Catherine (Cate) Heiner is a third-year 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. She has presented research at the Association for Theatre in Higher Education annual conference, the Mid-America Theatre Conference, and the Comparative Drama Conference, and her work has been published in Theatre Journal, Etudes, and Ecumenica. Her research interests include theories of affect and the semiotics of theatre, particularly with regards to embodiment and identity in performance.
Cate is also trained in intimacy design and choreography through Heartland Intimacy, and recently received her 200 hour yoga teaching certification.
- ““A Weak Woman Beat Them”: Constructing Feminine Leadership and Resistance” Panelist, Mid-American Theatre Conference, Chicago, IL. 8 March 2020
- “Authentic Sensations: Female Bodies and Creating Spiritual Affect.” Panelist, American Theatre in Higher Education Annual Conference, Detroit MI (Remote), July 2020.
- “Courts of Love and Performing Religious Justice.” Panelist, American Theatre in Higher Education Annual Conference, Detroit MI (Remote), July 2020.
- “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.