Madelyn Sergel’s second production of Special Needs opens at Magnetic Theatre in Asheville, NC, this September and her newest play The Wind Phone is receiving a staged reading at the Gift Theatre in Chicago on August 12th. She is also a resident playwright with Three Brothers Theatre.
Other full productions include Taking Turns at Three Brothers Theatre (April 2018), 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); Artemisia 2018 Fall Festival finalist (Throwing Rice); Her Rah New Plays Festival (Another Piece of Cake); and finalist in the Moondance International Film Festival, play division, (Another Piece of
Cake), featured play in New Jersey’s Equity children’s theatre Growing Stage Theatre New Play-Reading Series, honorable mention in the Julie Harris Play Competition for youth theatre, the Marilyn Hall Award (Totally Okay, Right Now).
In addition, as 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.