Madie Doppelt

Madie Doppelt

Madie Doppelt is playwright and theater artist hailing from Chicago, IL. Her play FITTING IN, directed by Lisa Portes, will have its world premiere at The Theatre School this May. THE MODEL PLAY and ABOUT IRENE received workshop productions at the Wrights of Spring new play festival at DePaul. Through DePaul University’s Summer Undergraduate Research Grant, Madie is adapting Charlotte Bronte’s 1853 novel...
Madie Doppelt is playwright and theater artist hailing from Chicago, IL. Her play FITTING IN, directed by Lisa Portes, will have its world premiere at The Theatre School this May. THE MODEL PLAY and ABOUT IRENE received workshop productions at the Wrights of Spring new play festival at DePaul. Through DePaul University’s Summer Undergraduate Research Grant, Madie is adapting Charlotte Bronte’s 1853 novel VILLETTE for the stage. Dramaturgy credits include The Theatre School’s productions of HONEY GIRLS, NATIVE SON, and I AND YOU. Away from campus, Madie has worked as an intern at The Neo-Futurists and Lookingglass Theatre. Beyond theater, Madie juggles her time training, performing, and coaching circus arts across Chicago.

BFA: The Theatre School at DePaul University, BA English Literature (anticipated 2020).

Plays

  • The Model Play
    In the world of modeling, to "fit in" is to contort: socially, physically, mentally. In 1987, six young professionals seem to have fitting in down to a science…or so they think. Unsupervised and unfiltered, these models confront growing up while breaking down. What will they do to stay in vogue?
  • Villette
    From childhood summers in the English country to teaching at a girls boarding school in Belgium, Lucy Snowe cannot seem to find her footing. With each step she takes, she is pulled in a different direction by her unruly emotions, a battle she struggles to temper. Adapted from Charlotte Brontë's 1853 novel, VILLETTE follows Lucy's desperate search for stability in a world that cannot recognize her turbulence.
  • About Irene
    Hannah, a play-it-safe 16-year-old, comes home to find her estranged Aunt Karen in her room, begging to stay with her while she “figures things out.” The catch? Hannah’s mother can’t know. Sensing Hannah’s trepidation, Karen proposes a trade: Hannah’s hospitality for Karen’s expertise on adventure. Can Karen excavate Hannah’s sense of daring without uprooting the family skeletons buried underneath?
  • Tamp-Off
    Kaya and Jackson are college roommates. Kaya needs tampons, Jackson is going to the store. Kaya makes a request, Jackson refuses. As frustrations heighten, so does reality. Will Kaya and Jackson make it out unscathed?