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Department Chair, Professor



Keeley has worked as a professional actor and director at theatres across the nation.  Most notably in Los Angeles (winning the LA Dramalogue Award for Best Actress  for her work in NEVER IN MY LIFETIME), New York (Lincoln Center, Riverside Shakespeare, American Jewish Theatre), and San Francisco.  As a member of San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre's repertory company she worked with many acclaimed directors including, Robert Woodruff and Tony Award-winning, Michael Smuin. Winner of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival's National Directing Fellowship, Keeley was an Artist-in-Residence at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., where she worked with such international artists as Ming Cho Lee and Viacheslav Dolgachev.  ​


Recent Scholarships

Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - Director, Theatre-on-the-Side, CMU.

Cabaret - Director, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, MI. (winner Best Director, Encore Awards)

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee - Director, Bush Theatre, CMU. (winner Best Production, Mask and Hammer Awards)

Dracula, the Musical - Director, Midland Center for the Arts, Midland MI. 

House of Several Stories - Director, Bush Theatre, CMU. (winner Best Production, Mask and Hammer Awards)​

MFA: American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco
MA: Western Connecticut University
BS: Central Michigan University
• Eastern European Theatre
• Fight Choreography/Movement
• Dialects

Courses Taught

• Oral Interpretation/Literature
• Acting I, II, & III
• Directing
• Adv Directing
• Stage combat
• Dialects
• Voice & Diction
• Acting for the Camera