"Macdonald is an agile, comedic, raucous actress that drags you along like a racing leprechaun in search of the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. She is mischievous with a disco ball twinkle in her eyes. At times we hold our breaths as we descend into the darker parts where the women can sleep for a hundred years, or grow long-haired and forgotten in tall towers if they are to await saving from self-absorbed princes. Macdonald creates her own white horse to gallop her to her rightful place as a self-accepting powerful woman. She electrified the theatre with her massive energy and her wise words."
Jacquelyn Clare, NY THEATRE REVIEW, August 2016
What was the main impetus for choosing to create or perform this work?
For as long as I can remember, when I have wanted to understand my experiences better, I frame them as a story. At a time when I was at a low point in my life, I felt called to explore queen archetypes. It was a source of inspiration and fun to explore the character of a gracious, fearless, and powerful ruler of one’s own realm, and to wonder what the impact would be of casting myself and my experiences in that light. I began to consider that most archetypal energies women were encouraged to harness, put them in the role of sidekick, assistant, or object, always fitting into other people’s plans and places, and with no calm and certain throne of their own.
Discovering the Artist: Solo Sirens Series – Jenny MacDonald of ‘Enthroned’. Jacquelyn Clare, NY Theatre Review, August 2016