Performance Opportunities

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MavPlays

UTA shows this through a program called MavPlays where the school’s playwrights collaborate on several shows. Though the execution differs each year, MavPlays supports the production of new plays and collaboration among faculty and students, said senior lecturer Julienne Greer.

Past MavPlays

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100 BRAINS

100 BRAINS by Resident Playwright & Assistant Professor of Instruction Dr. Natalie Gaupp & directed by Prof. Andrew Christopher Gaupp. Pictured from left to right: Isaiah McInnis, Stephanie Oustalet, Forrest Swanson, &, on floor, Cole Lucas.

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DOGWOOD

DOGWOOD written & directed by Resident Playwright & Assistant Professor of Instruction Seraphina Nova. Pictured from left to right: Sam Bullington & Associate Professor Joe Chapa.

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HELIOS 24/7

HELIOS 24/7 written & directed by Resident Playwright & Assistant Professor of Instruction Dr. Natalie Gaupp. Pictured from left to right: Rachel Glass, Assistant Professor Dr. Julienne Greer, & Eugene Chandler.

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SOME OF THE DAYS

SOME OF THE DAYS written & directed by Resident Playwright & Assistant Professor of Instruction Dr. Natalie Gaupp. Pictured from left to right: Bradley Atuba & Assistant Professor of Instruction Detra Payne.

Theatre Arts Teaching Lab


The Theatre Arts Teaching Lab (TATL) is a collaborative, creative opportunity for directors, designers, and actors within a laboratory theatre setting. TATL allows faculty and students the opportunity to explore a variety of creative theatre activities, which support their academic goals and research initiatives. The laboratory environment brings together experienced faculty, student directors, actors, and technical design teams, providing the opportunity to experiment in the theatre to expand their knowledge and experience in the Theater Arts. TATL is a free space for UTA Theatre artists to perform unique, thought provoking, and engaging theatre.

All potential directors must submit a script request, fill out the directing proposal, and attach a copy of their proposed play or production project for review by the play selection committee. Once the plays and/or creative works have been read and discussions regarding the TATL season have taken place, directors will be notified if their proposed play or production project will be produced. All student directors and faculty are encouraged to submit proposals.


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Flight 12 Improv

Full of zany moments and stepped-in-fun, Maverick Theatre Company’s Flight 12 Improv has a style that’s always outrageous and never stale! This 12 member troupe features students from UTA and is directed by Senior Lecturer, Laurel Whitsett. Flight 12 entertains with original sketches, long and short -form improvisation and audience participation. Auditions for the troupe will take place during the fall semester and consist of Improv games and interviews.

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5 things you missed from the Flight 12 Improv shows

The Flight 12 Improv Comedy show is performed by a troupe of UTA students and is directed by associate professor Joe Chapa. Friday night, the troupe performed its first show of the semester and its second one Saturday. The show consists of two acts: Act I, which includes short form improv performances, and Act II, which consists of long form improv performances.

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Flight 12 Improv to take the Mainstage

Flight 12 Improv is moving to the Mainstage Theatre. The 12-member comedy troupe planned for their upcoming shows on Friday and Saturday during rehearsal.

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Flight 12 soars through unscripted chaos

The troupe has been around since 2010. Their performances are spontaneous, sometimes crude and incorporate an improv style called long form, or asshat long form, as theater senior Rachel Glass calls it.

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From class clowns to comedians: Flight 12 Improv troupe grows confidence

From class clowns to comedians: Flight 12 Improv troupe grows confidence

Maverick Dance Company

Maverick Dance Company (MDC) is a contemporary-based performance group that creates and presents new, progressive dance works for the concert stage. Directors, choreographers, and performers of MDC work collaboratively to create choreography that encompasses many viewpoints. MDC members may also choose to deepen their understanding of choreography with faculty mentoring and development of original works. MDC presents two formal dance concerts each year, participates in on and off campus events, and is venturing into realms of multi-media and site performance. Students must be enrolled in a...