Upcoming and Recent Performances

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

JUST US, a short play that is half of SEASON OF SORROW, an evening of two interrelated plays, premieres in the National Black Theatre (NBT) Keep Soul Alive series of developmental readings, TUESDAY MAY 10, 2016 at 7:30 at NBT (2031 5th Avenue, 125th Street and 5thAvenue)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Concert reading of JUST ABOUT LOVE, Leah's adaptation of Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well set during Freedom Summer 1964, produced by the Harlem Shakespeare Festival!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Leah's NEW play, MIDDLEMUDDLE,
Reading at LaMaMa, 74 E. 4th St., NYC, 7:30! See the flyer here!

June 2013

Leah was awarded a 2013 BRIO award for her poetry.

May 2013

An excerpt from Chasing Heaven was performed in Symphony Space's Wall to Wall Harlem Resonance on May 11, 2013.

August 2011, Five Performances

CHASING HEAVEN enjoyed another successful run in August 2011 when it was produced in connection with the New York International Fringe Festival. The production ran in five performances at the CSV Flamboyan Theater in Manhattan. Read the review published in the New York Times, and Leah's Huffington Post interview.

January 2011, Four Performances

CHASING HEAVEN wrapped a successful production in January 2011 as part of the Metropolitan Playhouse's Living Literature: Harlem Renaissance Festival in Manhattan.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Reading of Dark Energy Stuns Universe, written by Leah Maddrie for the First Light Festival of readings and workshops - Sloan Commissions. The event took place at Ensemble Studio Theater in NYC.

Monday, February 22, 2010   

Song cycle Monongahela Rising (with composer Waddy Thompson) featured in Composers Now marathon at Symphony Space, 95th and Broadway, NYC.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Reading of full length play CHASING HEAVEN, 2008 O’Neill Semi-finalist, at LaMaMa! 74A E. 4th St., NYC.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Reading of two monologues, DATING SANTA and SINGING CLEVELAND in Red Harlem Readers series at Indian Café, 107th and Broadway, NYC.

 

 

Resume

Writing

Awards/Commissions
2013 BRIO winner-Poetry, Bronx Council on the Arts
Ensemble Studio Theatre/Sloan Project Commission, Dark Energy Stuns Universe
2008 O’Neill Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist, Chasing Heaven
2008 WNYC/Soundcheck Lyric contest top five finalist, Fallingwater

Works
Chasing Heaven-play
Lyricist, Monongahela Rising (song cycle)
Writer, Three Monologues: Dating Santa, Irony and Cleveland

Workshops attended
BMI Musical Theatre Workshop (librettist, composer/lyricist)
Frederick Douglass Creative Arts Center (Creative Writing, Screenwriting)
One on One Internet playwriting seminar with Caridad Svich
Workshop with novelist Gwynne Forster

 

Acting (representative roles)

Lady Percy                              
Henry IV, pt. 1                                   
Rep Theatre St. Louis - Martin Platt, Dir.

Paulina
Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman        
Rep Theatre St. Louis - Steve Woolf, Dir.

Brenda and other roles
The Waiting Room by Lisa Loomer
Mark Taper Forum
Williamstown
Arena Stage
David Schweitzer, Dir.

Widow/ Kate understudy (to Tracey Ullman’s Kate)
The Taming of the Shrew                                                                     
NY Shakespeare Festival
A.J. Antoon, Dir.

Lady Anne
Richard III with Paxton Whitehead
Old Globe Theatre
John Houseman, Dir.; Jack O’Brien, Asst. Dir.

 

MFA, Acting, University of California, San Diego
MA, Arts Administration, Teachers College, Columbia University
BS, Arts Management, Eastern Michigan University

 

Member: Dramatists Guild, AEA, SAG, AFTRA