Madison Colquette recently moved to Connecticut to work at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford. However, when this Tennessee native arrived here, she naturally wasn’t connected to her new home.
Fortunately, soon after her move, Colquette became a Serve Here CT fellow and through the program has been able to find her place in the local community and put down roots in her new long-term home.
As a Serve Here fellow, Colquette serves at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in the Literary Office. Primarily, the Lit office manages the submission processes for the O’Neill summer conferences, and provides dramaturgical and research assistance to artists-in-residence at the O’Neill.
Colquette has a BA in Theatre from the University of Montevallo, Alabama and an MFA in Dramaturgy from the University of Iowa. She was born in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and grew up in the coastal city of Gulf Shores, Alabama.
Colquette believes in the power of theater to impact communities in Connecticut and around the world. In addition to her passion for regional theater in the United States, Colquette is also passionate about the potential impact of theater, as an educational tool, to improve the lives of women in India. “Because I fervently believe in the efficacy of theater 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.”