Madeline Wall

she/her

Greetings! Thanks for being here.

 

I am a Minneapolis-based theatre maker, writer, and aspiring researcher. I graduated from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in May of 2020 (Plague Graduates, Unite!)

 

As a theatre maker, my objective is to create "birth plays": new theatre productions centered on childbearing bodies and guided by the principles of reproductive justice as defined by SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective.

As a writer and researcher, I am interested in the cultural, medical, artistic, and personal history 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 effects identity development. 

I am also a freelance academic editor, endurance athlete, bookseller at Barnes & Noble, and aspiring educator. 

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 nerd out about Shakespeare, offer a book recommendation, hold me accountable for my professional actions, tell a birth story, etc.? Feel free to email me at madelinejwall97@gmail.com

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© Madeline Wall 2020. All rights reserved. 

Fall 2017: IN THE NEXT ROOM

Played Annie in Sarah Ruhl's Victorian vibrator play at the University of Minnesota, directed by Kate Powers. Photo by Dan Norman.