Karen MacDonald

Karen MacDonald

KAREN MACDONALD* 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. On Broadway, Karen understudied and performed the role of Amanda Wingfield in The Glass Menagerie, She has also appeared at Theatre for A New Audience, Roundabout Theatre, and Second Stage. Locally, she has appeared at The Huntington, Merrimack Rep, Hartford Stage, Trinity Rep, Lyric Stage, Boston Theatre Company, Martha’s Vineyard Playhouse, Greater BostonStage, 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 to Berkeley Rep. Karen has received several Elliot Norton and IRNE Awards, 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 Merrimack Rep. Karen is a graduate of Boston University and a Lecturer at Harvard University. (she/her)


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