Madeline Wall

DRY LAND
DRY LAND

Produced and directed the Minnesota premiere of Ruby Rae Spiegel's play at the University of Minnesota June 14th-17th, 2018. Photo by Noelle Kirscht. See link below for more about the production.

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photo by Paran Kashani.

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THE TEMPEST
THE TEMPEST

Played Miranda in Combustible Company's The Tempest, staged in Minocqua, WI June 2022. Photo by Ian Meyer.

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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.