Associate Professor & Resident Dramaturge

Katie Gough holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from the University of California-Berkeley (2005). Prior to coming to UVM, she taught in the American Conservatory Theatre MFA program in San Francisco (2005), the Dept of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies at UC-Berkeley (2005), and in the School of Culture and Creative Art at the University of Glasgow in Scotland (2006-2014).

An academic, writer, and theatre maker, Katie serves as the resident dramaturge and is an Associate Professor of Theatre Studies at UVM. In 2011 Katie was awarded a UK Arts and Humanities Research Fellowship during which time she wrote Kinship and Performance in the Black and Green Atlantic: Haptic Allegories (Routledge 2013). The book is a comparative feminist study of performance, and examines the cultural and political intersections of African-American and Irish artists, activists and movements from 1845-2005. In 2014, Kinship and Performance won the Errol Hill Award for Outstanding Scholarship in African American Theatre from the American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR). In 2017, “The Art of the Loop: Analogy, Aurality, History, Performance” (TDR 2016) was awarded the Oscar G. Brockett Essay Prize from ASTR & The Oscar G. Brockett Center for Theatre History at UT-Austin. Also in 2017, Katie’s Coracles, Castanets, Cadaqués – a surrealistic autobiographical performance that explores looping, synesthesia and storytelling – had a public staged reading at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts in Burlington, VT.

Her current research explores how practices of caring for people who are both ill and dying can be enhanced and augmented with critical and creative tools located across the performing and fine arts disciplines. She is working on a number of critical, creative and educational projects under the large umbrella title The Dying Arts. The first iteration of this project is a series of performative lectures.

For CV and full text of selected publications go to: https://vermont.academia.edu/KatieGough

FELLOWSHIPS, GRANTS & AWARDS (since 2010)

  • UNH Summer Institute in Public Humanities Fellow, UNH Center for the Humanities & New England Humanities Consortium, Awarded 28 April 2020
  •  Humanities Center Faculty Fellow for 2020-21, UVM Humanities Center, Awarded February 2020 (cancelled due to Covid-19; now 2021-22)
  •  Small Grant Research Award ($3000), for Archival Research at the Live Art Development Agency, London (Feb 2019), UVM College of Arts & Sciences, Awarded February 6, 2018
  •  Oscar G. Brockett Essay Prize for “The Art of the Loop: Analogy, Aurality, History, Performance” (TDR 2016), American Society for Theatre Research & Brockett Center for Theatre History & Criticism, UT-Austin, Awarded November 18, 2017
  • Lattie F. Coor Programming Grant in the Arts & Humanities ($2500) to help fund UVM Theatre Symposium 2018: Theatre & Performance Studies: New Millennium Pedagogies, Awarded October 2017
  • UVM Humanities Center and OVPR Summer Research Award ($7K), for Research and Development of Coracles, Castanets, Cadaqués at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, Awarded April 2017
  • Vermont Artists’ Space Grant, Flynn Center for the Performing Arts, for Coracles, Castanets, Cadaqués (Summer 2017), Awarded January 2017
  • UVM Office of the Vice President for Research Express Award ($3K), For Research in the Eleonora Duse Special Collection at the University of Glasgow (May-June 2016), Awarded November 2015
  • Errol Hill Award for Outstanding Scholarship in African American Theatre, American Society for Theatre Research for Kinship and Performance in the Black and Green Atlantic: Haptic Allegories (Routledge 2013), Awarded November 2014
  • Scottish Crucible Fellow (30 fellows selected from across Scotland for collaborations in science, technology & the arts), 2013
  • Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) Research Fellowship, UK, Principal Investigator (£42K), 2011
Katie Gough, Assistant Professor of Theatre and resident dramaturge

Areas of Expertise and/or Research

theatre history; dramatic analysis; performance studies

Education

  • Ph.D. in Performance Studies from the University of California-Berkeley (2005)

Contact

Courses Taught

THE 50: Dramatic Analysis

THE 75/CRES 75: Diversity in Contemporary US Theatre 

THE 95: Freshman TAP Seminar – Thinking Like an Artist

THE 150: Theatre History – Ancient Greece to the Renaissance

THE 252: Theatre History – Baroque to Digital Theatre

HCOL 185: Honors College Seminar - Media and Mediums in the Age of Transition