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Faculty Directory » Kelly Morgan

Communications Media

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2020
Monday 11 AM to 12:30 PM
Thursday 11 AM to 12:30 PM

Please email Professor Morgan to schedule an appointment. He can meet with students through their preferred method (Phone, Zoom, or Google Meet).

Office Information:

Room Number: CNIC 324
Phone: 978.665.3555

Courses Taught:


Artist as Business (THEA 3002)
Auditioning (THEA 3600)
Acting I (THEA 2700)
Acting II (THEA 2800)
Applied Acting (THEA 2850)
Dramatic Literature
Literature & Disability (ENGL 2300)
Stage Movement (THEA 1700)
Stage Combat
Period Movement
Voice and Articulation (THEA 1720)
Advanced Voice
Page to Stage Analysis (THEA 3550)
Directing the Play (THEA 3700)
American Sign Language (ASL)


Performance Theory 
Greek Chorus
Acting (Brecht, Strasberg, Open Theater, Styles, Grotowski)
Chekov, Wilde: Musical Theater
Theater Management
Stage Managment
Sign Language & Deafness (SPED 6700)


M.F.A., Case Western Reserve University (Acting/ Performance with Honors)
B.A., Viterbo College (Theatre Arts, Theatre and Philosophy, Cum Laude)

Research Interests:

New Works
Television Performance
Classical Theater
Greek Choral Work
Ensemble/Process Production
Non-Traditional Casting

Current Projects:

Current Projects:
The Big Hope by Bruce Robinson

Awards and Honors:
Vincent J. Mara Excellence in Teaching Award
American Theater in Higher Education Innovative Teaching Award
Kennedy Center Gold Medallion Award for Outstanding Service to the New England Region
Massachusetts State Senate Commendation for Service to the Arts Community
SGA Faculty of the Year
Kennedy Center Directing Fellowship

Representative Publications:

Founder/Producing Artistic Director of the AmeriCulture Arts Festival
Co-Founder of the American Deaf Play Creator’s Festival
Founder/Artistic Director of the Mint Theater in NYC
Establishing the BFA Program for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf and Dean College
Establishing a Theater Associates program at Quinsigamond Community College


The Women of Lockerbie by Deborah Brevoort at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Uncle Bob by Austin Pendleton at The Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago
Medea with Helen Hayes Award Winner-Mary Vreeland at The Long Wharf Theatre
The Last Yankee by Arthur Miller at The Independent Theater in NYC
Another Vermeer by Bruce Robinson and the World Premier of Love Drunk by Romulus Linney at The Abingdon Theater Company
Playing Sinatra by Bernard Kops at the Theater For The New City in NYC
12 Angry Jurors by Reginald Rose at The Hanover Theatre

Acting (Representative)

New York Shakespeare Festival
Cleveland Playhouse
Women’s Theatre Project
Syracuse Stage
Contemporary American Theater Festival
Mint Theater Company
Champlain Shakespeare Festival

Professional Affiliations:

The Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Region 1 (Past Chair)
AEA - ​Actors Equity Association
SAG - Screen Actors Guild