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Current Season and Activities

  • Objects of Wonder: Makings from across the Middlebury campus

    Objects of Wonder
    In the upcoming exhibition Objects of Wonder, students, faculty, staff, and alumni offer an intersection of research, art, history, and academia. These objects are curious snapshots-sneak peeks at the varied interests and endeavors present across this campus. Free and open to the public. Johnson Exhibition Gallery, Johnson Memorial Building room 208.

    Johnson Gallery/Crit (208)

    Open to the Public
  • The artist standing in front of a chalkboard with writing on it

    Your Sexts are Sh*t: Older Better Letters

    Written and performed by Rachel Mars. Award-winning theatre maker Rachel Mars performs a gloriously rude new solo show that unearths the hot-as-hell letters that make sexts blush. Before sexts there were hand-written letters—and loads of them were properly filthy. With the help of the internet, friends, and two sexologists, Mars has unearthed missives dating back centuries.

    Wright Theatre

    Open to the Public
  • The artist standing in front of a chalkboard with writing on it

    Your Sexts are Sh*t: Older Better Letters

    Written and performed by Rachel Mars. Award-winning theatre maker Rachel Mars performs a gloriously rude new solo show that unearths the hot-as-hell letters that make sexts blush. Before sexts there were hand-written letters—and loads of them were properly filthy. With the help of the internet, friends, and two sexologists, Mars has unearthed missives dating back centuries.

    Wright Theatre

    Open to the Public
  • close-up of a brown dog

    The Found Dog Ribbon Dance

    The Found Dog Ribbon Dance by Dominic Finocchiaro
    Norma found a dog! Norma is a professional cuddler in Seattle, one of the first in the field. Her quest to return the dog to its rightful family leads Norma to curious encounters and the possibility of a second chance at love. This quirky romantic comedy about loneliness, oxytocin, and the healing power of Whitney Houston, explores the necessity and dangers of touch, the importance of pets, and the joy of ribbon dancing! Directed by Olga Sanchez Saltveit.

    Mahaney Arts Center Seeler Studio Theatre

    Open to the Public
  • close-up of a brown dog

    The Found Dog Ribbon Dance

    The Found Dog Ribbon Dance by Dominic Finocchiaro
    Norma found a dog! Norma is a professional cuddler in Seattle, one of the first in the field. Her quest to return the dog to its rightful family leads Norma to curious encounters and the possibility of a second chance at love. This quirky romantic comedy about loneliness, oxytocin, and the healing power of Whitney Houston, explores the necessity and dangers of touch, the importance of pets, and the joy of ribbon dancing! Directed by Olga Sanchez Saltveit.

    Mahaney Arts Center Seeler Studio Theatre

    Open to the Public
  • close-up of a brown dog

    The Found Dog Ribbon Dance

    The Found Dog Ribbon Dance by Dominic Finocchiaro
    Norma found a dog! Norma is a professional cuddler in Seattle, one of the first in the field. Her quest to return the dog to its rightful family leads Norma to curious encounters and the possibility of a second chance at love. This quirky romantic comedy about loneliness, oxytocin, and the healing power of Whitney Houston, explores the necessity and dangers of touch, the importance of pets, and the joy of ribbon dancing! Directed by Olga Sanchez Saltveit.

    Mahaney Arts Center Seeler Studio Theatre

    Open to the Public
  • close-up of a brown dog

    The Found Dog Ribbon Dance

    The Found Dog Ribbon Dance by Dominic Finocchiaro
    Norma found a dog! Norma is a professional cuddler in Seattle, one of the first in the field. Her quest to return the dog to its rightful family leads Norma to curious encounters and the possibility of a second chance at love. This quirky romantic comedy about loneliness, oxytocin, and the healing power of Whitney Houston, explores the necessity and dangers of touch, the importance of pets, and the joy of ribbon dancing! Directed by Olga Sanchez Saltveit.

    Mahaney Arts Center Seeler Studio Theatre

    Open to the Public
  • Orlando

    Play Sarah Ruhl, adapted from the original by Virginia Woolf. Directed by Claudio Medeiros.

    Wright Theatre

    Open to the Public
  • Orlando

    Play Sarah Ruhl, adapted from the original by Virginia Woolf. Directed by Claudio Medeiros.

    Wright Theatre

    Open to the Public
  • Orlando

    Play Sarah Ruhl, adapted from the original by Virginia Woolf. Directed by Claudio Medeiros.

