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Madison Mae Williams (she/her) is a dramaturg, director, and scholar currently based in San Diego.

Born and raised on Cape Cod, Maddie received her BA concentrating in musical theatre, poetry, and Africana studies from Hampshire College. She is continuing her studies as a fifth-year Theatre PhD candidate at UC San Diego; her dissertation project focuses on alienation in countercultural performances of the Long Sixties. Her other research areas include American musical theatre, the Black Power/Arts movements, horror and the uncanny, performance for children, and the films of Stanley Kubrick and John Cassavetes.

Maddie has worked with La Jolla Playhouse, the Old Globe, South Coast Repertory, Cygnet Theatre, the New Cosmopolitans, the Playwrights Realm, Chautauqua Theatre Company, and the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. She is passionate about theatre work that is accessible, radical, and increases visibility and representation for people of marginalized identities. Maddie is a proud member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas and the Black Theatre Network.


"Poet, warrior, scholar,
warrior, warrior, warrior."

— poet John Murillo

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