Marie Kelly lectures in Theatre at the School of Music & Theatre, University College Cork where she was Head of Department from July 2015 to July 2016. She has an MA in Modern Drama and Performance (2005) and a PhD in Drama Studies (2011), both from the School of English, Drama and Film at University College Dublin. Prior to that Marie had a long career at the Abbey Theatre where she was an integral member of the artistic team as both Casting Director and Assistant to the Artistic Director. Marie is Vice President of the Irish Society for Theatre Research. She has published on the plays of Tom Mac Intyre and Mark O’Rowe, and on the work of acclaimed theatre director, Katie Mitchell.
Recently published work includes the 2017 Research/Information Pack: Katie Roche by Teresa Deevy available online at the Abbey Theatre.