    Wright Theatre

    Open to the Public

Past events

  • Emily St. John Mandel in Conversation

    Acclaimed author Emily St. John Mandel will bring her work and perspectives to Middlebury College in this special reading, Q&A and book signing. 

     

    This event is in-person and open to the public.

    Can’t make it? A recording will be available February 16-March 1, 2024 at https://vimeo.com/911642948

    Password: EmilyMidd2024

     

    Wright Theatre

    Open to the Public
  • Gold and black background with the words "Curtain Up!" in white letters

    Curtain Up!

    Theatre Department Welcome Reception for new and returning students.
    Meet the majors, faculty and staff and learn about the many opportunities to participate in theatre this semester and beyond!

    Mahaney Arts Center 232

    Closed to the Public
  • Abenaki Arts Workshop

    The Vermont Abenaki Artists Association presents a day of art making, cultural exchange and discussions with Paul-René Tamburro, Ph.D. (Abenaki) and Andrea Tamburro, Ed.D. (Shawnee).

    Space is limited; registration is highly recommended for arts workshops

    Axinn Center 104

  • Abenaki Arts Workshop

    The Vermont Abenaki Artists Association presents a day of art making, cultural exchange and discussions with Paul-René Tamburro, Ph.D. (Abenaki) and Andrea Tamburro, Ed.D. (Shawnee).

    Space is limited; registration is highly recommended for arts workshops

    Axinn Center 104

  • Abenaki Arts Workshop- Exhibition

    The Vermont Abenaki Artists Association presents a day of art making, cultural exchange and discussions with Paul-René Tamburro, Ph.D. (Abenaki) and Andrea Tamburro, Ed.D. (Shawnee).

    Space is limited; registration is highly recommended for arts workshops. For more information: go/AbenakiArts24

    Axinn Center Winter Garden

  • Abenaki Arts Workshop- Exhibition

    The Vermont Abenaki Artists Association presents a day of art making, cultural exchange and discussions with Paul-René Tamburro, Ph.D. (Abenaki) and Andrea Tamburro, Ed.D. (Shawnee).

    Space is limited; registration is highly recommended for arts workshops. For more information: go/AbenakiArts24

    Axinn Center Winter Garden

  • Polaroid photos of the actors taped on a poster

    Polaroid Stories

    Naomi Iizuka describes her play Polaroid Stories as “a visceral blend of classical mythology and real life stories told by street kids.” 10 actors play characters ranging from Echo, Eurydice, Orpheus and Narcissus to Skinhead, Kaos, Melody and Disappear. “Iizuka journeys into a dangerous world where myth-making fulfills a fierce need for transcendence, where storytelling has the power to transform a reality in which character’s lives are continually threatened, devalued and erased. Like their mythic counterparts, these modern-day mortals are engulfed by needs that burn and consume.

    Mahaney Arts Center Seeler Studio Theatre

    Open to the Public
  • Polaroid photos of the actors taped on a poster

    Polaroid Stories

    Naomi Iizuka describes her play Polaroid Stories as “a visceral blend of classical mythology and real life stories told by street kids.” 10 actors play characters ranging from Echo, Eurydice, Orpheus and Narcissus to Skinhead, Kaos, Melody and Disappear. “Iizuka journeys into a dangerous world where myth-making fulfills a fierce need for transcendence, where storytelling has the power to transform a reality in which character’s lives are continually threatened, devalued and erased. Like their mythic counterparts, these modern-day mortals are engulfed by needs that burn and consume.

    Mahaney Arts Center Seeler Studio Theatre

    Open to the Public
  • Polaroid photos of the actors taped on a poster

    Polaroid Stories

    Naomi Iizuka describes her play Polaroid Stories as “a visceral blend of classical mythology and real life stories told by street kids.” 10 actors play characters ranging from Echo, Eurydice, Orpheus and Narcissus to Skinhead, Kaos, Melody and Disappear. “Iizuka journeys into a dangerous world where myth-making fulfills a fierce need for transcendence, where storytelling has the power to transform a reality in which character’s lives are continually threatened, devalued and erased. Like their mythic counterparts, these modern-day mortals are engulfed by needs that burn and consume.

    Mahaney Arts Center Seeler Studio Theatre

    Open to the Public
  • Polaroid photos of the actors taped on a poster

    Polaroid Stories

    Naomi Iizuka describes her play Polaroid Stories as “a visceral blend of classical mythology and real life stories told by street kids.” 10 actors play characters ranging from Echo, Eurydice, Orpheus and Narcissus to Skinhead, Kaos, Melody and Disappear. “Iizuka journeys into a dangerous world where myth-making fulfills a fierce need for transcendence, where storytelling has the power to transform a reality in which character’s lives are continually threatened, devalued and erased. Like their mythic counterparts, these modern-day mortals are engulfed by needs that burn and consume.

