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Dr. Una Kealy

Title:

Lecturer

School/ Department:

School of Humanities - Arts

Telephone:

+353 0 51845632

Room Name/ Num:

HA13

Campus:

College Street

OrcID Number:

0000-0002-4660-2838

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My Biography

Education

PhD: 2007, University of Ulster, Coleraine, N. Ireland. (Thesis, “Mysterious and Fantastic Strange”: The Dramatic Work of George Fitzmaurice)
MA (Irish Literature in English): 2000, University of Ulster, Coleraine, N. Ireland
BA (Hons) (English, Drama): 1995, University of Hull, Cottingham Road, Hull, UK.

Research

As a feminist I undertake research prioritising women; as an educator I am passionately interested in excellent teaching and learning and work to support those who have struggled to access it; and, as a life-long advocate for value of the Humanities, theatre specifically, I work to contribute to the democratisation of culture and public spaces (such as theatres) from which some people feel excluded. 

Prior to my career in academia I worked as a drama workshop facilitator, theatre company, arts and festival manager in Britain and Ireland in both state funded and commercial theatre organisations including: Paul Farrah Productions, Strand Theatre, London; SVC Television, Soho, London; Garter Lane Arts Centre; Waterford Healing Arts Trust; John Roberts Festival Waterford; Waterford Spraoi; Theatre Producer’s Group Northern Ireland; Arts Council of Northern Ireland; Department of Cultural Affairs, University of Ulster; Arts Council of Ireland; The Hawk’s Well Theatre; The Pushkin Foundation; Tinderbox Theatre Company; Ridiculusmus Theatre Company; KTS Consulting; CHL Consulting; The Riverside Theatre, University of Ulster, and Big Telly Theatre Company. I have also served as theatre critic for Irish Theatre Magazine and provide occasional opinion pieces for The Irish Examiner.

I am currently seeking postgraduate students to support research into the following areas:

  • Irish theatre practice
  • Irish women playwrights and practitioners

If you are interested in working in any of these areas please contact me at [email protected]

Teaching

2006-Present: Lecturer in English & Theatre Studies, Department of Creative & Performing Arts, WIT working with undergraduate students and both taught and research postgraduate students.
2008 – 2011: Course Leader, MA in Arts & Heritage Management, Dept. Creative & Performing Arts, WIT.

2001-2003: Postgraduate tutor and lecturer, University of Ulster, Coleraine, N. Ireland.

Professional

1999 – 2014: Theatre Reviewer for Irish Theatre Magazine.
2001– 2006: Freelance Arts Manager: Garter Lane Arts Centre; Waterford Healing Arts Trust; John Roberts Festival Waterford; Waterford Spraoi; Theatre Producer’s Group N.I.; Arts Council of Northern Ireland; Department of Cultural Affairs, University of Ulster; Arts Council of Ireland; Hawk’s Well Theatre; The Pushkin Foundation; Tinderbox Theatre Company; Ridiculusmus Theatre Company; KTS Consulting; CHL Consulting; Riverside Theatre.
2000-2001: Front of House Manager, Riverside Theatre, Coleraine, N. Ireland.
1997- 2000: Company Manager, Big Telly Theatre Company, Portstewart, N. Ireland.

Publications, public lectures & curated events

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Kealy, Ú. (2020) ‘Resisting Power and Direction: The King of Spain’s Daughter by Teresa Deevy as a Feminist Call to Action’ Estudios Irlandeses Vol. 15 pp. 178-192.

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

Kealy, Ú. and McCarthy, K. (forthcoming) ‘Introduction’ in Active Speech: Critical Perspectives on Teresa Deevy, Kealy, Ú. & McCarthy, K. (eds.) (Cambridge: Open Book Publishers).

Kealy, Ú. & Mc Carthy, K. (forthcoming) ‘In Dialogue with Deevy: Little Theatres of the 1950s’ in Active Speech: Critical Perspectives on Teresa Deevy. Kealy, Ú. & McCarthy, K. (eds.) (Cambridge: Open Book Publishers).

