2015: Gertrude in Hamlet and Fräulein Doktor Mathilde von Zahnd in The Physicists. 24th season. Previously: After playing the title role in Mother Courage and Constance in King John last season, Ms McKenna went on to San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theatre to play the mother of Jesus in Colm Tóibín’s solo play, Testament. She has played more than 24 Shakespearean roles, including Cleopatra (Centaur), Katerina the Shrew and Richard III (Stratford). Other Stratford credits include Blithe Spirit, Mary Stuart, Medea, Phèdre, The Matchmaker, The Trojan Women, The Glass Menagerie, Orpheus Descending, Night of the Iguana, Shakespeare’s Will, Good Mother, Private Lives and She Stoops to Conquer. She has three Doras, one Jessie, one Genie, an honorary MFA in Acting from ACT, a Doctor of Sacred Letters from Trinity College and a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. She lives with one husband, one son, two cats and one fish.
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