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I was born in Albion, New York. If you don’t know where that is, it’s roughly half way between Rochester and Buffalo. On a clear day, you can see to Canada from the tower in Mt. Albion Cemetery.
I have a large immediate family: mom, dad, and four brothers. Yes, four: three older and one younger, I love them dearly. A lot of my influences come from what my parents and brothers were watching/playing/reading while I was growing up: Looney Tunes, Electric Light Orchestra, Frank Capra movies, Harry Potter, Ann Miller, Catholic Mass, Monty Python, Gene Kelly (his dancing, not him as a terrible human), Spider Man, The Princess Bride, Redwall, Harry Nilsson, Ben Folds (FIve), 101 Dalmatians, The Who, Leslie Caron, Albuquerque by Weird Al, but I also found the time to find my own influences as well: MIKA, Dinah Washington, Nina Simone, Pink, Philippa Gregory, Childish Gambino, Kendrick Lamar, Panic at the Disco, OK Go, Watsky, Florence + the Machine, Bob’s Burgers, Serial, Malcolm Gladwell, The Last Podcast on the Left, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, RuPaul’s Drag Race, and a healthy dose of ongoing existential crisis brought on by spiritual awakening.
After doing the drama/chorus/band geek thing in high school, (I was drum major in marching band AND chorus president my senior year, thank you very much), I attended THE Catholic University of America where I majored in musical theatre. In 2015, I was lucky enough to study abroad in London where I attended the London Dramatic Academy and received classical acting training. After eight semesters of locking myself in practice rooms, getting up at 7am for conditioning, and staying up past my bedtime questioning my self worth, I graduated with a Bachelor’s of Music in Musical Theatre in 2016.
Currently, I am based out of Washington, DC, much to the chagrin of my parents who still live in Albion. In my free time, I enjoy going to museums, getting lost in a good book (historical fiction is my favorite genre), bread baking, attending free events (if it’s free how bad can it be?), and writing. I’ve been slowly working on a play based on my time working as a server, and I also like writing essays and bad poetry. You can check out some of my work under “Ramblings”.
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Waterfront Playhouse 2019.
Directed by Tom Thayer.
“The song and dance ensemble is terrific, featuring…Jackie Madejski…The song and dance numbers are all entertaining.”
Darling—Magic for Beginners Dr. Owens/Peter/Sea Lion—Normal Sea
Capital Fringe 2016
Magic for Beginners directed by Sam Mauceri Normal Sea directed by Riley Bartlebaugh
Photos by Ryan Maxwell Photography
“Jackie Madejski…showcases the balance of the characters between angry irony, earnestness, and level-headedness….The sea lion is a puppet voiced hilariously by Jackie Madejski (who does yeoman’s work as a jack of all parts in “Normal Sea”)”
“The spirits carry blue streamers that are constantly spinning, almost hypnotically, as, crouching low to the ground, they stalk the other characters. The spirits growl and click, utterly inhuman in an incredible performance.”
“The Spirits literally flow through every scene…continually in motion and continually providing a gyrating backdrop of ribbon…Their arms must be quite sore by the end of a performance; the lovely effect is worth it.”
“(Octave’s) beloved Hyacinthe (Jackie Madejski) mirrors his simpering mannerisms well; her shrill squealing and outbursts of hysterics makes her character horrifically annoying in the most humorous way possible.”
Annapolis Shakespeare Company's world premiere adaptation of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Sally Boyett and Donald Hicken (based on the novel by Charles Dickens). DIrected by Doanld Hicken. Photos by Joshua McKerow