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Hi. I'm Leah Maddrie.
I'm an actor, playwright, and poet.
Thanks for your interest in my work.
February 2023: In the last couple of years I've been a finalist or semi-finalist for some prestigious developmental opportunities. People are reading my work and responding, and that has been very encouraging. The important thing is to keep working! I continue to create new scripts.
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 in front of the MLK mural on Flint's North Side on June 19, 2021 at noon.
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.