Kealy, Ú. and McCarthy, K. (forthcoming) ‘In Dialogue with Deevy: Little Theatres of the 1950s’ in

McCarthy, K and Kealy, Ú. (forthcoming) ‘What Tessa Did at School: An analysis of how schoolgirl theatrical activity in St. Mary’s Secondary School, Waterford influenced Teresa Deevy’s dramaturgical practice’  in Active Speech: Critical Perspectives on Teresa Deevy, Kealy, Ú. & McCarthy, K. (eds.) (Cambridge: Open Book Publishers).

Kealy, Ú. (ed.) & Mc Carthy, K. (ed.), (forthcoming) ‘Teresa Deevy, a Deaf Artist: Dublin Theatre of the Deaf in Conversation’ in Active Speech: Critical Perspectives on Teresa Deevy. Kealy, Ú. & McCarthy, K. (eds.). (Cambridge: Open Book Publishers).

Mc Carthy, K. (ed.) & Kealy, Ú. (ed.), (forthcoming) ‘Practitioner Panel Discussion: Amanda Coogan, Lianne Quigley, Caroline Byrne and Jonathan Bank’ in Active Speech: Critical Perspectives on Teresa Deevy, Kealy, Ú.& McCarthy, K. (eds.) (Cambridge: Open Book Publishers).

Kealy, Ú. and McCarthy, K. (2021) "Shape shifting the silence: an analysis of Talk Real Fine, Just Like a Lady by Amanda Coogan in collaboration with Dublin Theatre of the Deaf, an appropriation of Teresa Deevy’s The King of Spain’s Daughter co-authored with Kate McCarthy in The Golden Thread: Irish Women Playwrights, 1716-2016 (eds. David Clare, Fiona McDonagh, Justine Nakase) (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press).

Hayes, R. and Kealy, U. (2019) ‘Artistic Vision and Regional Resistance: The Gods are Angry, Miss Kerr and the Red Kettle Theatre Company, A Case Study ' in The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance (eds Eamonn Jordan and Eric Weitz) (London: Palgrave, 2019)

McCarthy, K. and Kealy, Ú. 'Participatory Performance: spaces of creative negotiation' co-authored with K. McCarthy in The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance (eds Eamonn Jordan and Eric Weitz) (London: Palgrave, 2019).

Kealy, Ú. (2012) 'Stasis, rootlessness and violence in Lay Me Down Softly' in The Art of Billy Roche: Wexford as the World, ed. Kevin Kerrane (Dublin: Carysfort Press).

 

EDITORSHIPS

Kealy, Ú. and McCarthy, K (eds.) (forthcoming) Active Speech: Critical Perspectives on Teresa Deevy (Cambridge: Open Book Publishers).

Kealy, Ú. and McCarthy, K. and McCarthy, K (eds.) (2018) Youth Theatre Ireland: Outside the Box. (Dublin: Youth Theatre Ireland.

McCarthy, K. and Kealy, U. (2018) The Shakespeare Review: King Lear (Waterford: Waterford Institute of Technology).

McCarthy, K. and Kealy, U. (2017) Youth Theatre Ireland: In the Making. (Dublin: Youth Theatre Ireland).

 

NON-PEER REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

McCarthy, K. and Kealy, Ú. (2017) ‘Talk Real Fine, Just Like a Lady’. (Dublin: Abbey Theatre).

Kealy, U. (2017) 'Teresa Deevy: A Quiet Subversive' in The Abbey Theatre Dramaturgy pack on Teresa Deevy's Katie Roche (Dublin: Abbey Theatre).

McCarthy, K. and Kealy, Ú. (2017) ‘Talk Real Fine, Just Like a Lady’, in The Abbey Theatre Dramaturgy pack on Teresa Deevy's Katie Roche (Dublin: Abbey Theatre).

