FOUNDER, THEATRE BEYOND BROADWAY
Malini Singh McDonald is a native New Yorker who has been involved in the arts for her entire life. A passionate and experienced artist and producer, Malini has twenty years of practical experience in the NYC theatre scene. She’s served the theatre in many aspects of which she’s very proud – actress, director, producer, stage manager, costume designer, prop designer, theatre reviewer, publicist, radio presenter, and writer/monologist. Malini has been recognized for her role in the community with the Woman of Distinction Award for her contribution to Media, Arts and Culture from the City of New York. Malini received her BA in Theatre Arts and English Literature from Baruch College and her MFA in Directing from the Actors Studio Drama School. As a producer in the independent theatre scene with Black Henna Productions, Malini mastered the skills of marketing and producing her work in an ever-growing and ever-changing theatre scene. Select theatre credits include the revival of Godspell (Producer, Broadway Revival), The Year of Living Dangerously (Publicist, 54 Below), Whiskey Pants: The Mayor of Williamsburg (Publicist, HERE Arts Center), From Ship to Shape (Publicist, Winner of Two United Solo Awards), The Eternal Space (Associate Producer & Marketing Director, Theatre Row).
Malini is the founder of Theatre Beyond Broadway which provides a platform to promote and support independent artists, groups and productions that are produced beyond the bright lights of Broadway. TBB represents a broad range of artists through producing, publicity, education and a podcast. The TBB podcast guests include Tom Viertel (6 Time Tony Award Winning Broadway Producer), Melissa Robinette (VP of Actors Equity), Daniel Gallant (Executive Director of the Nuyorican Poets Café), Jocelyn Bioh (School Girls; or The African Mean Girls Play, Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time). She is also the creative director of Rockwell Park Entertainment, a production company that seeks to bring new and underrepresented voices to the stage and behind the scenes. Rockwell Park is the marriage between the indie theatre spirit and the commercial drive that seeks to bring a get-your-hands dirty ethos to their investments. When she isn’t doing all things theatre, Malini finds solace in writing poetry and her work has been published in Newtown Literary Journal. She contributed to Kew Gardens, a book about the history of “the backbone of Long Island”. She loves being a tourist in her hometown and is currently working on a series of poems on her New York City. Malini is Co-VP of Communications for the League of Professional Theatre Women, a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the Associate Producer for the Broadway Artist Connection, producing partner for The Anthropologists, and a panelist for the Broadway Bound Theatre Festival.