Denise Chapman

Denise graduated from Creighton University with a BA in theatre. She went on to receive her MFA in theatre from the Theatre Conservatory at the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. After graduation she performed with Qwest Educational Programs (now B.O.O.M) touring elementary and middle schools in the greater Chicago land area and worked as a solo performing artist. She returned to Omaha in 2006 and worked with Blue Barn’s Witching hour for three years as a director/ensemble member and at the Omaha Community Playhouse as the director of education and outreach.  Currently she is the Associate Director of the Performing Arts Collective at the Union for Contemporary Art and an adjunct professor at Metropolitan Community College. Past Directing Credits include The Crowd You’re in With, Voices from the Center– GPTC, Withlove Felicia, Love is not Abuse, House of Blue LeavesWho’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf, The Good Doctor, Sand Mountain, Brighton Beach Memoirs, SweetTell Martha Not to MoanMarvelous CountryTurpentine Jake, The Nightshade TapesHello MadnessIf, and Hysterical Blindness.

Role with GPTC: PlayLab Director, PlayFest Playwright