Kealy, Ú. (2017) ‘Letters from the Past: Waterford Institute of Technology Archival Research Project into the Correspondence between Waterford Playwrights Teresa Deevy and James Cheasty’, in The Abbey Theatre Dramaturgy pack on Teresa Deevy's Katie Roche (Dublin: Abbey Theatre).

Kealy, Ú. (2015) ‘Desdemona - White Ewe, Moth of Peace or 17th Century Symbol of Girl Power?’ in The Shakespeare Review: Othello (Waterford: Waterford Institute of Technology).

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Kealy, Ú. (2018) ‘Directing with the Michael Chekhov Technique: A Workbook with Video for Directors, Teachers and Actors by Mark Monday’ in Youth Theatre Ireland: Out of the Box. (Dublin: Youth Theatre Ireland).

Kealy, Ú. (2017) ‘Gender Counts by Lucy Kerbel’ in Youth Theatre Ireland: In the Making. (Dublin: Youth Theatre Ireland).

Kealy, Ú. (2016) ‘Irish Women Dramatists 1908-2001 by Eileen Kearney and Charlotte Headrick (eds) with Kathleen Quinn contributing to the Introduction’ in Irish University Review December.

 

CONFERENCES CONVENED

Kealy, Ú. and McCarthy, K. (2021) 'Active Speech: Sharing Scholarship on Teresa Deevy' (co-convened with K.McCarthy) Waterford Institute of Technology in association with Maynooth University and supported by Waterford Libraries, 12-19th February.

McCarthy, K. and Kealy, Ú. (2016) 'Conversations and Collaborations' Irish Society for Theatre Research (co-convened with K.McCarthy) hosted by Waterford Institute of Technology, 22nd & 23rd April.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Kealy, Ú. and McCarthy, K. (2022) ''Lyrical Bodies': Reimagining Voices through the work of Teresa Deevy and Dublin Theatre of the Deaf'  Reimagining V,ices and Identities in Uncertain Times: Social Transformation, Fragmentation and Post-Pandemic Futures, Biographic, Narrative and Lifecourse Research Group, Sociological Association of Ireland. Online – 12th March 2022.

Kealy, Ú. and McCarthy, K. (2021) ‘Articulating Dissent: Teresa Deevy’s participation in creative networks of resistance (1940-1960)’ with Kate McCarthy, Theatre Ecologies: Environment, Sustainability and Politics, International Federation for Theatre Research, National University of Ireland, Galway, 12-16 July 2021.

Kealy, Ú. and McCarthy, K. (2021) 'In Dialogue with Deevy: Little Theatres of the 1950s' Co-authored with K.McCarthy, 'Active Speech: Sharing Scholarship on Teresa Deevy', Waterford Institute of Technology in association with Maynooth University supported by Waterford Libraries, 12-19th February.

McCarthy, K. and Kealy, Ú. (2019) 'In Dialogue with Deevy:  ‘Letters’ from the Margins' in'Conversations Through Time: Intersectional, Intergenerational, Interdisciplinary' Irish Society for Theatre Research, Mary Immaculate College (University of Limerick) 10-11 May.

McCarthy, K. and Kealy, Ú. (2018) 'Waterford: Performing the Region' Co-authored with K. McCarthy, Regions, Ruins and Regeneration, University of Lincoln, Lincoln 1-2 Jun.

Kealy, Ú. and Hayes, R. (2017) ‘Spaces of Confinement: Hebdomadal contractions in Teresa Deevy's Wife to James Whelan’. Co-authored with R. Hayes, Irish Women Playwrights and Theatremakers Conference, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick 8-10 June.

Hayes, R. and Kealy, Ú. 'Performing a City: Longing and Belonging on the Waterford Stage' in European Network for Comparative Literary Studies 6th Biennial Conference. Dublin City University, 24-28 August 2015.

Kealy, Ú. (2015) ‘Fading into Invisibility: Women and Ageing in Teresa Deevy’s Wife to James Whelan’, Women and Ageing conference, University of Limerick, May 20-22nd.

Kealy, Ú. (2014) ‘Dancing on the Edge’: A Consideration of Jim Nolan’s Dreamland. Silence . . . and Irish Writing conference Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, June 25-28th.

