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Theatre Mini-Fest: Crafting a Killer Monologue with Susan McCully

March 5 at 1:00 pm2:00 pm

Susan McCully

UMBC’s Department of Theatre presents a Theatre Mini-Fest, featuring faculty master classes by Eric Abele, Chelsea Pace, Adam Mendelson, Susan McCully, and Lynn Watson, March 4 through 6.

In this session with assistant professor Susan McCully, learn to tap into your best playwriting instincts to generate character ideas, and then craft your writing into a “killer monologue”—the type that actors love to perform.

Susan McCully is a scholar of feminist theatre and a dramaturg, as well as a playwright and performer. Susan was the artistic director of the Grrlparts festival at UMBC. She has performed her one-woman show Cyber Becomes Electra, at colleges and universities across the country, University of Toronto, University of Exeter and the Kolibri Pince in Budapest. In 2004, she opened the Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival with her show Inexcusable Fantasies, which she has performed at a number of festivals including Prague Fringe Festival and the New York Fringe Fesitval in 2013. Her play Still the One was performed at Manhattan Theatre Source and has been published by Hawarth Press (2004). At UMBC, she teaches a range of courses in theatre history, dramatic literature and she works on the department productions in the role of dramaturg. She is a specialist in cross-gender casting and gender performance; she also teaches courses in queer performance and feminist representation for the Gender and Women’s Studies Program. She received a B.A. in theatre and dance from DeSales University, an M.F.A. in playwriting from The Catholic University of America, and a Ph.D. in theatre history, theory and criticism from the University of Wisconsin.

Register here to attend the Theatre Mini-Fest events. Admission is free and open to the public.



March 5
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
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