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Mary Nagle

Mary Kathryn Nagle

Mary Kathryn Nagle is an actress, playwright, and lawyer.  She studied theatre at Georgetown University, where she appeared as Leslie Ann in Hot ‘N Throbbing, Maud/Linn in Cloud 9, and Mimi in Summertime.  She went on to study law at Tulane Law School, where she graduated summa cum laude and was the recipient of the Judge John Minor Wisdom award.  At Tulane, she wrote and produced Katrina Stories, Welcome to Chalmette, and To the 7th Degree.  Most recently she has written Miss Lead, which Tulane Law Revue produced at Tulane Law School in April of 2009.  Welcome to Chalmette won the 2008 TNT POPS Playwriting Contest, and was a finalist in the Reva Shiner Playwriting Contest and Aurora Theatre's 2009-2010 Global Age Project. Last year, To the 7th Degree was accepted at the Great Plains Theatre Conference in Omaha, Nebraska.  She has also written Waaxe's Law, which was performed at the United States District Court for the District of Nebraska on May 12, 2009, in celebration of the 130th Anniversary of the Trial of Chief Standing Bear.

After graduating from law school, Mary Kathryn moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where she worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Chief Judge Joseph Bataillon and the Honorable Laurie Smith Camp at the United States District Court, District of Nebraska.  In Omaha, Nagle appeared as Edith in Blith Spirit at the Omaha Community Playhouse and appeared as a Fury in aetherplough's Knives Out.  Recently, she moved to Austin, Texas, and began work as a law clerk to the Honorable Judge Fortunato P. Benavides on the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Her article, Abortion Post-Glucksberg and Post-Gonzales: Applying an Analysis that Demands Equality for Women under the Law was published in the Spring 2009 issue of Duke’s Journal of Gender Law & Policy.  In May of 2010, the Harvard Journal on Racial and Ethnic Justice will publish her most recent article, Parents Involved and the Myth of the Colorblind Constitution.