Jody McAuliffe, Dramaturg, has developed and directed new plays at South Coast Repertory, Denver Center Theater, Bay Area Playwrights Festival at the Magic Theatre, Sundance Institute, Old Globe Theatre, Los Angeles Theatre Center, Mark Taper Forum, New York Theatre Workshop, and New York Playwrights Lab at the Public Theatre. Publications include The Mythical Bill, A Neurological Memoir; My Lovely Suicides; Crimes of Art + Terror (with Frank Lentricchia); Mysterious Actions: New American Drama; Plays, Movies, and Critics. Her adaptations of Frank Lentricchia’s The Italian Actress and of her own My Lovely Suicides were produced at Manbites Dog Theater Other Voices Series. Former National Endowment for the Arts Directing Fellow at the Mark Taper Forum, member of the Directing Workshop for Women at American Film Institute, and award-winning teacher at Duke University, she is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

Faculty Fellowship Project
McAuliffe is activating a new awareness and engagement across the university through theatre. Using theatre as a force for social change, McAuliffe is finding new ways to engage students in a broad set of important questions related to Conrad’s The Secret Agent and its contemporary reflections, such as Kacynski’s Manifesto. She is forging lasting relationships with departments and students for this production as well as future collaborations on theatre projects