COVID-19 Updates: Fall Semester

UPCOMING EVENTS


Saturday, October 24  8pm live on Zoom

State vs. Natasha Banina

Sponsored by the Committee on the Arts and the Engaged Listening Project

*REGISTER HERE*

Free

“Critic’s Pick! A bracing trial by Zoom…Riveting!” - Maya Phillips, The New York Times

From Boston's award-winning Arlekin Players Theatre, this interactive digital production is set inside a live "ZOOM courtroom," where the virtual audience serves as the jury. Performer Darya Denisova gives a “mesmerizing portrayal” (The Boston Globe) of Natasha Banina, a teen orphan on trial for a crime of passion, whose alluring testimony reveals her dreams for love, family, and freedom.

This inventive digital production that began in May 2020 as a living room experiment and went on to earn critical acclaim from The New York Times is based on Natasha’s Dream by the Russian playwright Yaroslava Pulinovich. Says director Igor Golyak, “We are creating a new art form to overcome social distancing, the pandemic, and ultimately unite people in one virtual space by merging theater, cinematography, and video games.” A leading example of innovation in virtual theater, State vs. Natasha Banina is evidence that live performance can engage audiences even when experienced at home.

State vs. Natasha Banina is followed by a discussion with the artists and audience.

Based on Natasha’s Dream by Yaroslava Pulinovich
Performer: Darya Denisova
Translator: John Freedman
Director and Video Design: Igor Golyak
Production Associate: Marianna Golyak
Animator: Anton Iakhontov
Music Composor: Vadim Khrapatchev
Produced by Igor Golyak & Sara Stackhouse


November 6  3:30-5pm via Zoom.

Intimacy for Stage and Film

Join us for a talk and demonstration by Broadway and Regional Theatre Fight and Intimacy Directors, Michael Rossmy and Kelsey Rainwater.


Join Broadway and Regional Theatre Fight and Intimacy Directors, Michael Rossmy and Kelsey Rainwater for an introductory workshop in the pedagogy and practice of Intimacy for Stage and Film. In this workshop we will discuss the foundations of building a consent-run-room, the guideposts for approaching intimate work in the classroom and onstage, and group exercises to facilitate consent based choreography. Moderated by Michole Biancosino, Assistant Professor of Theatre.

Please register here

This program is being funded by the Engaged Listening Program.


Event poster

October 30 1:50 – 2:40pm  • Zoom

Costumes from Design to Body

with Anita Yavich, Costume Designer and
Jai Alltizer, Production Supervisor

This presentation is offered in conjunction with Middlebury College’s Department of Theatre’s FA20 course, Page to Stage.  It is a private session for class members and guests by invitation, so please email for Zoom invitation: cbwood@middlebury.edu  


Past Events

Sat. 10/17 and Sun.10/18 at 2:00 PM, livestreamed from the Clemmons Family Farm:

The Agitators

A play reading about the relationship of Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony, two abolitionists who fought for the rights of others. Play by Mat Smart, directed by Michole Biancosino '98 as part of the 21st Century Theatre Festival, sponsored by the Middlebury Performing Arts Council.

Presented by Middlebury College’s Theatre Program, Town Hall Theater, and the Clemmons Family Farm. Livestreamed from outdoors at the farm. Running time: 2 hours, 15 minutes including one intermission.


Photo of Actor, Frank Wildermann ‘99 and NYC Ballet Principal Dancer, Craig Hall

Actor, Frank Wildermann ‘99 and NYC Ballet Principal Dancer, Craig Hall

October 14 4:30 – 5:30pm  • Zoom

Creative Movement Workshop 

With: Actor, Frank Wildermann ‘99 and NYC Ballet Principal Dancer, Craig Hall

as part of First Year Seminar 1063 “Creative Power”


Together Apart: the 25th Annual First Year Show

directed by Julia Proctor

October 10 • 8 pm livestream

Join us for the 25th Annual First Year Show streaming live on October 10th at 8pm ET. This year's show is a 24-hour new play festival featuring plays written, directed, designed, and performed in a 24-hour period. The event showcases the talent of 55 Middlebury students including performers all new to the Middlebury stage!

go.middlebury.edu/TogetherApart

Password: SHOWTIME

First Year Show Poster

You can view the program here


Stage Makeup for Performers of Color

with guest speaker Jerrilyn Lanier

October 9 • 1:50 - 2:40 pm • Zoom

Offered in conjunction with THEA 0225 Page to Stage

Stage Makeup for Performers of Color Poster


Workshop in El Teatro Campesino performance training: Theatre of the Sphere

with Lakin Valdez

October 6 • 3:15 pm • Zoom

Offered in conjuction with THEA 0102 Acting 1 and open to all interested students


Theatre Hair Styling 

with Jeanna Parham of the San Francisco Opera

September 24 • 1:40 – 2:50pm • Zoom 

This presentation is offered in conjunction with Middlebury College’s Department of Theatre’s course, Page to Stage.


Department of Theatre

Mahaney Arts Center
72 Porter Field Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753