"Giving back to the community is essential.
I give back by sharing my knowledge and experiences
with theatre-makers everywhere."

Susanne McDonald holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Contemporary Theater and a minor in Creative Entrepreneurship from the Boston Conservatory at Berklee as well as a diploma in Classical Acting from the London Academy of Music & Dramatic Arts.


She is also a graduate of the South Carolina Governor's School of the Arts and Humanities high school drama program and is an alum and previous professional performer at Charleston Stage's Troupe, Summerstage programs, and Mainstage productions. 

"Susanne is one of the most creative, collaborative, intelligent, and compassionate artists that I have ever worked with. She makes you feel immediately safe and welcomed in any environment that you are in with her and she is always eager to hear and honor your voice and ideas. She brings an open heart and mind to every conversation and experience and she emits sheer joy when she has the opportunity to share and offer her own thoughts. Susanne's variety of skill sets allow her to have great perspective in any discipline she may be hired for..."

—  Rachel Bertone, Director