O’Malley received her PhD in Theatre History and Criticism from the University of Texas at Austin. Research interests: Russian and African American theatre. Most recent book: The Dramatic Works of Catherine the Great: Theatre and Politics in Eighteenth-Century Russia. For full publications list, see luranadonnelsomalley.com. O’Malley serves as Director of Graduate Studies in Theatre and Director of Western Theatre. Recent productions: The Spitfire Grill, Churchill’s Vinegar Tom, Williams’s A Streetcar Named Desire, Friel’s Translations, and Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!. A native of New Orleans, she is the daughter of artist Johnny Donnels.
Campus Recognitions: UHM Presidential Citation for Meritorious Teaching; Arts & Humanities Excellence in Scholarship Award