M.F.A., University of Michigan (1986)
B.F.A., Adelphi University (1982)
Introduction To Stanislavsky
Improvisation, Characterization, Audition Technique, Psychological Acting (O'Neill,Ibsen, Chekhov, Strindberg), Cabaret Theatre (Brecht), Black Box, Cabaret and Mainstage Director, Acting Coach, Theatre for Social Justice, Community Outreach
The development of Cabaret Theatre (short forms in writing and performance), new works development, Community Outreach
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"Triangle Fire Project". "The Triangle Factory Fire Project". This year long devising collaboration included a multi-disciplinary group of students who explored the social issues surrounding the historical event, alongside the conditions of sweat shop labor as it exists today. Directed by Maggie Lally and Sarah Martin. Adelphi University Black Box. April 2010.
"Triangle Fire Project-Excerpt "The Shirt"". Students were invited to perform an excerpt from the devised piece as part of the official festivities honoring the one hundredth anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in NYC. Cooper Union. March 2010.
"Triangle Fire Project-Excerpt for HBO". Collaborators and students created a theatrical piece honoring all victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire which was invited to perform at the premier of the HBO movie REMEMBERING THE FIRE. New York University-Kanbar Film Center, NYC. March 2010.
"Storm on Storm". Directed Gary Garrison's ten-minute play as part of a theatre festival in NYC. 78th Street Theatre Lab. June 2008.
"Last Frontier Theatre Conference". Guest artist responding to new works presented at the conference. Guest artist presenting a workshop in "Writing the Rant". Valdez, Alaska. June 2007.
"The Eden Project". Director for a reading of Adelphi Performing Arts alumnus, Megan Lohne's thesis play at the New School. New School, NYC. May 2007.
"Once Around the Block". Concert version of an original musical with Adelphi Performing Arts sutdents. Steinway Hall, NYC. February 2007.
Amy Asch with Maggie Lally (2002). Jonathan Larson Rocks Broadway. In Joan Herrington (Eds.). The Playwright's Muse. (pp. 225). NYC, NY: Routledge.
Valerie Karr, Deborah Little, Maggie Lally (2012). ). Reversing the Gaze: Exploring disability and Acceptance Through Performance Art on a University Campus. In In Society for Disability Studies 25th Annual Conference.. Denver, CO.
Honors and Accomplishments
Professor of the Year nominee for 2012 by SGA (Student Government Association)
Received 2011 Adelphi University Faculty Excellence Award for Tenured Faculty.
Received a 2010 Folio Award for the podcast for Street Scene by the Long Island Fair Media Council.
AU Women's Recognition Award 2010 given by SGA and CSI. (student-nominated)
Received Kennedy Center Gold Medallion for teaching and service in January 2009
Member ODK since 2005
National Committee Member Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival-SDC (Directing) Coordinator 2010-13
Chair, Region II Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival 2006-2008
Judge for the SSDC (student Directing Award) for KCACTF January-March 2009 at regional festivals in North Carolina, Idaho, Massachusetts and Kansas.
Member ATHE (Association for Theatre in Higher Education) 2009