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Natalie Gaupp, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, Playwright-in-Residence

Dr. Natalie J. Gaupp is Playwright-in-Residence for the University of Texas at Arlington's Maverick Theatre Company. She 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), Creative Arts Theatre & School (Arlington, TX), Watertower Theatre’s Out of the Loop Festival (Addison, TX), Playwright's Theatre (Dallas, TX), Theatre Three (Dallas, TX), SceneShop at Arts Fifth Avenue (Fort Worth, TX) and the Texas Woman's University New Play Festival. She has been published by the nationally recognized Langdon Review of the Arts in Texas which annually spotlights Texas artists who have made significant contributions in the arts and humanities. Her arts-in-education play, ARTSTARS, was selected for a developmental grant by The Hillcrest Foundation, produced by Theatre Three (Dallas, TX) and received further support from Variety Club of North Texas. Gaupp has participated in La MaMa Umbria International Playwright Retreat in Spoleto, Italy, where she worked under the guidance of Erik Ehn, Head of Playwriting at Brown University. She has directed several Maverick Theatre Company Mainstage productions including THE TEMPEST, THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL, and the Pulitzer Prize-winning DOUBT. Additionally, Dr. Gaupp has received the Oscar G. Brockett Award in Theatre History from the Southwest Theatre and Film Association, is Producing Director of Spare Room Productions and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America. Dr. Gaupp earned her Ph.D. in Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas.

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