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Cate Heiner (she/her/hers)

PhD Program
Cate Heiner

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M.A., Literary and Cultural Studies, Carnegie Mellon University, 2018
Honors B.A., Theatre Studies, University of Utah, 2017
Honors B.A., Writing and Rhetoric Studies, University of Utah, 2017

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.

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Professional Affiliations: 
ATHE--Religion and Theatre Focus Group, MATC, ASTR, Univ. of Utah Fine Arts Ambassadors