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Michael specializes in delivering complex initiatives at the intersection of the arts and higher education. His interdisciplinary background allows him to build relationships across difference and facilitate unique collaborations. He fosters highly effective teams where every member has the information and support necessary to excel.


Most recently, Michael worked as the Stage & Production Manager for The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics. In this role, he delivered a number of high-profile projects including an inaugural international festival, a world premiere and international tour of a play about memory and the Holocaust, and a ground-breaking virtual performance interrogating one American university's relationship with the descendants of people it enslaved. He facilitated collaborations with leading academic researchers, Grammy-nominated artists, and Nobel laureates.

Michael's academic research focuses on the ways people organize themselves to produce knowledge and culture. He currently studies the impact of digital innovation on research practice as a student in the MSc Digital Humanities program at UCL, with a particular focus on the possibilities for interdisciplinary collaboration. Previously, he studied history and theatre and performance studies at Georgetown University. He has supported research on knowledge creation in a number of fields, including the history of science, religious history, and the performing arts.

 

In addition to delivering high-quality projects, Michael writes about history and performance for Six by Eight Press.

Contact Michael at michaeljdonnay [at] gmail [dot] com

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