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Patrick Michael Kelly

Title: Adjunct Instructor
Department of Theatre and Dance
Patrick Michael Kelly

Patrick Michael Kelly is an actor, administrator, director, educator, fight choreographer, playwright, producer, and sound designer - but he prefers the term theater artist.

Born and raised in Columbia, SC, Patrick trained in the Honors Program at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities and attended the University of South Carolina, graduating with a BA in Theatre, after which he moved to Chicago to pursue acting professionally. 

Patrick relocated to New York City to train in the New York University/Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program; he received his MFA with the Class of 2014 and joined Actors' Equity the same year.

Patrick performed Off Broadway at La MaMa E.T.C., regionally at Arundel Barn Playhouse, Virginia Stage Company, and WNEP Theater, and locally at Columbia Children's Theatre, Trustus Theatre, and Workshop Theatre. He worked with 2nd Story, About Face Theatre, Book Club Theater, Lookingglass, Luna Stage, Uniart, Vox Theatre, and Waterwell. Patrick also trained at The Second City and Victory Gardens, taught at Dartmouth College and Midlands Technical College, and developed his plays at Studio Tisch and UofSC Beaufort.


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