Keira McDonald is a self-producing theatre artist and associate professor in the theatre and dance department at Baldwin Wallace University. McDonald has worked professionally as an actor, director, playwright, solo performance artist, clown, producer, stagehand and stage manager with Seattle Children’s Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, A Contemporary Theatre (ACT), 14/48 projects, Theatre Anonymous, 18th and Union, Annex Theatre, 12th Avenue Arts, Cafe Nordo, Theatre Off Jackson, The School for Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (Seattle), Zach Scott Theatre, Hyde Park Theatre (Austin, Texas), and Delfont Mackintosh (London), among others.
McDonald founded Seattle’s Solo Performance Festival and was the founding artistic director. At Cornish College of Arts in Seattle, she held the positions of assistant professor of physical technique and movement area head, and she developed the solo performance class and showcase. She has toured the Canadian and American fringe theatre circuit with her original work and was awarded multiple five-star reviews and “best of fest” awards. McDonald holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Texas Tech University and a Master of Fine Arts from Naropa University, in cooperation with London International School of the Performing Arts.