View/download a PDF of Madeline’s performance resume by clicking here.
College of Creative Arts Commencement Speech, May 2019
Madeline was asked to write and present a speech at Miami University’s College of Creative Arts commencement ceremony in May of 2019. She was the first student speaker to ever perform at this event.
The Experience of a Young Woman in Hitler’s Europe, May 2019
Madeline made her playwriting debut on May 2 and 4, 2019, in Studio 88 at Miami University, where she performed with three other young woman in “The Experience of a Young Woman in Hitler’s Europe,” directed by Mackenzie Kirkman. The one-act was 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 served as the culminating work of Madeline’s Honors with Distinction, awarded at graduation with her diploma.
Geoffrion Fellowship: Truth and Lies Symposium, May 2019
Madeline was a member of the Geoffrion Fellowship Program through Miami University’s Humanities Center for the 2018-2019 school year. At the end of her year-long study of performance through the lens of philosophy and “truth and lies,” Madeline presented her findings to a room of fellow scholars. To find out more about the program and to see the videos on truth and lies that Madeline created with her peers, go to this website. You can see Madeline’s slideshow presentation from the Altman Program Symposium by clicking here.
Man, The Creature, February 2019
This past February Madeline took some time away from the spotlight to try her hat at directing. She directed a new play, “Man, the Creature,” written by Miami University graduate 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.