sheila donohue

Sheila Donohue is a performance poet and a developer of communication arts. For over 20 years, Sheila has performed poetry and character monologues that have been seen by audiences at The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Steppenwolf Theater, The Rhinoceros Theatre Fest, Ravinia, The Chicago Cultural Center, the infamous Green Mill Jazz Club, and on Oprah! She is a four-time National Poetry Slam Champion. 

Sheila is author of the book, The Avalanche Expert, published in 1989. Since that time all her work has focused on the live performance of her original writing. She is a founder of Betty's Mouth, a unique poetry duo with poet Cin Salach, where original writing is performed and sound exploration is a key part of the form that they have developed.

Sheila founded Center Portion in 2000, a place where unique performance, installations, and workshops are staged. It offers gallery, performance and garden areas in the heart of Chicago's north side. Recently featured in the Chicago Tribune, the work Sheila is doing at Center Portion is a natural extension of her role as President of On Track Marketing Communications, where she helps organizations and business write their story.