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Director

Mike
Donahue

Mike Donahue is a New York-based director. NYC credits include: world premieres of Matthew Lopez’s The Legend of Georgia McBride (MCC, Geffen Playhouse, and Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Joe A. Callaway Award, Outer Critics Circle nomination, Ovation Award nomination); Jen Silverman’s Collective Rage (MCC, Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, The Drama League nomination), The Moors (Playwrights Realm—NYC premiere), Phoebe in Winter (Clubbed Thumb); Jordan Seavey’s Homos, Or Everyone In America (LAByrinth Theater Company); and Ethan Lipton’s Red-Handed Otter (Playwrights Realm). Regionally: Little Shop of Horrors with MJ Rodriguez, George Salazar, and Amber Riley (Pasadena Playhouse); world premieres of Jen Silverman’s The Roommate (Humana Festival of New American Plays, Williamstown Theatre Festival, Long Wharf Theatre), Wink (Marin Theatre Company); Rachel Bonds’ Curve of Departure (South Coast Repertory, Studio Theatre), The Wolfe Twins (Studio Theatre) and Swimmers (Marin Theatre Company); Matthew Lopez’s Zoey’s Perfect Wedding and Lauren Feldman’s Grace, or The Art of Climbing (Denver Center for the Performing Arts); and Shostakovich’s Moscow, Cheryomushki in a new libretto by Meg Miroshnik (Chicago Opera Theatre). Mike is recipient of a Fulbright to Berlin, The Drama League Fellowship, Boris Sagal Fellowship at Williamstown, winner of the Inaugural Opera America Director-Designer Showcase Award, and was the artistic director of the Yale Summer Cabaret for two seasons. Mike is a graduate of Harvard University and the Yale School of Drama. Upcoming: world premiere of Kate Cortesi’s Love (Marin Theatre Company), and Euripides’ The Bakkhai, in a new version by Anne Carson and with music by Diana Oh (Baltimore Center Stage).