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Maddie N. Zdeblick

Incoming Executive Director

Maddie N. Zdeblick (she/her) has spent the last ten summers with PVTC as a teaching artist, director, IDEA consultant, and scholar in residence. At PVTC, Maddie has directed plays, musicals, and devised works, such as The Literati Awards (2019), Masked (2020), The Outdoor Office (2021), Frozen Jr. (2022), and Frozen KIDS (2022). She has also been instrumental in developing Access Previews for PVTC summer camp productions, which invite audiences of all abilities and backgrounds to experience theatre. In 2023, Maddie piloted a partnership between PVTC and the Open Mind School in Menlo Park to devise and perform an original play on the PVTC stage grounded in Disability Justice principles, featuring disabled and nondisabled students creating and performing together.


As a Bay Area native, fresh from completing her PhD in Education at the University of Washington Seattle, Maddie is thrilled to step into the role of Executive Director at PVTC and return to the Bay Area full-time. In her work, Maddie is passionate about Disability Justice, educational equity, and innovating new theatrical forms in partnership with learners of all ages and abilities. Formerly, Maddie served as the founding Artistic Director of Parachute Players, a multisensory, immersive theatre company, and program manager of Dandylyon Drama’s Creative Adaptive Performance Ensemble (CAPE). Alongside her PhD, Maddie holds a graduate certificate in Disability Studies and a master's in education from the University of Washington Seattle, and a bachelor’s in theatre and sociology from Northwestern University, with a focus in Theatre for Young Audiences. She is a 2019 graduate of the Washington State Teaching Artist Training Lab.

Maddie N. Zdeblick
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