The Wind Phone received its world premiere at Skokie Theatre this November. Starring Elizabeth Rude, Maggie Speer, Susie Nuell Steinmeyer, directed by Wayne Mell, and produced by Wendy Kaplan. “A world premiere by award-winning playwright Madelyn Sergel. A mother and her grown daughters re-unite to pack up the family home. With just a single sentence, a hidden truth from the past is revealed and challenges the relationships between the women. Their bonds are reaffirmed and re-created as they examine the toll that family secrets can take on not just on one person but also on the generations which follow.” Nov 5 – Nov 21, 2021, Fri/Sat at 7:30 pm, Sun at 2:00 pm, Wed matinee Nov 10 at 1:30 pm. For more information and tickets, click HERE.
Julia W. Rath in her All Around The Town review said, “Based on Madelyn Sergel’s smart, tight, and beautifully-constructed script, we witness how the characters change before us as they come to grips with present events and revelations of past events, ranging from the earthshattering to the mundane,” “Sergel’s dialogue is exceptionally well-crafted and poignant; the conflicts she creates are incredibly real; the raw emotion is palpable,” and “The first act of “The Wind Phone” is wonderful and enjoyable; the second act, sublime.” Read the full review HERE.
Check out my interview about The Wind Phone in Picture This Post.
SPIN was a semi-finalist selection in both the 2021 Garry Marshall Theatre New Works Festival and the 2021 Austin Film Festival. SPIN was also a finalist in First Run Theatre’s Reading Festival April 2021 and received a virtual reading as a part of Mad Cow Theatre’s Women’s Voices Mini-Festival September, 2020
The Wirelings mounted a one-time presentation of The Air, The Water, and The Space In Between” July 24th & July 25th, 2021
Conversation About an Empty Suit opened at Three Brothers Theatre in Waukegan, Illinois, just as the coronavirus was triggering Midwestern shelter-in-place orders. Thusly, it opened Friday night, March 13th, and closed Saturday night, March 14th, 2020
An essay about the above was published in the Dramatist Guild blog. Click HERE.
I’m a resident playwright with Three Brothers Theatre
“Madelyn Goes To A Play,” my new YouTube channel offering practical tips and strategies for suburban-residing theatre audiences attending Chicago storefront theatre, is currently on hiatus.