Meet the Majors

Roxy Adviento '18 is a Theatre/Dance joint major from New York. Middlebury show credits include Talking With, Women of Troy, The Antigone Project, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Heathers: The Musical, Damini the Damager, and A Cautionary Tale. Directing credits include Freefall, and her co-written piece, Sexpectations. Choreography credits include A Reprogramming (2017). She works as a Back-of-House Manager in Crossroads Café. Catch her senior 700 work in directing/choreography in the play 4.48 Psychosis by Sarah Kane this April 19th-21st!

Iram Asghar '18 is a Senior Theatre and Studio Art joint major. With a focus in Costume design she has designed several Middlebury College plays. Currently, she is costume designing the fall faculty show Middletown for her 700 senior thesis work. Outside of the college Iram has also costume designed for Roadkill at the NYC Fringe festival. She works for the costume shop on campus and can often be found there at odd hours of the day.  When she is not working or designing she is hosting her radio show, “Infinite c00l j@ms”. Overall, Iram loves analyzing characters, worlds of plays and building costumes that enhance them. She hopes to continue to explore different aspects of theatre during her time here at Middlebury College.

Mary Baillie '18 is a Theatre/Anthropology joint major from the UK and Brunei. Middlebury show credits include The Vagina Monologues, Sexpectations, American Sunrise/Sunset, Late: A Cowboy Song, Women of Troy and Cloud Tectonics. She is also on the board of the International Students Organisation and works in Davis Family Library. You might see her studying at various spots in town!
Miguel Castillo '18 is Dance-Theatre joint major from Caracas Venezuela. He is interested in choreographing, directing, devising, and performing. He believes interdisciplinary process lead to greater questions. He is invested in creating work that does not rely on language to convey meaning. His creative exploration seeks to unify theatrical elements to bring the audience, performers and himself—hopefully—to a different state of being. Researching movement and the possibilities the body offers is central to his creative process. He is also interested in crafting spaces and the intersections between dance, theatre and arts installation.  He hopes to continue creating work—brilliant and stupid—until the end. He was part of The Middlebury Dance Company for two consecutive seasons (2015-2016 Detroit/DC tour) under the direction of Tzveta Kassabova and 2016-2017 (US/Mexico tour) under the direction of Scotty Hardwig. Original works include Mayura, Du et Again, The return of Mother Goddess, Postcards to mum (art installation), Audio instructions for a lost audience, Patchwork Panchatantra (in collaboration), Man making (in collaboration). Middlebury credits include Clickshare and Middletown.

Shannon Gibbs '18 is a senior Theatre-English major from Santa Monica, CA. She writes standup and sketch comedy in her free time and is president of Middlebury Discount Comedy. Middlebury credits include, Clickshare, Stupid Fucking Bird, After Miss Julie, Fool for Love, No End of Blame (PTP/NYC), and Middletown.
Tim Hansen '18 is a Theatre/English joint major with focuses in playwriting and costume design. Performing credits include Next to Normal, Chicago, and 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Design credits include Club Biopoeia, the 2017 First Year Show and the web series The Basement (Fall 2017). Tim is a student staff supervisor at the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research, a house manager for the CFA, and a student worker at the Middlebury College Costume Shop. Outside of work and school, you can see them directing in the Middlebury Mamajamas at concerts on campus, in town, and all around the Northeast.

Eliza Renner '18 is a theatre major and education studies minor from Atlanta, Georgia. Eliza is passionate about puppetry, clowning, new play development, and mining the beautiful and transcendent from the ridiculous and the wholly ordinary. Eliza would like to run a rough-and-tumble theatre company of her own soon enough! Middlebury Credits include PTP/NYC's Arcadia (Chloe), Glengarry Glen Ross (Roma), A Midsummer Nights Dream (Peter Quince), Clickshare (Ashley) and American Sunrise/Sunset. She has directed, deigned, devised, and performed in many independent Hepburn Zoo productions, such as Patchwork Panchatantra and Chronic Blush. She is the recipient of the regional John Cauble Award Outstanding Short Play Award from the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. She can be contacted at


Connor Wright '18 is a Theatre major from Burlington, Vermont. Middlebury show credits include, Spring Awakening, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Late: A Cowboy Song. Connor loves working with food, whether it be on farms, fishing boats or in restaurants.


Ashley Fink ’18.5 is a double Theater and Spanish major with a Psychology minor hailing from Norfolk, Virginia. She is a singer in the Paradiddles a cappella group on campus and the president of the Middlebury College Musical Players. When she is not engaging in classes or performing onstage, Ashley works as an usher for the Middlebury Arts Department. During and after college, she hopes to combine her theater, language, and psychology knowledge in exploring new and existing forms of communication.


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, and American Sunset/Sunrise. Kahari works as a Residential Assistant (RA) for Ross Commons. He also interns with Green Dot, Middlebury's power-based personal violence prevention program. He 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 Burlignton 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, and Women of Troy. She also spent the summer of 2017 working for PTP in New York City, acting in A Pity in History and working costume/wardrobe for Arcadia. Outside of theatre, she is a co-President of Middlebrow Improv Comedy and is the Cartoon Editor for The Campus, Middlebury's student-run newspaper.

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 Junior Theater/Computer Science double major from Princeton, NJ. Previous credits include: Sound Design - Middlebury College: The Pitchfork Disney, The Waiting Room, Chronic Blush, After Miss Julie, The Monkey Wrench Gang, Princeton University: Hedda Gabler, Princeton Summer Theater: Assassins, Fool for Love, Eurydice, Metamorphoses, The Crucible. Scenic Design - Middlebury College: Patchwork Panchatantra, Middlebury's Actor Workshop: The Metromaniacs, Princeton Summer Theater: Pippin, Spider's Web, The Crucible, and Appropriate.

Victoria Isquith (Toria) '19 is a sophomore joint Theatre-English major from Thetford, Vermont. Middlebury credits include The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, Chicago, and stage managing for A Midsummer Night's Dream. 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. This past summer, Toria was the SM Assistant for PTP/NYC's production of No End of Blame. 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 MiddletownWomen of Troy, Chronic Blush, American Sunrise/Sunset, The Pitchfork Disney and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. Outside of rehearsals, you’ll find Madeleine working in the theatre office or helping manage Midd’s student-run black box theater, the Hepburn Zoo, as its president.

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 Dreamand 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 Theatre/Art History joint major from Princeton, New Jersey. She transferred (Fall 2017) from Georgetown University where she was involved with the student theatre club Mask and Bauble. There she acted in 12 Angry Men, The Donn B. Murphy One Acts Festival, and Midnight Theatre. She also directed Mad About You with the Black Theatre Ensemble. Outside of theatre, Emma enjoys hosting her radio show, camping, and talkin' 'bout hockey.

Madeline Ciocci '20 is a Theatre major with a double German/Linguistics minor from Peterborough, NH. Middlebury credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and will be performing this winter in Cabaret. She is a member of RIDDIM World Dance Troupe, is the secretary for Middlebury College Musical Theatre Club, is a tour guide, and works as an usher for the CFA. Outside school, she enjoys skiing, eating Italian food, and Heelying around campus.

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. She has previously stage managed productions Savage+Love (Fall 2016), Waiting for Godot (Spring 2017), and makes her acting debut in Glengarry Glen Ross (Fall 2017). She is also working in production for the web-series, The Basement. Outside of her major, she is also the founder and leader of the Mixed Kids of Middlebury (MKM) and dances in Midd Masti, Middlebury's South Asian dance troupe!

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.

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