Joe Chapa

Associate Professor
Flight 12 Improv Director
BA Area Head

Phone: (817) 272-2567
Office: Fine Arts Building North 152

MFA in Acting Performance, University of Mississippi
BA in Radio and Television Production, The University of Texas at Arlington

Joe Chapa (Associate Professor) holds a BA in communications and Television Production from The University of Texas at Arlington and an MFA in Acting from The University of Mississippi. His areas of specialization are theatrical combat, acting, improvisation, physical comedy, and children’s theatre. He is a recognized Associate Instructor of Stage Combat with Dueling Arts International   He is certified in the disciplines of Unarmed, Broadsword, Single Rapier, Rapier and Dagger, Smallsword, and Quarterstaff.  Joe is a past recipient of the Gertrude Golladay Memorial teaching award and a nominee for the Chancellors excellence in teaching award at UTA.  Joe is also the director of UTA’s comedy improvisation troupe, Flight 12. 

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