Karen MacDonald

Karen MacDonald has appeared at the Huntington in Good PeopleBefore I Leave YouBus StopAll My Sonsand A Civil War Christmas. Most recently she appeared as Polly Wyeth in Other Desert Cities (SpeakEasy Stage Company), Volumnia in Coriolanus, Mary Tyrone in Long Day’s Journey into Night, and Randy in Superior Donuts. Other regional credits include The Drowsy Chaperone (SpeakEasy Stage Company); The Color of Rose (ArtsEmerson); Two Wives in India (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre); The Blonde, The Brunette, and the Vengeful Redhead (Merrimack Repertory Theatre); boom (New Repertory Theatre); All’s Well That End Well, Hamlet, and Twelfth Night (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company); Third (Portland Stage); and productions at Hartford Stage, Berkshire Theatre Festival, and the Vineyard Playhouse. A founding company member of the American Repertory Theater, she appeared in 70 productions including The Sea Gull and Mother Courage. Nationally she has worked extensively, from Philadelphia’s Wilma Theatre to Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Directing credits include An Ideal Husband and The Woman in Black (Gloucester Stage Company) and Dressed Up! Wigged Out! (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre). The recipient of several Elliot Norton and IRNE Awards for her performances, Ms. MacDonald received in 2010 both the Robert Brustein Award for Sustained Achievement in the Theatre and the Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence. She graduated from the College of Fine Arts at Boston University and is a Boston native.

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