See Madeline’s most recent accomplishments and upcoming works here.
COLLEGE OF CREATIVE ARTS INAUGURAL student speaker
For the first time, Miami University’s College of Creative Arts commencement ceremony had a student speaker. Madeline independently wrote and delivered an original 10-minute speech for her peers, professors, friends and family at the spring graduation ceremony. Check it out here:
The Experience of a young woman in hitler’s europe
Madeline will make her playwriting debut on May 2 and 4, 2019, in Studio 88 at Miami University, where she will act with three other young woman in “The Experience of a Young Woman in Hitler’s Europe,” directed by Mackenzie Kirkman. The one-act will be fully staged after a semester of workshops, readings and rehearsals.
The play was written based off of research and interviews conducted with Holocaust survivors. Madeline traveled to Long Beach, California the summer before her junior year to meet with survivors and expert scholars before spending two years writing the piece under the guidance of her advisor, Dr. Ann Elizabeth Armstrong at Miami University. This project will serve as the culminating work of Madeline’s Honors with Distinction, awarded at graduation with her diploma.
Madeline was a finalist at the 2019 SPJ Awards Conference in Cleveland in the general news category for a piece she wrote with colleague Maia Anderson entitled “Words Matter: The Reality of Muslim-Americans.” Madeline traveled with other Miami students to the conference where she accepted the award and attended workshops and listened to powerful speakers in the journalism field.
Man, The Creature
This past February marked Madeline’s directorial debut as she directed a new play, “Man, the Creature,” written by Miami University grad student Mackenzie Kirkman. The play tells the story of Fyodor Dostoevsky, who explains the trauma of life in a Russian prison through a bifurcated narrator. This world premiere of “Man, the Creature” opened for two nights of sold-out performances.