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M.F.A., University of Michigan (1986)
B.F.A., Adelphi University (1982)

Recent Courses

Cabaret Theatre
Introduction To Stanislavsky
Introduction To Scene Study
Psychological Acting I
Theatre Capstone

Teaching Specializations/Interests

Development of new works, Interdisciplinary projects,
devising, theatre for social justice, cabaret theatre, outreach.

Research Interests

The development of Cabaret Theatre (short forms in writing and performance), new works development, Community Outreach and Theatre for Social Justice.

Artistic/Creative Work

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"WAR THROUGH A WOMAN'S EYES-devised". Invited presentation of original work for local conference: WOMEN, NOT VICTIMS: Moving Beyond Sexualized Atrocities during Genocide at Nassau Community College. Sponsored and invited by Beth Lilach of the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center of nassau County. March 2016.

"Our Lives Matter-Original Devised". Invited by the Nassau County Human Rights Commission to create a piece for the annual Human Rights Conference for high School students across Long Island. Students wrote and performed pieces based on race. February 2016.

"GAY BAR 55 by Dean gray and Will Fellows". Played Dr. Blanche Baker for a developmental reading of GAY BAR 55. HERE Performing Arts Center, NYC. August 2015.

"GENERATION T by Pia Wilson". Directed a reading of GENERATION T for the NJ PAC Stage Exchange. NJ PAC. March 2015.

"WAR THROUGH A WOMAN'S EYES-devised". Directed and co-created (with students) a 25 minute performance piece about women in war for the Annual High School Human Rights Conference. Performed the piece two additional times for university events. Adelphi University-UC Ballroom. February 2015.

"NAKED DARROW". Directed an original production based on the life of Clarence Darrow: NAKED DARROW. Worked as dramaturg and acting coach for professional actor in the development and subsequent premier of his play in NYC. NYC. June 2013.

"I'M NOT DYING". A benefit reading of a ten minute play by Rob Daughenbaugh who is incarcerated at the Northpoint Prison in Kentucky. This was done as a benefit for VOICES INSIDE/OUT, a program designed to bring a voice to inmates through dramatic writing. NYC. April 2013.

"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.

Book Chapters

Amy Asch with Maggie Lally (2002). Jonathan Larson Rocks Broadway. In Joan Herrington (Eds.). The Playwright's Muse. (pp. 225). NYC, NY: Routledge.

Invited Presentation/Lecture

Maggie Lally and Jody C Wood (2016, January). Choreographing Care. (NY Council for Humanities grant), Kingston, NY.

Maggie Lally and Barb Blackledge (2014, January). SPEAKING WITH YOUNG ARTISTS: Response Training for Faculty. Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, West Chester, PA.

Conference Presentations/Papers

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

Professional Activities

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