    Mahaney Arts Center Seeler Studio Theatre

    Open to the Public
  • PREY Screening

    Thanksgiving Break Screening of PREY!

    The epic PREDATOR legacy continues with this action-thriller set in the Comanche Nation in 1719, where Naru (Amber Midthunder), a fiery young woman consumed with proving herself as a hunter, stands up against the male leaders of her tribe in order to rid the Northern Great Plains of a malevolent otherworldly visitor. Casting consists almost entirely of Native and First Nations talent.

    Dana Auditorium (Sunderland Language Center)

    Closed to the Public
  • Canceled: Beta Bitches

    Please note that this event has been postponed to a later date.

    Hepburn Zoo

    Open to the Public
  • Canceled: Beta Bitches

    Please note that this event has been postponed to a later date.

    Hepburn Zoo

    Open to the Public
  • Canceled: Beta Bitches

    Please note that this event has been postponed to a later date.

    Hepburn Zoo

    Open to the Public
  • Canceled: Beta Bitches

    Please note that this event has been postponed to a later date.

    Hepburn Zoo

    Open to the Public
  • Word and Image: Putting Proust’s Pictures in Perspective

    Marcel Proust’s A la Recherche du Temps Perdu, one of the most profoundly visual works in Western literature, houses a vast repository of paintings. How does the novelist, in his frequent reference to both famous and obscure works of art, manage to evoke emotion, character, history? How do the verbal and the visual interact and illuminate one another? Painter and writer ERIC KARPELES will highlight many of the great works woven into the rich tapestry of Proust’s text, spanning the history of art from the trecento to the twentieth century, from Giotto to cubism. 

    Franklin Environmental Center, The Orchard-Hillcrest 103

    Open to the Public
  • Dad Rock

    Dad Rock is a collection of scenes and monologues from both theatrical classics and newer plays you’ve yet to fall in love with, and songs from Broadway musicals and classic rock legends. These scenes, songs, and monologues challenge and explore toxic masculinity and the expectations our society places on male-identifying people that exist at the heart of many of the mental health crises affecting people of all ages, sexualities, and genders, as well as the people closest to them. This project is also Beck Barsanti’s senior work in acting.

    Hepburn Zoo

    Open to the Public
  • Dad Rock

    Dad Rock is a collection of scenes and monologues from both theatrical classics and newer plays you’ve yet to fall in love with, and songs from Broadway musicals and classic rock legends. These scenes, songs, and monologues challenge and explore toxic masculinity and the expectations our society places on male-identifying people that exist at the heart of many of the mental health crises affecting people of all ages, sexualities, and genders, as well as the people closest to them. This project is also Beck Barsanti’s senior work in acting.

    Hepburn Zoo

    Open to the Public
  • Dad Rock

    Dad Rock is a collection of scenes and monologues from both theatrical classics and newer plays you’ve yet to fall in love with, and songs from Broadway musicals and classic rock legends. These scenes, songs, and monologues challenge and explore toxic masculinity and the expectations our society places on male-identifying people that exist at the heart of many of the mental health crises affecting people of all ages, sexualities, and genders, as well as the people closest to them. This project is also Beck Barsanti’s senior work in acting.

    Hepburn Zoo

    Open to the Public
  • Text of the date and time in neon lights against a dark background

    Theatre Department Auditions for Spring Productions

    The Theatre Department invites ALL STUDENTS to audition for the spring ‘24 faculty directed productions of:
    The Found Dog Ribbon Dance by Dominic Finocchiaro directed by Olga Sanchez Saltveit and
    Orlando by Sarah Ruhl directed by Claudio Medeiros.

    Come to the upper MAC lobby at 5:45pm to sign up for a slot. We will hear people individually in the order they have signed up. All are requested to have a 45 - 60 second monologue. Memorization and preparation are strongly preferred.
    Please visit go/auditions for more information. Open to Middlebury College students.

    Mahaney Arts Center 232

    Closed to the Public
  • [The Creative Process] Día de Muertos Dance

    Please join the ARDV 0116A: The Creative Process class as they present a dance on the tennis courts of Hepburn Road expressive of Los Días de los Muertos.