Kealy, Ú. and Hayes, R. (2013) 'Performing the City: The Gods are Angry Miss Kerr and Waterford Identity’. Co-authored with R. Hayes, Irish Society for Theatre Research Conference, November 1-2, 2013, London, England.

Kealy, Ú. McCarthy, K. and Hayes, R. (2012) 'Performing the Archive: Red Kettle Theatre Company Waterford' for Irish Society for Theatre Research Conference, Galway, Ireland, October 26-28th

 

MEDIA CONTRIBUTIONS

Kealy, Ú. (2020) 'My terms for gender are as diverse as our ways of identifying' Irish Examiner 4th March. Available at: https://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/arid-30985533.html

Kealy, Ú. (2020) 'GMIT data breach shows ugly reality behind screen of aspirational inclusivity', Irish Examiner 18th December. Available at: https://www.irishexaminer.com/opinion/commentanalysis/arid-40192641.html

Kealy, Ú. (2015) Arena (Dublin: RTÉ).

 

PODCASTS/SHORT COMMUNICATIONS

The Theatre History Podcast Episode 74: 'Discovering Teresa Deevy with Drs Úna Kealy and Kate McCarthy’. https://theatrehistorypodcast.net May 2021.

The Nerve Episode 22: Translating Irish Plays. Available at: https://anchor.fm/the-nerve November 2019.

The Nerve Episode 21: Imagine Arts Festival and Waterford Writer’s Weekend Available at: https://anchor.fm/the-nerve October 2019.

The Nerve Episode 17: The Country Girls. Available at: https://anchor.fm/the-nerve March 2019.

CTEL Community of Practice Podcast Series, WIT: Using Moodle in a Flipped Classroom. 2018 Available at: https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/centre-for-technology-enhanced-learning-wit/id1437672851

The Nerve Episode 12: Performing the Region. Available at: https://anchor.fm/the-nerve November 2018.

The Nerve Episode 10: Richard III. 2018 Available at https://anchor.fm/the-nerve September 2018.

The Nerve Episode 5: Christmas Edition. 2017 Available at: https://anchor.fm/the-nerve December 2017.

The Nerve Episode 1: Teresa Deevy. 2017 Available at: https://anchor.fm/the-nerve September 2017.

Shakespeare: Rhyme and Reason: a four-part series made by students of WIT. Podcasts available: http://www.wit.ie/news/education/shakespeare-rhyme-and-reason-a-four-part-series

 

GUEST & PUBLIC LECTURES

Kealy, Ú. and McCarthy, K., 'What Tessa Did at School during the Irish Cultural Revival', co-presented with Dr Kate McCarthy, Enniscorthy Library, 26th May 2022.

Kealy, Ú. and Kent, A., 'Odd Women Out: Waterford Playwrights Teresa Deevy and Rosamond Jacob' co-presented with Aaron Kent, Enniscorthy Library, 19th May 2022.

Kealy, Ú. and Kent, A., 'Odd Women Out, Writing Against the Grain: A Consideration of the work of Teresa Deevy and Rosamond Jacob' co-presented with Aaron Kent to the Liberal Studies Group, St Kieran’s College, Kilkennny, 1st March 2022.

Kealy, Ú. 'Conducting Research on Literature in English: A General Guide' hosted by the University of Almería, Spain, 9th February 2022.

Kealy, Ú. ‘An Introduction to Teresa Deevy (1894-1963) & The King of Spain’s Daughter (1935)’ hosted by the Munster Writers’ Group, 10th December 2020.

Kealy, Ú. ‘A Virtual Introduction to Teresa Deevy’s The King of Spain’s Daughter’ as part of the Bealtaine Festival 2020 hosted by Waterford Library Public Libraries, 13th May, 2020.

Kealy, Ú. ‘Why I have resolved to become more annoying’ a presentation for International Women’s Day in Waterford Technology, 12th March 2020.

