Out for Lunch with Maggie Lally
Out for Lunch Series is an informal conversation with staff and faculty members and allows students to meet LGBTQIA+ faculty, staff and administrators in a casual space over lunch. The purpose of the lunch series is to provide an opportunity for students to hear from faculty, staff, and administrators in the LGBTQ+ community about their life experiences, careers, successes and challenges in an intimate setting. All university students are welcome to attend the Out for Lunch series. For this lunch, we will be talking with Maggie Lally.
Maggie Lally is a director and is the Associate Dean for Faculty and Programs in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is an associate professor in the Department of Theatre who has taught and directed there for over 20 years. She has directed numerous productions including the upcoming: THE WOLVES, which serves as a collaborative endeavor with Athletics and the AU women’s soccer team. A number of the plays Maggie’s directed have social justice issues as core themes including: LYSISTRATA, MACHINAL, ANGELS IN AMERICA, TOPDOG UNDERDOG and the original devised play, THE TRIANGLE SHIRTWAIST FIRE PROJECT. Maggie and her students have devised six original pieces around issues of social justice for an annual area high school Human Rights Conference on campus. This semester she is teaching the interdisciplinary course: Exploring Disability Through Theatre with her colleague, sociology professor Deb Little. She is a member of SDC, the professional director’s union. Maggie lives in Brooklyn with her wife, Lisa and her dog, Charlie.