Dr. Natalie Gaupp

Assistant Professor of Instruction
Playwright-in-Residence

Email: ngaupp@uta.edu
Phone: (817) 272-9503
Office: Fine Arts Building Central 268

PhD in Humanities Aesthetic Studies, University of Texas – Dallas
MA in Interdisciplinary Studies (with Emphasis in Dramatic Literature, Playwriting, and Screenwriting), University of Texas Arlington
BFA in Theatre Arts (with Emphasis in Performance), University of Texas Arlington
AA in Drama, Lon Morris College

Dr. Natalie Gaupp holds a Ph.D. in Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas. Dr. Gaupp has directed extensively for the University of Texas at Arlington’s Department of Theatre Arts, including John Patrick Shanley’s DOUBT, William Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST, Richard Brinsley Sheridan’s THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, Jean-Claude van Itallie’s THE SERPENT, and Tennessee Williams’ iconic drama, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. As a professional playwright,  Dr. Gaupp has developed her plays with the Association for Theatre in Higher Education’s New Play Development Workshop (Chicago, Denver, New Orleans, NYC, Toronto), Inner Space Theatre (NYC), Pelican Theatre (Miami, FL), FronteraFest (Austin, TX), and La MaMa Umbria International (Spoleto, Italy) under the guidance of Erik Ehn, Head of Playwriting at Brown University. She has received grant funding for her work from The Hillcrest Foundation, Variety Club of North Texas, and the Japan-America Society Sun &Star Festival. Additionally, she has received the Oscar G. Brockett Award in Theatre History from the Southwest Theatre & Film Association, is Producing Director for Spare Room Productions, and Associate Producer for SceneShop. As an actor, Dr. Gaupp has enjoyed performing onstage throughout the metroplex with theatres including the Dallas Theater Center, Theatre Three, Dallas Children’s Theater, Stage West, SceneShop at Arts Fifth Avenue, Hip Pocket Theatre, and. most recently,  portrayed the role of Rebecca in ASHES TO ASHES by the Nobel Prize-winning playwright, Harold Pinter (produced by DragStrip Courage and selected for inclusion in the Fort Worth Fringe Festival). Dr. Gaupp is Assistant Professor of Instruction for the UTA Department of Theatre Arts and Playwright-in-Residence for the Maverick Theatre Company. Maverick Theatre Company has produced many of her plays, including PAPARAZZA, LOTS OF GREED AND AVARICE GOING DOWN, NO LIFEGUARD ON DUTY, VHS TAPES AND A GREYHOUND BUS, HELIOS 24-7, SOME OF THESE DAYS, and 100 BRAINS. Dr. Gaupp is a member of Dramatists Guild of America, The Lewis Carroll Society (United Kingdom), and Lewis Carroll Society of North America.

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