Kealy, Ú. ‘Macbeth: Fooled or Fiend?’: A lecture to support Leaving Certificate study, Wexford Library Services, 26th March, 2019.

Kealy, Ú. ‘Repeating and Repeating: Fighting Routine in Marina Carr's Woman and ScarecrowWhelan’ as part of the Portraits of the Artist as Young Women in Irish Theatre History lecture series for Wexford Library Services, 19th March, 2019.

Kealy, Ú. ‘Too Old by Right: Lost Lives in Teresa Deevy's Wife to James Whelan’ as part of the Portraits of the Artist as Young Women in Irish Theatre History lecture series for Wexford Library Services, 12th March, 2019.

Kealy, Ú. ‘Itching and Scratching and a Stale Stink of Poteen: Representations of women in J.M. Synge's The Playboy of the Western World’ as part of the Portraits of the Artist as Young Women in Irish Theatre History lecture series for Wexford Library Services, 5th March, 2019.

Kealy, Ú. 'Aising Incarcerated: An Analysis of Patricia Burke Brogan's stage play Eclipsed' for the Wexford Fringe Festival hosted by Wexford Public Library Service, 23rd October, 2018.

Kealy, Ú. ‘The Indelible Stain of the Irish Magdalene Laundry System and it's depiction on the Irish stage’ for the University of the Third Age, Tramore, 18th October 2018.

Kealy, Ú.Eclipsed by Patricia Burke Brogan: Sounding the Sorrow of the Irish Magdalene Women’ for the National University of Ireland, Galway, International Irish Studies Summer School 17th July 2018.

Kealy, Ú. The Gods are Angry, Miss Kerr and the Red Kettle Theatre Company, a Case Study’ based on research by Dr Richard Hayes & Dr Una Kealy, Waterford Institute of Technology as part of the Literature of the South East lecture series for Wexford Library Services, 8th February 2018

Kealy, Ú. ‘Molly Keane’s Good Behaviour: From ‘Temple Alice’ to ‘Gull’s Cry’’ as part of the Literature of the South East lecture series for Wexford Library Services, 22nd February 2018.

Kealy, Ú. ‘Teresa Deevy: A Quiet Subversive’, as part of the Literature of the South East lecture series for Wexford Library Services. 8th March, International Women’s Day, 2018.

Kealy, Ú. ‘Billy Roche: Stasis, rootlessness and place in Lay Me Down Softly’, as part of the Literature of the South East lecture series for Wexford Library Services, 22nd March 2018.

Kealy, Ú. 'Teresa Deevy: Life and Work' Public lecture as part of the Dunhill History Lecture Series XII, 1st February, 2018.

Kealy, Ú. and McCarthy, K. 'Medea/Μηδεια: An Exploration of Character and Representation' as part of the Wexford Fringe Festival for Wexford Public Library Service, 21st October, 2017.

Kealy, Ú. 'Letters of the Past: Investigating the Correspondence Between Jim Cheasty & Teresa Deevy (1953 – 1957)' Tramore, University of the Third Age, October, 2017.

Kealy, Ú. ‘Teresa Deevy: The King of Spain's Daughter’ Public lecture as part of Teresa Deevy exhibition, Waterford Institute of Technology, 7th April, 2016

Kealy, Ú. ‘Teresa Deevy: Wife to James Whelan’ Public lecture as part of Teresa Deevy exhibition, Waterford Institute of Technology, 14th April, 2016.

Kealy, Ú. ‘Teresa Deevy:  A Quiet Subversive’ Public lecture as part of Teresa Deevy exhibition, Waterford Institute of Technology, 5th April, 2016.

Kealy, Ú. and Regan, F. ‘Teresa Deevy’s Ageing Women’ Tramore, University of the Third Age, 21st January 2016.

 ‘Translations: The politics of place and language’ (in Waterford & Rochester by video conference) with Professor Fionnuala Regan, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York, USA, Apr. 2014 & Apr. 2015.

