Smith Center for the Arts G54
M.F.A. - Illinois State University
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Mary G. Farrell is a Professor in the Department of Theatre, Dance and Film and head of the Acting Program at Providence College. In the course of her tenure here, she has directed over 25 productions in the Blackfriars, most recently, Seagull (for which she received a CAFR (Committee on Aid to Faculty Research) grant to study at Chekhov's estate, Melikhove, near Moscow, Waiting for Godot and Picasso at the Lapin Agile. Outside the College her work has been seen locally at the former Alias Stage (now Sandra Feinstein Gamm Theatre), Newgate Theatre, the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra Family Series and 1st Stage Providence, which she co-founded with Nancy Mundy. She has been an active member of the American College Theatre Festival and has been invited to direct in their 10 minute Play Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. Recently, Prof. Farrell collaborated with PC alumnus Aidan Connolly ('92) on an adaptation of James Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and directed its premiere at the Irish Arts Center in NYC. Courses that Mary Farrell teaches at Providence College are Intro. To Acting, Acting Realism, Acting Improvisation, Acting Presentational Styles, and Children's Theatre and Creative Drama.