Heather Beasley

hbeasley@naropa.edu

Instructor

Programs

MFA Theater: Contemporary Performance - Instructor

Education

BA, Creative Writing/Theatre, Creighton University
MA, Theatre, Villanova University
Ph.D., Theatre, University of Colorado Boulder

Heather Beasley is a Colorado-based dramaturg, director, and arts administrator with the Boulder Ensemble Theatre Company, where she works as Associate Producer and staff grant writer, and oversees the Generations new play development program.
Dr. Beasley has also worked with the Imagination Makers Theatre Company, Seattle Public Theatre, and with the Nebraska and Colorado Shakespeare Festivals in various administrative and artistic capacities.
In addition to her work as a new play dramaturg and script editor, she has worked as a professional editor and writing teacher for the past twenty years, working across disciplines including theatre, women's studies, engineering, and astrophysical and planetary sciences.

Recent Publications/Exhibitions/Performances
P3M5 Project, Director, January 2018, BETC/Boedecker Cinema collaboration
National Winter Playwrights' Retreat, Jan/Feb 2018
Guards at the Taj, Dramaturg, Jan/Feb 2018, BETC
Going to A Place Where You Already Are, Dramaturg, April 2018, BETC


Research/Scholarship/Creative Activity 
Past General Editor (2007-2010) and Production Editor (2004-2007), Journal of Religion and Theatre; Member, Board of Advisors, Ecumenica (2012-2016)

Courses Taught
Writing About Performance, Contemplative Performance Studies