Madeline Joey Rose is a nonbinary actor, writer, and musician currently living and working in New York City. (pronouns: they/them. You can call them Joey, Madeline (pronounced like the French kid), MJR, or MJ).
They were recently seen in the second production of Aziza Barnes’ BLKS at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, directed by Nataki Garrett. Joey is a drummer and vocalist in the postpunk 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. An earlier version of the show (dir. Emma Weinstein) toured nationally and was the subject of a right-wing smear campaign. Joey re-developed the show in March 2018 at Taffety Punk Theatre Company, directed by Lise Bruneau. The production enjoyed a sold-out run, was among The Washington Post’s “Best of Theatre 2018” and was made critic's pick at The Washington City Paper and The Washington Post.
Passionate about new play development, Joey originated the role of Clementine in the sold-out world premiere of Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm's Hooded, Or Being Black for Dummies (Mosaic Theater Company), originated the role of Leah in the world premiere of Lindsay Joelle’s Trayf (Theater J-Associate Artist 2017-2018), workshopped an early version of Ken Ludwig’s Dear Jack, Dear Louise under Ludwig’s direction, and has workshopped new plays extensively at The Kennedy Center.
Joey holds a B.A. in Theatre, American Studies, and Women/Gender/Sexuality Studies from Hampshire College and is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association.