Karen MacDonald

Karen MacDonald

KAREN MACDONALD* (Gina) has been an actor, director, and teacher in the Boston area for many years.  Her SpeakEasy credits include Drowsy in The Drowsy Chaperone, Polly in Other Desert Cities, and Rose in The Children (the run of which was cut short in 2020 by the onset of COVID-19). On Broadway, Karen understudied and performed the role of Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie, directed by John Tiffany. She has also appeared at Theatre for A New Audience, The Roundabout Theatre, and Second Stage. In the New England area, she has appeared at the Huntington Theatre (most recently in Common Ground Revisited), Merrimack Rep, Hartford Stage, Trinity Rep, Gamm Theatre, Lyric Stage, Boston Theatre Company, Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, Greater Boston Stage Company, Gloucester Stage, Israeli Stage, New Rep, and Commonwealth Shakespeare Company among others.  Karen is a Founding Company Member of the American Repertory Theatre, where she appeared in 73 productions. She has also worked nationally from The Wilma Theatre to Berkeley Rep.  Karen has received several Elliot Norton and IRNE Awards for her performances, as well as the Robert Brustein Prize for Sustained Achievement in the Theatre and the Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence. She is the recipient of a Fox Fellow/TCG grant, in partnership with the Merrimack Rep Theatre. Karen is a graduate of Boston University and a Lecturer at Harvard University. (she/her)


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