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“Together Apart” celebrates first year talents in a 24-hour play festival

The festival ran 24 hours from Oct. 9 to Oct. 10 and culminated in a livestream of the plays. COURTESY PHOTO.

By Nina Ng

October 15, 2020

The 25th annual First Year Show was aptly titled “Together Apart.” 

“The Agitators”: A play reading of rebellion and revolution

“The Agitators” is a play that explores the relationship between Susan B. Anthony and Fredrick Douglass. COURTESY PHOTO.


October 15, 2020

“The Agitators” explores the relationship between two rabble-rousers whose tales of rebellion and revolution remain culturally significant today.

Senior theses amid Covid-19: theatre majors won’t wait in the wings

By Acadia Klepeis

September 24, 2020

Several senior theatre majors have chosen to face the pandemic head-on and complete their projects this fall.

The show must go on: ‘Julius Caesar’ on Zoom

At the conclusion of the performance, members of the cast of “Julius Caesar” wave goodbye.


May 7, 2020

Despite the difficulties of staging a theatre production online, the cast and crew of "Julius Caesar" pulled off an impressive performance requiring creativity, master coordination, and a bit of imagination on the audience's part.

Drama Labs Relevant and Versatile

Drama Labs Relevant and Versatile

By Luke Linden

November 12, 2015

Amid the faculty theatre productions, senior theses and assorted shows that are put on each semester, the Drama Labs continue to stand as a unique tradition here at Middlebury. A series of independent student-produced plays, the Drama Labs, have offered a venue for experimentation, variety and student-initiated...

Flare Path Sheds Light on Realities of War

Courtesy Stan Barouh

By Elizabeth Zhou

November 12, 2015

Flashing lights, black-and-white video projections of launching aircraft and sounds of revving engines flooded Wright Memorial Theatre this weekend as part of the visceral backdrop for the fall faculty show, Flare Path (Nov. 5-7). Set in a hotel near an RAF Bomber Command airbase during World War II,...

MIDDSummer Play Lab

MIDDSummer Play Lab

By Gabrielle Owens

September 17, 2015

It is 10 a.m. the week before the start of school, but a group of students is already focusing intently. Forming a circle on the stage of Wright Memorial Theatre, the students stand with their eyes shut. Over the sound of a loud fan, they listen to each other, waiting for the right moment. Suddenly,...

First-Year Show Considers Changing Role of Techonology

Isabella Alonzo ‘18 and Ben Borgmann-Winter ’18 play Vivienne and Derek in the First-Year Show (Annie Ulrich '13).

By Luke Linden

October 8, 2014

From Oct. 2 to 4, the Theatre Program sponsored the 19th Annual First Years Production: A Cautionary Tale and Others.  Directed by alum Bill Army ’07 and composed entirely of first-years, sophomores, and sophomore Febs. A Cautionary Tale and Others was staged in The Hepburn Zoo to a sold out crowd....

Alumni Shine Spotlight on Creative Collaboration

Alumni collaborate with professors and current students to workshop CLICKSHARE, a new play written by Lucas Kavner ’06.5 (Emma Eastwood-Paticchio 15).

By Emma Eastwood-Paticchio

September 10, 2014

The MiddSummer Play Lab (MSPL), a week-long summer intensive program that fosters relationships between Middlebury College students and alumni in the theatre and film industries, returned to campus for its second season this past week, Sept. 2-6. The program was started by Tara Giordano ’02.5 in 2013...

‘In the Next Room’ Explores Sexuality

'In the Next Room' Explores Sexuality

By Olivia French

April 30, 2014

From April 30-May 3, the Middlebury College Departments of Theatre and Dance are presenting Sarah Ruhl’s Tony Award-nominated play “In the Next Room” (or The Vibrator Play). Associate Professor of Theatre Claudio Medeiros ’90 will direct the work, which stars seven students and serves as the...

Clockwork Orange Promises Excitement

By Mthobisi Sibandze

April 11, 2014

On the surface, A Clockwork Orange is a standard dystopian text, in the same line as classics such as Huxley’s Brave New World. It is complete with suitably wicked teenage males, beautiful young women and gratuitous violence. It is not so simple though; it is an intricate work. It is freedom and ch...

Middlebury Brings New Life to Classic

The ensemble of Les Miserables sings ‘Do You Hear the People Sing’ as they prepare to battle the French government. (Campus/Anthea Viragh)

By Leah Lavigne

February 12, 2014

The Town Hall Theater presented its eighth J-term musical, the legendary Les Miserables, to four packed crowds Jan. 23-26. This collaboration between the Town Hall Theater and the College Department of Music showcases well-known vocal and theatrical talents as well as student actors and singers from a...

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