    Proctor Tennis Courts

  • Dad Rock

    Dad Rock is a collection of scenes and monologues from both theatrical classics and newer plays you’ve yet to fall in love with, and songs from Broadway musicals and classic rock legends. These scenes, songs, and monologues challenge and explore toxic masculinity and the expectations our society places on male-identifying people that exist at the heart of many of the mental health crises affecting people of all ages, sexualities, and genders, as well as the people closest to them. This project is also Beck Barsanti’s senior work in acting.

    Hepburn Zoo

    Open to the Public
  • Dia de los muertos Celebration '23 Procession

    Join us in celebrating our ancestors and departed loved ones on Día de los Muertos.  Meet outside the Anderson Freeman Center (Carr Hall.)  Along the procession there will be music, performances, dance, and much more. Visit: go/ddlm23 for more information. Bring along a memento of your loved one, a photo, favorite food, an object to honor your dead on the Procession… open to all!

    To Be Announced

  • Members of the cast in costume taking a selfie

    Greek Tragedy

    A play by Lia Romeo directed by Michole Biancosino.
    Anna is a famous and fabulous Instagram influencer. Jennifer is her drab best friend. But Jennifer is the one who’s been writing all of Anna’s content, while Anna spirals into addiction and out of control. And now Jennifer’s the one who’s writing this play. A story about telling stories… and about how to live our lives when we live our lives online.

    Wright Theatre

    Open to the Public
  • Cast members in costume taking a selfie

    Greek Tragedy

    A play by Lia Romeo directed by Michole Biancosino.
    Anna is a famous and fabulous Instagram influencer. Jennifer is her drab best friend. But Jennifer is the one who’s been writing all of Anna’s content, while Anna spirals into addiction and out of control. And now Jennifer’s the one who’s writing this play. A story about telling stories… and about how to live our lives when we live our lives online.

    Wright Theatre

    Open to the Public
  • Close up image of a tissue paper banner

    Papel Picado Making, DDLM '23

    Join Summer Lee Jack (Theatre) in creating beautiful and delicate cut-out tissue paper banners to hang by your ofrenda. It’s said they wave when spirits are near…

    Open to Middlebury students, faculty, and staff.

    Mahaney Arts Center 221

  • Members of the cast in costume taking a selfie

    Greek Tragedy

    A play by Lia Romeo directed by Michole Biancosino.
    Anna is a famous and fabulous Instagram influencer. Jennifer is her drab best friend. But Jennifer is the one who’s been writing all of Anna’s content, while Anna spirals into addiction and out of control. And now Jennifer’s the one who’s writing this play. A story about telling stories… and about how to live our lives when we live our lives online.

    Wright Theatre

    Open to the Public
  • Book of Life Screening

    Join the Dia de Muertos Celebration ‘23 for a screening of this modern classic, animated film. Book of Life is a funny, irreverent, touching story of heroes, lovers, life, and after life…

    Dana Auditorium (Sunderland Language Center)

    Open to the Public
  • Día de los Muertos Appreciation vs. Appropriation

    Join us for an intimate, heartfelt and serious conversation about cultural appropriation, specifically as it pertains to Día de los Muertos. The discussion will be guided by Nikolina Dobreva (Film), Roberto Lint-Sagarena (American Studies) & Olga Sanchez Saltveit (Theatre).

    Anderson Freeman Resource Center

  • Members of the cast in costume taking a selfie

    Greek Tragedy

    A play by Lia Romeo directed by Michole Biancosino.
    Anna is a famous and fabulous Instagram influencer. Jennifer is her drab best friend. But Jennifer is the one who’s been writing all of Anna’s content, while Anna spirals into addiction and out of control. And now Jennifer’s the one who’s writing this play. A story about telling stories… and about how to live our lives when we live our lives online.

    Wright Theatre

    Open to the Public
  • 28th annual First Show: Look, Dream, Begin

    First Show: Look, Dream, Begin, is a series of brand new, short plays from around the world interwoven into an inventive, truthful, and life-affirming piece about what it means to dream up a future during climate crisis.

    Hepburn Zoo

    Open to the Public
  • 28th annual First Show: Look, Dream, Begin

    First Show: Look, Dream, Begin, is a series of brand new, short plays from around the world interwoven into an inventive, truthful, and life-affirming piece about what it means to dream up a future during climate crisis.

    Hepburn Zoo

    Open to the Public
  • 28th annual First Show: Look, Dream, Begin

    First Show: Look, Dream, Begin, is a series of brand new, short plays from around the world interwoven into an inventive, truthful, and life-affirming piece about what it means to dream up a future during climate crisis.

