Headshot by Nick Morrissey Photography, 2018.

Headshot by Nick Morrissey Photography, 2018.

Madeleine Little is an actor and theatremaker based in Brisbane. She wrote, directed and performed in her most recent work, Hold, which tested accessible theatre practice. It was presented at the Roundhouse Theatre in April 2019, and is expected to return in 2020.

Since 2015, she has been a member of the IndelabilityArts Ensemble, co-devising the show Love Me; and co-devising and performing in Look Mum... No Hands! [The Legless Bar Years], most recently at Adelaide Fringe and on the regional QLD tour in October 2018.

In 2018, Madeleine performed in Restless Dance Theatre's Helpmann-nominated work Intimate Space at Festival 2018. In 2017, with IndelabilityArts, Madeleine worked with Khemistry on the Queensland Government's 'All Abilities' Campaign, starring in The No Pile music video.

Madeleine was the Access Consultant for the Festival of Australian Student Theatre 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drama) from Queensland University of Technology and is currently undertaking a Master of Arts (Creative Arts) through University of Southern Queensland, researching accessible theatre practice. She is currently a research assistant for The Last Avant Garde - Disability and the Performing Arts in Australia research project under chair Kath Duncan at University of Melbourne (ARC, AAV, UniSyd).


Madeleine participated in the Being Human and the Aesthetics of Access residency at Perth International Arts Festival 2017 (with DADAA) learning under Jenny Sealey MBE, Artistic Director of Graeae Theatre Company in the UK.

In 2018, Madeleine received an Arts Access Australia Meeting Place travel grant, and was also asked to speak on the Leading to the Future Panel at the Meeting Place arts and disability conference in Alice Springs. She was also named the inaugural recipient of Arts Access Victoria’s Stella Young Award.

Madeleine writes about everything, in various forms. She is a disabled artist and it is her hope to continue writing and create a larger dialogue surrounding the professional engagement of people with disability in the arts sector, and occasionally discuss the complexities of the perfect burrito.

'Look Mum... No Hands! [The Legless Bar Years]' 2016. Photo by Nick Morrissey.

'Look Mum... No Hands! [The Legless Bar Years]' 2016. Photo by Nick Morrissey.