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Madison Parrotta

Madison Parrotta is a senior at Rider University studying theatre and english. She aspires to be a dramaturg and literary manager for a theater. She has interned at the Crossroads Theatre Company and Princeton University Press. Currently, she is a copy editor for The Daily Geekette and The Culture Trip websites, a fiction editor for The Bookends Review, and a script reader for 12 Peers Theater and Kitchen Dog Theater.

Posts by Madison Parrotta

Theatre from a disability perspective

Madison Parrotta takes a look at The New York theater scene over the past few years and asks whether it is serving disabled artists and disabled people in general. Taking an overview of a by supporting preconceptions about disability or challenging stereotypes. The New York theater scene is often thought ...

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Mickey Rowe: A Leader In Autism Representation On Stage

Last autumn Mickey Rowe was the first autistic actor to play Christopher Boone, the autistic main character, in the Tony Award-winning play The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time at the Indiana Repertory Theater and Syracuse Stage. Here, he talks with Jonathan Meth and Madison Parrotta about his ...

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Reasons to be Graeae

Oberon’s new book Reasons to be Graeae gives a unique insight into the first 38 years of the UK’s foremost disabled led theatre company. Featuring reflections and interviews from artists and theatre makers including Nabil Shaban, Nicola Miles-Wildin, Jack Thorne, Maria Oshodi, Kathryn Hunter, Jemima Dury and Jenny Sealey, with ...

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Disabled Bodies in American Theatre

Editor of the Theatre Times, Madison Parrotta reflects on exclusion, arguing for a concerted effort on the part of theatre professionals to ensure a disability perspective is taken on board to ensure a theatre that truly mirrors the society it serves. In its simplest form, theatre is storytelling. From theatre professionals ...