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"Madeline Easley (she/her) is a Wyandotte artist whose work as a writer and performer converges at the intersection of magical realism and elevation of Tribal Sovereignty, the inherent right of Tribal Nations to govern themselves. Born in Kansas City, MO, Madeline is a proud citizen of the Wyandotte Nation of Oklahoma (Porcupine Clan). She seeks to infuse her cultural inheritance within community-centric narratives to advance recognition, healing, and strength to challenge the colonial dystopia that denies Indigenous history and futurisms. Madeline is the inaugural Four Directions Resident Playwright for 2023, a new partnership between Tulsa Artist Fellowship, Tofte Lake Center, Great Plains Theatre Commons (GPTC), and the Kansas City Repertory Theatre (KCREP). She is also a 2022 Greenhouse Playwriting Resident at SPACE on Ryder Farm and a 2021 First Peoples Fund Cultural Capital Fellow. Madeline is one of six filmmakers who premiered short films at "We The Peoples Before'' in the summer of 2022 at the Kennedy Center. Her film The Feathered Girl was a 2022 LA SKINS FEST featured selection and made its west-coast premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood. Her plays include SHIFT, FEAST FOR THE DEAD, and a new play commissioned by KCREP about Lyda Conley and her protection of the Wyandot National Burying Ground in Kansas City, KS. As an actor, Madeline has performed regionally and Off-Broadway."



  • 2023 Four Directions Playwriting Residency

  • Playwriting commission from Kansas City Repertory Theatre (KCREP) to tell the story of Lyda Conley, the first Native American woman (and Wyandot) to argue a case in front of the Supreme Court. 

  • "FEAST FOR THE DEAD" receives a public reading in NYC courtesy of AICH

  • Madeline stars as ANTIKONI in a Native retelling at NY Classical

  • Madeline attends the Great Plains Theatre Commons Conference as a Guest Artist

  • Madeline attends Safe Harbors Indigenous Collective: Refletions of Native Voices Conference


  • "THE FEATHERED GIRL" premieres at the LA SKINS FEST 2022 as a Featured Selection at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood. 

  • Native Women in Film Panel with First Peoples Fund and LA SKINS FEST.

  • Madeline directs and performs in a staged reading of "QUANTUM" at Primary Stages.

  • Selected as a 2022 Greenhouse Playwriting Resident at SPACE of Ryder Farms.

  • Madeline performs in "FLYING BIRD'S DIARY" at Long Wharf Theatre

  • Madeline performs in "DÉJÀ VU: BEFORE AMERICA WAS AMERICA" at Signature Theatre with T41.

  • Madeline is commissioned by First Peoples Fund to create a film for "WE THE PEOPLES BEFORE" at the Kennedy Center.  

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