University Professor, theatre director. Born– March 1, 1903, in Savannah, Ga. Parents– Herman W. and Mattie (Wilfert) Hesse. Education– Goucher College, 1921-1924; University of Michigan, A.B., 1925; M.A., 1924; State University of Iowa, Ph.D., 1941. Director of Cedar Rapids, Ia., Community Plays, 1935; taught at Arizona State College, 1942-1944; Eastern Illinois State College, 1944-1946; State University of Iowa, 1946-1948; University of Alabama, 1948-1973 as professor of speech and director of the University Theatre.  The Alabama Conference on Theatre and Speech established the annual Marian Gallaway Award for Contributions to Theatre in Alabama, and Marian Gallaway Theater on the University of Alabama campus is named in her honor.  Died November 1980.


Biographical Encyclopedia and Who’s Who of American Theatre; Directory of American Scholars, 1974; Notables in the American Theatre.


Constructing a Play. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.; Prentice-Hall, 1950.

The Director in the Theatre. New York; Macmillan, 1963.


A collection of the papers of Marian Gallaway is held by the Hoole Special Collections Library at the University of Alabama.