Madeleine Gandhi

Madeleine is an arts manager and independent producer with a background in law and policy. She has worked on major commercial musicals and is the co-founder of LGBTQIA+ theatre company Fruit Box Theatre in Eora, Sydney. Madeleine has previously written for Reuters, the International Press Institute and the European Journalism Centre.

Madeleine's Latest Articles

Cessalee Stovall delivers a Stage A Change workshop at Darlinghurst Theatre Company. Photo: Amylia Harris. Stovall stands on the right hand side, speaking to a group of people who are sitting around tables. She is a woman with black curly hair tied up in a bun, brown skin, wearing a pink cardigan.

Perspectives on the concept, craft and currency of community engagement

Forward-thinking performing arts organisations are embracing community engagement in new and expansive ways.

‘Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World’. Photo: Wendell Teodoro. A stage set with a single performer standing between two large-scale projection screens. The stage is lit blue.

Theatre review: Things Hidden Since the Foundation of the World, Sydney Festival

A cross-cultural collaboration that interrogated the simplification and transmission of knowledge.

Phoenix. Image is a keyboard player, a drummer and a guitarist playing on a dark stage with two strong lights at the back.

An unfunded discovery platform: inside Phoenix Central Park

Phoenix’s financial freedom allows the team to focus on curating a mindful audience experience. Patrons are invited in for one…

Old Fitz. Image is rows of bench theatre seating, with two young women sitting on the front row, one in a patterned dress and one in a white shirt and dark skirt.

New Ghosts take over the Old Fitz

New Ghosts Theatre, led by independent artists Lucy Clements and Emma Wright, will take the reins of Sydney’s iconic Old…

The Dark Current’. Image is a woman in a tight pink dress, and pink headdress lying back in pink liquid, with her arms up and elbows bent.

Video work review: Angela Tiatia: The Dark Current, ACMI

Something is amiss in paradise.

Opera House. Image is a panel of four women: Julia Zemiro, Helen Pitt, Yumi Stynes (with her arms raised in the air) and Wendy Harmer at the Sydney Opera House. Photo: Jaimi Joy.

‘A glorious anomaly’: would the Sydney Opera House be built today?

Why does the Opera House remain an anomaly in Australia's cultural infrastructure landscape? And would it be built today?

Lady Day. Image is a woman in a white dress backed by a trio singing into a mic in front of an audience.

Theatre review: Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, Belvoir St Theatre

Every element of this journey into the closing stages of Billie Holiday's life and career is entrancing from start to…


Theatre review: The Hen House, Riverside Theatre

A celebration of migrant working women characterised by charming performances and a hypnotic soundscape.