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Hi. I'm Leah Maddrie.

I'm an actor,  playwright, and poet. 

Thanks for your interest in my work.


2024: I'm still writing and submitting material. In the last few years I've been a finalist or semi-finalist for several prestigious developmental opportunities.  People are reading my work and responding in a positive way, and that has been very encouraging. The important thing is to keep working! 

September 2021: LOVE-ADJACENT (OR BALCONY PLAYS), which was seen on Zoom in the 2020 Red Bull Theatre Short New Play Festival, is published in Volume 5 of the RED BULL SHORTS series! Order on Amazon here .

Summer 2021: Flint Repertory Theatre commissioned me to create a micro-audio play, THE QUESTIONS, for the Flint Mural Project. My play was available on the Flint Rep site (FlintRep.org)  June 5-August 31.  A live reading took place on June 19, 2021 at noon. on Flint's North Side in front of the mural depicting Martin Luther King, Jr.  and others in one of the Selma marches.     

Flint Repertory Theatre, or The Rep, as it is known, encompasses Flint Youth Theatre, which I was part of as performer ( Ten O'Clock Players, which traveled to  Flint Community Schools doing shows for students) and teacher. 

May 2021: IDA UP FRONT, a tribute to Ida B. Wells-Barnett, with my lyrics and music by celebrated composer Laura Kaminsky, was included in the New York Festival of Song's virtual concert Define: Woman. (Concert was available through May 31 on the NYFOS.org site in the NYFOS@home section of the site.) 

October 2020: JUST ABOUT LOVE, my adaptation of Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well set in Mississippi during Freedom Summer in 1964, had a concert reading on Zoom (pandemic mode!) on Wednesday, October 7 at 7pm thanks to the Harlem Shakespeare Festival. 

July 2020: My play LOVE-ADJACENT (or BALCONY PLAYS) was one of six plays selected through an open and blind submission process to be read in the 10th Annual Red Bull Theater Short New Plays Festival, performed on Zoom in 2020. The festival featured ten-minute, classically-inspired works. 

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