John Kelly

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BIOGRAPHY – Currently the Director of the Theatre program at Elmira College, Elmira, NY, John Kelly has served as actor, director, or producer of over 250 professional and educational theatre productions. He has done it all – plays, musicals, and opera – and has worked with them all – from Milton Berle, Donald O’Connor, and Burt Reynolds to today’s Broadway stars – Nancy Anderson, Felicia Finley, Lane Davies, and Angie Schworer. Awards range from a Carbonell nomination for Best Musical to a listing in Who’s Who in America. EDUCATION MFA – Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, Acting/Directing, 1981 Professional Training – Metropolitan Opera Studio, Lincoln Ctr., NY, Stage Direction, 1976 BA – Stetson University, DeLand, FL, Speech/Theatre (Ed. Certification), 1976 RESUME – EDUCATIONAL THEATRE 2006 – Present Elmira College, Elmira, NY Professor and Director of the Theatre Program Current Chair of the Creative Arts Division 2003 – 2006 University of Louisiana, Monroe 1990 – 2003 Central Methodist College, Fayette, MO 1986 – 1988 McLennan Community College, Waco, TX 1983 - 1986 Univ. of Kentucky/Somerset Community College, Somerset, KY PLAYWRIGHT RESUME PRODUCTIONS AMONG THE QUICK AND THE DEAD, Prologue Theatre, Chicago, IL upcoming 8/2015 AMONG THE QUICK AND THE DEAD, Theatre Workshop Owensboro, KY 6/2015 A PASSING MOMENT, Roots in the Bluegrass Festival, Richmond KY, 11/2014 WE ARE NOT ANIMALS Cultural DC Source Festival, Washington DC 6/2014 THEY COME AND COME Metropolitan Playhouse (AEA) Playwright NY 5-6/2013 10 MINUTES TO FAME - (5 ten minute plays) Performed at Elmira College and in benefit. SHORT AND SWEET – (4 ten minute plays) Performed at Elmira College and on small tourPUBLISHED A PASSING MOMENT, Heartland Plays MANDALA – Included in 25 10-Minute Plays for Teens (Applause Books) ARE YOU IN EARNEST - Published by Heuer Publishing Other works available or in development:

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