Madison Colquette became a Serve Here CT fellow in 2016 shortly after her move to Waterford to join the staff at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. At the O’Neill, Colquette served in the Literary Office and assisted in the submission processes for the O’Neill’s summer conferences.
Colquette has a BA in Theatre Arts from the University of Montevallo, Alabama and an MFA in Dramaturgy from the University of Iowa. She grew up in the coastal city of Gulf Shores, Alabama.
In addition to her passion for regional theater and accessibility in the arts, Colquette is passionate about the impact of the arts, as educational tools, to improve the lives of women and girls in India. “Because I fervently believe in the efficacy of theatre and performance to enact social change,” Colquette says, “I want to use my experience with creating new work to develop programs and educational material to contribute to community-based organizations promoting social welfare.”
Colquette recently returned to Iowa City, IA and currently serves as the Fall Residency Financial and Logistics Coordinator with the International Writing Program (IWP). The IWP is the oldest and largest multinational writing residency in the world. The program annually brings outstanding authors from every continent to the University of Iowa and Iowa City, the only American city designated as a UNESCO City of Literature.
She continues to support Serve Here America as a content consultant.