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As a creator, Susanne is particularly focused on devising theatre, writing, directing, and dramaturgy as well as collaborating on a wide range of projects. As a devising theatre artist, she is focused on collaboration, making space for others, and being a leading facilitator. She aims to encourage collaboration and promoting multiple perspectives.  She hopes to not only create but also creatively collaborate as a civic artist by using her skills as a theatre artist in professional settings.


She is a teaching artist, summer project manager at the Cultural Arts Center of Charleston, and creator of Collaborative Creatives Charleston, a social media account dedicated to supporting artists in the Charleston community through collaboration and social media engagement. 


In 2020, Susanne participated in Sojourn Theatre’s Teaching Artistry Summer Institute where she learned more about facilitation, leadership, and civic artistry. In December of 2019, she graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts with a diploma in Classical Acting. In 2020, she graduated from the second class of the Contemporary Theatre program with a minor in Creative Entrepreneurship from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

Let's collaborate!


Collaborative Creatives Charleston

CCC is an Instagram account dedicated to Celebrating Charleston's variety of performing and non-performing artists through collaboration during the COVID-19 pandemic. The page raises awareness around the importance of supporting local artists and creative companies of all kinds through collaboration, creation, and support.

To be a featured artist or creative company email with a short bio, explain your connection and love for Charleston, and give us an example of your artistry. 

Follow us @collaborative_creatives_chs.

Collaborate. Create. Support.

Give Me A Word

Womxn's voices in history and literature have often been silenced and manipulated. This is especially the case for those considered to be witches. Lady Macbeth, Circe, and Tituba all have more to their story than what has been written.


Give Me a Word Direction, Dramaturgy, and Concept by Susanne McDonald. 

Anticipated summer 2020 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Actively seeking collaborators, actors, and funding!

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Short Films

Two 10-min screenplays are currently in development.


Stay tuned for more information. 

Interested in collaborating? 

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