Maddie Faigel is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, Washington where she majored in Theatre Arts and History. She primarily trained as a both a production and new play development dramaturg and is a registered member of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas. Maddie has presented research at their 30th annual conference in front of theatre artists from around the world. She has been published in a number of academic journals for her historical research--primarily in 20th century American Theatre. Maddie teaches Drama and History at the New School for Arts and Academics where she also co-manages Student Activism Society and Thespians.