Heather's background in dramaturgy and new play development includes credits in well over 150 workshops and staged readings of new Canadian plays across the country. She has had the privilege to work with playwrights from Halifax to Whitehorse in a wide variety of development contexts. Among many contracts, appointments and juries Heather served as Dramaturg at Saskatchewan Playwrights' Centre from 2007-2010 as the senior artistic staff person at the Centre working with playwrights across the province and representing SPC on the national stage. She has also been the National Convener of the Playwright Development Centres of Canada, The Artist in Residence (Festival Dramaturg) at the NotaBle Acts Summer Theatre Festival in Fredericton New Brunswick, and Guest Dramaturg at the Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre's Colony.
Heather currently leads the Citadel Theatre Young Playwriting Company at the Robbins Academy, —an advanced program available upon invitation only, for promising writers ages 16-24. The program includes intensive one-on-one and group dramaturgy, guest instructors from the professional theatre community, readings, and professional workshops.
She is also the newly appointed Resident Dramaturg (North) at Alberta Playwrights Network.
Heather looks forward with relish to many dramaturgical adventures to come.