Madeleine Little

Madeleine Little

Madeleine Little is a performer, theatre maker, and access and disability sensitivity consultant for the performing arts.

In 2019, Madeleine wrote, directed and produced Hold, which she assessed for her Master of Arts (Creative Arts) research which tested accessible theatre practice conventions in a new work. Her research outcomes were published in part in Hold On: Australian Innovations in Access Aesthetics in Issue 76 of Australasian Drama Studies Journal (2020, co-authored with Dr Eddie Paterson and Dr Sarah Austin). Other research contributions are included in Quick Trust and Slow Time: Relational Innovations in Disability Performing Arts Practice in The International Journal of Disability and Social Justice Vol.2, No.1 (2022, with Dr Bree Hadley, Dr Eddie Paterson).

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In addition to Hold (2019), Maddie’s acting credits include her recent work as Dr Emma Brookner in The Normal Heart (Ad Astra Theatre), for which she received a Matilda Award for Best Supporting Actor in an Independent Production (2022). Other awards include: Early Career Artist Award – National Arts and Disability Awards, Australia Council (2022) inaugural National Leadership Award – Arts Access Australia (2019), inaugural Stella Young Award – Arts Access Victoria (2018).

A leader in disability arts, Madeleine holds Master of Arts (Creative Arts – University of Southern Queensland) and Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama – Queensland University of Technology) degrees. She is the current Festival Director of Undercover Artist Festival, presented by Access Arts and CPL – Choice, Passion, Life. She also sits on the board of Arts Access Australia.

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