Madeline is an actor, writer, and musician based in Washington, D.C.
She is a drummer and vocalist in the D.C.-based punk band Ultra Beauty (S/T EP out now on Sister Polygon Records) and is the playwright/performer of MOM BABY GOD, an immersive dark comedy about teenage sexuality in the Christian Right based on immersive research and interviews with right-wing activists. An earlier version of the show (dir. Emma Weinstein) toured nationally and was the subject of a right-wing smear campaign. Madeline re-developed the show in March 2018 at Taffety Punk Theatre Company, directed by Lise Bruneau. The production enjoyed a sold-out run and was made critic's pick at The Washington City Paper and The Washington Post.
As an actor, Madeline is passionate about developing new work. She originated the role of Clementine in the sold-out world premiere of Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm's Hooded, Or Being Black for Dummies at Mosaic Theater Company, and originated the role of Leah in the world premiere of Trayf by Lindsay Joelle, directed by Derek Goldman at Theater J (Associate Artist 2017-2018). Madeline has workshopped new plays extensively at The Kennedy Center.
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 with Shakespeare & Company, the Tectonic Theatre Project, and received her B.A. in Theatre, American Studies, and Women/Gender/Sexuality Studies at Hampshire College.