Heather Jeanne Denyer
Location: CPAC 134
Phone: (657) 278 - 3178
Please contact the Theatre & Dance Department Office (657-278 -3628) for current office hours
Heather Jeanne Denyer is a dramaturge, translator, and Assistant Professor in Theatre History. She moved here from New York, where she earned her PhD in Theatre with a certificate in Women’s Studies from The Graduate Center, City University of New York, and an MFA in Dramaturgy from Columbia University. There she taught at a number of schools including Hunter College, Marymount Manhattan College, and Montclair State University. As a dramaturge, she helped develop projects with directors Josh Fox and David Levine, among others, and cowrote the Drama-Desk-nominated play Unnatural Acts. Her scholarship focuses on West African theatre, women artists, and puppetry, in addition to contemporary American, French, and German theatre. She has translated several African plays from French to English and is an ambassador for Africa for Howlround.com and Worldtheatremap.org. Heather’s scholarship has been published in Arab Stages, European Stages, PAJ, Puppetry International, Theatre Journal, and Theatre Survey. She also contributed chapters on African artists to the Routledge Companion to Theatre and Politics and Women and Puppetry: Critical and Historical Investigations. Heather is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, (Cameroon 2003-2005) and a graduate of Northwestern University, (BA with honors in Dramatic Literature).