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Madison Mae Williams is a dramaturg, director, and scholar currently based in San Diego. 


Born and raised on Cape Cod, Maddie attended Hampshire College as an undergrad, where she received her BA concentrating in Musical Theatre, Poetry, and Africana Studies. She is currently attending the University of California, San Diego as a Theatre and Drama PhD candidate; her dissertation project focuses on alienation in countercultural performance in 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 is passionate about theatre work that is accessible, radical, and increases visibility and representation for people of marginalized identities. She is a 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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