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Joe Chapa

STAGE COMBAT

Associate Professor, Tenured:
Acting, Voice, Stage Combat, Improvisation, Children's Theatre

     Joe Chapa (director) is an associate professor of theatre at the University of Texas at   Arlington where he teaches stage combat, acting, Improvisation and children’s theatre. He is the past recipient of the Getrude Golladay Memorial teaching award and a nominee for the Chancellors excellence in teaching award at UTA. While at UTA, he has served as Fight Director for many regional theatre productions including Narnia-the Musical, Prince Caspian, The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe, The Princess and the Pirate and The Jungle Book. Joe is also the co-founder of the Texas Theatrical Combat Academy which offers combat training to DFW professional and non-professional actors alike. Mr. Chapa is also a recognized Associate Instructor of Stage Combat with Dueling Arts International   He teaches the disciplines of Unarmed , Broadsword, Single Rapier, Rapier and Dagger, Smallsword and Quarterstaff, Joe is also the director of Flight 12, UTA's comedy improvisation troupe.  Joe holds a B.A in Television Production/Speech Communications from the University of Texas at Arlington, and an M.F.A. in acting from the University of Mississippi, where he was awarded Best Graduate instructor.
Office: FA 152
jchapa@uta.edu
817.272.2567
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