DIRECTOR | WRITER | PERFORMER
Madeleine Hicks is a Nashville based writer, director, and performer. She is a highly collaborative, multimedia artist with a focus on theater and filmmaking. Her work often explores social and political themes, with an emphasis on the female experience.
Her latest short film, a horror comedy about a group of serial killing ladies, is currently being submitted to festivals.
Her directorial debut, Snow Globes, premiered at the Chattanooga Film Festival in 2016 and won the Tennessee Filmmaker's Award. She has since written, designed, and directed several other short films, including Dusk, which premiered at TPAC with a live chorus as a part of Nashville in Harmony's "Holiday Road" Concert. Her most recent short film, Legs, has screened at Women Texas Film Fest, Sick Chick Flicks Film Fest where it won "Best Female Lead" for Robin August Fritsch's performance, Third Eye Film Fest, Nevada Women's Film Fest, and Chattanooga Film Fest (for more information, see facebook.com/legsfilm).
Last fall, she was an Associate Director for HAUNTED, an immersive performance piece by Actors Bridge Ensemble in collaboration with Abrasive Media and FALL (hauntedproject.com) (https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2017/10/13/haunted-brings-local-history-life-immersive-artistic-experience/750711001/)
SIXTY SECOND CINEMA is a completely original "pop up" puppet show she created and performed in, consisting of a one woman, one minute frenzied puppet reenactments of popular films. Featured as a part of Sideshow Fringe Festival and Defy Film Festival in 2017.
Her original storytelling show, POTTY MOUTH, debuted in Nashville at Radio Cafe on January 25th to a sold out crowd. It was reimagined for Kindling Arts Festival 2018 where it played at abrasiveMedia.
Other recent projects include reading personal essays at Zanies for That Time of the Month storytelling group, performing her multimedia one person show Paper Dreams at various venues, teaching theatre classes in Norway and Denmark, and puppeting a bird for Failure: A Love Story at the Nashville Actors Bridge Ensemble during their last season.