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Maddie Williams

Third-year PhD Student


Madison Mae Williams (Maddie) is a third-year PhD student. Born and raised on Cape Cod, Maddie received her BA concentrating in Musical Theatre, Poetry, and Africana Studies from Hampshire College. Her research areas include representation of women of color in musical theatre, sound studies, horror and the uncanny, counterculture studies, and use of the Brechtian alienation effect in media. 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 Black Theatre Network. UC San Diego credit: Incendiary (WNPF ‘19 staged reading), Everybody Black (Assistant/Music Director, Dramaturg). Other select credits: The Importance of Being Earnest (Director), HAIR (Associate Music Director), Next To Normal (Director/Music Director), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Music Director), An Iliad (Director).


identity, poetic/musical/theatrical form, Shakespeare, historic memory and trauma, the Black Power/Arts movement, the uncanny


BA in Musical Theatre, Poetry, and Africana Studies, Hampshire College

UC San Diego credits

Incendiary (WNPF ‘19 staged reading)

Everybody Black (Assistant/Music Director, Dramaturg)