After getting her first taste of theatre while volunteering at a community theatre, Madeleine turned in her probation officer badge and waddled off to learn more. First, a BA in Theatre from Purdue University, then an MFA in Theatre/Directing from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. She was Assistant Artistic Director at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, where she taught acting and directed Jane Martin’s Keely and Du and Ibsen’s Ghosts. Relocating to San Francisco, Madeleine taught acting, directing, and scene study at San Francisco School of the Arts. After moving to Chapel Hill, she was the Director of Theatre at Saint Mary’s School in Raleigh for ten years. Thanks to collaborating with Dana Marks on an original play about the experience of high school girls/women, Madeleine jumped into the Little Green Pig pen, first working behind the scenes, then acting in Paris 76, This is Not a Novel, and a couple of the Tom Waits’ The Piano Has Been Drinking cabarets.
Madeleine dedicates her involvement in Norway to dear friend and mentor Ed Stern, without whom she might have gone back to wearing a badge. And very special thanks to her wife, Margie Snider.