— It is with great sadness that we announce that John MacDonald, longtime artistic director of Washington Stage Guild, died Sunday, July 6th from an accidental fall in his home in Mt. Ranier. It’s hard to fathom the depth of the loss for the actors and company members who knew him, and for us as audience who came to embrace the feast of Shaw and others he regularly laid before us.
John and Ann Norton, his partner in all things personal and professional, have been shepherding the company into a new performing space at 8th and E Streets, while conducting a series of staged readings this year.
Actor R. Scott Williams joined the company for Opus (he played Dorian). In his personal blog, he is sharing the reactions of the family and friends
John left us midst the burst of the high energy of this summer’s festivals, His last directorial mission was part of it – Libby Leonard’s 10 minute What Remains at the Source Festival.
Condolences can be sent to Ann Norton, 4018 Argyle Terrace NW, Washington, DC 20011-5301. If you have personal memories to share with us, we hope you will leave them below.