Kealy, Ú. and Regan, F. 'The Playboy of the Western World: a contested portrayal of the Irish character' (in Waterford & Rochester by video conference) with Professor Fionnuala Regan, St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York, USA, Mar. 2014 & Mar. 2015.

Kealy, Ú. ‘Performing the Region: The Irish National Theatre and Regional Theatre Practice’ (in WIT via video conference) in association with Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest Nov. 2014.

Kealy, Ú. ‘Reading Trinity’: Stereotypes and religion in Leon Uris’ Irish novel (in Waterford and Rochester by video conference) with St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York, USA, Oct. 2014.

Kealy, Ú. ‘Oscar Wilde: An Irish Writer’, Tramore, University of the Third Age, June 2013.

 

CO-PRODUCTIONS, EXHIBITIONS, CURATED EVENTS & WORKSHOPS

Kealy, Ú., McCarthy, K. and O’Connor, J. (2022) Research seminar: 'Lyrical Bodies: A Practice as Research Collaboration', 17th May 2022.

Kealy, Ú., McCarthy, K. and O’Connor, J. (2022) Research project & collaboration: 'Lyrical Bodies' a collaboration between staff and students in Waterford Institute of Technology and Dr Amanda Coogan, Lianne Quigley and Alvean Jones of Dublin Theatre of the Deaf Feb - June 2022.

Kealy, Ú. and McCarthy, K. (2021) Academic conference: 'Active Speech: Sharing Scholarship on Teresa Deevy' co-curated with K. McCarthy, 12-19th February 2021.

Kealy, Ú. and McCarthy, K. (2020) Seminar: ‘How to be an Autonomous Learner’ co-facilitated with K. McCarthy [via Zoom] as part of the stARTS series of seminars, Department of Arts, Waterford Institute of Technology 3rd November 2020.

McCarthy, K. and Kealy, Ú. (2020) Workshop: Try Theatre Studies: An Introduction to Theatre Studies at Third-Level co-designed and facilitated with K. McCarthy, WIT, February 2020.

Kealy, Ú. and McCarthy, K. (2019) Summer research project: 'Letters from the Margins: School of Humanities Summer Research Project' co-designed and facilitated with K. McCarthy, WIT, June 2019.

Kealy, Ú. (2018) Presentation: Modern Irish Drama Case Study Presentation for the Centre for Technology Enhanced Learning Community of Practice Seminar Series, Waterford Institute of Technology, September, 2018.

Kealy, Ú. (2018) Collaboration: Mount Prospect in association with Garter Lane Arts Centre, November 2018.

Workshop: 'Saying Yes to Coaching Skills & Approaching Critical Reflection', WIT School of Business, WIT, May 2018.

Kealy, Ú. (2018) Collaboration: Her Hue Amongst the Room devised student performance in association with Garter Lane Arts Centre, May 2018.

Kealy, Ú. and McCarthy, K. (2017) Workshop: Reading Deevy's The King of Spain's Daughter as part of Irish Women Playwrights and Theatremakers Conference, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick 8-10 June 2017.

Kealy Ú. and McCarthy, K. (2017) Transcription Workshop: Letters From the Past: Teresa Deevy & James Cheasty Archival Project in association with the University of the Third Age, Tramore, May 2017.

Kealy, Ú. (2017) Salon Event: Waterford HerStory 20/20 Salon: Celebrating Waterford Women Past and Present, WIT (exhibition and panel co-curator) in association with Herstory.ie. 20 February, 2017.

Kealy, Ú. (2017) Workshop: How to Breathe: Pausing for Thought Prior to Public Speaking for WIT Students' Union, 31 January, 2017.

Kealy, Ú. ( 2017) Illuminate HerStory Waterford (curator and facilitator) in association with Herstory.ie, WIT Luke Wadding Library, 6 January, 2017.

Kealy, Ú. (2016) Collaboration: Wife to James Whelan in association with Garter Lane Arts Centre, November 2016

Kealy, Ú., McCormack, B. and Killian, D. (2016) Exhibition: Teresa Deevy: A Quiet Subversive, (exhibition curator) Luke Wadding Library, WIT, April 2016.

