Dr. Katie Wampler has experience working and learning in professional and amateur theatre companies in the United States and Europe.
In May 2011, Katie graduated from Texas Tech University with a Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Theatre. She has over twelve years experience teaching various educational levels and received a fellowship from the TEACH program at Texas Tech University, which better prepares Ph.D. students to effectively teach college students.
While pursuing her Master of Arts in Theatre from Emerson College, she worked with two professional theatre companies in multiple capacities, including arts administration and production roles.Katie lived in Bristol, England for two years where, among other responsibilities, she ran a drama club, worked with an amateur dramatics group, and was a stage manager for the Portway Players.
In 2003, she graduated from Harding University with a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre.
Katie submitted a paper and presented in a colloquium at the Seventh Annual Blackfriars Conference in October 2013 at the American Shakespeare Center.
Katie has had the privilege of directing Into the Woods, Macbeth, South Pacific, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Radium Girls, The Crucible, Secret Garden, My Name is Rachel Corrie, Pygmalion, The Glass Menagerie, Tuesdays with Morrie, Fear and Misery, Steel Magnolias, and Fairy Tale Barnyard (a children’s production). She collaborated with other university students in two original performances, Framed Reflections and Caution: Our Children at Work. During the summer of 2015 Katie performed in Sweet Tea Shakespeare’s production of The Tempest.