Madelyn Sergel Playwright Bio

Upcoming full productions include the world premiere of Taking Turns at Three Brothers Theatre in Waukegan, Il (April 2018) and the second production of Special Needs at Magnetic Theatre in Asheville, NC (September 2018). Other full productions include The Party in the Kitchen (2013) and Special Needs (2011), both at Clockwise Theatre, and Another Piece of Cake at Citadel Theatre (2008). Her YA play Totally Okay, Right Now is published by YouthPLAYS.

Her work has received readings at American Theatre Company, Citadel Theatre, Gift Theatre, Clockwise Theatre, Chicago Dramatists, Skokie Theatre, and Gurnee Theatre Company. Awards and festival selections include the finalist for the Christopher Brian Wolk Award; semi-finalist in the Dorothy Silver Playwriting Competition (Special Needs); Her Rah 2007 New Plays Festival (Another Piece of Cake); and finalist in the Moondance International Film Festival, play division, (Another Piece of ake), featured play in New Jersey’s Equity children’s theatre Growing Stage Theatre 2014 New Play-Reading Series, honorable mention in the Julie Harris Play Competition for youth theatre, the Marilyn Hall Award (Totally Okay, Right Now). The founding Artistic Director of Clockwise Theatre, she co-produced the company’s first 13 productions.  Madelyn acted professionally for many years in theatres throughout Chicago including stints at Victory Gardens, Chicago Dramatists, Bailiwick, Organic, and many others, and she was a member of SAG/AFTRA. She also was selected as one of the Daily Herald’s Influential Women in Business (2015) for her work at Clockwise Theatre and she acted as Literary Manager for Citadel Theatre (2006-2007), where she also co-produced numerous productions. She has been published in Cabin Life magazine and Ducts on-line literary journal. 

     

SELECTED PLAYS – FULL LENGTH

Special Needs

Full Production

Magnetic Theatre, Asheville, NC, upcoming 2018

 

Full Production

Clockwise Theatre, Waukegan, IL, 2011

     

Taking Turns

Full Production

Three Brothers Theatre, Waukegan, IL, upcoming 2018

     

Party in the Kitchen

Full Production

Clockwise Theatre, Waukegan, IL, 2013

 

Staged Reading

Gift Theatre, Chicago IL, 2012

     

Another Piece of Cake

Full Production

Citadel Theatre, Lake Forest, IL, 2008

 

Event Presentation

Libertyville Senior Center, Libertyville, IL, 2008

 

Staged Reading

Citadel Theatre, Lake Forest, IL, 2007

     

Totally Okay, Right Now

Staged Reading

Clockwise Theatre, Waukegan, IL, 2014

 

Staged Reading

Growing Stage Theatre, Netcong, NJ, 2014

     

TALK

Staged Reading

American Theatre Company, Chicago, IL, 2012

 

Staged Reading

Chicago Dramatists, Chicago, IL, 2013

 

Staged Reading

Gurnee Theatre Company, Gurnee, IL, 2012

     

Throwing Rice

Staged Reading

Chicago Dramatists, Chicago, IL, 2017

SELECTED PLAYS – SHORT / ONE ACTS

6 Fights on a Summer’s Night

Staged Reading

Clockwise Theatre, Waukegan, IL, 2014

Dogs Are People Too

Staged Reading

Skokie Theatre, Skokie, IL, 2017

HONORS / AWARDS

Special Needs

Finalist, Christopher Brian Wolk Award
Semi-Finalist, Dorothy Silver Playwriting Competition

Another Piece of Cake

Selection, Her Rah 2007 New Plays Festival
Moondance International Film Festival, play division

Totally Okay, Right Now

Featured Selection, Growing Stage Theatre 2014 New Play-Reading Series, New Jersey
Honorable Mention, Marilyn Hall Award, Julie Harris Play Competition for Youth Theatre

PUBLICATIONS

Totally Okay, Right Now

 

YouthPLAYS, 2017

EDUCATION

Syracuse University

 

BS Theatre, 1984