Madison Parrotta

Madison Parrotta
editor - Theatre and Disability

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.

Interview With Mickey Rowe: A Leader In Autism Representation On Stage

This fall, 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 The Theatre Times about his experiences after the show’s conclusion and what’s next for the play. What changed for you (or not) as an actor identifying as having an Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) in terms of how directors and casting directors might now think of you? What have you either encountered past The Curious Incident Of The...

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Theater KroogII Brings Artistic Enrichment And Inclusion To Moscow’s Aspiring Disabled Artists

Integrated Theatre Company KroogII is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing an enriching and creative experience for children and adults with mental disabilities. In the studio-style theater, they can perform in plays written by themselves and a director, participate in master classes, attend workshops where they can sharpen their skills in other areas of theatre, listen to lectures, and attend a summer camp. Their various seminars, training, and performances have earned them spots in festivals around Russia and various awards and nominations. Manager Evelina Selionchik gave The Theatre Times insight into exactly how Theater KroogII is transforming Moscow theatre into...

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Disabled Bodies in American Theatre

In its simplest form, theatre is storytelling. From theatre professionals and academics to audience members seeing live theatre for the first time, all share the pleasure of being part of a story, whether by viewing it, participating in its creation, or analyzing it. Stories connect us, and theatre is the most versatile form by which to achieve this connection, so it should be second nature for the stories it produces to be as varied and complex as the people it represents. Historically, this has not been the case; over time, however, change has come, and theatre has made significant...

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“Sah El-Nom” Monodrama At Cairo’s Osiris

The monodrama Sah El-Nom, directed and performed by Egyptian artist Doaa Hamza, was performed at Osiris on December 23. Osiris aims to bring art back into Egypt by improving communication between young artists and giving them the tools they need in order to create meaningful art. Sah El-Nom is inspired by the text Il Risveglio (Waking Up) by Italian Nobel Prize winner, playwright, and theatre director Dario Fo. Fo’s Waking Up was the first of five monologues he wrote in 1977, collectively titled Tutta casa, letto e chiesa (All House, Bed and Church). The monologues are a satirical look at...

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