Neon sign reading "Welcome to the Party"

Welcome to the Party: The 27th Annual First Year Show

October 6-8 | Hepburn Zoo Theatre

A night of scenes written, directed, and performed by Middlebury students.

Directed by Alex Draper

Rhino in profile wearing a monocle and a hat

Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco

October 27-29 | Seeler Studio Theatre

Berenger navigates the chaos in his small French village as the townsfolk are transformed into rhinos.

Directed by Jay Dunn ‘00.5

Colored image of Beethoven on block pattern

The Third by Madison Middleton ‘22.5

November 29 | Hepburn Zoo Theatre

A public reading of Madison Middleton’s new play. Beethoven is a young, vivacious star in Vienna. Mendelssohn seeks to prove his musical prowess. Julie is a modern day museum worker who wonders if she’ll ever amount to anything. Connected by Beethoven’s epic Eroica Symphony, these three music lovers’ fates are entwined in a time-bending story about love, genius, and what it means to be an artist.

Senior 700 work in Playwriting of Madison Middleton ‘22.5

Nine actors with serious expressions staggered amongst a field, looking at the camera

The Moors by Jen Silverman

December 1-3 | Wright Memorial Theatre

A story of a visitor who stumbles upon two sisters, both desperately unhappy, who live with a maid and their family dog in an isolated family home in the desolate wilderness. 

Directed by Michole Biancosino

A pregnant woman sits on a chair with a woman on her left and man on her right, both standing and each with a hand on her breasts

And Baby Makes Seven by Paula Vogel

January 26-28 | Hepburn Zoo Theatre

Anna, Ruth, and Peter await the arrival of their newborn child, but first they must rid the crowded apartment of their three imaginary children.

Senior 700 work in Acting of Catie Clark ‘22.5 and Molly Dorion ‘22.5
Directed by Madison Middleton ‘22.5

40 Poems Poster

40 Poems for 40 Pounds

March 12 | Town Hall Theatre

Featuring 40 members from the community in an evening of poetry, performance, book-signing, pop-up events — and free cannoli!  This book of poems by Trish Dougherty will come to life on stage through by director, Michole Biancosino (Assistant Professor of Theatre) at Town Hall Theater.

Directed by Michole Biancosino



Somewhere by Marisela Treviño Orta

April 6-8 | Seeler Studio Theatre

Almost all the insects are gone, but Cassandra and her brother Alexander are tracking the world’s last monarch butterflies heading to the west coast instead of south. Their path intersects with an Oregon truffle farm where a small group of people are hunkering down to wait out the apocalypse. Will their encounter provoke the collapse of humanity or a new beginning?

Directed by Olga Sanchez Saltveit

Woman Left Lonely

A Woman Left Lonely

April 13-15 | Hepburn Zoo Theatre

Find a glimmer of hope even in the loneliest of lives. Join three of Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tennessee Williams’ iconic heroines as they grapple with isolation, embrace desire, and chase after dreams. This night of short plays and scenes includes the explosive classic, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof; Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen; and This Property Is Condemned.

Senior 700 work in Acting of Victoria Keith ‘23
Directed by Brianna Beach ‘23.5 and Sophie Butler-Rahman ‘25

Momentary Exchange

New Directions Spring Arts Festival: Momentary Exchange

April 15

Leave your cellphone on for this unique theatre event. In this app-driven performance piece, you are invited to take a 50 minute journey - through memory, relationships, songs, and weather – as we take a road trip together. Audiences co-write the story in real time by using your phone and responding to prompts in real-time. It’s going to be a wild ride.

Co-created and directed by Michole Biancosino and Todd Anderson

Destroying Angels

Destroying Angels by Cole Merrell ‘21

April 20-22 | Hepburn Zoo Theatre

After returning home for their father’s funeral, a trio of Mormon siblings; Hem, Zooey, and Ollie; embark on a desperate adventure to spread their father’s ashes and escape a bloodthirsty serial killer. Written by Middlebury playwright Cole Merrell (’21), Destroying Angels is a twisted road-trip dramedy that discusses the effects of religion on your family, your friends, and yourself.

Senior 700 work in Acting of Maggie Connolly ‘23 and Directing of Zachary Maluccio ‘23

Bright Half Life

Bright Half Life by Tanya Barfield

April 27-29 | Hepburn Zoo Theatre

Bright Half Life by Pulitzer Prize finalist Tanya Barfield is a play about love, heartbreak, skydiving and the infinite moments that make a relationship. The play follows the four-and-a-half-decade story of Vicky and Erica, who meet, fall in love, and go through all the trials and tribulations of marriage and building a family.

Senior 700 work in Acting of Meili Huang ‘23 and Lighting Design of Will Napper ‘23
Independent 500 work in Directing of Aidan Amster ’23.5


Hamlet by William Shakespeare

May 4-6 | Wright Memorial Theatre

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.

Directed by Alex Draper

Tick Tick Boom

tick, tick… BOOM! by Jonathan Larson

May 11-13 | Hepburn Zoo Theatre

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.

Independent 500 work in Lighting Design of Barry Yang ‘25 and Directing of Kayla Schwartz ‘23.5