Allison Grimaldi Donahue works in text and performance exploring modes in which language and text can move between individual and collective experience. She often employs participatory writing methods to build improvised communities of writers and translators, investigating the ways in which language is useful and useless, meaningful and a receptacle. She is author of Body to Mineral (Publication Studio Vancouver 2016) and On Endings (Delere Press 2019) and translator of Blown Away by vito m. bonito (Fomite 2021) and Self-portrait by Carla Lonzi (Divided 2021).
She has given recent performances at Short Theatre, Almanac Turin, MACRO, MAMbo, Fondazione Giuliani and Flip Napoli. She is currently working on a project at Sonnenstube Lugano around the work of author Alice Ceresa. She was a 2021/22 fellow at Sommerakademie Paul Klee, Bern. She lives in Bologna