Gaye Taylor Upchurch is a freelance director living in New York. She served as a Center theater panelist in 2013. Off-Broadway credits include Laura Marks's Bethany with America Ferrera (the Women's Project); Simon Stephens' Harper Regan with Mary McCann (Atlantic Theater); and Simon Stephens' American premiere of Bluebird with Simon Russell Beale (Atlantic Theater). Her work has also been seen at Culture Project and Lincoln Center Institute, among others, and she has developed new work at New Dramatists, NY Stage & Film, the Kennedy Center, the Playwrights' Center, Lincoln Center Theater's Director's Lab, and SPACE on Ryder Farm. She worked with Sam Mendes as associate director on the trans-Atlantic Bridge Project productions of The Cherry Orchard, The Winter's Tale, The Tempest, and* As You Like It* (BAM/Old Vic/international tour). She is an alumna of Women's Project Directors Lab and the Drama League.