DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION
Delighted to work in the Education Department at Long Wharf Theatre, Madelyn graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2009 with a BA in Theatre Studies and a minor in Women’s Studies. Madelyn has gained experience teaching, directing, devising work, grant writing, and administration through her work with Long Wharf Theatre, Collective Consciousness Theatre, the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, Cooperative Arts and Humanities Magnet High School, and the Shubert Theatre and Arts Summer Camp. She has had the honor of working with students ages 4-99 years old, in fact, in one year she simultaneously taught a granddaughter and grandmother in two different programs. She received an award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness for guiding her students through a stigma-busting original work about how mental illness affects our everyday lives. She has collaborated with amazing artistic and cultural organizations such as Pilobolus Dance Theatre, the Urban Bushwoman, the annual True Colors Conference, My Sister’s Place, and the Connecticut Center for Nonviolence. She is passionately dedicated to creating original pieces of theatre with people of all ages and experience levels who have powerful and influential voices.
EDUCATION PROGRAMS COORDINATOR
As a lifelong lover of the stage, Jacque is thrilled to be a part of Long Wharf’s Education Department. Jacque graduated from Central Connecticut State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Performance and Communications. Her love began in first grade when she was casted as the lead in her school’s production of Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Since then, she has performed in countless productions including: Godspell, The Laramie Project, Taming of the Shrew, It’s a Wonderful Life, and For Colored Girls. While at Central, Jacque stepped into the director’s chair when she directed an all-female cast in the play,Yo Soy Latina. She also wrote, directed, and performed her one woman show, Is That Love, at CCSU, Post University, and 42nd Street Studios in NYC. As an actress, playwright, and teaching artist, Jacque is dedicated to her craft. After working with students in many settings outside of the arts, she is excited to finally be in an environment surrounded by her two favorite things, youth and theatre!