Donna founded Steel Beam Theatre in St. Charles, IL in 2001, and recently retired that position having spent the last nearly 15 years acting and directing there. She has worked on various Chicago stages, commercials, films and voiceovers. Donna was nominated for BMA Best Actress in 2015 for her role in Reversal, which played a the Midwest Independent Film Festival. She graduated from Northwestern University with a Best Actress Award and went on to study privately with the illustrious Alvina Krause.
Her MFA in Acting is from Southern Methodist University where she garnered Ft. Worth Womens’ Club Scholarship Award. A proficient pianist, Donna has taught both piano and acting throughout her career.
In 2014 she originated the role of Kate in Geezers by Chicago playwright Tommy Lee Johnston at Redtwist Theatre in Chicago.