Director Biography

Donna Woodruff

Donna Woodruff in Romeo and Juliet, Old Globe Theatre,1950

Donna Woodruff performed in many productions for the Old Globe’s Shakespeare festivals, most notably opposite fellow Junior Theatre director, Jackson Woolley in Taming of the Shrew (1950). The couple performed as the “Dramatic Duo” for various social groups and clubs in the mid 1950s.

Woodruff taught drama classes at the San Diego Community Theatre Junior Wing, and directed the JT productions of June Mad (1952) and Dear Ruth, (1952) both in the Falstaff Tavern at the Old Globe Theatre.

June Mad was the first teen-age play at San Diego Junior Theatre, the first cast with only teenagers, and the first to be staged in an arena setting.

Alice in Wonderland

Directed by Donna Woodruff
Assisted by Fred Bubenhofer
Based on the Stories by Lewis Carroll

San Diego Junior Theatre's 1954 production of Alice in Wonderland

Dear Ruth

Directed by Donna Woodruff
Assisted by Judy Cluttinger
Written for the Stage by Norman Krasna

San Diego Junior Theatre's 1952 production of Dear Ruth

June Mad

Directed by Donna Woodruff
Dramatized by Florence Ryerson and Colin Clements
From their Novel, The Awful Age

It's the swacky teen-age comedy June Mad!

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