For the 2010-2011 academic year at Boston College, Karen MacDonald will serve as the Monan Professor in Theatre Arts. MacDonald is a Boston-based actor who received her professional training at Boston University. During her Monan residency, she will teach master classes in acting and improvisation, serve as an acting coach for Theatre Department productions, and offer workshops in audition techniques. “We feel lucky to have Karen as a member of our community this year,” said Scott T. Cummings, Chair of the Theatre Department. “Our students will be learning from a master.”
The Rev. J. Donald Monan, S.J., Professorship in Theatre Arts is an endowed professorship that brings renowned theatre artists to work and teach at Boston College. Established in 2007 by a generous gift to the university, this distinguished post is named in honor of University Chancellor and former Boston College President J. Donald Monan, S.J. The position also commemorates the late Trustee E. Paul Robsham, M.Ed. ’83. MacDonald is the fourth Monan visiting artist, following director Carmel O’Reilly, actor Remo Airaldi, and Broadway music director Mary Mitchell Campbell.
In the 2010-2011 theater season, during her teaching residency at Boston College, Boston audiences can see MacDonald perform in the Boston Playwrights Theatre production of Two Wives in India, Arts Emerson‘s The Color of Rose, and The Drowsy Chaperone at SpeakEasy Stage Company. Her performance in the Huntington Theatre Company‘s production of Bus Stop already concluded on October 17th.
For more information on Karen MacDonald, the Monan Professorship, or the BC Theatre Department, contact Scott T. Cummings at 617-552-4012.