Nelly Kelly

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Nelly Kelly

Nelly is an emerging playwright who has recently graduated with distinction from the MLitt Playwriting and Dramaturgy course at Glasgow University (2016), for which they were awarded a fully funded position by the SFC. During their masters degree they wrote two full length plays 'The Dogwood: A Play for Non-Adults' and 'The Philosopher (Fu)Kings' as part of their course work, both of which aimed to explore the deconstruction of societal norms and dystopic anarchy through a queer lens.

Nelly has written short pieces of work that have been given readings at Progressive Playwright (Tron Theatre), Stage to Page (CCA), Expositions (James Arnott Theatre) and Young Writers (Traverse Theatre). They were also part of the 2016 Tron 100.

Over the past year Nelly has worked as a dramaturg on several projects, including the Red Women's Theatre Award (Greenwich Theatre, London) and Sons & Daughters (Cumbernauld Theatre). They have worked as a dramaturg with students at The Performing Arts Studio Scotland (PASS) and Queen Margaret University. Nelly also has former experience as a director, their last directorial credit being as co-director of Cobweb Theatre Company's production of 'The Hardman' by Tom McGrath and Jimmy Boyle, Summerhall (Edinburgh, 2014).

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