COVID-19: Essential Information

We invite anyone and everyone interested to join us on

Thursday November 11 from 7pm to 10pm


Friday November 12 from 4pm to 6pm

in MAC 232 to be considered for:

1. The Faculty-Directed Production:

Mr. Burns, a post-electric play

By Anne Washburn

Directed by Alex Draper (

Production dates: May 5 -7, 2022

3 performances in the Wright Memorial Theatre

16-20 roles for actors, singers and musicians

About the play: After the collapse of civilization, a group of survivors share a campfire and begin to piece together the plot of "The Simpsons" episode "Cape Feare" entirely from memory. 7 years later, this and other snippets of pop culture (sitcom plots, commercials, jingles, and pop songs) have become the live entertainment of a post-apocalyptic society, sincerely trying to hold onto its past. 75 years later, these are the myths and legends from which new forms of performance are created.

A paean to live theater, and the resilience of Bart Simpson through the ages, Mr. Burns is an animated exploration of how the pop culture of one era might evolve into the mythology of another.

This production COUNTS AS A CLASS and rehearses throughout the semester. In addition to the casts, we are looking for a stage managers and assistant stage managers.

Mr. Burns Callbacks will be held Thursday 11/18 7-10pm and Friday 19/12 4-6pm in MAC 232.

2. The Student-Directed productions (titles TBD)

These productions are built around student independent work, are not classes, tend to rehearse over shorter periods, and are usually performed in the Hepburn Zoo.


No experience required; all you need is the desire to be in a play.

Sign Up:

Come to the MAC lobby (outside of room 232) 15 minutes before the start of auditions to sign up for a slot and fill out a questionnaire. Students will audition individually in the order they have signed up. You can wait or leave and come back.

What to prepare:

For the audition please prepare a 45-to-90-second monologue of your choosing, ideally memorized.

If you sing, please also prepare 60-90 seconds of a song. You can sing acapella or bring in a device to play your music on. If you do not have a monologue, options are located on the Theatre Dept. website

Need a monologue?

Bring your own or feel free to select from these options available for you.

Non-binary monoloques can be found here.


Contact the direcetor(s) listed above.


Need a class for your Arts Division requirement?


 Put your planning and organizational skills to use!

 The theatre program needs



Stage managers help organize, schedule, and run rehearsals and performances.

THEA 0129 and THEA 0119 are hands-on, learn-by-doing classes. 

  Faculty and staff will guide you through the process.


For more information, contact Allison Rimmer:

Department of Theatre

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