Madeline Calandrillo is New York City-based applied theater practitioner, teaching artist, and theatre-maker with ADHD and dyslexia. She is drawn to creating accessible and diverse theatrical experiences for young audiences and their families. Madeline has created curriculum for various organizations and non-profits such as CO/LAB Theater Group and The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC). Madeline received her Masters in Applied Theatre from the City University of New York, where her thesis project investigated how an immersive theatrical experience could help the language learning and community building of early learners in Spanish Dual Language and General Education classrooms. She feels that theater cultivates a community where young audiences can be the experts of their own experiences. Madeline is also the co-founder of an Upper Manhattan-based multilingual theater company called Jugando N Play.