DIRECTING (2000-present)

  • Little Shop of Horrors, Pascal Center for the Arts, AACC
  • 12 Angry Jurors, Pascal Center for the Arts, AACC
  • Hurricane Diane, a staged reading, Little Theatre, AACC
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Pascal Center for the Arts
  • Final Respects, 2023 Actors Center Staged Readings, Wash., DC
  • Clue: On Stage, Pascal Center for the Arts
  • The Experiment, 2021 Fringe Festival, AACC
  • Hospital Food, Writers’ Lab, Ensemble Studio Theatre, NY
  • North of Providence, Theatre UBet, NY
  • Moving at the Speed of Light, Manhattan Theater Source, NY
  • Where Have All the Lightening Bugs Gone, Polaris North, NY
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, SP Stage Company, SPHS, MD
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Benfield Elementary, MD
12 Angry Jurors


“This AACC production, well directed by Madeline Austin, brings to mind Jean Paul Sartre’s book “No Exit,” that postulates hell is others. The people assembled here have disparate opinions and would never be together in any other situation. The minute the bailiff locks them into the jury room. they begin to argue and bully each other, and seem hopelessly set in the certainty that their own opinion is the correct one. Austin keeps the actors moving—pacing, charging each other, and pushing chairs back in frustration.”

–Sue Tilberry, MD Theatre Guide

“The most entertaining part of the play for me wasn’t the bitter arguments, the witty comments or even the cleverly unfolding mystery of the murder. Instead, it was the actors while they weren’t talking. All 12 jurors, and occasionally one police officer, kept fascinating dynamics among both each other and the set. The show was people-watching at its peak. Watching the actors in the background bustle around, talking to each other and interacting with the props around the stage, kept the experience immersive and engrossing.”

–Tomi Brunton, Associate Editor, Campus Current
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead


“Theatre AACC’s performance kept the audience on our toes, from witty, fourth-wall breaks to sudden pirate attacks and dramatic death scenes. The show’s titular protagonists, played by AACC alumnus Eliza Geib and theater student Cameron Walker, built off of each other exquisitely in rapid back-and-forth comedy. Both were on stage nearly the entire play, yet never faltered.”

–Tomi Brunton, Associate Editor, Campus Current

“While the entire cast delivers a polished performance, Walker as Guildenstern and Duque as The Player distinguish themselves as rising stars. The scenes shared by these two actors are worthy of a standing ovation. Their timing is brilliant. Their delivery of both lines and movement is flawless. Joshua Foster as Polonius, Ophelia’s father and Claudius’ advisor, and Zachary Sexton as Alfred, a scandalous tragedian, deliver stand-out performances.”

–Susan Nolan, MD Theatre Guide
Clue On Stage

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

BROADWAY TO BENFIELD, NY Producer Brings Shakespeare to Severna Park

This April, Benfield Elementary School will be transformed into Fairyland as Madeline Austin and her thespians bring “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” to an off-Benfield stage. Austin, former Executive Director of The Shakespeare Society has been preparing her 32 young actors for almost the entire school year…The actors will not wear mics; rather, they have all been trained to project their voices outward. Robin Enders, fifth-grade educator at Benfield, was complimentary of Austin’s impact. “When the parents and students signed up for drama club, they had no idea the wealth of experience that Mrs. Austin brought to Benfield,” Enders said. “Many of the students have discovered new confidence thanks to their participation.”

–SEVERNA PARK VOICE, April 5, 2016

Acting Coach, Asockalypse! (2016) directed by Carrie Schoenfeld


A group of stoners save the world from sock stealing aliens.