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Cocoon continues the tradition of storytelling amid the pandemic

All four storytellers at the Robinson Hall, from right to left: Regina Fontanelli '22, Tim Parsons, Megan Brakely '06 and Emily Ballou '21. VAN BARTH/THE MIDDLEBURY CAMPUS.

By Acadia Klepeis

October 15, 2020

Masks were on, but the audience reacted enthusiastically to the highs and lows of each story at the eighth annual Cocoon storytelling evening.

Cocoon Storytellers Share their Roots

By Elizabeth Zhou

October 21, 2015

Contrary to popular belief, vocal acrobatics, flawless dance contortions and state-of-the-art technology are not always necessary for an entertaining show. Sometimes, all it takes is one voice. Live storytelling is more than simply a tactic to lull young children to sleep or to pass time during long...

Cocoon Takes Wing with Moth Emcee

Cocoon Takes Wing with Moth Emcee

By Leah Lavigne

October 22, 2014

On the first Thursday of every month, students fill The Gamut Room in Gifford Hall to hear their peers tell a story as a part of The Middlebury MothUP. The live storytelling events are, indeed, as simple as they sound – each student storyteller takes the microphone, without notes, for about ten minutes...

‘Cocoon’ to Reach Wider Audience

By Hannah Ostrow

October 16, 2013

Student organizers of the Middlebury MothUP have partnered with the Kevin P. Mahaney ’84 Center for the Arts to produce a high-caliber, curated storytelling event geared towards the larger College community. “Cocoon: Stories of Metamorphosis” will take place at the MCA Concert Hall on Friday, Oct....

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