Madelyn Gunn is a director and producer of music and live theater.


She graduated from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor of Music in 2017,  specializing in theatrical music and business administration. While earning her degree, she worked for the Ravinia Festival, Wiener Staatsoper in Austria, the PROTOTYPE Festival in New York, and Americans for the Arts in Washington, DC. She has been involved in a wide variety of live performance projects, including collaborating with musical creative teams Scheer/Van Horn, Jonah Bokaer Choreography, and Circus Smirkus. 


She has directed several works in collaboration with Lyric Theatre @ Illinois, most recently as director of Grand Night for Singing at the Allerton Mansion in 2019. She completed a 2018 Artist Residency for Opera North, serving as an assistant director/ assistant stage manager for two mainstage operas and a new work titled Singers and Swingers.

She is based in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, where she works for Shot in the Dark Productions Inc. and Polyvinyl Records.

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