Loyola Student Madeline Taliancich joins Tennessee Williams Theatre Company as Production Manager

Madeline is the Production Manager of the Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans. She grew up in the suburbs of New Orleans and considers this vibrant city her home. She has been working in theatre in some capacity all her life as an actor, director, stage manager, scenic carpenter, and scenic designer. Now a Sophomore Theatre Arts major at Loyola University New Orleans, Madeline plans to focus on acting, stage management, and playwrighting. While at Loyola, she has been a scenic carpenter, electrician, assistant stage manager, and the house manager and public relations assistant for the department’s fall productions of You Can’t Take it With You and Romeo and Juliet. Post-graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in Stage Management and continue to act on the side.

Professional credits include: Scenic Designer/Artist for Peter Pan Jr. (St. Philip Neri), Scenic Designer/Artist for Mulan Jr. (St. Philip Neri), Scenic Designer/Artist for James and the Giant Peach Jr. (St. Philip Neri), Scenic Designer/Artist for Mary Poppins Jr. (St. Philip Neri), Annelle Dupuy-DeSoto in Steel Magnolias (Rivertown Theaters), Scenic Carpenter (New Orleans Shakespeare Festival), Swing Stage Manager of Hamlet (New Orleans Shakespeare Festival), Stage Manager of The Glass Menagerie (TWTC), Stage Manager of Measure for Measure (The NOLA Project) and Stage Manager of Period of Adjustment (TWTC-December 2019).

Nick Shackleford, the Co-artistic Director of the company commented, "When we were first approached by Maddie during the run of Suddenly Last Summer, we were impressed by her proactive, positive, and professional attitude. From our initial interview, we saw a great opportunity to collaborate with her as a stage manager for our next production. We were thrilled with her work on The Glass Menagerie—she was the best stage manager we’d ever had! She had a great rapport with the other artists, outstanding organizational skills, and a curiosity that made her a joy to work with. From our experience with her as a stage manager, we knew she’d be a good fit to help us with the administrative end of productions, too. That’s why we’ve brought her on as our production manager on an ongoing basis!"

Taken from the Tennessee Williams Theatre Company website.