Mike Donahue

Mike Donahue is a NYC-based freelance director of new plays, classics, musicals and opera. Upcoming: Jen Silverman’s Phoebe in Winter with Clubbed Thumb; workshops of new plays by Colin McKenna at Chautauqua and Laura Marks at TheatreWorks; and world premiere of Matthew Lopez’s The Legend of Georgia McBride at Denver Center. Productions include: world premiere of Lauren Feldman’s Grace, or the Art of Climbing (Denver Center), Ethan Lipton’s Red-Handed Otter (Playwrights Realm), Shostakovich’s Moscow, Cheryomushki with new libretto by Meg Miroshnik (Chicago Opera Theatre), Henry IV & V (co-director) and A Number (Playmakers Rep, 2011/12 Distinguished Guest Artist), and Janine Nabers and Sharon Kenny’s Becoming Sylvia (Williamstown, Boris Sagal Fellowship). Mike has directed readings/workshops for NYTW, MCC, Soho Rep (Writer/Director Lab), Williamstown, The O’Neill, Clubbed Thumb, Denver Center (New Play Summit), The Lark, Ars Nova, Dramatists Guild, Working Theatre, Studio 42, OVNV at SPACE on Ryder Farm, and the German Consulate; and guest directed for Yale School of Drama, A.R.T. Institute, NYU Grad Musical Theatre Writing, NYU-Atlantic, Fordham, SUNY-Purchase, UNC Grad Acting, Yale Dramat and New Jersey Shakespeare Festival’s next stage ensemble. Mike is recipient of a Fulbright to Berlin, the Drama League Fall Directing Fellowship, The Boris Sagal Fellowship at Williamstown, the Tennessee Williams Fellowship from The University of the South, a Theatertreffen International Forum Fellow (Berlin), an alum of the Soho Rep Writer/Director Lab, 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 (Louis Sudler Prize for Artistic Excellence) and the Yale School of Drama (MFA). www.mikemdonahue.com