MADELINE MCNEILL 

Madeline is a singer, body philosopher, composer and  playwright based in Spokane, WA. She performs solo shows of jazz and opera, gives philosophical talks, and creates musicals inspired by her philosophical theories and addressing current issues.

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MUSE

A play with music about a robot who can feel. Set in a brothel of sex workers with a female mad scientist.

THE SIRENS

A verse play, Greek theater themed with chant music. Three characters: Nature, Culture and Philosophy discuss climate change.

A FERAL OPERA

A musical with opera, jazz and choral music relating female experiences to wolves and nature. Using the poetry of Ellen Welcker from her collection The Pink Tablet. 

THE MAGDALENES

A musical set during the Covid-19 crises. Artist-intimacy workers discuss the psychology of current events and imagine the future.

PAST SOLO AND GROUP PERFORMANCES

SELECTED PAST PERFORMANCE

The Sirens | February 2020

Terrain | Baleen Beacon October 2019
The Pink Tablet 2018
Spokane Pride Festival June 2018, 2017, 2016
Fluidity 2017
Unifest July 2017
River Ridge Association of Fine Arts Show July 2017
Emerge Art Show June 2017
Earth Day April 2017
Chase Gallery Opening Reception "Drawn Away" Feb 2017
Dirty Martinis for Clean Water Fundraiser Nov 2016
Opera on a Summer's Eve August 2016
Mozart on a Summer's Eve July 2016
L'amour Burleque and Cabaret Show July 2016
Lust in Space Vaudeville Show  Feb 2016
Art of Fashion: Vintage Fashion Show Dec 2015
La Resistance Art Show Nov 2015
Down by the Bayou Vaudeville Show July 2015
Novo Fogo "Bars on Fire" March 2015
Cancer Care Northwest magazine release party March 2015
Spokane Libraries Concert Series (Six Library concerts from March-July 2015)
Phantasms and Fantasies Halloween 2015
STA Bus Plaza First Friday Concert Sept 2015  
Permaculture Convergence Dinner Sept 2015
Repeal Day: 2013, 2014, 2015
Porchfest Summer 2014, 2015, 2016
Bike to Work May 2014, 2015, 2016
Perry Street Farmers Market 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
Kendell Yards Night Market 2015
First Night Spokane Dec 31 2014
Picaresque Bellydance Collaboration "Arcana" Dec 2014
Ghouls and Girls Halloween 2014
Planned Parenthood Fundraiser "The Bravest Mission in the West"    Sept 18, 2014
Burlesqueval Sept, 2014
Twitterpated and Titilated Vaudeville Show Feb 2014

BODY PHILOSOPHY TALKS

Western Washington University Guest Speaker "Cyborg Anthropology and Reproduction" | 2019
Spokane Unitarian Fellowship Co-lead service | 2019
Bellingham Unitarian Fellowship Leader   | 2019, 2018
Western Washington University, Guest Speaker Anthropology of  Reproduction, and Childhood and Culture    | 2018
A Sensata Liturgy on the Mind | 2017
EWU Student Occupational Therapy Association | Workshop on the Embodied Mind 2017
Fluidity |  Workshop: "Body Consciousness"  2017
Seattle Atheist Church  | Body Philosophy presentation Body Church  2017
Dance workshop Gonzaga University 2017
Artist Trust Reception |  performing music from "I, Body,"  2017
Artist Trust GAP grant Recipient 2016
International Women's Day | "I am Body," Spokane 2015
Spokane Library Tour | "Being Human: A Philosophical Performance" 2015
Actor Embodiment Workshop and Coaching | Stage Left "Creeps" 2015
National College of Natural Medicine | "I am Body" 2014

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