Madeline Wall

Winter 2022: MONSTER HEART
Winter 2022: MONSTER HEART

Returned to the stage February 25th-March 5th, 2022 at the Southern Theater in Kym Longhi's dreamlike adaptation of FRANKENSTEIN. Photo by Mike Neuharth.

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Photo by Paran Kashani.

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Winter 2018: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Winter 2018: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM

Played Helena in the University of Minnesota's production of Shakespeare's magical comedy, directed by Barbra Berlovitz. Photo by Dan Norman.

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Winter 2022: MONSTER HEART
Winter 2022: MONSTER HEART

Returned to the stage February 25th-March 5th, 2022 at the Southern Theater in Kym Longhi's dreamlike adaptation of FRANKENSTEIN. Photo by Mike Neuharth.

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Greetings! Thanks for being here.
 
I am a theatre director, writer, producer, and actor. I graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in May of 2020 and am based in Minneapolis. I tell womb stories via The Birth Play Project (@birthplayproject on Instagram). 
 
As a writer and researcher, I am interested in cultural, medical, artistic, and personal histories of childbirth. I am interested in the modern schism between science and art, the development of Western obstetrical practices, and the representational practices in literature, art, and media that shape and are shaped by Western understandings of birth, wombholding people, and maternal mortality. I am interested in how living in a body with the potential to bear children affects identity development. 

My future aspirations include academic research and both leading and supporting positions in the arts and reproductive justice advocacy. 

I also love to teach, I love Shakespeare, and I love a good musical. 


Words I cherish that have been used to describe my work: 
Precision. Joy-giver. Avenging angel. Heart-first. Siren-voiced. Enchanting. A force, difficult to define and quantify. The magic was there. 

Want to tell a birth story, or just get coffee? Email me at madelinejwall97@gmail.com.