Kealy, Ú. (2016) Workshop: Teresa Deevy’s The King of Spain’s Daughter workshop with Georgia Southern (US) students, July, 2016.

Kealy, Ú. (2016) Workshop: Acts of Silence workshop with Georgia Southern (US) students, July, 2016.

Kealy, Ú. (performer) 12 Steps, The Divided Self as part of the Addiction & Recovery in the Secular Age Conference, WIT, February 2016.

Kealy Ú. (2015) Collaboration: White Ships devised student performance in The Vintage Tea Rooms, Waterford, May 2015.

Kealy Ú. (2015) Collaboration: Blackwater Angel in association with Garter Lane Arts Centre, November 2015.

McCarthy, K. and Kealy, Ú. (2015) Character Study workshop with second level students in WIT, February 2015.

Hayes, R. McCarthy, K. and Kealy, Ú. (2014) Symposium: Regional Theatre Symposium, WIT, 2014.

McCarthy, K, Brennan, F. and Kealy Ú. (2013) Seminar Presentation: ‘Add an Activity’. Co-presented with F. Brennan and K. McCarthy. WIT Lunchtime Seminar Series, April 18, 2013.

 

PRACTITIONER INTERVIEWS, PANEL AND POST-SHOW DISCUSSIONS

McCarthy, K. and Kealy, Ú. (2020) Practitioners' Panel Discussion: Discussing Teresa Deevy co-convened with K. McCarthy [via Zoom] 10th December 2020.

Kealy, Ú. and McCarthy, K. (2019) Translating Dramatic and Poetic Work’ (Chair and Panel Member) with Andres Romera, Dr José-Francisco Fernandez Sanchez and Dr Richard Hayes as part of WIT English Day, November 2019.

‘Female Characters in Eugene O’Neill’ (Chair) New Ross Library, as part of the Scholars’ Programme within the Eugene O’Neill International Festival of Theatre, October 2019.

Bernadette Cronin, Eimear Reidy and Regina Crowley in conversation with Dr Una Kealy, Waterford Theatre Royal, September 2019.

Jim Nolan in conversation with Dr Úna Kealy, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford, November 2018.

Billy Roche in conversation with Dr Úna Kealy, Wexford Arts Centre, April 2017.

Pat Kinevane and Jim Culleton in conversation with Dr Úna Kealy, Waterford Theatre Royal April, 2016.

Jim Nolan in conversation with Dr Úna Kealy, Garter Lane Arts Centre, March 2016.

Hillary Fannin and Lynne Parker in conversation with Dr Úna Kealy, Waterford Theatre Royal, May 2015.

Niall Henry in conversation with Dr Úna Kealy, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford, October 2015.

Pat Kinevan in conversation with Dr Úna Kealy, Waterford Theatre Royal, February 2015.

 

REHEARSED LITERARY READINGS

Ennis, F. and Kealy, Ú. (2019) ‘Impossible Situations: Waterford Women Writing on Love and Loss’ with Dr Fiona Ennis, Waterford City and County Library Services as part of Waterford Writers’ Weekend within the Imagine Arts Festival, October 2019.

Kealy, Ú., Romera, A. and Rudi-Kent, M. (2018) Teresa Deevy's The King of Spain's Daughter (a tri-lingual reading in English, Italian and Spanish), Garter Lane Arts Centre, Culture Night, September 2018.

Phelan, R., McCarthy, K. and Kealy, Ú. (2017) Teresa Deevy's Strange Birth, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Culture Night, September 2017.

Kealy, Ú. and McCarthy, K. (2017) Teresa Deevy's The King of Spain's Daughter as part of Irish Women Playwrights and Theatremakers Conference, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick 8-10 June 2017.

Kealy, Ú. (2015) Teresa Deevy’s The King of Spain’s Daughter for St John Fisher College, Rochester, New York, USA, September, 2015.

Kealy, Ú. and McCarthy, K. (2015) Teresa Deevy’s The King of Spain's Daughter, Medieval Museum, Culture Night, September 2015.

