MOM BABY GOD at Forum Theatre & Single Carrot Theatre (Workshop)

"With seamless and distinct character transitions that rival Anna Deavere Smith's one-actor monologue plays, Burrows never loses the audience's grasp—as much as one might want to tune out most of the speakers at times. Destinee’s struggle with herself and her environment frames the ramifications of far-right conditioning through an angle that's nuanced yet still deeply critical and hilarious. The funniest thing [I’ve] seen onstage this year." --Baltimore City Paper

"Riotously funny and shocking. This is heavy stuff, wrapped in the cloak of teen drama. But don’t be fooled. It may seem like bubble gum, but Burrows gives us far more to chew on, and the flavor lingers long after the show is over." -- DC Metro Theater Arts

"Burrows seamlessly navigates between the characters, inhabiting them completely without costumes, but only a change in posture and voice." -- DC Metro Theater Arts

NO SISTERS by Aaron Posner at Studio Theatre (understudy -- performed) 

"Madeline Burrows, an understudy, was spectacular in the role of Natásha. Her "mad" scene where she exhibited just how much she simultaneously hates and loves her husband, was performed with just the right mix of passion and silliness." -- TheaterMania


HOODED, OR BEING BLACK FOR DUMMIES by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm at Mosaic Theater Company (World Premiere) 

Photo by Stan Barouh

Photo by Stan Barouh

“The pace is light and quick and the tone is consistently thoughtful, thanks to a savvy cast that easily takes to Chisholm’s script of goading taunts and electric questions. The naivete that Madeline Burrows brings to Clementine, the white girl who’s interested in Marquis, is both fetching and alarming.” -- Washington Post 

“…we are reminded that behind the stereotype are young women just as unsure of themselves as anyone. As Marquis' crush Clementine, Madeline Burrows offers a sympathetic portrayal of someone whose love is colorblind, or so she thinks. Chisholm wisely leaves it to you to decide whether she's sincere, or just fooling herself.” --Broadway World

“The play showcases incredible talent from its eight-person cast.” -- MD Theatre Guide                     


TAME. by Jonelle Walker at WSC Avant Bard (World Premiere)

Photo by DJ Corey Photography

Photo by DJ Corey Photography

“Madeline Burrows is affecting and poignant as Bea, who yearns for Patrick’s affections. A stellar cast. --MD Theatre Guide

“Lange, Burrows, and Stange circle them in characters just as deep and nuanced so that you don’t know whether to label them accomplices in Cat’s demise or victims in Patrick’s scheme. They are all brilliant. And, as a cast, they hold your gaze hostage when you most want to look away.” -- DC Theatre Scene

“Burrows shows real distinction as an actress in the role of Bea, as she struggles for what she fondly imagines will be her future happiness.” -- DC Metro Theater Arts

“The rest of the cast, Madeline Burrows as Bea, Brendan Edward Kennedy as Patrick, Karen Lange as Mama and John Stange as Daddy, were extraordinary.”-- Broadway World

YEAR OF THE ROOSTER by Olivia Dufault at Single Carrot Theatre (Regional Premiere)

"As a McDonald’s employee, she brings real sensitivity, to a role that could easily have come off as a caricature. What makes her performance so funny, is how truthful she plays it. As a chicken, well, I didn’t balk at her in a suit of feathers…The most tender moment I have seen in a theatre all year is the love scene between the rooster and the hen in this play. You could have heard a pin drop.  (Don’t ask. Don’t judge. Just go see it.)" -- DC Metro Theater Arts

"A well-matched ensemble claws through "Year of the Rooster" in dynamic fashion…[Gil] is buffeted continually by Philipa, the cocky, street-talking McDonald's manager and would-be romantic interest, a role inhabited with considerable flair by Madeline Burrows (she waddles gamely into the role of the hen as well)." -- Baltimore Sun

"Showcasing impressive versatility, Burrows exemplifies just how sharp a contrast she can create between this frenetically high-strung character and that of the almost immobile chicken Lucky Lady. With a painstakingly slow approach to the chicken, the juxtaposition of these two polar opposites is remarkable." -- Theatre Bloom

"Even though they’re all so easy to laugh at, this phenomenal cast makes you realize that this is someone’s reality." -- Baltimore Style  


ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA at Brave Spirits Theatre

Photo by Claire Kimball

Photo by Claire Kimball

“Burrows, playing the Soothsayer and Pompey, is a young actress with incredible mastery of Shakespeare's verse. Her Soothsayer is like a cat meditating on its name, closely inspecting her paw, while her Pompey is a force of personality that merits the wary attention of the Roman Triumvirate of Octavius, Antony, and Lepidus.” —

"The ensemble that surrounds Lefkow and Carlson bring their own unmistakable imprint to the production. Roles that struck me are those by Madeline Burrows as the rebellious Pompey, [who] has a strut and don’t mess with me attitude. She has a confident air about her." -- DC Metro Theater Arts

"The Triumvirate has met to face Sextus Pompey, played with tremendous intensity by Madeline Burrows. (Burrows also plays a soothsayer, with a much more internalized but no less potent intensity.)...Burrows and Music Director Zach Roberts have created a percussion soundtrack to the show: the initial blackout is accompanied by a pounding beat that sets the tone of the show from its very first moments." —TheatreBloom


Photo by Teresa Wood

Photo by Teresa Wood

"Madeline Burrows (Ms. Shafer) is exquisite as an actress in Officer Grey’s (Mediombo Fofana) interrogation room. She gives a layered, dumbfounding account of a potential crime." -- DC Metro Theater Arts

“Burrows is fabulous in this, carefully parsing out self-discovery as she reveals details of the event.” -- DC Theatre Scene

“Burrows is a true standout” -- DC Metro Theater Arts