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Meet the Majors

Becca Berlind ‘21.5 is a Theatre major and Spanish minor from Burlington, Vermont. Middlebury acting credits include Julius CaesarMen 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 summer 2019 working at the Women in Theatre Festival with Project Y and A.R.T/NY Theatres in New York City. She studied at the Eòlia Conservatory of Dramatic Art in Barcelona, where she is devised original theatre. Outside of rehearsals Becca is a public speaking coach and podcast actor for Oratory Now and enjoys dancing, comedy, and luxurious breakfasts.

Gabrielle Martin '21.5 is a theatre major and music minor from Old Bethpage, New York. Middlebury acting credits include Men on BoatsSunday in the Park with GeorgeAmerican IdiotJulius Caesar and Everybody. She also directed and devised the play, I Like You (A Lot). She has TA’ed Shakespeare classes at Berridge Theatre and Film Programs in Normandy, France; was a literary intern and assistant to the producers with Project Y Theatre Company’s Women in Theatre Festival and, is currently an interning teaching artist with Breadloaf School of English’s Beyond the Page. Outside of theatre, Gabrielle is a steering committee member of the Middlebury College Choir, a house manager at the Center for the Arts, and belongs to Middlebury’s anti-human trafficking organization, Stop Traffick. She enjoys cozy sweaters, charcoal drawing, and funky music.

Bella Costantino-Carrigan '22 is a Theatre major and Italian minor from Arlington, Massachusetts. Middlebury acting credits include She Kills Monsters (Agnes), Happy (Melinda), Giants Have Us in Their Books (Paola), The Bacchae 2.1 (Tattooed Woman), American Idiot (Ensemble), and You Are Here (FYS 2018). Costume design credits include No One is Forgotten, Gidion’s Knot, Lunch, Happy, I and You, Until I Do, Working, Stop Kiss, Airswimming, and Jump! (FYS 2019). Bella spent the summer of 2020 as an acting apprentice with Commonwealth Shakespeare Company. On campus, she is the President of Middlebury Queers & Allies, one of three student liaisons for the Theatre Department, and works at the costume shop, Language Tables, and the Student Activities Office. You can see some of her work at www.thanksbella.com.

 

Gibson Grimm ’22 is a Theatre and Film double major from Jacksonville, Florida. His Middlebury acting credits include Giants Have Us in Their Books, The Bacchae 2.1, Untitled Romantic Comedy, Working, and the First Year Show. He recently directed I and You. Outside the department, he is a member of Middlebury Discount Comedy, is a Social Activities Co-Chair for MCAB, and co-hosts a radio show. Gibson is hopeful that the Jaguars will one day win the Super Bowl, and he has no known allergies.
Ryan Kirby '22 is a Theatre and German double major from Waco, Texas. At Middlebury, he has performed in The Baltimore Waltz, The Bacchae 2.1, Sunday in the Park with George, and Der Teufel Liest Auch Keinanzeigen. He also helped produce and direct the Middlebury College First Year Show, Together Apart in 2020. Ryan is a member of Middlebury Discount Comedy and on the Middlebury College Crew Team, but his deepest passions lie within yoga practice. Ryan works as a graphic designer/media technician for the Costume Department and Dining Halls, and in his free-time, he is an artist, writer, photographer, and runner. Most importantly, Ryan knows Whitney Houston is the greatest singer of all time.
Wynn McClenahan '22 is a Theatre major from Montclair, NJ. Middlebury credits include Writer's Block (Alvin Miller), Giants Have Us in Their Books (Lizzy), Julius Caesar (Julius Caesar), American Idiot (St. Jimmy), The Pussy Grabber Plays (Sat Nam), The Bacchae 2.1 (Agave's Aide), Sunday in the Park with George (Harriett Pawling), and The 2018 First Year Show. She has previously studied acting with the Barrow Group. She spent the summer of 2021 interning with Project Y and the Aspen Film Festival and acting in PTP's Standing on the Edge of Time. At Middlebury, she is the Co-President of the Middlebury College Musical Theatre club and works as the Theatre Office Assistant. 
Francis Price '22 is a Theatre and English double major from Watchung, New Jersey. His Middlebury acting credits include She Kills Monsters and the First Year Show. He has also done voiceover work for the New England Review podcast, as well as acting in PTP’s Standing on the Edge of Time. Outside of theatre, Francis is a member of the Middlebury track and field team, an avid fan of horror/thriller movies, and anything with Sam Rockwell.
Molly Dorion '22.5 is a theatre and psychology double major from Carpinteria, California. At Middlebury, she has performed in Happy, The Bacchae 2.1Julius Caesar, a reading of Ms. Macbeth, and The Pussy Grabber Plays. Molly is also a member and the treasurer of the Middlebury College Musical Theatre club and works in the costume shop. Outside of the theatre, Molly can be found running around Vermont or enjoying a large bowl of ice cream.
Zack Maluccio ’22.5 is a Theatre and Economics double major from Indianapolis, IN. His Middlebury credits include Company (Robert), She Kills Monsters (Orcus), Working (Delivery Boy), and Jump! (FYS 2019). Directing credits include Until I Do and the upcoming MCMT production. He currently works as an intern for the Town Hall Theatre, recently acting in their Young Company production of The Servant of Two Masters (Silvio) and stage managing their summer production of Newsies. Outside of the department, he is a board member for Middlebury College Musical Theatre, plays for the MGP Ultimate Frisbee team, and performs frequently at WOMP. Zack laughs in the face of Gibson’s unwavering faith that the Jacksonville Jaguars will eventually win a Super Bowl (yet continues to blindly support the Indianapolis Colts).
Madison Middleton '22.5 is a Theatre and Music joint major with foci in acting, playwriting, vocal performance, and composition. Middlebury acting credits include Giants Have Us in Their Books (Andrea), The Light in the Piazza (Margaret Johnson), Julius Caesar (Brutus), Bacchae 2.1 (Tattooed Woman), and I Like You A Lot (Person 2). Some DC and Maryland acting credits include Cabaret (Fraulein Schneider), Avenue Q (Kate Monster), SOON: A New Musical by Nick Blaemire (Charlie), and Polaroid Stories (Orpheus). Two of Madison's 60-minute plays have been professionally produced in the DC area. Last fall, they co-directed Katie Marshall's acting thesis, Chapters, and wrote and composed a new piece, Returning, that they then devised and performed with Ryan Kirby '22. Madison is a member of the Middlebury College Choir, co-president of the Middlebury College Musical Theatre club, an Oratory Now coach, and one of three student liaisons for the Theatre Department. They're interested in musical and theatrical world-building, puppetry, magic, and environmental justice through art-making.
Maggie Connolly ‘23 is a Joint Theatre and Philosophy major from Concord, NH.  Her Middlebury credits include Julius CaesarGiants Have Us In Their Books, and Jump! The 2019 Annual First-Year Show.  Aside all things acting, Maggie is a Head Coach for Oratory Now, a Director of the Student Affairs Committee in the Student Government Association, and a member of the Community Service Social House Tavern.  In her free time, Maggie enjoys swimming at the natatorium and spending time with friends in the beautiful VT fresh air!
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 SpectaculathonJump!, 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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