"Star-gazing child with a black eye and an edge of steel."

-Ricky Spears, InTheater

Moira Lael MacDonald is a New York-based theater professional, born and raised in Sitka, Alaska.

As an actress she has garnered critical acclaim in roles such as Honey in Brian Dykstra's HIDING BEHIND COMETS and Deidre in Rona Munro's BOLD GIRLS, both at 29th St Rep. She is also a member of Collision Theory, a text/movement ensemble that navigates the hybrid margins of dance and theater. First seen in their production of Sex/Work by Artistic Director David Mogentale in 1995, she's trod and run the boards at 29th St ever since.

Behind the scenes MacDonald is a skilled technician creating lighting, sets and props at such New York venues such as The Ensemble Studio Theater, The HERE Arts Center, Primary Stages, CBGB's and Plaid and Rothko. As a writer, MacDonald has composed short fiction, poetry and performance pieces with the writer/performer/film/theater collective Hip Replacement, and currently has a piece of short fiction entitled Swan Lake published online at www.bigtoepress.com.

A regular with The Losers Lounge, Moira performs onstage as a singer and behind the scenes as lighting and set designer. Most recently, she acted in John Cameron Mitchell's new film Shortbus. Being a big fan of all things down, dirty and downtown, 29th St is about as far north as she goes.

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