Madeline is an actor, writer, and musician based in Washington, D.C.
She is the playwright/performer of MOM BABY GOD, a solo show about teenage sexuality in the Christian Right based on immersive research and interviews with right-wing activists. An early version of MOM BABY GOD toured nationally from 2013-2015, selling out shows across the country, and receiving both critical acclaim and national media attention. The show has since evolved through workshop productions at Forum Theatre and Single Carrot Theatre, and will be produced at Taffety Punk Theatre Company in February 2018, as part of the Women's Voices Theatre Festival, directed by Lise Bruneau.
Madeline is an Associate Artist at Theater J, where she can be seen next in The Last Night of Ballyhoo, directed by Amber Paige McGinnis, and in the world premiere of Trayf by Lindsay Joelle, directed by Derek Goldman. Other recent regional credits include the world premiere of Hooded, Or Being Black for Dummies by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm at Mosaic Theater Company, directed by Serge Seiden, and the world premiere of Aaron Posner's No Sisters at Studio Theatre. Madeline is a drummer and vocalist in the D.C.-based punk band Ulta Beauty, which was recently profiled in The Washington Post.
A storyteller since day one, Madeline grew up outside of Boston and spent her childhood building fairy houses and writing dark family dramas for her Playmobil. She has trained at Shakespeare & Company and received her B.A. in Theatre, American Studies, and Women/Gender/Sexuality Studies at Hampshire College. While at Hampshire, she had the opportunity to train with Tectonic Theatre Project's Andy Paris in Tectonic's Moment Work method, trained extensively in Tadashi Suzuki's physical theatre method, and went on to develop the early version of MOM BABY GOD as her college thesis. She has worked as a teaching artist with Actors' Shakespeare Project's Incarcerated Youth at Play program and has taught drums at Girls Rock Campaign Boston and Girls Rock! DC.