Professor Patrick Kelly has taught and directed plays at The University of Dallas since 1967, where he served as Professor of Drama until retiring. Prof. Kelly directs professional productions across the US, concentrating on Shakespeare plays in Dallas, Fort Worth, California and most frequently at the Colorado Shakespeare Festival on the campus of the University of Colorado in Boulder. He has directed three productions of The Tempest, most recently in 2006 at Boulder.

He and Judy lecture and conduct Shakespeare workshops in a variety of places, including in 2005 and 2006 Oxford, England and in the Dolomite Alps for the travel and study group, MindTreks. He is a graduate of Jesuit High School in Dallas with a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Fine Arts degree from SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts where he was in the first class of graduate students.

More recently, Prof. Kelly has directed at SMU, Shakespeare Dallas, and the award-winning Undermain Theatre.