B.A. Theatre and Dance, DeSales University
M.F.A. Playwriting, The Catholic University of America
Ph.D Theatre History, Theory, & Criticism, University of Wisconsin
Susan McCully is a scholar of feminist theatre and a dramaturg, as well as a playwright and performer. Susan is 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.