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Dionne O'Dell



Dionne O'Dell is faculty for the Department of Theatre at Michigan State University, where she specializes in writing and directing plays for youth & community. Previously, Dionne was the Associate Director of Education at Lincoln Center Theater in New York City. Although primarily interested in writing plays with a social justice focus, in February 2010, her short film script, Dreadful Sorry (a ghost story) was awarded a $100,000 grant by the SC Film Commission and played to short film festivals around the US. A proud member of Actors Equity Association, she has also worked as a performer in regional theatre productions, in industrial films, and television commercials. Currently, Dionne is also the Artistic Director of the MSU Sense-Ability Ensemble- a group of MSU Theatre students that create innovative, multi-sensory, interactive theatrical performances for audiences that are neurodiverse. The Ensemble’s most recent production, What if Wilhelmina is a musical adaptation of the children’s book by the same title, by Joseph Belisle. What if Wilhelmina will be on the MSU main stage March 8-17, 2024. Having taken time away from creative work while her children were small, Dionne is thrilled to jump back into writing and performing and excited to be partnering with Williamston Theatre.

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