Student-Supported Rothrock Residencies
Do you want to be part of a larger conversation about the arts at Middlebury and expose your peers to someone amazing?
Now is your chance to bring artists to campus!*
The Rothrock Family Fund for Experiential Learning in the Performing Arts, established in 2011, supports opportunities that broaden the scope of Middlebury students’ experience in the performing arts. The fund provides a pool of dollars for students to bring one artist/ensemble/company to campus* for student-oriented residency activities.
*Note: For the 2020–2021 academic year, only remote/virtual residency proposals will be accepted.
Student-Supported Rothrock Residency (SSRR) proposals are generally due in mid-November (to present the artist the same academic year), and any Middlebury student may apply.
To apply, please submit your proposal via this google form>>
Remember the deadline is Friday, December 4
November 20, 2020.
This opportunity is made possible through the generosity of the Rothrock Family–whose son Nathaniel ’12, was active in Theatre and Music–to ensure students have access to the visiting artists who bring their talents to our campus through the Performing Arts Series and our various arts programs.
Examples of previous SSRR winning projects include:
Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof (dance)
February 19-26, 2017
Proposing students: Andrew Pester ’17 and Mandy Kimm ’17
Israeli artists Noa Zuk and Ohad Fishof have done extraordinary work in the fields of dance, visual art, electronic music, and film, and spent their week-long Middlebury residency leading Gaga and Repertory workshops, Gaga People master classes, an Electronic Music class lecture, plus a closing lecture/demonstration. The artists also shared their perspectives on living and working as artists in Israel.
Rotimi Agbabiaka (theatre)
March 14-16, 2017
Proposing student: Akhila Khanna ’17
Rotimi Agbabiaka offered a theatre master class entitled “Techniques of Telling your own Story” and performed his self-written, one-man show ‘Type/Caste’—tracing his own struggles of being a Nigerian, queer man pursuing an acting career in the US.