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Kelly Younger - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Kelly Younger

Professor of English and Affiliate Faculty of Theatre Arts | Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA, United-States

Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts



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Kelly Younger is an award-winning playwright with work staged off-Broadway (Manhattan Theatre Club, Irish Repertory Theatre, Playwrights Horizons, Samuel French Off-Broadway Festival), regionally (Pacific Residents Theatre, Bloomington Playwrights Project, Gloucester Stage, Stella Adler, Barrington Stage Company, Orlando Shakespeare Theatre, The Blank Theatre Company, Ensemble Studio Theatre), and internationally (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Dublin Theatre Festival, London Irish Centre Theatre, and Dubai Theatre Festival). His plays are published by Samuel French, Playscripts,Inc., and several annual Best Of" anthologies by Smith and Kraus. He also works in the worlds of Film and Television and is currently writing the new Disney Animation feature as well as a live action feature for Columbia PicturesSony Studios. He has developed work with Mandeville Films, DreamWorks Animation, Junction Films, Disney Channel Original Movies, and Espen Sandberg and Joachim Ronning (Pirates of the Caribbean). At LMU, he teaches courses in Dramatic Literature, Play Writing, and Fairy Tales. He is managed by Washington Square Arts and Film in New York, and represented by The Gersh Agency in Los Angeles and New York. When not teaching or writing, he's watching baseball, and is an official faculty mentor to the LMU Baseball team, where his 11 year old son serves as batboy.

Education (3)

University College Dublin - National University of Ireland: Ph.D., Drama Studies

University College Dublin - National University of Ireland: M.A., Drama Studies

Loyola University, Chicago: M.A., Classical Studies

Areas of Expertise (13)

Play Writing Drama Theatre Fairy Tales Irish Drama Modern Drama Contemporary Drama Screenwriting Entertainment Industry Baseball Animation Writing for Animation Disney/PIXAR

Accomplishments (1)

Fritz B. Burns Distinguished Teaching Award (professional)

Awarded by Loyola Marymount University, 2011

Affiliations (3)

  • Dramatists Guild of America
  • Comparative Drama Conference: Board Member
  • Pacific Residents Theatre: Associate Member

Languages (2)

  • Classical Greek
  • Classical Latin

Courses (21)

Fairy Tales

FFYS 1000

Introduction to Drama

ENGL 2209

Language of Drama

ENGL 2200

Creative Writing for Non-Majors

ENGL 2205

Play Writing Workshop: One Acts

ENGL 4413

Play Writing Workshop: Full Lengths

ENGL 4424

Modern Drama

ENGL 3316

Contemporary Drama

ENGL 3326


ENGL 3373


ENGL 3398

Theatre & War

ENGL 3398

Performance & Media

ENGL 3398

Irish Drama

ENGL 3398

Art of War: Stage & Screen

ENGL 3398

Art of Monologue

ENGL 3398

Fairy Tales

ENGL 3398

Comparative Drama

ENGL 5580

Drama, Theory, Criticism

ENGL 5598

Classical Literature in Translation

ENGL 5598

Critical Methodology

ENGL 6600

Genre Seminar: Drama

ENGL 6602

Articles (2)

Not What, But How Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education

Younger, Kelly (2010) "Not What, But How," Conversations on Jesuit Higher Education: Vol. 38, Article 10.

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Honors, Inc. Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council

Younger, Kelly, "Honors, Inc." (2004). Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council --Online Archive. Paper 140.

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