Maddie Gaw is a Bay-Area based dramaturg and arts administrator. She is currently the Literary Manager at Playwrights Foundation in San Francisco and Development Associate at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.  As a dramaturg Maddie has collaborated with Marin Theatre Company, Crowded Fire Theater, The Custom Made Theatre Co., foolsFURY Theatre Company, Golden Thread Productions, and Constellation Theatre Company. As a producer she has collaborated with 6NewPlays (Erin Bregman’s That it all makes perfect) and Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (2017 LMDA Conference). As a script reader she has collaborated with American Conservatory Theater, Cleveland Play House, Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Native Voices at the Autry, The Playwrights Realm, and Ensemble Studio Theatre.  Maddie also offers freelance script consultation to local playwrights, and is a proud native East Coaster.

A more laid-back About Me:

I am a writer and avid researcher who came upon dramaturgy as the perfect intersection of these two habits of mine. I stuck with dramaturgy because of its integral role in changing the national conversation around What Stories We Tell in the American theatre.

I am particularly interested in the dual role of dramaturg and producer, and am committed to new play development. I look for plays from underrepresented voices–voices who are female, people of color, LGBT, non-binary, etc.–and hope to increase parity across the board, from our playwrights to our managing directors.