Assistant Director, School of Theatre and Lecturer, Musical Theatre and Movement
BFA, Musical Theatre, Ithaca College
MA, Theatre Education, Emerson College
MFA, Acting, Brandeis University
“For me, acting and theatre are the effortless blending of deep and varied technical skills and process, with shape, specificity, and form. It is about finding the truest expression and awareness of who you are as a human being—your thoughts, flaws, sense of humor—facing that head on, and then exposing that, openly with your collaborators. It requires, rigor, discipline, desire, and a deep respect for varied perspectives and empathetic view points. And sometimes, we need to stop thinking and just go for it.”
McCaela Donovan is an Elliot Norton and IRNE award winning actress, theatre educator, and audition coach. She has served as Associate Artistic Director and founding member of Bridge Repertory Theatre of Boston. She has performed Off Broadway and in various regional theatres, including Primary Stages, NYMTF, ArtsEmerson, The Huntington Theatre Company, American Repertory Theatre, Speakeasy Stage, Gloucester Stage Company, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company, Actors’ Shakespeare Project, Lyric Stage Company, New Repertory Theatre, Company One, Stoneham Theatre, Berkshire Theatre Festival, Reagle Music Theatre, and the Children’s Theatre of Sioux Falls, SD. A member of SAG-AFTRA, AEA and SAFD, she has worked and taught at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Boston Conservatory, Emerson College, Dean College, Emmanuel College, Walnut Hill School for the Performing Arts, and is grateful to be a proud member of the BU School of Theatre. Go Terriers!