Quinnipiac University
Kevin J. Daly

Associate Professor of Theater

Director of the Theater Program

Kevin Daly (he, him, his) is a playwright, an associate professor, and the head of the Theater Program at Quinnipiac University. He received his M.F.A. in Playwriting from Indiana University. To date, he has written seventeen full-length plays.

Kevin is a full member of the Dramatists Guild. His work is represented by Marta Praeger, of The Robert A. Freedman Dramatic Agency.

His full-length drama, In Kings and Fools (a finalist for the 2011 Woodward/Newman Drama Award) received a world premiere production in May 2017 as winner of the Panndora’s Box New Works Festival in Long Beach, California. This script was initially developed at The Manhattan Theatre Club in New York City.

Professor Daly's professional credits include the Manhattan Theatre Club, Windy City Playhouse, Aston Rep, Curious Frog Theatre Company, 5th Letter Productions, The Neil Simon Festival, Panndora Productions, and JET Ensemble Theatre.

His plays have been named semifinalists for the National Play Conference at the O'Neill (’10,’11,’13,’14, ‘19), winner of the Neil Simon Festival New Play Contest (’16), finalist for the Kitchen Dog Theatre New Works Festival (’14), finalist for the Woodward Newman Drama Award ('11, ‘15), finalist for the Reva Shiner Award (’16), and semifinalist for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival (’12).

His plays have been published by Heartland Plays, Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, and Third Coast Literary Magazine.

Kevin lives in Hamden with his partner Nina and their two children, Benji and Summer.
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  • BA, Quinnipiac University
  • MFA, Indiana Univ.

Areas of Expertise

  • Playwriting
  • Improvisational Acting


  • Visual and Performing Arts

Office Location

  • 515 Sherman Ave

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Quinnipiac University

Associate Professor of Theater

Hamden, CT

2020 - Present