Kealy, Ú. (2015) Love Songs for Aisling by Diarmuid O’Currain (premiere) as part of the Imagine Festival, Waterford, October, 2015.

 

SELECTED THEATRE CRITICISM

Kealy, Ú.  (2014) ‘Dreamland, Garter Lane Arts Centre & The Everyman Cork with Project Arts Centre Dublin’, Irish Theatre Magazine. Available at: http://itmarchive.ie/web/Reviews/Current/Dreamland.html

Kealy, Ú. (2013) ‘Frank Pig Says Hello, Mill Theatre Productions’, Irish Theatre Magazine. Available at: http://itmarchive.ie/web/Reviews/Current/Frank-Pig-Says-Hello-(1).aspx.html

Kealy, Ú. (2013) Perfidia, Red Kettle Theatre Company, Irish Theatre Magazine. Available at: http://itmarchive.ie/web/Reviews/Current/Perfidia-(1).html

Kealy, Ú. (2012) Like Memory of Water, Theatre Royal Productions, Irish Theatre Magazine (2012). Available at: http://itmarchive.ie/web/Reviews/Current/The-Memory-of-Water.html

Kealy, Ú. (2010), ‘Brighton, Garter Lane Arts Centre’, Irish Theatre Magazine (2010).

Kealy, Ú. (2010), Bondi Beach Boy Blue, OCI Productions in association with Richard Ryan Productions’, Irish Theatre Magazine. Available at: http://itmarchive.ie/web/Reviews/Current/Bondi-Beach-Boy-Blue.aspx.html

Kealy, Ú. (2010) ‘Lay Me Down Softly, Wexford Arts Centre in association with Mosshouse’, Irish Theatre Magazine.

Kealy, Ú. (2009) ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Red Kettle Theatre Company’, Irish Theatre Magazine.

Kealy, Ú. (2009) Wallace, Balfe and Mr Bunn, Waterford Theatre Royal, Irish Theatre Magazine. Available at: http://itmarchive.ie/web/Reviews/Current/Wallace--Balfe-and-Mr--Bunn.aspx.html

Kealy, Ú. (2008) ‘Climb, Red Kettle Theatre Company’ Irish Theatre Magazine.

Awards & Membership

Nominations & Awards

Teaching Hero Award, National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, 2021

Research Supervision Excellence Award, Waterford Institute of Technology, 2018

Teaching Excellence Award with K. McCarthy, Waterford Institute of Technology, 2016

Supervisor Excellence Nomination with R. Hayes, Waterford Institute of Tehnology, 2016

Teaching Excellence Nomination, with K. McCarthy, Waterford Institute of Technology, 2015

Teaching Experts Nomination (National Learning Impact Awards in Higher Education) with K. McCarthy, 2015

Research Funding Awards & Profiles

WIT Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Fund Award 2021

Research Connexions Award 2021

Research Connexions Award 2020

PI for Irish Research Council Postgraduate Scholar awarded Oct. 2020-2024

Funding award from the WIT/ITC Cross-Institutional Fund for the Here Together project (co-award with Institute of Technology, Carlow and Carlow College, Saint Patrick's) June 2018

WIT Research Open Doors (with Kate McCarthy) May 2017

Spotlight research by Research Support Unit, WIT (with Kate McCarthy & Fionnuala Brennan) March 2017

Waterford Institute of Technology PhD Scholarship funding, 2015.

Waterford Institute of Technology PhD Scholarship funding, 2013 (with R. Hayes & K.McCarthy)

Learning Innovation Project funding, April 2013 (with F. Brennan & K. McCarthy)

 

Committee & Society Membership

IMBAS - An Irish Forum for Arts Practice Researchers and Artists

Irish Society for Theatre Research (member of Feminist and Gender Working Group)

International Association of Irish Literature

International Federation for Theatre Research (Feminist Research Working Group)

School of Humanities Research Committee

School of Humanities, WIT, Summer Research Working Group