Artist: Madeleine Border & Madeline Römcke
Venue: WBLC Auditorium
• Adult $35
• Concession $21
Days: Saturday 20th November
What’s the difference between a Maddie and a Karen? 20 years and a mortgage.
After running into Karen at a boutique patisserie, two Maddies realise they are six degrees of separation away from becoming the women they love to hate... Will self-awareness be enough to stop them from growing into the next stereotype? Or will their loud mouths and annoying quirks turn them into the punching bag of their generation?
This status-quo challenging production is not an attack on Karens, but on Keyboard Warriors. Maddie is the New Karen is raw, comedic and utterly contemporary - asking the important questions like: Do you mind if I could maybe please speak to the Manager?
Premiering at Wynnum Fringe Festival, this bold new multi-media production by Madeleine Border and Madeline Römcke tackles a world with large generational borders and will provoke some punchy conversations.
Madeleine Border is a Brisbane theatre maker, performer and writer. A voice that mixes political satire and quirky dialogue, she writes to provoke, intrigue and amuse. In 2020 she was a writer for Playlab’s Rising, which was presented at Metro Arts in 2021. Sometimes It’s Hot like the Sun, which she co-wrote, was performed at La Boite as part of FAST in 2018 and published by Playlab Indie in 2020. She has been a participant in Playlab Theatre’s 2020 Incubator Program and was one of Playlab Theatre’s Young Playwright-in-Residence in 2019, working on the play Eyes Closed, Mouth Open. She also works under the collective Yours Sincerely, who had a Backbone Residency in 2019 and presented their new work, This Fantastic Plastic Planet, alongside a twenty metre whale skeleton made out of found and recycled plastic.
Madeline Römcke is a Brisbane based theatre maker, performance poet and actor inspired to make bold, gutsy work that starts conversations. Recently commissioned by Belloo Creative under their Mentorship program, she wrote her new play Biting Tongues (2020). DUMB. FAT. [SLUT], written alongside Kate Fester, was presented in La Boite Theatre at FAST 2018 and explored classism and fat-phobia in Australia. Her first play, Deal or Ordeal, won an Anywhere Theatre Festival award in 2016 - the same year she was a Queensland Finalist at the Australian Poetry Slam. She is currently Youth Engagement Manager and a Company Touring Actor at shake & stir theatre co.