    Hepburn Zoo

    Open to the Public
  • 28th annual First Show: Look, Dream, Begin

    First Show: Look, Dream, Begin, is a series of brand new, short plays from around the world interwoven into an inventive, truthful, and life-affirming piece about what it means to dream up a future during climate crisis.

    Hepburn Zoo

    Open to the Public
  • abstract collage with the words "LOOK   DREAM   BEGIN"

    Auditions for 28th Annual First Show!

    Never been in a Theatre Department production?
    Join the 28th Annual First Show!
    This year the Theatre Department is collaborating with Climate Change Theatre Action to create an inventive, truthful, and life-affirming piece about what it means to dream up a future during climate crisis.
    Auditions: Friday, September 15th from 6-9pm | MAC 232
    Call Backs: Saturday, September 16th from 10-2pm | MAC 232
    Performances: October 5th-7th | Hepburn Zoo Theatre

    Mahaney Arts Center 232

    Closed to the Public
  • Red theatre curtain with the words "Curtain Up!" in white letters

    Curtain Up!

    Theatre Department Welcome Reception for new and returning students.
    Meet the majors, faculty and staff and learn about the many opportunities to participate in theatre this semester and beyond!

    Mahaney Arts Center 232

    Closed to the Public
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    The Dogteam Theatre Project presents TRAILBLAZING! A Showcase of New Works

    The Dogteam Theatre Project, a brand new company integrating professional and emerging artists to create meaningful theatre through multidisciplinary workshops and productions, presents its INAUGURAL PUBLIC EVENT: Trailblazing! A day-long showcase of new works and design presentations.

    Presentations begin at 11am with readings of two new scripts by Middlebury College playwrights Teo Flesher ‘23 and Kayla Schwartz ‘23.5, directed by Caroline Armour ‘24, Zack Maluccio ‘23 and Maggie Connolly ’23.

    Mahaney Arts Center Seeler Studio Theatre

    Open to the Public
  • Image of three people smiling

    Tick, Tick... Boom!

    An autobiographical musical based on the life of composer Jonathan Larson, Tick, Tick… Boom tells the story of an artist’s fight to enter the theater industry as he feels his time is running out. Explore the profound musings and iconic music of Larson’s first show. Senior work in vocal health/performance by Rohini Prabhakar ‘23. Independent work in directing by Kayla Schwartz ‘23.5. Independent work in lighting design by Barry Yang ‘25.

    Hepburn Zoo

    Open to the Public
  • Image of three people smiling

    Tick, Tick... Boom!

    An autobiographical musical based on the life of composer Jonathan Larson, Tick, Tick… Boom tells the story of an artist’s fight to enter the theater industry as he feels his time is running out. Explore the profound musings and iconic music of Larson’s first show. Senior work in vocal health/performance by Rohini Prabhakar ‘23. Independent work in directing by Kayla Schwartz ‘23.5. Independent work in lighting design by Barry Yang ‘25.

    Hepburn Zoo

    Open to the Public
  • Image of three people smiling

    Tick, Tick... Boom!

    An autobiographical musical based on the life of composer Jonathan Larson, Tick, Tick… Boom tells the story of an artist’s fight to enter the theater industry as he feels his time is running out. Explore the profound musings and iconic music of Larson’s first show. Senior work in vocal health/performance by Rohini Prabhakar ‘23. Independent work in directing by Kayla Schwartz ‘23.5. Independent work in lighting design by Barry Yang ‘25.

    Open to the Public
  • Image of three people smiling

    Tick, Tick... Boom!

    An autobiographical musical based on the life of composer Jonathan Larson, Tick, Tick… Boom tells the story of an artist’s fight to enter the theater industry as he feels his time is running out. Explore the profound musings and iconic music of Larson’s first show. Senior work in vocal health/performance by Rohini Prabhakar ‘23. Independent work in directing by Kayla Schwartz ‘23.5. Independent work in lighting design by Barry Yang ‘25.

    Hepburn Zoo

    Open to the Public
  • black and white tree with red birds

    Hamlet

    The Middlebury Department of Theatre presents Shakespeare’s timeless tragedy of revenge in a production where 10 actors all share the title role. Shakespeare’s masterpiece takes on new meaning when every person onstage embodies the idea that “there is something of Hamlet in us all.” Featuring Beck Barsanti, Brianna Beach, Annabelle Iredale, Naja Irvin-Conyers, Victoria Keith, Ben Knudsen, Peyton Mader, Charlie Porto, Charlotte Roberts, and Zeph Santiago as Hamlet.

    Please join us for a talk back with the company directly after the Friday performance.

    Wright Theatre

    Open to the Public