Harriet Newhall Fellow
Naomi is pictured on Skinner Green.
Naomi Rodri, class of 2015, is a double major in History (with an emphasis in women’s history) and Theatre Arts. During her time at Mount Holyoke she has been involved in a number of creative (especially theatrical) endeavors. Through the MHC Theatre Arts Department, she has performed in nine mainstage productions in Rooke Theatre. Some of her favorite roles include Callimaco in Niccolò Machiavelli’s The Mandrake, Sir Andrew Aguecheek in William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Lady Ariadne Utterword in George Bernard Shaw’s Heartbreak House and Samantha in Wendy Wasserstein's ‘71 Uncommon Women and Others. She also directed a short piece, written by Catia Cunha ‘14, for the student playwriting festival in March 2014. During the summer of 2013, she had two professional theatre internships in New York City as a production assistant for Clubbed Thumb’s Summerworks Festival and with the Theatre of a Two-Headed Calf during their production of You, My Mother, an experimental opera which was performed as a part of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s River to River Festival. Naomi loves MHC’s “incredible sense of community. It is one thing to have wonderful friends and faculty members, but it is quite another to be able to form meaningful and lasting bonds based on shared academic and social experiences. The relationships I have cultivated at MHC have been some of the most influential and remarkable in my life.” You can find Naomi at the Art Building or studying near the Creighton Hall fireplaces during the long Massachusetts winter.