Susan McCully

Associate Professor

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

Pronouns: They/She

Dr. Susan McCully is a queer feminist theatre-maker and playwright. Over the past thirty-years, all of their professional efforts involve advocacy for intersectional feminist and queer theatre whether through their own playwriting, performing, and teaching or through creating opportunities for others as a producer and dramaturg.

From 2005 to 2012, they served as artistic director and dramaturg for the GirlParts Festival of New Plays at UMBC. Beginning in 2013, their research shifted toward developing their own plays. VoraciousLeah’s Dybbuk and Girls on a Dirt Pile (all produced at UMBC) were conceived specifically to create feminist and/or queer-identified roles for young actors.

Susan returned to performing in their plays including Inexcusable Fantasies (Prague and New York Fringe) and Kerrmoor (Women’s Voices Theatre Festival). They received a commission from RepStage for the development and production of All She Must Possess, a play about the life of Etta Cone (produced in 2018). In the last few years, McCully has shifted focus to creating theatre which addresses climate justice, including a student devised project Green Theatre Revolution in Spring 2024


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