stage managed several shows including: Middletown, Freefall, Antigone Project, Detroit '67 and more. Caleb can often be found in the CFA, either working in the Rehearsal Cafe or spending late nights messing around in their favorite spot on campus: the Dance Theatre.

Joseph Haggerty '19 is a Theatre/Computer Science double major from Princeton, NJ. Previous credits include: (Middlebury College) The Pitchfork Disney, The Waiting Room, Chronic Blush, After Miss Julie, The Monkey Wrench GangFool for Love, An Enemy of the People, and The Moonfish and the Knife. (Princeton University) Hedda Gabler. (Princeton Summer Theater) Pippin, Spider's Web, The Crucible, Appropriate, Assasins, Time Stands Still. This past summer he interned at the American Reparatory Theater on their new production of The Black Clown.

Victoria Isquith (Toria) '19 is a joint Theatre-English major from Thetford, Vermont. Middlebury credits include stage managing for A Midsummer Night's Dream and performing in The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Chicago, American Sunsrise/Sunset, Chronic Blush, Women of Troy, Middletown, and Men on Boats. Regionally, Toria has also performed at Northern Stage and the New London Barn Playhouse, where she served as a box office associate/acting apprentice for their summer 2015 season. Toria was the SM Assistant for PTP/NYC's production of No End of Blame summer of 2016 and performed in PTP/NYC's production of Pity in History summer of 2017. Outside of rehearsals, Toria sings with the Middlebury Mamajamas a cappella group, and is a student worker at both the Middlebury College Box Office and the Otter Creek Child Center.

Sam Martin ’19 is a double major in Theatre and American Studies. Middlebury credits include The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Chronic Blush, Arcadia, and Middletown.  A native of Richmond, VA, Sam has spent several summers with the annual Richmond Shakespeare Festival, most recently appearing in Much Ado About Nothing. He has also performed with PTP/NYC in Pity in History. Outside of theatre, his interests include cooking, reading, filling out forms, and staying hydrated.


Madeleine Russell ’19 is a theatre major and history minor from Pasadena, CA. Middlebury credits include Havel: The Passion of Thought, Enron, MiddletownWomen of Troy, Chronic Blush, American Sunrise/Sunset, The Pitchfork Disney and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. This past summer Madeleine performed in PTP/NYC's productions of The Possibilities and The After Dinner Joke. Outside of rehearsals, you’ll find Madeleine working in the theatre office, buying more black paint for Midd’s student-run black box theater, the Hepburn Zoo, or accidentally disrupting the quiet spaces of the library.

Amanda Whiteley '19 is a Theatre major/ History minor from Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ. Middlebury credits include Women of Troy, The Antigone Project, Chicago, A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Last Days in Judas Iscariot. She has also performed in the PTP's production of Goodand the film department productions of Blood Ties and The Basement. Outside of the theatre department, Amanda is a public speaking coach for Oratory Now, assistant at Mary Johnson's daycare center and a proud member of the Middlebury Mamajamas, an a capella group on campus.

Stephen Chen '19.5 is a Theatre and Japanese Studies double major from La Puente, California. In the Middlebury Theatre department, he focuses on lighting design. Stephen continually designs for student shows in the Hepburn Zoo, including, but not limited to, "Savage & Love", "Late: a Cowboy Song", "Does This Woman Have a Name?", "Chronic Blush", and "Patchwork Panchatantra". Outside of the Zoo, he is also the co-president of the Middlebury Radio Theatre of Thrills and Suspense(MRTOTS) and sings with the a-Capella group Ingoma. ) And outside of these, Stephen relaxes in upstairs Proctor and J-house, and spends his time knitting and crocheting preparing for the cold Vermont winter.

Emma Zetterberg '19.5 is a joint major with Theatre and Art History from Princeton, New Jersey. Since transferring from Georgetown University, she has performed in The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe, and she is a member of Middlebury Discount Comedy. Recently, Emma took advantage of her dual citizenship and spent the summer in Sweden. While there, she interned with the director Harold Hamrell on the Swedish historical drama, Vår Tid Är Nu (The Restaurant). Outside of theatre, Emma enjoys hosting her radio show, camping, and talkin' bout hockey. 

Madeline Ciocci '20 is a Theatre major with a Linguistics minor from Peterborough, NH. Middlebury theatre credits include Men on Boats, Enron, An Enemy of the People, Cabaret, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and choreography and assistant direction for Spring Awakening: The Musical. She was in the company of PTP/NYC last summer, acting in The After Dinner Joke and assistant stage managing Brecht on Brecht. She is the secretary of the Middlebury College Musical Players Club, the stage manager for Middlebury Discount Comedy, a member of the RIDDIM World Dance Troupe, a tour guide, an usher at the CFA, and a Crossroads barista. She can often be seen Heelying around campus at record speeds

Galen Fastie '20 is a Theatre major from sunny Ripton, Vermont. After his main stage debut as the titular character in his fifth grade’s production of The Grinch, Galen has had an insatiable thirst for the spotlight. Past credits include Michael Douglas as Oedipus and Allison Stanger in MDC Presents: Splash Zone: A 4D Experience and Blake in Glengarry Glen Ross.

Steph Miller '20 is a Theater and Neuroscience double major from Westford MA. Middlebury credits include Savage and Love, After Miss Julie, and Middletown. This spring she’ll be stage managing for the first time for Enron (Spring ’18). She is an FYC in Ross commons and works as an OratoryNow public speaking coach.

Coralie Tyler '20 is a Theatre-Film joint major from Honolulu, HI. Her performing credits include Glengarry Glen Ross, Enron, 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 Savage + Love, Women of Troy and stage managing for Glengarry Glen Ross.  Outside of school, she enjoys competing at trivia night, thrift shopping, and rewatching her favorite movies.

Em Ballou '21 is a Theatre and American Studies double major from South Royalton, VT. Previous Middlebury acting credits include The Wolves, Cabaret, Sunday in the Park with George, and assistant stage managing for Havel: The Passion of Thought. On campus, Em choreographs and dances with On Tap, and is also a member of both Middlebury Discount Comedy and College Choir. When she's not on stage, she enjoys writing for newspapers, nordic skiing, baseball, and working out to show tunes.

 Becca Berlind '21 is a Theatre major and Spanish minor from Burlington, Vermont. Middlebury credits include Men on Boats, 4.48 Psychosis, The Wolves, and Longers, Lovers, Freaks. Becca works as a public speaking coach for Oratory Now. Outside of rehearsals she enjoys skiing, dancing, poetry, and luxurious breakfasts.

Will Koch '21 is a double English and Theatre major from Milwaukee, Wisonsin. His Middlebury College acting credits include Enron, God of Carnage, Havel: The Passion of Thought, Cabaret and Sunday in the Park with George. On campus, Will is a member of Middlebury Discount Comedy, Poor Form Poetry, and a writer for The Noodle. When he is not performing, Will loves reading, creative writing, singing, playing and watching sports, and making music with his band.

 

Zach Varricchione '21 s a Theatre and Political Science double major from Williston, Vermont. Middlebury credits include Cabaret, Spring Awakening, Enron, and will be performing in Sunday in the Park with George this winter. He is the music director of the Middlebury Bobolinks, an a capella group, and president-in-training of the Middlebury College Musical Players. On campus, he works as an RA for Cook Commons and is an employee at Crossroads Café. In his free time, he enjoys eating chips and salsa with friends and watching vine compilations.

 

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