John McDonnell is an actor, writer and performer, based in Sydney. He has been involved with Milk Crate Theatre as an ensemble artist since 2007, in acting, devising, creative development, playwriting and comedy roles. John was a deviser and performer in the creative developments of Intersection (2008), Fearless (2011), This House Is Mine (2014), First Times (2015) and Feast (2016). He was an actor in the Milk Crate Theatre productions, Intersection (2010), This House Is Mine (presented by Darlinghurst Theatre 2015), and the 2011 Christmas Show (Belvoir Street Theatre), as well as playing Roy in the Wayside Chapel Drama Production, Cosi (2016). He has been involved as an actor in the Milk Crate Theatre Forum Theatre shows Chemical Handcuffs (2011), Secrets (2012),
Under Construction (2016) and Turning Towers (2017). John wrote a short play which was presented in the triple bill, Box Brigitte Bracken (Carriageworks 2012), as well a writing a number of short pieces for other Milk Crate Theatre productions. John is passionate about social justice issues and wants to create work that challenges people’s perceptions of homelessness and disadvantage.