Maddie Granlund is an interdisciplinary performance artist interested in blurring the lines between liveness and simulation. Maddie's work is often choreographic as an attempt to embody ontological theory—to viscerally understand what it means to be present and alive. Maddie was in Red Eye Theater’s Works-In-Progress 2022 cohort, and has recently performed in works by J.H. Shui Xian (Q-Stage 2022) and Marcela Michelle (Right Here Showcase). Maddie is currently in the ensemble and on the advisory council for Lightning Rod Theater, and is a partner in the Southern Theater’s Partnership Program. Maddie has presented installation work at North East Sculpture, worked as associate artist with both the Moving Company and Ultimate Dancer, and holds a B.A. in Contemporary Performance Practice from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.