Catherine Heiner is a doctoral student in the School of Drama at the University of Washington. Her work as a dramaturg has included productions of As You Like It, American Idiot, Self-Defense or Death of Some Salesmen, The Wolves, and the world premier of An Evening with Two Awful Men. Her research interests include theories of affect, performances of socially deviant behaviors, and the relationship between performance and community. She hopes to use this work to develop practices for audiences and practitioners to create meaningful work without causing harm.
- “Sweet Touch: The Sexuality and Power of Carmen in Simon Stephens’ Carmen Disruption.” Presenter, Comparative Drama Conference (CDC) Annual Conference, Orlando, 4 April 2018.
- “The Glass to Discover Oneself: Social Media, Affect Theory, and Theatre.” Presenter, University of Wisconsin-Madison Theatre and Drama Graduate Student Conference, Madison, 14 April 2018.
- “Seeing the Light: Inspiration, Femininity and Religion in Tim Slover’s Virtue.” Presenter, Religion and Theatre Emerging Scholar Panel, American Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE) Annual Conference, 4 August 2018.