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Maddie Williams

Third-year PhD Student


Madison Mae Williams is a third-year PhD student. Maddie received her BA concentrating in Musical Theatre, Poetry, and Africana Studies from Hampshire College. Her current research focuses on performance of counterculture in the Long Sixties through the lens of Brechtian theory. 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 credits: Elektra (Music Director), Man in Love (Dramaturg), Incendiary (WNPF ‘19 staged reading), Everybody Black (Assistant/Music Director, Dramaturg). Other 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

Elektra (Music Director)

Man in Love

Incendiary (WNPF ‘19 staged reading)

Everybody Black (Assistant/Music Director, Dramaturg)