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Madeline McCray

Actress, Activist, Writer

Madeline McCray

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Background Information

Employment History

Co Founder

The NEW LEGACY LEADERS PROJECT


Henry Street Settlement


Actress and Playwright

Actress at SAG-AFTRA-AEA


Executive Coordinating Producer

Step and One Half Productions/Halley's Comet Foundation


Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association

Member


Screen Actors Guild Inc

Member


OLAC Ensemble

Founder


NYWIFT

Gold Member


CineWomen NY

Platinum Member


St. Croix Center for the Healing Arts LTD

Founder


Education

HB Studios


Web References(15 Total References)


Bio | Actress Madeline McCray

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Madeline McCrayBIO
Actress * Activist * Writer


Bio | Actress Madeline McCray

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Actress Madeline McCray
Actress Madeline McCray is best known for her portrayal of pioneer aviator Bessie Coleman in A Dream to Fly, a solo play about the world's first Black woman pilot. Harlem native Madeline McCray chose to become an actress as a means to escape reality and expand her horizons. maverick at heart, Madeline enrolled in acting classes at HB Studios and formed OLAC Ensemble along with a group of fellow actors. The experience served to fuel McCray's passion and broadened her interests to include writing and producing. Madeline McCray wrote "A Dream to Fly: Inspired by the Life and Times of Bessie Coleman" to raise awareness of the world's first Black woman pilot. Theatre Producer Lawrence D. Poster wrote, "Madeline McCray's portrayal of Bessie Coleman is nothing short of stunning. fter directing Madeline in Suzan Lori Parks "Imperceptible Mutabilities of the Third Kingdom", Liz Diamond described McCray as "a brave, disciplined and inventive actor. fter directing Madeline in Suzan Lori Parks "Imperceptible Mutabilities of the Third Kingdom", Liz Diamond described McCray as "a brave, disciplined and inventive actor. McCray recently worked with industry established directors Shira-Lee Shalit, Mary Beth Easley, Woodie King Jr., Celine Rosenthal, Miguel Silviera and next generation directors Matthew Echelman, Sontenish Myers, Orr Bortman, Lauren Muller and Kristine Haruna Lee. McCray says, "Each experience helped me become tougher, wiser and more qualified to help others realize their own inner strength and human potential". Madeline McCray partnered with mental health advocate Terrie M. Williams to create New Legacy Leaders. The self-help book is a collaboration with son, Terahshea McCray, a fitness and nutrition expert. * Madeline has seven grandchildren, Khalil, Nadir, Minkhara, Elijah, Kyla, Leon, Jim and is happily married to her best friend, actor Jerry Matz.


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Actress Madeline McCray
Roughly Speaking, Madeline McCray, Danny Bolero, Platform Group, Tada Theatre The heart of the show lies with Madeline McCray and Danny Bolero as Alicia and Tiny, a formerly homeless couple who now work at the soup kitchen they once frequented for food and shelter. Their chemistry is pitch perfect and brings genuine beauty to their uphill journey towards a better life. (Full New York Theatre Guid Review) Madeline McCray, Danny Bolero, Platform Group, Tada Theatre The homeless shelter is operated by Alicia and Tiny played by Madeline McCray and Danny Bolero, respectively, a married couple whose mutual interest in helping others has fueled their relationship for years. McCray and Bolero's relationship is the emotional foundation of the show, as it is both heartbreaking and lovely seeing the caretakers engage with the troubled people that have, over the years, become their friends. (Theatre Scene Review)


Gallery

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Through her raising of the child, Troy's banishment of their son Cory, and Troy's eventual death, McCray's is one of the finest performances onstage in Cap Rep's 18 year history.
-Eleanor Koblenz, Gazette Reviewer Caseload-Rob I am proud to say that I have had a long-standing friendship and professional relationship with Madeline McCray. I developed a great respect for Madeline as an artist due to her commitment and passion for the craft and work. Not to mention that she is a joy to be around and unassumingly beautiful. Madeline anchored one of the most talented casts to ever do my work in the off-off Broadway production of "Caseload" at the Workshop Theatre in New York City. She was fearless in her depiction of the hard-nose Emma, a character imbued with the hard knocks of life. Madeline is one of the warmest, most thoughtful and gifted people I know. She performed and excerpt from A DREAM TO FLY a few months ago, when she came up to Castelton to view a staged reading of my play, SAM AND LAURA. The mostly white, rural-Vermont students were mesmerized, and gave her thunderous applause. Ms. McCray is not only a talent of power, subtlety, humor and range, she is, as well, as disciplined and passionate a professional as I have encountered in my ten-year tenure as Artistic Director of this theatre. I would have Madeline back in an instant. She has been a thorough joy and an utter delight. -Bruce Bouchard, former ArtisticDirector Capitol Rep bessieclmn Madeline McCray's performance of Bessie Coleman is illuminating. Madeline has brought to the stage an historical figure who represents the essence of liberated femininity. And in her capable hands as author and actress, Bessie's accomplishments as a pioneer in aviation, activist and a renaissance woman is assured a rightful place in history. Madeline McCray is a pure professional and major talent that I want to see on stage, tv and film, more and more, and more. Equal to Amos is Madeline McCray as Rose, Troy's wife. Early in the play McCray is like water, ever cooling Amos' heat. But, as the play progresses and the stakes are raised, McCray transforms her diminutive physique into a volcanic mountain. Just as Amos makes Troy's fall tragic, McCray creates a tough heroism out of Rose's resilience and compassion.


Career Details

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Madeline McCray


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