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MADELINE AUSTIN has over 20 years’ experience as a theatre producer, arts manager, educator, director, and actor.She served on the Artistic Advisory Council for Naked Angels in NY and on the Boards of KEEN NY and BROS. A classically trained AFTRA, SAG, AEA actress with a BA in Theater Arts, she was a company member of the Folger Shakespeare Library’s touring company “Bill’s Buddies” for five years and spent a summer with the Maryland Shakespeare Festival. TV credits: “Homicide, Life on the Street” and “America’s Most Wanted”. Training: Wynn Handman, Joan See, Paul Austin, Franchelle Stewart Dorn and at Studio Theatre, Arena Stage and the Folger Shakespeare Theatre.

Producing & Management

Madeline has produced Off-Broadway and continues to consult on film and Broadway-bound projects. For more than a decade, she worked with Gerald Schoenfeld, Chairman of The Shubert Organization, which owns and operates 17 Broadway theaters. During that time, she was associated with dozens of Broadways shows while taking on other projects. They included producing and developing the Off-Broadway run of Maybe Baby, It’s You (directed by Jeremy Dobrish, Soho Playhouse); The Invested (directed by Ron Canada, 4th Street Theater); Spin Off (by Bernard Pomerance, Tony Award winning playwright of The Elephant Man and directed by Ron Canada, The Riverside Theatre); and Stealing Sweets and Punching People (directed by Michael Sexton, Beckett Theater). She also worked as a production assistant for Tony Award winning producer Jane Harmon and is a graduate of the Commercial Theatre Institute.

Currently the Creative Development Director for Creative Women New York (www.cwnyi.org), she also led The Shakespeare Society as Executive Director overseeing large-scale events and fundraisers including The Shakespeare Society Medal to Ralph Fiennes and The Tempest with Julie Taymor.  She worked closely with its education programming that included Teaching Teachers, Shakespeare in Schools, and The Hunts Point Children’s Shakespeare Ensemble in the Bronx.

In 2019, she took on management of a new band, Black Litmus, who released their first album last May.

Directing                                                                                                                              

A Midsummer Night’s Dream, SPHS

Madeline has directed numerous showcases in New York including North of Providence (Theatre Ubet, Abingdon Theater), Moving at the Speed of Light (Manhattan Theater Source), Hospital Food (EST, Writers’ Lab) and Where Have All the Lighting Bugs Gone (Polaris North).  More recently, she directed  A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the SP Stage Co., (SPHS) as well at Benfield Elementary School.

Teaching & Coaching

She co-founded Audition Mastery with Casting Director Brette Goldstein to train new and professional actors; designed and taught Shakespeare after-school programs at Hunter College Elementary School, Harlem RBI, and other schools in NY; and        taught presentation/media skills workshops at Princeton University in partnership with Chock Global Communications. She continues to coach privately and teach classes in Shakespeare, acting, college prep, interviewing and presentation skills. Currently, she is an Adjunct Faculty member with Anne Arundel Community College.