Audrey McNamara was awarded her PhD in Drama from University College Dublin and lectures there. Her monograph Bernard Shaw: From Womanhood to Nationhood – The Irish Shaw is forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan. Publications include an essays on the work of Bernard Shaw, Conor McPherson, Enda Walsh and Benjamin Black. She wrote the programme note for the Abbey Theatre’s production of Pygmalion (2014), and was a plenary speaker for the National Theatre of London’s production of Man and Superman. She was guest co-editor with Nelson O’Ceallaigh Ritschel for Shaw 36.1: Shaw and Money (Penn State University Press 2016) and Shaw and Modern Ireland (Palgrave, 2017). She is also guest co-editor of The Eugene O’Neill Review Spring 2018 Edition (Penn State University Press).