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expert-mlallyMargaret Lally ’82

Margaret Lally, associate professor in the Department of Theatre

Lally holds a M.F.A. from the University of Michigan and B.F.A. from Adelphi University. Her directing credits include Generation T by Pia Wilson, War Through a Woman’s Eyes-Devised, and Naked Darrow, among others. In January 2009, she received the Kennedy Center Gold Medallion for teaching and service. She has been a speaker at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival and presenter at the In Society for Disability Studies 25th Annual Conference.

expert-petronNicholas Petron M.A. ’70

Nicholas Petron, professor and chair of the Department of Theatre

Petron holds a degree in theatre from Kansas Wesleyan University and an M.A. in theatre from Adelphi University. He received his Equity card as the Prince in The King and I and followed that with 12 years of stage work. On film, he has worked with Al Pacino, John Cusack, Tim Matheson and Kate Capshaw. His commercial credits include: Ponderosa Steak House and Eagle Brand snacks to name a few. He is the voice of “Y”, “Up and Down” and “Pizza” for The Children’s Television Workshop and is a member of SAG-AFTRA and AEA. An “Ace” award winner for radio commercial direction, his stage directing credits include: Uncle Vanya, Holy Ghosts, The Rimers of Eldridge, Come Back to the 5 and Dime Jimmy Dean, Moonchildren, Steel Magnolias, suburbia, Uncommon Women and Others.


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