Madeline Pell has been an actor in the Chicago theater community for the past seven years, earning her BFA in Acting at Roosevelt University's CCPA, and working at theaters like Lifeline Theatre, Ghostlight Ensemble, Artemesia Theatre, Waltzing Mechanics, Theatre Evolve, The Bridge, and Invictus Theatre. In 2015 she was awarded the Sarah Siddons Scholarship for her time at Roosevelt, where she worked with incredible directors such as Steve Scott, Keira Fromm, Michelle Shupe, and Kęstutis Nakas. Her most recent credits include Harriet in "Emma" at Lifeline Theatre, and Nerissa in "The Merchant of Venice" with Invictus Theatre. Madeline was also seen on the first season of FOX's The Exorcist, and has interned with both Oak Park Theatre and The Shakespeare Project of Chicago. She has been a proud member of SAG-AFTRA since 2016.
Madeline is thrilled to join the artistic team and creative ensemble of Jacaranda Collective.
"Maddie Pell plays Harriet Smith and others, and you couldn’t ask for a more flexible actress: as the play went on, I found myself able to distinguish her multiple characterizations in a millisecond based on her facial expression alone, even before I noted the playful physicalizations attached to each role."
-Karen Topham, Chicago Onstage (Emma)
" Gertrude (played with pitch-perfect softness of tone and firmness of belief by Madeline Pell)..."
-Splash Magazines (An Ideal Husband)
"Mrs. Whatsit (Madeline Pell, great), her quote-spouting friend, Mrs. Who (Javier Ferreira, also great) and the somewhat invisible Mrs. Which (Carmen Molina, completing the trifecta of greatness)..."
-TimeOut Chicago (A Wrinkle In Time)
"Mrs. Whatsit, the youngest of three supernatural ladies, whose lives have spanned centuries and galaxies, is played with humor and intelligence by Madeline Pell."
-Chicago Theatre & Concert Reviews (A Wrinkle in Time)
"...Harriet (Madeline Pell, in an endearingly naifish performance)..."
-Kerry Reid, Chicago Tribune (Emma)
"In one memorable scene, Maddie Pell, a promising young character actor, hops up and down as she flips between Miss Bates, a good-hearted but silly spinster, and Harriet Smith, Emma's amiable but less-than-bright protégée."
-Emily McClanathan, Broadway World (Emma)
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