Faculty Spotlight: Meet Dr. Paulette Marty

Dr. Paulette Marty is a professor of theatre arts in Appalachian State University. She joined the Department of Theatre and Dance in 2004.

She currently teaches a variety of classes including Early Theatre History and Literature, Modern Theatre History and Literature, Page and Stage, Directing, Production Dramaturgy and Oral Interpretation of Literature. 

Marty received her B.A. in theatre from the College of Saint Benedict in Minnesota. She then went on to earn her M.A. in Renaissance Drama from the University of Warwick in England. She received her Ph.D. in theatre and drama from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.

Dr. Marty published a book in March 2019 titled “Contemporary Women Stage Directors” where she interviewed 27 female directors and “gathered their comments into a book.” She has also published articles in various journals about Elizabethan Theatre.

“As a director myself, I’m really interested in the process other directors follow in their work,” Marty explained. “I’ve seen a lot of great work over the past decade by mid-career female directors, but noticed they were woefully underrepresented in the literature on the subject.”

Cited as one of her proudest moments, Marty directed the production of Sarah DeLappe’s “The Wolves” in fall 2019 by the Appalachian’s Department of Theatre and Dance. 

By Caroline Lubinsky

About the Department of Theatre and Dance

The Department of Theatre and Dance is one of seven departments housed in Appalachian’s College of Fine and Applied Arts. Its mission is to facilitate transformative experiences for students and the public, which cultivate compassionate, creative and collaborative communities through theatre and dance. The department also offers coursework for integrated learning through the arts to the general university student population. Its dynamic co-curricular production program provides exemplary theatre and dance experiences to departmental students, the university community and the region.

About Appalachian State University

As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors

Dr. Paulette Marty
Published: Apr 24, 2019 9:58am