Gaye Taylor Upchurch freelance director
Gaye Taylor Upchurch freelance director


Gaye Taylor Upchurch is a freelance director with a background in dance. She has directed the world premieres of Lauren Gunderson's The Half-Life of Marie Curie (with Kate Mulgrew and Francesca Faridany at Minetta Lane, Audible Theater); Anna Ziegler’s The Last Match (Roundabout and The Old Globe); Animal (with Rebecca Hall at Atlantic Theater and Studio Theatre, Helen Hayes nom for best direction), Bethany with America Ferrera (Women’s Project Theater and Old Globe); Nick Gandiello’s The Blameless (Old Globe); other off-Broadway includes Simon Stephens’s Harper Regan and Bluebird with Simon Russell Beale (Atlantic Theater Company), Nancy Harris’s Our New Girl (Atlantic), and Lucy Thurber’s Stay (Rattlestick Playwrights Theater). Selected regional credits include Member of the Wedding (Williamstown), the musical Songbird (Two River), The Year of Magical Thinking (with Kathleen Turner at Arena Stage), An Iliad (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and West Point), As You Like It (Hudson Valley and Folger Theater in Washington, DC, the international Falstaff Award for Best Production and nomination for Best Director).