Maddy Williamson - A Skitty Cat!

Posted by: nancym 1 year, 9 months ago

CoSA was delighted to hear from alumna Madeline Williamson, Class of 2013. This is one busy woman, having acted in over in nine plays already (and she's only a junior at the University of Kentucky!). We particularly enjoyed learning that she is a member of an Improv group called "The Skitty Cats."  Here is her email verbatim:

Hello!!

I am so excited to send this email to you with everything going on in my little world of theatre over here in Kentucky. Which I have to say would not be possible without the training I received while attending CoSA. I am currently a junior at the University of Kentucky, and I will be graduating in May 2017 with a BA in Theatre, as well as a Musical Theatre Certificate.

I have been able to step out of my acting element and take on the role of a director. I have completed two directing courses, and even directed a 10 minute play for a main stage production called "New Works Now!".  Students write, direct, act, and design 10 minute pieces to be performed on the main stage. I am looking to direct a one act play this coming spring for our Studio Season.

Acting is still my main focus and I have been able to study under many talented mentors including Lyndy Franklin Smith, Jeromy Smith, Peter Allen Stone, and Matthew Schneck. So far, I have performed in Hair, South Pacific, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Much Ado About Nothing, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Dancing at Lughnasa, and Zombie Town: A Documentary Play. I have even performed in a show called The Dispute that was performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland this past summer.

In the summer of 2016, I am looking to expand my horizons, and study abroad in London! My love for improv continues to grow and I am currently a member of UK's very own improv troupe called Skitty Cats.

Recently, I was cast as Amanda in The Glass Menagerie (under the direction of Matthew Schneck) performing February 11th and 12th. I was also cast as my dream role Tracy Turnblad, in Hairspray with Woodford Theatre in Versailles, Kentucky. Performances for this production are the first 3 weekends in May. I am so thankful that CoSA exists and gives aspiring actors like myself the groundwork to be successful. I was able to learn so much that I carry with me in my blossoming career.

Thank you both for all you have done while at CoSA, and thank you for wanting to know what us alumni are up to!

-Madeline Williamson: Class of 2013